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Re: Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

GarryRF ·
I'm so tempted to buy the wonderful foods I see in street markets. But being a tourist with nowhere to store and cook I regret I must pass. Much of the fruit and veg I have never seen before and I'm eager to try. Which is true I suppose for most folks in England. If we don't recognise a sweet potato - then we don't buy it. I do miss the vanilla flavoured Apples ( Custard Apples ) I had in Australia.
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Re: Ultimate outdoor vacation: a year without walls

DrFumblefinger ·
I love being out of doors, including some time roughing it. But I also love showers, a nice meal and a comfortable bed. Glad to know there's adventuresome folks out there!
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Re: It's a loooong way to the tip of the wing!

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the welcome! As for the A380, well, it was a comfortable enough seat...but sharing the baggage carousel with 600 passengers meant it took us an hour waiting after the first bags started down the belt...I think the sheer scale of loading and unloading adds to my doubts about the future of super-jumbos...
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

Travel Rob ·
The second photo is really scary to me. I hope Cuba is not hit by a big earthquake before they reinforce their buildings.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Rob, that bottom image is scary because you just know a strong wind will knock those homes down. Poor people using what they can find to create a shelter and home. Part of the triumph of a half century of Castro rule.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
Actually, that collapsed group (Sandy damage, I believe) is not endangering the rest. No one's living in that; it appears to be in the process of being scavenged for materials.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
Part of the triumph of a half century of American embargo. "This boycott provides that no vessel, be it US flagged or foreign that calls at Cuba may thereafter call at a US port"
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Re: Coney Island Photos at Museum of the City of New York

Travel Rob ·
Very Cool. Last year PHeymont took me to Coney Island and we were lucky enough to see the Carousel that had recently been restored . That craftsmanship alone is worth the trip to Coney Island. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05...ney-island.html?_r=0
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Re: Replacing iPhone Abroad

HistoryDigger ·
NO cooperation between Apple stores in different countries. We made FOUR visits to Apple stores—Cologne, London, and twice to the Paris Louvre store—before my husband was finally able to exchange his water-damaged iPhone 5 with a replacement. He bought his replacement for 249 euros, only 1 1/2 days before he finished his three-week Europe vacation. The Louvre Apple store (which is underground in the Carousel shopping mall) was packed with confused and anxious Apple product users. Some...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Palm Desert's LIVING DESERT offers a place to see several desert ecosystems, as well as an interesting assortment of animals from the Americas and Africa.
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Samsung/Samsonite join "smart bags" parade

PHeymont ·
    Could the age of standing in long baggage-drop and baggage-claim lines be over? New "smart luggage" may make it possible. While there are already a few self-tracking suitcases out there from small companies, now it's time for the...
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American Samoa: The Park, The People and The Culture

59nationalparks ·
When we first started planning our 59 National Park tour, we had no idea that there was a National Park in American Samoa.  This fact gave us pause.  American Samoa is a ten hour flight from Los Angeles.  The islands are expensive...
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A 20 Minutes or Less Guarantee on Checked Bags? Delta Tests it!

Travel Rob ·
Delta's new trial on domestic flights guarantees that fliers checked bags will arrive at the baggage carousel within 20 minutes. It starts today and goes until March 31. If your checked bag doesn't arrive at the carousel in 20 minutes or less ,you are...
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Ryanair cuts free baggage even more

PHeymont ·
Ryanair reduces onboard baggage allowance except for passengers who pay for priority boarding.
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There's a long, long trail a-winding, at the airport

PHeymont ·
As airports get bigger and bigger, the distance within gets longer and longer...now you know the numbers!
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Paris de cinq à sept

PHeymont ·
A gallery of photos taken in Paris as day gives way to evening.
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Spring Greening in Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
PHeymont has been walking his favorite park almost daily for lockdown exercise, and has been watching its annual turn from winter to green.
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Four Tips in Choosing the Best Suitcase for Your Business Travel

Darren Wilson ·
Some suggestions on choosing the right luggage for your next trip (sponsored content)
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Parks in Melbourne: Where to Relax, Play and Exercise this Summer.

Anees S (Guest) ·
Looking for a terrific park to visit in Melbourne? Anees has some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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Musical Legends Park: Louisiana Celebrates Musical Greats

Samantha ·
Music is a big part of Louisiana's cultures; Join Samantha on a visit to a park that honors its masters.
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Warning; Courtesy bag check may backfire

PHeymont ·
When airlines offer to take your carry-ons at the gate, be aware that you may be handing over more than just your bag.
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The Battery, New York City

Jonathan L ·
The Battery is the gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island, but Jonathan L shows us how much more it is
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Cooperstown NY: Home to more than the Hall of Fame

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores the options in Cooperstown New York, if you are not interested in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Ooops! We forgot to unload the luggage!

PHeymont ·
Empty carousel...the bags were still on the plane.      Photo: AgainErick / Wikimedia   Just about every traveler has had one of those moments: left the camera at home, left a jacket at a restaurant, and so forth. But most of us...
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New York's new carousel: ride a sea-horse!

PHeymont ·
A carousel that relies not on horses but on fish and other sea creatures for seats and an overall feel that's like swimming with the fishes opened yesterday in New York City's Battery Park, where the NY Aquarium was located before it moved to Coney...
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Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
          Ad for Dismaland on their website The anonymous British street artist Banksy has opened an amusement park like no other in Weston-super-Mare, Somserset, England. It's built on the abandoned...
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Living Statue Festival Expected to Draw Quarter of a Million People

Travel Rob ·
          World Living Statues, Arnhem- 2014 The World Living Statue Festival on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, 2015 in Ede and Arnhem, the Netherlands, is expected to draw more than quarter million visitors and...
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Ultimate outdoor vacation: a year without walls

PHeymont ·
Photo: Instagram   A Norwegian couple has just finished the real outdoorfolks' dream: they've spent the last year in Norway's Arctic regions, sleeping in tents and improvised shelters, and living off the land.   The couple, Elise Theoline...
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Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

Travel Rob ·
While writing Travel Gumbo’s Travel News, we came across one of the most interesting stories this year, Orion Travel Tech’s plan to put advertising on luggage, and getting travelers to display the ads as they travel, and be paid by...
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Big Ooops! Alaska Airlines loses boss's luggage

PHeymont ·
Brad Tilden speaking on-field with plane.              Photo: AP Images for Alaska Airlines   Turns out that we peasants in cattle class aren't the only victims of mis-handled baggage. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad...
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A Day in Rouen, France

PHeymont ·
Normandy's capital, with much more to offer than Joan of Arc and the much-painted cathedral.
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Eiffel Tower: Looking Again

PHeymont ·
PHeymont takes a new look at, on and from a familiar place: The Eiffel Tower.
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Wandering in Santa Fe, New Mexico

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spends some time strolling and watching and museuming in America's oldest capital city.
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5 Most Visited Indian Destinations by Foreigners

Trainman ·
India, the name itself, translates power into one’s system. With its incredible mix of cultures, the country has been attracting a huge number of travellers and tourists from around the world. From the massive stretches of golden sand, the snow-clad mountains to the serene water bodies and the lively streets, India is a land of wonders. Every year, foreigners come to get mesmerized by its picturesque natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. And, there are several places in India that just...
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New for Spring and Summer Travel

PHeymont ·
Seasoned traveler Marilyn Jones has been shopping for new and useful travel accessories.
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Indoor Toronto: St. Lawrence Market

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow takes us to another Toronto destination that gives good value even when the weather is bad: the historic St. Lawrence Market.
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Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
In summer, hundreds of thousands "go down the shore," but Jonathan L shows us it's worth a winter visit as well.
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A Rambler in Strasbourg

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's fallen in love with Strasbourg, and shares some pictures and memories of a recent stay.
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Sequoia National Park: Home of the World's Largest Trees

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger walks among the giant trees of Sequoia National Park. The sequoias are the most massive living things on the planet.
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Norway's a contender in the 'odd museum' stakes

PHeymont ·
Elvis bottles, leprosy, lutefisk and more can be found in some of Norway's quirkier museums.
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A Park Grows in Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
Nearly 200 years ago, New York and Brooklyn, then separate cities and the greatest shipping centers on the East Coast, saw the land along the rivers—Hudson and East—begin to fill with docks, piers,  warehouses and freight traffic....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 10, 2014: Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City.  It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.  Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating,...
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Gallery: St. Lawrence Market. 2) Seafood and the rest

DrFumblefinger ·
  This is the second and final segment on the St. Lawrence Market.   Part 1 focused on the produce sold at this market.  This gallery focuses on the rest of the items sold here -- seafood, meat, cheese and such.     The meat...
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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

PHeymont ·
The new 1 World Trade Center building and Frank Gehry's 8 Spruce Street apartment tower join the Brooklyn Bridge in this image shot through the imperfect plate glass walls of the carousel pavilion in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  
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Oct. 19, 2016: Fast Horses in Fancy Dress

PHeymont ·
In Liverpool, on a gray morning, this flashy carousel horse caught PHeymont's attention.
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Good afternoon! This is your luggage speaking...

PHeymont ·
Delta's big investment in electronic baggage tracking is starting to pay off. It's not only tracking the bags, but can show them to you on a map.
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Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyln Jones shares a holiday visit to the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a great holiday market
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Vienna's real-pony carousel to close

PHeymont ·
Dropping revenues and rising hostility from animal rights groups put an end to a unique attraction.
 
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