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Tagged With "Venetian Lagoon"

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September 22, 2019: Aitutaki, Cook Islands: "Paradise Found"

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares some amazing images of this picture perfect tropical island.
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Venice cruise ship fight continues

PHeymont ·
Renewed calls for banning cruise ships from the city have followed the collision of a ship with a smaller boat and the dock.
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Soundwaves: Another reason for Nashville

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones gets some winter thrills at an indoor-outdoor water park combined with a country-music themed resort.
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Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip

Liam Smith ·
Few people would argue that Australia is one of the best possible destinations out there for any traveler: it has both interesting cityscapes and natural sceneries of a lifetime. And if you like the freedom of stopping whenever and wherever you wish to in order to marvel at the beautiful view, perhaps a road trip is right up your alley. One of the most popular roads for such a trip in Australia is the one taking you from Sydney to Brisbane: the Legendary Pacific Coast. This road stretching...
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The 'Backstreets' of Venice

PHeymont ·
Away from such famous sights as St Mark's and the Rialto Bridge, Venice lives an everyday life along smaller streets and backwater canals.
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April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades visits some of the wonderful waterfalls and lakes of Venezuela, including the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls.
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May 26, 2019: Cook Islands - Atiu

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades visits Atiu, one of the Cook Islands which he observes is very different from the other islands ! The island has a wonderful remote and "real" untouristed feel to it.
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Visiting Patagonia. 1) El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
  While they look extraterrestrial, those aren't flying saucers or wormholes in the sky; rather, they're some of the most unusual cloud formations I've ever seen.  The above image was captured at dusk my first night in Patagonia and it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 13, 2014: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Ottoman ·
    Jökulsárlón   (which literally means "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökul l ...
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Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
  My first Patagonian post was an introduction to the travel hub of  El Calafate . Today's post focuses on the town's best attraction.  Situated about a mile from downtown El Calafate, very close to the hotel we were staying at, Laguna...
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Venice's ban on huge cruise ships suspended

PHeymont ·
The ban on huge cruise ships in the Venetian lagoon, ordered by the Italian government in January has been suspended by a regional court in the Veneto—Venice's region—on grounds that there aren't any reasonable alternatives. The ban was...
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The Quokkas of Rottnest Island (Where Gumbo was #111)

DrFumblefinger ·
This was a tough travel quiz but one of our travel sleuths was able to solve it!  Congratulations to Jill (Jill's Scene) for figuring out the name of the animal (a small marsupial known as a Quokka) and where this was (Rottnest Island off...
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Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

PHeymont ·
A couple of summers ago in Northern Italy, I suddenly realized that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was far from unique—we were seeing them everywhere, but Pisa obviously had the best publicity agent. Just about everyone in the world knows it, and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2014: Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today's highlighted picture was taken from the Pololu Valley lookout in the northwestern corner of the Big Island, which offers memorable views of a classic Hawaiian landscape.  Foamy surf, black sand beaches, rugged...
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Eight Ways Hiking in the Worst Weather is the Best Hiking There Is

Annie @OutdoorsyMama ·
Sometimes the BEST hiking happens when the weather seems at its worst! Outdoorsy Mom tells us why.
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Feb. 20, 2016: Churches of Torcello

PHeymont ·
Torcello, the most distant of Venice's islands and once a rival of Venice, has almost no residents, but two splendid ancient churches.
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Fujifilm creates a fantasy island for Instagrammers

PHeymont ·
Fujifilm's private island is being marketed as the perfect backdrop for Instagrammers and professionals.
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Sept. 13, 2018: Scenes from the Batticaloa Waterfront

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits some of the sights around Batticaloa's ample waterfront.
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October 3, 2018: A Visit to Dijon

George G. ·
George G shares memories and photos of a trip to Dijon, France.
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Venice: High water hits historic high

PHeymont ·
High rainfall, desert winds and global climate change help push Venice's water level to a point that has happened only five times in history.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Venice is really a fairly small place, and definitely has limited capacity to handle tourists. I can definitely see limiting the number of day visitors here, although I don't know that completely banning all of the cruise ships is their best solution. Today the business of Venice is tourism. Without tourists, it would not survive.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
The issue of the ships is somewhat different from the number of tourists issue. because of their sheer size, they change the currents, channels and sea life of the islands in ways that would be different if anchored on other shores of the lagoon. Plus, at anchor in Venice, they tower over the buildings.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Ships have lots of different ways of getting their travelers to a destination, if they can't dock there. Smaller boats to shuttle people back and forth are very popular with tourists and the cruise companies, and would work well here.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
In this case, docking at Mestre and using bus or train to enter Venice could be at least a partial solution...
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Venetian resort, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Venetian resort, Las Vegas
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Three Brothers and Inca Lagoon

PHeymont ·
Three Brothers and Inca Lagoon
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Arsenals, Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete.

Ian Cook ·
Arsenals, Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete.
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Venetian Harbour, Iraklion, Crete.

Ian Cook ·
Venetian Harbour, Iraklion, Crete.
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Iceland: New way to get in hot water

PHeymont ·
Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon is about to get a competitor, located much closer to Reykjavik.
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Royal Caribbean swaps Ravenna for Venice

PHeymont ·
After months without the huge cruise ships that have sparked demonstrations, some announce they will not return.
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Dubai's over-the-top resort to open

PHeymont ·
Dubai's miniature world of hotels and resorts is close to opening its first sections.
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Shields up! Venice tests MOSE

PHeymont ·
The long-delayed barrier intended to protect the city from high tides and flooding finally gets a full trial.
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A No Tourist Trap Bucket List To Really Experience The World

Pete M (Guest) ·
Pete offers some ideas for fabulous destinations to add to your bucket list (sponsored content)
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Venetians celebrate cruise ship exodus

PHeymont ·
When cruising returns to Italy in coming months, it won't be visiting Venice, and some locals cheer.
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Venice's MOSE gets first time use

PHeymont ·
Venice's anti-flooding barriers, long-delayed and controversial, get their first real-life use.
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