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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum

George G. ·
Amazing how footwear has migrated from a protective functional item to a fashion status industry, though many sports and health industries still focus on function and comfort. Sounds like this museum is a must see place in Toronto based on your great photos. Lots of golf spike shoes in my collection that my wife hopes will shrink.
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

GarryRF ·
Fine houses in their pristinely manicured gardens. Don't think I could even afford the taxes. I do like the areas that remain untouched by golf and the hand of fortune. I prefer the untouched to the "candy box tin" painting of nature. I've been to many places where the presence of paupers - like myself - detract from the ambiance of opulence. Even today I had a note attached to my car, that parking in a non-designated zone was being selfish. Even though they were full !
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #60

Lynn Millar ·
Aha! This one had me because it looked so familiar, but I couldn't place. Yosemite, Sequoia, King National Parks? The fountain must have been turned off the day I was there 3 years ago, because I didn't notice it. Busy sipping tea in the lobby and on the verandah, watching children Easter egg hunt? And yes there is a tennis court on the property along with a swimming pool. It's in the circle in front of the Wawona Hotel south of Yosemite. After a stop there, I had a nice walk in the meadow...
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Re: Airbnb now open for business in Cuba

PortMoresby ·
Ours was 2 shorts and a long (or was it 2 longs and a short?), also early '50s, Danville, California. It was an idyllic new subdivision in the rolling golden hills, golf course next door and a community pool under the oaks, a short walk from home. It would never have occurred to us that a party line made life any less wonderful.
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Re: May 5, 2016: Liverpool Homes That Were "Saved" by World War II

GarryRF ·
In May 1941 - during WWII - Liverpool and its docklands area was bombed for 8 consecutive days. 61,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. When the truckloads of bricks and rubble were removed they were placed between the houses in danger of disappearing and the mighty ocean. Eventually it was possible to reclaim 1000 feet of land back from the water. The tide covered it with sand. And Marren grass was planted along this 2 miles of reclaimed coastline. So today we have a boating lake, kids...
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Re: More trouble for Turkey: Delta cancels service

GarryRF ·
Hotel Voyage. Beach and Golf Resort. Belek. Turkey. Turkey is still a bargain. Don't deny yourself a visit to a beautiful country. The people are educated. well mannered and courteous. I'd be back there tomorrow if I could.
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Re: Your opinion of Bulgaria

PHeymont ·
Bulgaria is a place most Americans don't know much at all (although last year in Paris I saw a billboard that said it's the new best place for golf!) I'd love to know more and hope you'll write some blogs about it!
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
  El Morro, the giant fortification that's guarded San Juan Harbor for nearly 500 years, is the sight we saw before we saw it. Its image is everywhere when you do online research for a trip to Puerto Rico; its "garitas"—small domed...
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A Brief Visit to Avignon

PortMoresby ·
The center of Avignon with the Rhône and l'Île Piot in the distance.     The purpose of my stop in Avignon was a pause in a pleasant small city, between arriving in France and the week I planned to spend in Uzes.  I recalled...
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Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are a lot of famous road trips in the USA, like California's Pacific Coast Highway and Montana's Going to the Sun Highway .  One of the best known drives in America is scenic 17-Mile Drive (actually distance depends on how you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the famous Palm Springs, CA.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe begins the first in a four part series about visiting the beautiful Greek island of Ikaria. The landscape is lovely and the wildflowers were especially remarkable during his visit.
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July 4, 2017: Kelleys Island, Ohio

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes a laid-back break on an Ohio Island.
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The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Texan Marilyn Jones checks out a luxury resort that's part of a suburban planned community near Houston.
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What is the most boring sport to watch on television?

DrFumblefinger ·
I used to think it was golf. But after being forced to watch an hour of cricket over dinner yesterday, I believe it has been replaced on my list. Anyone have anything else?
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VanDuzen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

PHeymont ·
A visit to an unusual botanical garden, and thoughts on why it's hard for PHeymont to write about it.
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Spotted on the Road: Renault Twizy in Rouen

PHeymont ·
Car? Scooter? Golf cart? Your guess is as good as ours, but what's for sure is that this electric vehicle's popularity is growing in France.
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June 23, 2020: The Lone Cypress, Monterey

DrFumblefinger ·
The Lone Cypress is one of the most photographed trees in the world. It's located on the beautiful Monterey peninsula, near famous Pebble Beach Golf Course.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George G. ·
George G visits the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs and shares its history and some of its interesting sites.
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So Many Amazing Events and Reasons to Visit Orlando

Sherry M (Guest) ·
Sponsored content about events and activities in the popular tourist destination of Orlando.
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Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in the Phoenix area? If so, Samantha shares some of the exciting and free things to do while exploring the city.
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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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The very best UK Golf Breaks

Khanam D (Guest) ·
Golfers -- some suggestions for enjoying your favorite sport in the UK (sponsored content)
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New threat to travelers: 'beak-pocketing'

PHeymont ·
While human criminals can give travelers vacation grief, we seldom see warnings about predatory birds—but here's one for you. Watch out for seagulls.   The newspaper Nice Matin reported yesterday that a seagull swooped down on a family of...
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Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
  Living in southern California for most of my life, I have spent a few weekends in Catalina. It’s only a short hour hour boat ride from Long Beach, but it seems like a world away. I love that it is so small and everyone gets around on golf...
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Trump Hotels Continue Asian Expansion with Another Announced Resort

Travel Rob ·
Last month Trump Hotels announced it would be opening a luxury result in Bali, it's first Asian Resort. Now, it is announcing another "six star"  Indonesian  Development  in West Java, near Jakarta.    Donald Trump Jr., the...
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Learn How To Explore The Algarve’s Best Attractions And Activities With Ease

Algarve Fun ·
The Algarve Fun is situated on the Southern Coastline of Portugal. This is an area which is blessed with a geographical richness including stunning beaches, glorious climate and fishing towns, all these attributes together make it one of the best holiday destinations in the world. It’s great range of features attributes allows it to appeal to all sorts of tourists. Here we have waterparks for kids and teenagers, buzzing nightlife for adults and young couples, historical and cultural towns...
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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Galle Face Green, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
One of Colombo's most popular public spaces is a park known as the Galle Face Green. Situated on the Indian Ocean, the area is undergoing radical transformation.
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Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
Samantha takes a luxurious break at a resort hotel.
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Barbie Expo, Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob was surprised to see just how nice the Barbie Expo in Montreal is.
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Interesting Places to Visit in Singapore

Maria Fedco (Guest) ·
Maria Fedco shares some great ideas on special destinations to see when visiting Singapore.
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There's nothing like a road trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Travel writer Marilyn Jones takes us along on a road trip, and test-drives a new car.
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July 31, 2018: Making a Sweetgrass Basket

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones shares a lesson in the South Carolina Lowcountry art of basket weaving.
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In Egypt: Sleeping

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends her Egyptian adventure with thoughts on the wide variety of places she called home…in Cairo, in Luxor and in Aswan.
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Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Situated in the heart of the tea growing region of the country, the cooler climate of the region was popular with the English who lived here during the 19th century. The Grand Hotel itself is a beautiful relic of the period of British Colonial rule on the island.
 
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