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Re: Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting this aquarium, too, Samantha! The shark tank is extremely cool and there are lots of interesting exhibits to explore -- especially fun with kids. Still, my personal favorite is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Re: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The kids there were all having a lot of fun, so it would be the kind of place for families to visit for sure. They have special kid-focused exhibits and play areas, perfect for keeping their attention and letting off some steam. The Dangerous Reef exhibit is especially impressive and worth the ticket price all by itself. But there are a lot of unusual exhibits and aquatic animals. My favorite aquarium still remains the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which I hope to...
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Gallery: Signs of Waikiki

DrFumblefinger ·
    There's a lot you can tell about a city simply by looking at small things, like its signage or public art.  Every place has unique and interesting shops and landmarks that add to its personality.  I've posted several...
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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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Monterey Bay Aquarium: Oceans Apart

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Located directly on the Monterey Bay just south of Santa Cruz is a sprawling complex of nearly 200 exhibits of more than 550 species in a 2 storey building nearly 30 years old: the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). Started in 1978, and open to the...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Australia bans dumping in Great Barrier Reef

PHeymont ·
This is the sort of headline that makes you scratch your head. Of course, no one should be allowed to dump waste on one of the world's greatest and most endangered natural wonders.   And yet...it is not just that the Australian government has now...
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of Toronto’s newest big attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada , with underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe.   It's in a fabulous location, on the harborfront adjoining the CN Tower, Rogers Center and...
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Kirsten Hines' new book just released!

DrFumblefinger ·
Frequent contributor, Kirsten Hines, has a new book on beautiful Biscayne National Park. Kirsten did all the photography and co-wrote much of it.
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Endangered rays get Belize sanctuary

PHeymont ·
Working with researchers from Florida International University, Belize has set out to safeguard rays from extinction and sees them in a tourism future.
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Dubai Tour Package with Atlantis

Nisha S (Guest) ·
Dubai is filled with great attractions for a visitor to explore. Nisha shares some of them with you (sponsored content)
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December 22, 2019: Cook Islands - Rarotonga

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles shares some terrific photos of the beautiful island of Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands.
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Australia finds new rival for Great Barrier Reef

PHeymont ·
You may not have heard of Wilson's Promontory, but you likely will. Scientists exploring the area with robot cameras and sensors have found that the area, part of an Australian Marine National Park, shows great similarities to the Great Barrier Reef,...
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Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

Goni ·
( Oceanic Manta)   Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico  (better known as Socorro) consisting of 4 volcanic islands; San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro and Clarión. What to see:  Giant oceanic mantas, bottlenose dolphins, sharks...
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Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

PHeymont ·
The good news: The Great Barrier Reef is no longer one of the most endangered World Heritage sites. The bad news: a number of World Heritage sites in the Middle East have been damaged or destroyed either by ISIS or general war damage. And the worst...
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
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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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Chihuly Glass and Gardens, Seattle Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Dale Chihuly's museum of blown glass in Seattle WA
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Belize chooses coral reef over oil

PHeymont ·
Belize has halted all oil exploration operations to safeguard its coral reefs, second in size only to Australia's.
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10 Reasons Why a Winter Holiday in India will be a Trip of a Lifetime

Akansha ·
Holidays in India are always magical and winters make it all the more special. The tropical country enjoys winters to its fullest. The mountains receive powdery snow while the beaches are balmy spots of bliss, the plains are cloaked in fog and every corner is seen rejoicing the season. A winter holiday in India is one of the best experiences one can have. Indulge in skiing, beach fun, water sports, relaxing, houseboat cruise on backwaters, festivals, wildlife adventure and other amazements,...
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #259)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. The Museum is home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. A fascinating destination for the entire family.
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
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5 Places for a Romantic Journey to the Virgin Gordas

Stephon Smith ·
The Caribbean has always been a place for exceptional romances. The quiet beaches paired with the exciting nightlife is what you need for a lover’s paradise. However, it is the British Virgin Islands that is now on the radar of newlyweds. The idea of a place which is so filled with surprises that you can go ahead and find yourself a nook to be with your loved one is enticing. What makes it all the more interesting is the fact that the Virgin Islands are also home to a lot of untouched bays...
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Scuba Diving: Realties You Should Know

Pratima ·
Did you anytime made the request "What is Scuba Diving" We will try to answer this request in this post for you. Did you understand that scuba diving would one say one is of the snappiest creating over the top recreations on the planet today? Reliably, an expansive number of people go scuba diving, paying little mind to whether for a course, a beginning bounce, or in light of the way that they starting at now have their diving grant. What is Scuba Diving – The Attraction? Scuba diving is...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It’s remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day’s drive fromColombo and even from the central Hill Country, and covers almost 1000 square...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 12) The Beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sri Lanka is intimately tied to the sea.  As a tropical island, only a few degrees north latitude of the equator, there are dozens of lovely warm beaches by which you can relax.  Some like to swim, some like to...
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Endangered tourist destinations around the World

Felicity Howlett (Guest) ·
Do you feel like getting lost in the backstreets of Venice, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or skiing in the Alps? If so, don’t hang around – tourist hordes have put these much-loved sites and many others at risk.   These places...
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Fort De Soto Park, Florida – A Tropical Utopia

GutterPup ·
Today GutterPup would like to let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Florida, an undeveloped tropical utopia swaddled by three miles of soft white sandy beaches, and sunsets that set the sky ablaze with dramatic oranges, reds, pinks and yellows...
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Professorabe ·
In the final part of this series, ProfessorAbe takes us to the Dead Sea, and the port and resort city of Aqaba.
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New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the destination of this past week's travel puzzle, Boston's New England aquarium.
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The Working Class Riviera - Orchard Beach and City Island

Jonathan L ·
Two of New York City’s best kept secrets – Orchard Beach and City Island – have played an important role for families for generations.
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Sad summer: Maldives suffers coral bleaching

PHeymont ·
Rising temperatures, especially this summer, have damaged coral reefs world-wide.
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Five Must See Australia Travel Destinations

BillGordon ·
Bill Gordon shares his top picks of things to see and do in Australia.
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Surfer’s Life – Discovering Oceania

ArronHidd ·
Consisting of Australia and the surrounding sub-regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, Oceania is a blend of tropical paradise destinations and some of the best surfing experiences in the world. From point breaks to beach and reef breaks, this part of the globe has it all. So, it’s no wonder that surfing is among is such a big thing around here. To help you discover Oceania in all its glorious surf, here are the best destinations and what expect once you hit the waves. Tavarua, Fiji...
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Australia’s Most Beautiful Islands For Your Bucket List

Sophie Armstrong (Guest) ·
Sophia Armstrong has several suggestions for interesting islands to visit off the Australian coast (sponsored content)
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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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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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Most Amazing Beaches That Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

MorganRose ·
If you are the one who loves travelling the world and scratching places to visit off your bucket list, then you must not forget about the beaches. Sure, cities are filled with culture and history , but beaches have a lot more to offer. They also have their own culture and history, but they also bring that tranquillity and stress-free life you probably need. So, if you’d like to visit some beaches during your lifetime, these few should certainly be on your bucket list. Anse Source D’Argent,...
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Top 5 Inclusive Resort Vacations

Monica A (Guest) ·
Looking for a luxurious all inclusive resort? Monica offers some suggests for you (sponsored content)
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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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Cruise ship to feature underwater bar

PHeymont ·
Ponant's four new small-ship cruisers will feature a unique amenity: a below-the-waterline lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows on the sea life.
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National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

PHeymont ·
Yes, that's a real diner, inside the museum lobby. A perfect start and finish for the museum that also includes play areas, areas to learn about play, and a toy store. Read on...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 25, 2015: Grand Turk Island

Marilyn Jones ·
One of the great advantages of taking a cruise is the opportunity to see so many ports-of-call. On a recent Carnival Fantasy Cruise, I was able to tour Grand Turk Island and visit some of its historic attractions.   We first stopped at the 1852...
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A Visit to Hinchinbrook Island - Australia

danthewanderer ·
We visit amazing Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland, one of Australia’a largest island national parks.
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Australia is looking for corporate sponsorships for the Great Barrier Reef

Travel Rob ·
Australia seeks sponsorships for the Great Barrier Reef. See More:
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Tonga: My Adventures in Tonga, an Island Paradise

Janey Mae never planned on visiting an "island paradise," but when it happened, she was happily surprised to find it was not what she expected.
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Why is Australia the best country for vacation

Emily Wilson ·
This continent-size country, sitting at the edge of the world, is a perfect place for your next vacation. Why? In addition to having unique flora and fauna, it still has all the advantages of a highly - developed western country. And that is one of the best things about Oceania - it is a mix of urban cities and unspoiled nature . But as the country has a lot to offer, it is best to plan ahead, thus making the trip more memorable and less stressful. Travel and accommodation can be...
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Surf's up! The ultimate surfing spots

Emma Orton (Guest) ·
Emma Orton shares some of the world's great surfing destinations. How many of these beaches have you "hung 10" at?
 
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