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Mammoth cruisers headed for Alaska

PHeymont ·
Two of the major cruise lines are directing some of their huge 5,000-passenger ships to the increasingly popular Alaska cruises.
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Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her experience as a water judge (tasting, not swimming or diving) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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Mar. 10, 2018: Iceland's Indoor Tomato Factories

PHeymont ·
Powered by abundant geo-thermal energy, Iceland has found a way to grow market produce year-round.
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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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Swiss glaciers under threat after hot summer

PHeymont ·
Switzerland's melting glaciers pose not only a long-term threat, but are the cause of some recent landslides.
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National Park Service fees going way up

PHeymont ·
Starting next spring, National Park entry fees will nearly triple in peak seasons. NPS says it needs the cash for maintenance.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. March 17, 2014: Snaefellsjokull volcano, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
    Anyone who is a fan of SciFi will remember this volcano as the place Jules Verne's Professor and his team began their  Journey to the Center of the Earth  (which was reached from the volcano via a series of lava tubes). ...
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A journey around Iceland: 3) South Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Black sand beach in Vik, Iceland) Many think South Iceland offers the island’s most spectacular scenery.  It’s hard to argue with this except to say that we found all of Iceland to be filled with...
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A journey around Iceland: 4) North Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
(Godafoss waterfall, northern Iceland) Our journey around the Ring Road continued as we headed north on the eastern shore of the island towards northern Iceland.  (I've again chosen to describe our experiences here in sequential...
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A journey around Iceland: 5) Snaefellsnes Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Ingjaldscholl church and Snaefellsjokull glacier, Iceland)  The last full day of our Icelandic trip was spent off the Ring Road in West Iceland on the charming Snaefellsnes Peninsula.  Anyone who is a fan of Sci-Fi will...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 23, 2013: Whaleback Trail, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yoho National Park is one of four National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.  Yoho seems a bit of an odd name but it’s very appropriate.  To the Cree people Yoho meant “Awe and Wonder”.  That impression remains...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

PHeymont ·
Dramatic light and landscape mark the beach at Vik, Iceland, famous for its black sand, which is composed of basalt, worn down over centuries from volcanic lava. The day of our visit, fog moved in and out, shrouding the beach in fog and turning the...
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A fall visit to Highwood Pass and hike in the alpine meadow of Ptarmigan Cirque

DrFumblefinger ·
  Kananaskis country  is one of the lesser traveled gems of the Alberta Rockies.  Locals know this area well but it’s off the radar for most tourists who selectively go to such highly worthwhile (but much busier) locations like...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2014: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thousands have trekked great distances to find the origin of the Nile River in Africa.  A few weeks ago I made a similar but much more modest quest, namely to find the origin of Alberta's Bow River.  The Bow is the dominant river in...
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Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California: Where Gumbo Was #60

DrFumblefinger ·
This puzzle had a rather short shelf life.  Congratulations to Lynn Millar who quickly recognized the fountain in front of the historic Wawona hotel in Yosemite National Park.  You can see the relationship of the fountain to the Wawona in...
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Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
One never knows when a travel moment can become a lasting memory....   While driving to Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta (the twin park to Montana's Glacier National Park ), part of a UNESCO World Heritage site , I pulled off the...
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Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a region where every turn of the road brings an even more beautiful view, it’s hard for me to pick favorite spots in Banff National Park.  I've recently grown very fond of the area near Castle Junction, off Highway #93 on the...
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Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are hundreds of amazing places in the Canadian Rockies.  Beautiful lakes and rivers, wonderful mountain peaks and breath-taking vistas from high alpine meadows.  Yoho National Park, in eastern British Columbia, straddles the...
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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The most amazing views in Yosemite National Park, and among the most spectacular viewpoints on Mother Earth, are found at Glacier Point.  In the summer Glacier Point is easily accessed by the Glacier Point Road, but this road is closed in the...
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Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY: A Journey Through Time

PHeymont ·
The Museum of the Earth! A big name for a fairly small institution, but the name really reflects its topic rather than any huge ambition. Its task is big enough: to tell the story of life on earth through fossils. And it has the fossils to do it: with...
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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, between the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park, is the Columbia Icefield. This is a large glaciated area astride the Continental Divide of North America which...
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The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some beautiful views of Vancouver from the Lookout Tower atop the Harbour Centre.
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December 7, 2016: The Calving Glacier, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Being in the right place at the right time, DrFumblefinger captured a series of images of a huge chunk of ice falling from the face of the Perito Merino Glacier in Argentina.
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Must See Tourist Attractions When You Are On A Trip To Tibet

tibettriphub ·
Tibet is much more than Everest base camp , all you need to do is brace yourself for some adventure and take the ride across this amazing roof of the world. Here is a list that you may like to go through, in this write-up we are taking up the attractions on a regional basis: 1. Lhasa Tourist Sites: The capital of this place, it is one of the most spectacular sites with a snow plateau at its base and best sunrises on the top. It is the city of sunlight as it enjoys longest sunrises than any...
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Ten Epic Group Activities to Do in New Zealand

New Zealand Guided Tours (Guest) ·
New Zealand is a wonderful natural travel destination. Here are some suggestions on what to see and do on this island nation (sponsored content).
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Spend Your Summer Vacation in South America

Anil Verma ·
The massive continent of South America is so rich with culture and ripe with breathtaking scenery that it’s considered the Holy Grail for travelers. South America is a destination that caters in any kind of traveler; whether you want to trek the many backpacking trails, have a fun-filled wilderness experience, or go on one of the many outdoor adventures. Spending your summer vacation in South America, during the southern hemisphere’s winter, is a favorable option because it will allow you...
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Mt. Shasta, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spent a lot of time enjoying the views of beautiful Mount Shasta while on a recent road-trip to California.
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Museum of the Rockies (Where Gumbo Was #330)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The Museum is best know for its extensive dinosaur collection, but features exhibits broadly focused on Montana's history.
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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Mountain Passes in Ladakh Lift Your Spirit High

Vishnu Kumar ·
“Mountains are calling, and I must go.” John Muir wrote down the feelings into words which we all feel after getting exhausted in the routine of daily life. We need an escape and what could be better than the cold desert of Indian, Ladakh. Whether it’s the beauty of mountains, thrill, adventure and wanderlust, Ladakh keeps everything at upscale. Every mountain pass in Ladakh comes with new challenges, and every turn is a new victory. There is a common saying about Ladakh “A place where the...
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Pia Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares an close-up visit to massive Pia Glacier. Situated at the end of a fjord, it is one of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere.
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Mont Blanc glacier is in danger

PHeymont ·
Warnings of a possible runaway glacier have closed roads in Italy near the borders with France and Switzerland.
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November 2, 2019: Alaskan Brown Bear fishing at Devil's Falls

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed watching an Alaskan brown bear fishing beneath the roar of Devil's Falls in Katmai National Park.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Hike in Tierra del Fuego

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger goes on his first hike in Tierra del Fuego. The area is a subpolar rainforest and the vegetation is lush.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: The Birds of Tucker's Islets

DrFumblefinger ·
A Zodiac excursion takes DrFumblefinger to a small group of Islands in the Strait of Magellan that is home to hundreds of birds.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Glacier Alley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger cruises down the stretch of the Beagle Channel known as Glacier Alley, wherein several large and impressive glaciers extend to the sea.
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Places you must visit this year

Master Moving Guide (Guest) ·
Some good suggestions on where in the United States you might want to travel to this year (Sponsored Content)
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Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the advantages of the polar route between Europe and western North America is that on the westbound flight you generally travel during daylight.  The route takes you over southern Greenland and on a good day the view out your window...
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A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
In the United States, a country with dozens of great national parks, it makes sense that there would be some “orphan” parks that are only rarely visited. Such is the case with Great Basin National Park in Nevada.  Great...
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Montana's National Bison Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
 The National Bison Refuge provides an excellent opportunity to see bison in their natural setting — the hilly grasslands of Montana.  The Refuge is located about an hour’s drive northwest of Missoula and is...
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Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
While most Americans have no idea what’s inside the great state of Montana, I LOVE this state!  It’s breathtakingly beautiful, home to my favorite US National Park, Glacier National Park , and is filled with kind -- if opinionated --...
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Visiting Patagonia. 5) Los Glaciares National Park: Viedma Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
Viedma Glacier is situated in Argentina and is the largest glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Visiting it on a lake cruise offers an excellent opportunity to see fresh water icebergs.
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 21, 2014: Raccoon, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 I think there are few animals more appealing to look at than "bandit-masked" raccoons, which are about the size of a big cat.  A North American animal, you can find them in many habitats, from forests to prairies to cities.  Raccoons...
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Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
This beautiful mountain, with its dramatic hanging glacier, proved yet again to be just a small challenge to the TG travel detectives.  Member Andredeya was the first to identify this peak correctly (from her Romanian home nearly half a globe...
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Backpacking to Ostrander Lake, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Ostrander Lake sits high in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Yosemite National Park. It is the source of Bridalveil Creek, which pours into Yosemite Valley dramatically as Bridalveil Falls. The lake is a popular destination with cross-country skiers in the winter, and hikers and backpackers in the summer.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2014: Waterton National Park, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Waterton National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Alberta, close to British Columbia and Montana, and shares a border with Glacier National Park in the United States.  The two parks together form an international Peace...
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Pasterze Glacier, Grossglockner, Austria

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook visits and shares great images of the beautiful but receding Pasterze Glacier, Grossglockner, Austria.
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