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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

GarryRF ·
Looks like you have a great liking for the good old days of the railroad. Loved the reference to the new complex - It was picking up steam in the 80s and 90s. Fascinating slice of architecture hidden away. But better a market hall than a memory.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the history and old photos! Nice post!
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

Paul Heymont ·
And thanks to you, DrF, for suggesting it to me as a topic!
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Re: Is there Danger in frequent, long-distance travel?

Travel Rob ·
I read about this in the Daily Mail and while I believe there are some medical reasons frequent flying can be dangerous, it failed to show the positives about travel. I too was not convinced about their emotional claims . I found the opposite in my life. "The researchers discovered that new friendships and romantic relationships forged through mobility have a tendency to be situational, expendable and short-lived" "The study found that loneliness and isolation are common among frequent...
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Re: Is there Danger in frequent, long-distance travel?

Travel Rob ·
And I knew I remembered the health positives of travel being posted on TG ! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...-longer-be-healthier
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Re: Is there Danger in frequent, long-distance travel?

DrFumblefinger ·
I think this study focused on the frequent long distant travelers -- say those who travel to and from Europe and North America every week. That intensity of traveling and disruption of biorhythm can definitely take its toll. The vacation traveler, who goes on a few trips a year, is not the focus of this study.
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Re: Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic photos!!
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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: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Hey, everybody: Check in tomorrow for a new Where in the World! It will be on display at 5 am EST. Hope that doesn't put the West Coast at a disadvantage...but I don't think anyone is going to get it right away!
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Re: Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
I found the dinosaurs in Alberta, and the Wooly Mammoths in the Yukon, but more on that sometime in the future....
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Theodore Behr ·
Wish I hadn't been away last week. I actually knew this one!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Don't get left out again! You can follow Gumbo on your mobile device...it comes up formatted for tiny-screen use, but if you have enough screen (most smartphones do) click on settings and choose "standard view," or use the menu to select "Desktop view."
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't even know that, PHeymont! About the cell phone view, I mean.
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Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
 For most travelers, the southwestern corner of Washington state is easy to bypass.  It lies well over an hour’s drive from the busy I-5 Interstate Freeway.  The broad mouth of the Columbia River limits access from the Oregon...
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British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

Paul Heymont ·
The Ramblers (formerly Ramblers' Association) has its 80th birthday this year, and is still going strong, with 114,000 long-distance walkers in chapters all over Britain. In its history, it has served as much more than a social connection for people...
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Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Ian Cook ·
A special bird preserve, Long Nanny is the breeding ground of several ground nesting species including the lovely arctic tern whose photos are highlighted in this post. Arctic terns have among the longest migratory route of any bird.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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February 16, 2020: Sunrise at Long Branch, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got up before dawn one day to take some photos.
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Is there Danger in frequent, long-distance travel?

DrFumblefinger ·
    We've all heard stories of people who develop deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) while flying.  The lack of leg mobility puts individuals prone to developing blood clots at risk because blood pools in the legs when sitting for hours on...
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Mark 2017 calendar: 1st October Saturday events

Paul Heymont ·
Paris and Austria have big late-night events going on today...add them to your trip planning calendar for next year!
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Getting Started with Long Distance Bicycle Travel

ArronHidd ·
It is no secret that bicycles are getting increasingly popular – in the beginning of the 21 st century, people finally realized exercise benefits health. An increasing number of people cycling to work nowadays can serve as a proof of this raised awareness. However, a real cycling enthusiast might crave a challenge – they might want to travel by their two-wheeled companion. If you are keen on giving this a go, but unsure whether you are ready, this guide will hopefully provide a list of...
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Yes, there IS a kangaroo in Austria!

Paul Heymont ·
Despite the souvenirs that play on confusion Australia, it turns out there are more kangaroos in Austria than you'd think...and some are on the run.
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November 20, 2019: Long's Peak, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumbleflinger shares some images of Long's Peak, one of Colorado's more than 14,000 ft tall mountains.
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Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
  Here's the discussion to the picture puzzle posted nearly a week ago. Gumbo, like you, was enjoying the nice soft light of dusk over Long Beach's Harbor in Southern California.  He was studying the massive Queen Mary in the distance...
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

Paul Heymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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Deutsche Bahn offers new rail-to-road option

Paul Heymont ·
German rail operator DB is adding easy car rentals to its ticket options as part of its competition with long-distance buses, discount airlines and others.
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'm familiar with the Ramblers, having once spent a few days walking with a member of the local Oxfordshire group and why there are pictures of me here . But I learned something new when I clicked on this link from the 80th anniversary article posted, that I'm "collecting" the Thames Path and the Kennet & Avon Canal. I hadn't known there was a term for what I was doing, silly me. There's a word, I'm sure, for everything and I'm thrilled to now know what I've been up to. I guess the good...
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess collecting a walk is sort of like bagging a peak. Good for the Ramblers. They've certainly put the name to better use than American Motors did with its car series.
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

Paul Heymont ·
Or, we could forget the bloated attempts, like the 1963 model you posted, to look like everyone else, and quietly remember the "little Nash Rambler" that not only invented the modern compact, but also beat out the Cadillac in the famous song (this YouTube version also has some great Rambler pics...)
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'll dispute the analogy that collecting a walk is anything like bagging a peak. The latter, if I'm not mistaken, is done in one go, whereas collecting is done over time. I think that makes it sort of the opposite, although one could argue the similarity of putting one foot in front of the other. I'm sure some wandering Brit will happen by and correct one or both of us. Mac?
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not a mountain climber but know folks who are. The analogy is the target, the planning, the goal, as much as getting it done. Peaking a mountain is often not done all at once. If one takes the example of Mt. Everest, it is often at least a 2 month process. Flying into Kathmandu, arranging supplies, heading to the Khumbu, making one's way to the mountain, settling in at base camp, doing initial ascents on the mountain to acclimatize, etc. etc. And most important of all is getting down...
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'd consider the analogy a sound one if the climbers of Everest went home between sections of the climb, then returned to where they left off a month or a year later for the next section. And beyond the timing, as you say, for climbers the point is largely getting to the top, "conquering", and I suppose the journey as part of it. But for most "ramblers", walkers, the point is actually putting one foot in front of the other along the path and when or if they finish it is largely beside the...
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Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Samantha ·
A visit to one of the great aquariums with Samantha and friends, and some tips on the best things to see there.
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Route 66: Exploring Roadside Attractions - Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L revisits his trip along Route 66 through the Mojave Desert
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Reflections of Long Island City, Queens, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L reflects on the new architecture in Long island City
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Louisiana's Spectacular State Capitol—The Pelican State

Samantha ·
While in New Orleans for New Years Eve, Samantha and her husband took a road trip to Baton Rouge to check out the Louisiana State Capitol Building. It was still decked out for Christmas. So beautiful..
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Long Island City—How New York is Growing

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walk through the fast changing neighborhood of Long Island City, in New York.
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