Tagged With "Carson City"

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Re: Notes and Noticings from the road

PHeymont ·
Actually, I think the banks have a fairly minimal (as small as I can make it) impact on my currency transactions, in part because I never deal with exchanges; I use bank ATMs. That way, the exchange takes place not on my account, but as an interbank transaction at the base rate banks use with each other. I used to use my ATM card from Citibank, but eventually they began charging a 3% foreign exchange fee even on withdrawals. At that point, I opened an account with Charles Schwab, a brokerage...
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Re: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

Former Member ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
I find fungi strangely captivating. A nice collection of photos, PHeymont, thanks!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

TravelingCanuck ·
Very nice. Looks like a very nice peaceful place to go and just clear the head. Places like this are real gems.
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Update: Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

PHeymont ·
For some of us, credit cards are more than a convenient way to pay—they are the lifeline to free travel through loyalty programs. Between points for purchases and bonuses for opening or upgrading credit card accounts, it's possible to get quite...
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The Gathering: Carson City, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this collection of classic cars and trucks on a busy shopping mall parking lot in Carson City, Nevada.
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July 27, 2017: Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Ottoman ·
While attending a family function in the Carson City Nevada area, Ottoman took advantage of a free afternoon and drove to Lake Tahoe.
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July 4, 2018: Spotted on the Road, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic 1958 Impala was spotted on a parking lot in Carson City. It had been regularly used as a family car for almost 60 years.
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Mr. Carson invites you to London...

PHeymont ·
Jim Carter, known to millions as Mr. Carson, the stiff and formal, but warm-hearted, butler of Downton Abbey, has taken on a new job as a spokesman for VisitLondon's "Autumn's Season of Culture" digital campaign.   London doesn't like to boast,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
  Today's picture is doing double-duty; it served as a clue in one of the earliest Where In The World is TravelGumbo puzzles, and is still one of my favorites not only because of its calming colors and gentle shapes, but also because it reminds...
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April 29, 2018: Peg's Glorified Ham n Eggs

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a breakfast gem that he thinks is worth your time and patronage.
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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August 7, 2019: Red's Old 395 Grill, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the food and décor at Red's in Carson City. The décor is quite unique and it's a popular place.
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November 14, 2019: Kit Carson County Carousel, Burlington, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
You'll find a beautifully preserved historic carousel in Kit Carson County, Colorado.
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April 19, 2019: Kit Carson Statue, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A statue of mountain man, Kit Carson, is found outside the government buildings in the state capital which bears his name.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

PHeymont ·
Indian Pipe, seen above, is a flower commonly mistaken for a forest-dwelling fungus—and I was one of the believers until I got ready to post this picture, taken in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge near Wells, Maine. Turns out,...
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Where Gumbo Was: #5

PHeymont ·
Although a number of contestants came close, only JohnT correctly named the locale for WITW #5. Congrats to John! Gumbo's walk in the woods was "Down East," at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, whose headquarters are in Wells, Maine,...
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When Debit and Credit Cards aren't your best traveling choices

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently PHeymont wrote a nice article on how to pay for things while traveling abroad which I'd recommend you familiarize yourself with (click  here ) before reading the rest of this blog post.  I largely agree with what he posted, but...
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Up, Up and Away: Airline miles cards with big bonuses

PHeymont ·
Up, up and away—quickly! That’s the goal for many frequent fliers, and a current round of cards for various airlines is offering some big bonuses to meet that goal…some of them enough for a round-trip to Europe in one shot. Right...
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Re: April 19, 2019: Kit Carson Statue, Carson City

GarryRF ·
Maybe a real traveller we'd all like to follow !
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