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Re: Expedia lifts the veil on airline fees

DrFumblefinger ·
I like transparency and think this is welcome news for travel consumers. Also a smart move on the part of Expedia, I think.
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Re: Kayaking among the Ghost Ships of Mallows Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
I think this would be an absolutely fascinating experience! Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Stephanie.
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
If you can't relax here, you can't relax. Thanks for sharing this piece of tropical paradise with us, Linn!
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Samantha ·
The Dustia Resort sounds incredible (except for the little pests, lol). Will definitely have to keep it in mind when we travel to Thailand one day. Thanks for a great post and awesome pictures.
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Mac ·
We love Thailand and this looks like another place to put on our "must go" list for the next trip. Thanks Linn for a great review!
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Re: Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

Marilyn Jones ·
I do not kayak, but I enjoyed reading about these locations and seeing your excellent photos!! Well done!!
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Re: Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

DrFumblefinger ·
Great suggestions! Another excellent place to Kayak is Johnston Strait, on the inside passage between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Several pods of Orcas live here so your chance of seeing them is excellent!
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Re: Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

Floating Authority ·
I'm happy that you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!
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Re: Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

Floating Authority ·
Thank you for that Suggestion! I'll have to keep it in mind. Canada has so many amazing places to paddle there could be at least 50 that could feature on this list!
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

GarryRF ·
Stelios is a clever man. Lots of free advertising for a new cut price food store. Many basic items such as sugar - tea - canned drinks - bottled water - beer - vegetables and milk can be found below 25 pence / 35 cents in lo-cost stores in the UK already. And next month when it all goes to 50 pence he'll once again be on a winner !
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Re: Watch those search engines: the big ones are not always best!

Travel Luver ·
Wow! I wouldn't have thought there would be such great variability. I'm still fairly new at this, and it sounds kind of complicated. Are there any flight search engines you'd recommend routinely using?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

Lynn Millar ·
Observations or random guesses: Christian (cross), Spanish (garb of non-angel statues), not a huge cathedral (scale) nor a wealthy one (bare stone work and growth on spires along railing). No ideas on beverage link or fortification.
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Re: Fun or Tool: Kayak tells you where your dollar can go!

Travel Rob ·
I like that concept. Thanks, I will try it out. Here is a great sale from Qatar; I can compare their sale to these fares Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR
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What changes in European hotel booking could mean to you...

Paul Heymont ·
You may soon have a real reason to use a "metasearch" site such as Kayak or Travago to find your European hotel room, rather than an actual booking site such as Booking.com or Expedia. Up to now, almost all prices have been the same; that may be about...
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Watch those search engines: the big ones are not always best!

Former Member ·
I was just booking a one-way trip from Barcelona to Marseille for next summer hoping to use some points sitting on a bank-based (but not airline-affiliated) card. Imagine my shock when the ticket (which I knew should cost about $89) showed up as...
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ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

Paul Heymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

Paul Heymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Kayak adds Cuba to searchable destinations

Paul Heymont ·
Kayak.com has become the first of the major U.S.-based search engines to make it possible to search for flights to Cuba from U.S. cities, in the wake of the loosening of travel restrictions. Not that U.S. airlines have jumped in with non-stops, yet,...
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A Road Trip Gallery: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink

PortMoresby ·
  March 12, 2015   I discovered the community garden on this visit to Fort Mason, having missed it the first time I stayed at the hostel.  I walked in, looking around for possible subjects, and didn’t notice the thin man in a...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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Hop on the Bus, Gus...or maybe a train

Paul Heymont ·
Wanderu, a startup travel aggregator (think Kayak) is now offering schedule and fare information for the major U.S. bus lines (Greyhound, Megabus and Boltbus) and has just signed a distribution agreement with Amtrak that will allow them to include...
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Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

Paul Heymont ·
Or maybe 2.   Expedia has snapped up Orbitz and its subsidiary brands, including ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. In the past year it has also acquired former main rival Travelocity.   Its remaining big rival is Priceline, which owns...
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

Paul Heymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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Charleston's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Where Gumbo Was (#76)

Paul Heymont ·
  Visiting Charleston recently, I was struck by its handsome cathedral and unusual spire. The church seems reasonably well-rooted in the 19th century, but the tower reminded me of the turn-of-the-last-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre ...
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A Tale of Two Cathedrals - Palermo Italy

Jonathan L ·
Palermo, Sicily has two beautiful cathedrals, less than three miles apart. Jonathan L explores them both and explains their history.
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Paul Heymont ·
Agrigento, Sicily's Valley of the Temples is the world's largest archaeological site, and its mysteries are also immense. PHeymont visited and reports.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bijapur and Gulbarga

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey continues into Northern Karnatka, from Badami to Bijapur and then on to Gulbarga. There are a large number of Muslims in the region.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
This week PortMoresby introduces us to a long-time favorite, magnificent Filoli, in Woodside, California.
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Sept. 24, 2017: Lake Asal, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades provides today's Pic of the Day of Lake Asal, a salt lake in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression.
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6 Reasons Kayaking Must Be In Your Bucket List

Ryan Holman ·
You must be having your bucket list consisting of one or the other adventure you want to do in life. Be it scuba diving or bungee jumping; one should try something that gives a thrilling experience. However, there are few people for whom safety comes first. Kayaking is something that’s meant for them. It is one of the most exciting and amazing adventures of all time. Kayaking is a dazzling experience especially when you get extraordinary sights and views altogether. The kayaking at Los...
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Apr. 17, 2017: Melting House at Gare du Nord, Paris

Paul Heymont ·
An art installation that accompanied the Paris Climate Conference serves as a reminder, and also mirrors its surroundings.
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Koblenz: At the German Corner

Paul Heymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll through Koblenz's Old City and a bit of history and art.
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Alpacas lost and found at hotel

Paul Heymont ·
More bizarre lost and found items, this time at a hotel chain.
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The Knife Angel, Gateshead

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Knife Angel, accompanied by lots of great photos.
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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Ryanair takes on the online travel sites

Paul Heymont ·
Ryanair has proposed that airlines take the offensive against online travel sites and price comparison sites, such as Expedia, Opodo, Kayak, etc.; he believes they "shouldn't exist" and "make no sense." He's written to four other big European carriers...
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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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Expedia lifts the veil on airline fees

Paul Heymont ·
In a move possibly intended to show a little difference from its rivals, Expedia will now display typical airline fees, including baggage charges and change fees before the final purchase of the ticket.   Typically, up to now, those charges are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 22, 2015: Ampelmann, the East German Pedestrian Crossing Light Symbol, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
  You may be asking yourself "Why is Ottoman doing a Picture of the Day featuring pedestrian crossing lights?"  Well ladies and gentlemen, these are not just ordinary pedestrian crossing lights...this is Ampelmann.       So...
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Chicago's History Museum knows the city's story

Paul Heymont ·
When it comes to the great Chicago Fire of 1871, seen in a diorama above, the Chicago History Museum knows all about it: The museum, founded in 1856, was destroyed in the fire and had to start again from scratch—only to burn again in 1874....
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont continues his exploration of Paris's largest and most famous cemeteries.
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Outdoor pursuits to try in 2018

Christina Woodard ·
As Christmas becomes New Year and we start thinking about what the future holds we often become uncomfortably aware of the present. Of all those adventures we've been putting off and of the ticking of the clock that moves us relentlessly forwards. So make 2018 a year to remember by trying your hand at some new outdoor sports. Shake off that post Christmas lethargy and get yourself moving! Surfing Don't like getting muddy? (Surely you're kidding us!) Then why not choose 2018 as your family’s...
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Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

Floating Authority ·
Floating Authority shares ten top spots to go kayaking in Canada. Canada may well have the best assorted destinations for kayaking of any country in the world.
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Kayaking among the Ghost Ships of Mallows Bay

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
A fascinating and not well known destination. Stephanie is introduced to kayaking in a place that is both historic and natural, and very near the nation's capitol.
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Visiting an ancient monastery in Egypt

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a visit to a 1500-year-old monastery that keeps alive the traditions of Coptic Christianity.
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In John Steinbeck’s wake: My Blog from the Sea of Cortez.

DrFumblefinger ·
(Isla Espiritu Santo, views of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico) As a lad I enjoyed exploring the world through the pages of a good book.  Arthur C. Clarke lead me on diving adventures off Ceylon and Australia, as well as on a...
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Olomouc — Now that’s a Plague column!

DrFumblefinger ·
(Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc, Czech Republic) During our visit to the Czech Republic we ventured on a day trip from our base in Prague east to Olomouc (pronounced OH-loh-moats).   Most of our time in the Czech Republic had...
 
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