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Re: Motel 6 freshens its rooms...and its image

DrFumblefinger ·
I used to stay at Motel 6 when I was a poor starving medical student. But I abandoned the chain because of how inconsistent the different sites were. Some a offered a decent room. Others were dives. Hopefully along with the face lift there will be an greater effort to standardize their properties. For example, when I'm I stay at a Courtyard, I know exactly what to expect and am never disappointed.
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Re: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

PHeymont ·
As I travel, I pay a lot of attention to statuary (there's so much!), but it's always special when it manages not only to tell a story, but to give you a little lift, a little laugh. Your samples from the Rogers Center are great! PS...for anyone with a taste for more semi-comic statues, we had a piece here on Gumbo last October: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun With Statues ...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Do the modern Canadian folks still use the original names that the indigenous people used for local places ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes we do, Garry. Like Lake Minnewanka, Kakabeka falls, and so on. But more often Anglicized names are used, or translation of native names into English (eg. "Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump"). What say you, Ottoman?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I've been to a few places where the aboriginal people have been pushed aside for the Concrete Jungle of Western or Anglicised living. I do feel a touch guilty - but ......
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry RF and DrFumblefinger. Thanks for you interest on today's pic of the day...the Sleeping Giant. Garry, in Northwestern Ontario (and many other areas of Canada), aboriginal names are used quite commonly. In Thunder Bay, many medical clinics, schools, recreational centers, and so on have an aboriginal name, not to mention the many towns and landmarks in the area that also have aboriginal names. A major piece of Northwestern Ontario's history involves the fur trade (which of course the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Passing through Towns in Australia and North America (incl. Canada) I like to stop off and take a few photo's of places that have been named after places in the UK. In Chester PA. I was asked "Do you have a Chester too?" - " Yes and a Jersey, York, Boston, Washington, Dover, Bethesda, Birmingham and a few more " Didn't know you had a Fort William until I was watching a "Who Do You Think You Are" TV show recently. A female Celebrity was tracking her ancestral trail from the UK.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #25

PHeymont ·
Well, this one's been cracked: PortMoresby went a bit west of Chicago and found the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Milwaukee: "After not paying any attention after I looked briefly this morning, I saw that he'd posted the clue, smaller city. I asked Google for pictures of "vertical lift bridges" and almost immediately saw a tiny picture of the blue glass building. I couldn't see any detail except the color and shape of the piers and it was from the other direction." Congratulations: and...
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Following the European Beer Trail: Oktoberfest to Sorrento

followthelocal ·
To answer your question. Yes, Italians drink beer. It’s not a well-known pastime of Italy, however it is becoming more common. But before we get to Italy let me tell you about my beer adventure that led me to central Italy.   I started the...
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Americans Free to Travel to Cuba Tomorrow

Travel Rob ·
The US Government is lifting restrictions to travel to Cuba as of Friday,January 16, 2015 and issuing other changes.   US travelers  will be able to use their American credit cards in Cuba. Travelers can also bring back  $400.00 worth...
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Gold Country, California: Auburn

PortMoresby ·
  Auburn is a town at a crossroads.  Interstate 80 passes through from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the desert of the Great Basin and the nation eastward, and west to San Francisco.  It was the main route migrants traveled coming west,...
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September 26, 2017: Saltburn by Night.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Night views of Saltburn give a different outlook to this Victorian North Yorkshire coastal town. Photos by Paul Hunter.
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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Where Gumbo Was #218)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Colombo's historic Galle Face Hotel. Built in the era of British Colonial rule, it has recently undergone a major renovation and is now an upscale luxury hotel.
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July 31, 2017: Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi

Professorabe ·
In today's Pic of the Day, Professor Abe shares photos of an unusual fishing contraption used in Kerala, India.
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July 2, 2017: Lockport, NY

Jonathan L ·
Lockport NY was part of the original Erie Canal. The locks above are part of the new canal (built in 1908).
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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Germany: World-record cable car almost ready

PHeymont ·
A two-mile-long cable-car ride to the top of Germany's highest peak opens mid-December, replacing an old record-holder.
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Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ian Cook's evocative B&W photo of the Anderton Boat Lift has been accepted by the Royal Photographic Society for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition tour. Congratulations, Ian!
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Stockholm: Will cubs help boost recovery?

PHeymont ·
Stockholm's Skansen park and museum has a new attraction, but so far not many visitors are allowed to visit.
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NCL CEO now sounds upbeat

PHeymont ·
After a week marked by reports of near cash collapse, Norwegian Cruise Line's CEO is talking a much brighter future.
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Spanish beaches plan to keep distance

PHeymont ·
Spain's beaches are trying a variety of methods to prepare for the return of sun-seeking beachgoers.
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Sweden still bans 'spontaneous dancing'

PHeymont ·
Moving with the music is a no-no in Swedish bars and restaurants, but Parliament says it's time to do away with the rule.
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China takes big stake in Norwegian

PHeymont ·
Norwegian gets a new financial lease on life, but the future could still be rocky as it tries to regain business.
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Notre Dame may still be in danger

PHeymont ·
Restoring the famed cathedral is turning out to be a far more complex task than even the pessimists imagined.
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Miami gets new hi-tech bag system

PHeymont ·
Part of a plan to expand its airport to 77 million passengers a year, Miami has built a high-speed automated baggage system.
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British airlines get OK for Sharm el Sheikh

PHeymont ·
Four years after the terrorist bombing of a Russian plane leaving the Egyptian resort, the British government has lifted flight restrictions.
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Albuquerque: Southwest Culture and Nature

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. visits some of Albuquerque's excellent tourist attractions
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Shreveport Aquarium: Tiny but Mighty

Marilyn Jones ·
On Marilyn Jones's visit to the aquarium, she found that it doesn't take too much space for a great experience.
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How Smart Car Technology Is Making Traveling Easier

Aman U (Guest) ·
There are a number of new technologies that make the performance of your car safer and easier (sponsored content)
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Are you ready for drone jetliners?

PHeymont ·
Airbus has tested a series of automated take-offs and will soon work on landings as well. But no passengers...yet.
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Canada's NWT out to get attention

PHeymont ·
Canada's Northwest Territories are sending out a VR-equipped promotion car to play up the area's attractions for visitors.
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Newport's Cliff Walk: Between Mansions and the Sea

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited Newprot Rhode Island, and explored the famous Cliff Walk
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4 Best Things to Do When In Las Vegas

James Parker (Guest) ·
James Parker offers some suggestions for fun activities when in Las Vegas (sponsored content)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 14, 2015: Visiting the Shard, London

Non Stop Destination ·
  I've lived in London for the past 5 years and watched, with great anticipation, the Shard being built from its foundations to one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The Shard stands proud as a new addition to the London skyline, and 2 years...
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Around the World in a Day with Coca-Cola

Samantha ·
A Coke and a Smile was playing constantly through my mind while exploring the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a wonderful place to escape on a hot day. The unlimited drinks at the Taste It Sampling Bar also helped. My husband...
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Coming soon: 777s so big their wings fold

PHeymont ·
Computer rendering of the 777-9x   Boeing's biggest 777s are on the way, with wings so long they have to partly fold after landing to avoid hitting other planes and buildings. Production is just starting on the final design for the X series,...
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The Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
    Today is Canada Day, Canada's 148th birthday!  Happy birthday, Canada!!  I thought we should have a blog with "Canadian content" on this day and having recently revisited the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg  found it to be...
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Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

Travel Rob ·
            View from Mt Takao             Takao-san Guchi  Station- near base of Mt Takao    Tokyo is unfairly viewed as a...
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Portland, Oregon - Part III - Escaping

HistoryDigger ·
After a week in Portland's restaurants and gardens, we were ready for nature. One of Portland's closest and most popular natural attractions is Multnomah Falls , the second highest, year-round waterfall in the nation. Getting there by car is easy;...
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Airbus is thinking: Could a Mach 4 jetliner fly, commercially?

PHeymont ·
Airbus, which recently filed design patents for a huge follow-on to the A380 also has its mind on smaller and faster. Last week, they filed for U.S. patents on technology and design for a plane that would fly at more than 4 times the speed of sound...
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April 1, 2018: New York at Night

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares photos of New York at night, when the familiar becomes different and new things become visible.
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Mall of the Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Mall of the Emirates, one of the first mega-shopping malls built in Dubai and home of the world-famous indoor skiing venue, Ski Dubai.
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Pope says 'No selfies during Mass!'

PHeymont ·
The Pope, who's been known to pose with people on his trips, asks everyone, clergy included, to stop taking selfies during mass.
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North Korea opens second ski resort

PHeymont ·
With the Winter Olympics opening in South Korea, North Korea opens a new ski resort.
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Northumbria Gliding Club, Hedley on the Hill, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some great photos of gliding on a crystal clear day in Northumbria.
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New lift pass links 23 ski resorts

PHeymont ·
New ski pass links up seven companies and 23 resorts for skiing across North America
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Escaped herd buffaloes traffic on the Autobahn

PHeymont ·
Escaped water buffalo block traffic on a busy highway for hours.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, Kennedy Space Center

DrFumblefinger ·
Like many aging folks, the Space Shuttle Atlantis moved to Florida after being forcibly retired after 30 years of loyal service.  Having completed 33 NASA space missions in its career, Atlantis has a new home and will have l-o-t-s of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 26, 2013: Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  The Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As you can see in this photo, the Mall of America (which opened in 1992) has something for everybody.  Activities include (just to mention a few) an amusement park (Nickleodeon...
 
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