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Re: Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos! You've convinced me to make a longer trip to NYC. My short stays don't do your spectacular city justice.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PortMoresby ·
My only experience of being on the water in NY Harbor was a lesson in perspective and point of view, as this one is. Seen from a clear distance in this way, a great city is an entirely different beast.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

Neil McAleer ·
I have a deep personal love for my Hudson Bay Blanket, inherited from my parents, Jim and Barbara McAleer, who bought it in the 1930s when they were newly weds. A dry cleaner tried to steal it from me about 15 years ago. I told him I was going court over it and was told in found the next day! I'm now going to check out the prices on the HBC website. Never have checked. Your fan, NM
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil. Your story is not a unique one. Many of the HBC blankets get handed down from generation to generation to generation. They are very well made, last forever, and are priced accordingly. I hope you're sitting down when you see the price tag. The display in Banff, like those in most of the town, are very much aimed at Japanese tourists, who like to buy "only the best".
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Re: The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Jonathan L ! Sounds like the museum and Yonkers are worth spending a little time in! I'll see if I can't go on my next trip to New York.
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Re: February 2: 2017: Northern Lights. Shetland Islands. Scotland.

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great photo and in a part of the world where you see the Northern Lights best. Don't be intimidated by that Arctic Circle. Remember that much of Iceland likes just south of it and this country has some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe.
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Re: The Dempster Highway: a Drive to the Arctic Coast of Canada

PHeymont ·
This is amazing! I'm far too adventureless to attempt a trip like this, but your pictures and descriptions make me wish I were there. And to think, before your piece on Tuktoyaktuk, I had never even thought of the expression "Arctic Coast!"
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
I don't know much about global warming. I suspect that pollution contributes to it, but these things also happen on their own as we know from ice ages and warming periods in the past. I have noticed long periods of warm weather but then it gets cold again. I have read that the Arctic ice is melting but this coming winter is predicted to be very cold here in Canada. Although I have travelled in the Arctic, I have not spent enough time there to observe any climate changes. There are scientists...
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

Jessica Meddows ·
I'll add this fort to the To Do List - my husband loves old forts! And we're passing through Manitoba on our way back to Toronto in late August or early September. Is there anything else to do in Manitoba? I heard the zoo is really good.
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of good stuff to seen and do in Manitoba. How many days will you be there and exactly when is your visit?
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

Jessica Meddows ·
Not sure, and not sure. We're on a working roadtrip in our 30 foot RV. Been in California for a month for work and will do another 4 weeks in Silicon Valley. Then we'll leisurely make our way back home to Toronto visa Washington, Oregon, and into Canada. So we don't set days or time limits on our travels - just to make meetings and the like!
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

DrFumblefinger ·
When you know more specifics, I'll be happy to help you with itinerary. Generally speaking interesting things to see: 1) Forks Market. The brand new Canadian Museum of Human Rights might be open when you visit, which is in the Forks area. 2) Legislative Building 3) Winnipeg Art Gallery (largest collection of eskimo/Inuit carvings in the world) 4) Lower Fort Gary... And there are more, time allowing.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

Former Member ·
This was a hard one interesting church with beautiful paintings
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PortMoresby ·
Well done Jonathan. After your last clue I considered the Hudson River bunch as well as the Ash Can School but could find no reference to this place. It's quite a house.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PHeymont ·
For anyone who'd like a look at Church's paintings, HERE is a link to a Wikipedia Commons page with many images, including his wonderful painting of Niagara Falls.
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 10, 2014: Black Arctic Ground Squirrel

My Thatched Hut ·
Ground Squirrels are fairly common in western North America.  Many people call them gophers but this is not correct.  A gopher is an animal that lives underground and stays there.  Most people have never seen one.   Ground...
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
    Many of the Arctic birds are large white birds such as geese and swans but also include smaller and different coloured sandpipers and other birds.   Where is the best place to see these magnificent Arctic birds?  The most...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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Britian's Famous Attractions Get Literal Chinese Names

Travel Rob ·
VisitBritian announced the winners in their 'Great names for Great  Britain ' campaign The campaign used the existing trend of the Chinese to give literal names to favorite celebrities, places and foods. Over 2 million Chinese visited the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
The American Golden Plover is a stunning bird.  The face and belly are jet black with a pure white strip running from the forehead, around the back of the face and down the neck.  The back of the bird is a mottled pattern of black,...
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of Toronto’s newest big attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada , with underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe.   It's in a fabulous location, on the harborfront adjoining the CN Tower, Rogers Center and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
This past summer I'd spent a day wandering the streets of Banff with my dear friend, LestertheInvestor, and our lovely wives.  Sylvia and I stopped by the Hudson Bay Co (HBC) store and spotted this clever display of blankets drapped over a canoe....
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Norway: Don't scare the bears!

PHeymont ·
Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is serious about protection for its endangered species.
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Arctic Tern Colony, Long Nanny, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a gallery of photos and detailed natural history of this fascinating bird, which has the world's longest migratory routes.
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June 8, 2017: Ouimet Canyon, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Ottoman was pleasantly surprised to find this unexpected natural wonder within short driving distance from his home town of Thunder Bay.
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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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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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France opens world's first Polar Lands museum

PHeymont ·
Premanon, in eastern France, is home to a unique museum, honoring the work of French explorer Paul-Emile Victor.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines, a lover and documenter of nature, continues her journey of discovery in England with a stop at the Snettisham Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Reserve.
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Sept. 17, 2017: Arctic Brotherhood, Skagway, Alaska

PHeymont ·
North to Alaska, and an unusual building whose story is less obvious than its amazing facade.
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Swiss airline's Arctic adventure continues

PHeymont ·
A malfunctioning engine turns a routine flight into an unwanted adventure for passengers and a headache for Swiss International's engineers.
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Crazy destinations where Humans find ways to exist in Harsh and Hostile Environments

Eskander (Guest) ·
Sometimes it's good to get away form it all. Here are a few of the most distant places you might consider visiting (sponsored content)
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To the North Pole in a Blimp!

PHeymont ·
Are you ready for a fantasy flight that includes lunch at the North Pole? You can book now for 2023.
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Norway: No-Boat Whale Watching

PHeymont ·
A remote island is getting a futuristic platform near where whales come to feed.
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New for Viking: Expedition Cruises

PHeymont ·
Viking is expanding its cruise offerings with new built-for-polar-cruises expedition ships, and is also planning its first North American itineraries.
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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A journey around Iceland: 1) Reykjavik

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Reykjavik, from Hallsgrimkirkja)   I love visiting places that are rich in scenery, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hiking; Iceland seemed a good fit for me. Until a few years ago the cost of a trip to Iceland was...
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Russian dogs get a patent on smelling cancer and explosives

PHeymont ·
Got you with that headline, right? But it's not a joke.   The Russian airline Aeroflot has a K-9 unit that has received a patent concerning technology developed from studies of how dogs smell, and which has enabled training of dogs to better...
 
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