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Re: July 11, 2018: New Orleans Streetcars

George G. ·
Pittsburgh residents also call them streetcars. They were such an easy way to get around when I was a youngster. Not sure if the city has them any longer, but I took the German Strassenbahn's many times during my 18 years of living in that country. Unlimited weekly tickets made it a breeze to get around the cities.
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Re: July 11, 2018: New Orleans Streetcars

Samantha ·
HI George. I hope they still have them in Pittsburgh. It is on our bucket list and would love to ride them around the city Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Passau: Small City, Big Past

George G. ·
Didn't know about the Three Rivers moniker. Coincidence that my father, born and raised in Pittsburgh, fought in many WWII campaigns, then when the war ended, he was stationed as a peacekeeper of the war aftermath in Passau.
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Re: April 15, 2018: Pittsburgh Panther

George G. ·
Glad you made it to my hometown. I was there a few months ago and also snapped a few photos of the Pitt Panther. Did you get to the Frick or the Carnegie Museum nearby? Lots of connections between your hometown of NYC and Pittsburgh during the industrial gilded age.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PHeymont ·
Sheer volume has become a digital-age issue not only for images. The constant flow of e-mail (more spam than real, often); tweets about celebrities' teeth, clothes and turmoil; TV and radio repetitions as well as Konstant Kardashians are serious forms of mind pollution. Sometimes it takes an extended series of images to create a picture, an insight. But too many will mask, not highlight, the point. That's why I enjoy well-curated exhibits of the work of thoughtful (not merely skillful)...
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Re: New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

DrFumblefinger ·
It might just revolutionize consumer electronics -- and perhaps even make battery powered cars and such a more feasible option.
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

GarryRF ·
The Harry Potter collection has also boosted the number of younger folks that are reading books. That's got to be a bonus ! Kids here in the UK say there's so much more detail in the books than the films. Got to be better than "Blob dodging" on a computer screen !
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
I agree...and I thank you for a wonderful phrase and image: "blob dodging!"
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Re: June 23, 2016: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
I like this memorial, especially at night time, when the bronze figure of Jefferson really stands out against the light colored dome. Thanks, Ottoman!
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Re: 'The Walking Dead' attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to know there's an attraction out there I can skip!
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Re: Going to Heathrow? Well, it's NOT in London!

GarryRF ·
Its hard to find an Airport in the US that I find convenient too ..... LAX - Los Angeles 18.2 miles PIT - Pittsburgh 19.1 miles IAH - Houston 20.1 miles DFW - Dallas 20.9 miles; Ft. Worth 24.5 miles MCI - Kansas City 21.0 miles DTW - Detroit 22.1 miles DEN - Denver 25.2 miles IAD - Washington DC 26.9 miles
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

PHeymont ·
Wish I'd had THAT manhole cover for the blog we had here on Gumbo! And you got my heart with the bus...same model was my school bus at Fort Leavenworth in the 50s...
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

PortMoresby ·
Wallace reminds me of all my favorite places in the western US although I'd never heard of it before. I guess it's the look of an era rather than a particular place, when civilization arrived, paid for by the mines. Shacks replaced by wood replaced by stone & brick, a similar story all over the West. And amazing that so many survive. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

DrFumblefinger ·
Wallace is a very neat town to visit, very recommended stop along the I-90 freeway. Perfect place to walk around for a half day or day and take in the ambience of small town America. As you say, Port Moresby, there's a repeatable charm to how these towns grew up.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

Former Member ·
Nice bus, i would like to take a trip on it
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

IslandMan ·
I love visiting old, small towns. There can be so much to see and it looks like Wallace has a lot of interesting history. The Bordello museum sounds fascinating and classic buses are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for taking us there DrF.
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Re: Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

GarryRF ·
I've spent many days exploring the early times of the Du Pont family around Delaware and Pennsylvania. Explore the old homes and gardens of the American chemical giants. Really fascinating. Chateau Country Route 52 passes thru Delaware’s Chateau Country. Many DuPont homes and estates are tucked away in the areas surrounding Greenville, Delaware and Centerville Delaware. Local residents have managed to preserve the rural character of Route 52 by controlling development. Twin Lakes Brewing...
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Re: Liverpool UK. Voted #3 by Rough Guides

PHeymont ·
Congratulations, Garry...I'm sure it's your doing, and in such good company as well! I think Liverpool is a bit like RBCiao's town, Pittsburgh: It gets no respect. People laughed at us when we went there for a vacation, and yet, like Liverpool, it is a fascinating place that is not like its reputation but is truly built on its history. Definitely on my list!
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Not much progress yet on Universal Airline Tracking

PHeymont ·
After the disappearance nearly a year ago of Malaysian Airlines MH370, nearly everyone agreed how important it would be for better technology to track all airliners in real time. But that appears to be the last agreement on the issue, as some airlines...
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Google vs. Uber? With no one in driver's seat?

PHeymont ·
Wait for it...Google is on the verge, apparently, of offering a ride-share app that would compete with Uber (a company it previously invested in). In the long run, Google hopes to pair it up with its longstanding driverless car research, which company...
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New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

PHeymont ·
Imagine a smartphone battery that could recharge fully in just over a minute, could be recharged 7500 times, and is lighter than any battery you've ever had. And, oh yes, it can't catch fire as lithium-ion batteries can, and it's easier to recycle....
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JetBlue's boutique hotel: Sorry! No vacancy for you!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue, which has its training center ("JetBlue University") in Orlando, along with some operations and maintenance centers, has now opened its own 196-room boutique hotel with all the amenities, from pool to gym to good food.   But it's not...
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It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
The extended Harry Potter theme park Universal opened in Orlando last summer has boosted Universal's take on the park business by 38%. When the new attraction opened, lines up to 7 hours long waited for their turn.  MORE
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 12, 2015: Cambridge, England

Non Stop Destination ·
    Last weekend, I visited two of the most famous University cities in the world: Oxford and Cambridge. Both cities have a long history dating back to the medieval times, but it was Cambridge that stole my heart. With its quaint houses,...
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PortMoresby ·
Moments ago a newsletter landed in my inbox from  Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, announcing its 14th edition of the Biannale of Contemporary Photography, curated by Catalan artist/curator, Joan Fontcuberta, to be held in...
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Airport updates: Welcome to Pittsburgh; Boston not so much

PHeymont ·
Pittsburgh and Boston try new airport ideas: one to welcome more non-flying visitors, the other to charge a toll for dropping off passengers.
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Healy Hall, Georgetown University (Where Gumbo was #234)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting Healy Hall in Georgetown University. George G shares the history and some great photos of the site.
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Passau: Small City, Big Past

PHeymont ·
A small German city on the Austrian border, Passau has a past bigger than its size would make it seem. It's a pleasant visit along the Danube
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Pittsburgh getting its wings back as Spirit arrives

PHeymont ·
With the arrival of Spirit Airlines, Pittsburgh is up to 8 new carriers in the past two years, and a near-doubling of its non-stop flights.
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Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh (Where Gumbo was #209)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting George G's home city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, specifically the Carnegie Science Center.
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FLASH SALE: $69 to Europe on WOW

PHeymont ·
WOW juices the competition with an early-fall sale to Paris, Berlin, London and more.
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Pittsburgh's airport to get smaller, smarter

PHeymont ·
Pittsburgh plans to re-work its pioneering airport to meet the needs of a new age.
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Nov. 4, 2017: Along the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30)

George G. ·
George G takes a detour while on a road trip to catch some of the sights along a stretch of Pennsylvania's historic route 30.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#210)

DrFumblefinger ·
A new travel puzzle is posted, with new clues to follow every day so follow along and see if you can solve where in the world TravelGumbo has gone to this week.
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Universal Studios Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares a fun visit to Orlando's Universal Studios, proving it's not just for kids!
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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Air and cruise lines: Out of parking space?

PHeymont ·
The near shutdown of major parts of the travel industry has left airlines and cruise lines scrambling for storage space.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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Oklahoma Sooners Football - The University of Oklahoma

Samantha ·
Samnatha and her husband enjoy a visit to the home of Sooners football, and find some of the nicest fans.
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The 'Strip District' of Pittsburgh

George G. ·
George G revisits a street he often went to with his parents when he was a child. He shares some observations on how it has changed.
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Ron’s Antique Radio Museum, Pennsylvania

George G. ·
George G visits Ron’s Antique Radio Museum, located on Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), 4-1/2 miles west of Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George G. ·
George G visits the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs and shares its history and some of its interesting sites.
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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

PHeymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
 
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