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Burden Iron Works, Troy NY—a trip through industrial history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L finds another small museum with a great story: the history of the early industrial revolution along the Erie Canal.
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Mar. 21, 2017: Cyclo Tour, Ho Chi Minh City

Marilyn Jones ·
Ho Chi Minh City up close and personal: Marilyn Jones tours the city on a 3-wheel bike.
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Surprising Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor visits a Black Sea resort city popular with Russians and filled with unusual art and buildings.
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College of the Ozarks, Branson

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful campus of the College of the Ozarks, and is impressed by the place and the students who work and study here.
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Bandits at 12 o’clock!

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell spots this interesting and unusual car at his local grocery store.
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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NYC Transit Museum: An urban railfan's heaven

PHeymont ·
Housed in an old subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum tells as much about the city's history as it does about trains.
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How to stay safe when driving abroad

Guest ·
Some tips to ensure that your roadtrip when abroad is safe and successful (sponsored content)
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Celebrating New Year's in Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed New Year's celebration in Sri Lanka, typically in April, during his last visit to the country.
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Some of the Best Activities to Try in Dubai

Guest ·
Henry Taylor provides a look at some of the most interesting things you can try in the dynamic city of Dubai
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Some Street Art from Ljubljana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger share a few images of some of the street art he encountered in Ljubljana
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So Many Amazing Events and Reasons to Visit Orlando

Guest ·
Sponsored content about events and activities in the popular tourist destination of Orlando.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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The Rubin Museum: Home to Himalayan Art in NYC

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of another of New York City's fascinating smaller museums.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. Sept. 8, 2013: Portuguese "Castle In The Sky"

PHeymont ·
Portugal's answer to Bavaria's fairy-tale castles (and to Disney!), the Pena Palace sits high on a mountaintop above the town of Sintra, and above the 10th-century Moorish Castle that guarded it. The palace was built in the second half of...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Copenhagen's the Big Wheel of bicycle cities

PHeymont ·
Many cities think of themselves as bicycle-friendly, but most would agree that Amsterdam and Copenhagen are in the top rank, although each claims to be more bike-friendly than the other. The latest every-two-year study says it's Copenhagen's time to...
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1931 - 1945

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at the museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps ,  vehicles from 1907 - 1917 and 1918 - 1928 .  We continue with the last of the vehicles, my...
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Driving in Spain: better be a hands-on experience!

PHeymont ·
If you're driving in Spain anytime soon, keep your hands on the wheel. Spanish police are taking a very literal view of "keep your hands on the wheel and your eye on the road."   In two recent cases in the Salamanca area, drivers were fined for...
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1933 Napier Railton aero-engined race car - 47 world speed records

Mac ·
Encountered on a chance visit a few days ago to the UK heritage 'Brooklands' museum, I am delighted to share these photos of this mighty and powerful beast with my fellow Gumbo'ists! The Napier-Railton is an aero-engined race car built in 1933,...
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Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
  I did a double-take when I saw this little buggy.  I was walking out of my father's apartment, heading to my car rental, when I spotted it parked there with all the other cars and trucks.  It has to be the smallest 4 wheel motorized...
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Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway Captures More Than Nudity

Travel Rob ·
  Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway was a lot more than I expected. The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework and has more than 200 nude sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland not...
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Stokesley Funfair and Agricultural Show.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Stokesley is a market town in rural North Yorkshire with a well established agricultural past and community. The origins of the annual fair stretch back to 1223, when Henry III granted Stokesley, a charter to hold an annual fair. The third week in...
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World's largest Hello Kitty theme park...in China!

PHeymont ·
  Hello Kitty has friends all over the world, and she's extremely popular in China. Which explains why Kitty-creator Sanrio of Japan went in on a theme park in China, partnered with a California entertainment design firm.   The park actually...
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Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

Travel Rob ·
While writing Travel Gumbo’s Travel News, we came across one of the most interesting stories this year, Orion Travel Tech’s plan to put advertising on luggage, and getting travelers to display the ads as they travel, and be paid by...
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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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Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

PortMoresby ·
    When I began planning my visit to Oaxaca, I knew nothing about mezcal beyond having heard or read the word.  I discovered early on in my research that the beverage is the distilled product of the agave, also called maguey, plant...
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A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

George G. ·
George G shares memories and images of a visit to lovely Lake Orta in Northern Italy.
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Nov. 24, 2017: World's Fair, Rockton, Ontario

PHeymont ·
The name is big, the concept is local, and SeeSaw has a great time at an old-time agricultural fair.
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U.S. river cruisers drop retro look

PHeymont ·
American Cruise Lines is dropping the 1830-paddlewheel look for a sleeker profile on its newer river cruise ships.
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5 Tips For Staying On Track As A Solo Traveler

Guest ·
Kirk Bowlen offers some good advice on preparing for that solo adventure. Some good travel tips in this piece.
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Step Back in Time: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along as she explores some of the most ancient Native American dwellings.
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In Egypt: Around Luxor

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby enjoys leisurely days in the town as much, if not more, as those spent at its famous monuments.
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Hawaii State Capitol Building – The Aloha State

Samantha ·
On their quest to visit all 50 state capitol buildings, Samantha and her husband feel a spirit of 'aloha' in Honolulu.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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May 10, 2018: You may Find Yourself . . .

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares a snapshot of what may have been the start of a great life/career in travel. Read the story behind the photo.
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 2) the German cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the second in a 4 part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read part 1, which discusses the history of the Museum and its great Czech car collection by clicking here. Today's post features the...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the third in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read about and see lots of great car photos by visiting the prior posts;  part 1 (Czech) by clicking here, and part 2 (German)...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 1) Museum Overview and its Czech collection

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the great pleasures of traveling is discovering those special places -- gems that aren't necessarily very famous or perhaps are off the beaten path, but still so very worthwhile visiting.  So it was with the Tampa Bay Automobile...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the last in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   I really enjoyed this small, off the beaten path car museum and it has a wonderful car collection which I've partially discussed already....
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It’s remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day’s drive fromColombo and even from the central Hill Country, and covers almost 1000 square...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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