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Re: Top 7 Hidden Resorts in Europe

Travel Luver ·
Which was your favorite?
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

Professorabe ·
I booked a rental car earlier today for a forthcoming trip to Portugal/Spain. I had toyed with the idea of going for something a bit bigger than the smallest category - which is what I usually book - but your article reminded me of the potential issues with very narrow streets in this part of the world. So a 'mini' car it is (Renault Twingo)!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

George G. ·
One of my favorite Lake Orta photos leading down to a stone boat dock.
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Re: The Getty Villa, Part 2: The Art

PortMoresby ·
I love the jewelry for the intimacy with the wearers I imagine, and the frescos which, to me, are the most alive of all the Roman artistic expressions. Sculpture and mosaics, to me, much less so. I also love the key and perfume bottles, imagining the individual hands that held and used them.
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Re: The Getty Villa, Part 2: The Art

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, PM. It is a fascinating collection, very extensive and thorough. What I was striving for in this piece is to give the reader a sample for what's there and why the museum is worth visiting. My favorite piece of the ones in this gallery is the toy, the very last one. I can imagine some father lovingly crafting it for his child. The glass products amazed me. Several of the sculptures were grand, especially the one of Hercules (which Getty was very proud of), but the...
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Re: Gallery. The Getty Villa. 1) The facility

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Is the cafeteria still in the courtyard? My love of art museums began as a teenager with the Getty in Malibu.Although i've seen a lot of museums since ,it really does rank right up there with the worlds best.
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Re: Sweets Upon Sweets at TK’s at the Villa Mayfair

Travel Rob ·
Katy I've always loved cheesecake and that Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake alone sounds like it's worth the trip!
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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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Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #272)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating and well preserved mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sicily. The Villa houses the best preserved collections of Roman mosaics in the world.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 8, 2014: Young girl, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've previously written about my visits with Sir Arthur C. Clarke  on this blog, a highlight in my travel life.  Arthur had a beach villa in Hikkaduwa  near the southwestern corner of Sri Lanka, just north of Galle.  It was...
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Gallery. The Getty Villa. 1) The facility

DrFumblefinger ·
  While he was despised by many during his lifetime, J.P. Getty  has left the world a wonderful legacy.  Getty was one of the world’s first billionaires who like  Bill Gates  was the richest man in the world during...
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The Getty Villa, Part 2: The Art

DrFumblefinger ·
In part one of this series I gave you the background on the Getty Villa, Mr. Getty and his passion for art.  What follows are some illustrative pieces from the Villa's collection, which focus on art from the antiquities.  There are...
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Sweets Upon Sweets at TK’s at the Villa Mayfair

Katy ·
The first time I ate TK’s at the Villa Mayfair’s vanilla mousse cheesecake I was celebrating Yelp’s 10 th anniversary, and I remember thinking it was one of the best desserts I had ever tasted. Not too long ago I was invited over to...
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Top 7 Hidden Resorts in Europe

Andrew L (Guest) ·
Looking for a great resort to visit in Europe? Something a little off the main beaten tourist path? Andrew L has seven excellent suggestions for you.
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The Getty Center, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #194)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the famous Getty Museum complex in West Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood. Famed for its beautiful architecture, wonderful art collection, magnificent gardens and stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline, it is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
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Controversial McCafe opens in Historic Villa in China

Travel Rob ·
  Photo of West Lake from user Shizhao - Wikimedia Commons   A McCafe opened November 15 in historic building in the Chinese city of Hangzhou with lots of controversy. The 84-year-old villa once briefly housed, Chiang...
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Casa De Winter, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Villa Winter is situated near the village, Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realized by Gustav Winter, a German engineer born in 1893 in the Black Forest. It was completed in 1946 and has two floors, a tower in the northwestern part of the villa, and a balcony at the front. Gustav Winter worked for Spain since 1915 and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The villa is built in...
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Top 5 luxury resorts in the Maldives

VishnuKumar ·
The Islands have many luxurious resorts to provide all modern amenities you could imagine of. Especially for honeymooners and romantic couples, these resorts are equipped with all the modern facilities and fun options. Take a tour to some of the top Maldives resorts to book one for your next holiday. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Holding a beautiful beach location, Four Seasons Resort provides some amazing surfing spots in the Maldives. The resort is driving an in-house surfing...
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Re: Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #272)

Professorabe ·
Thanks a lot for sharing these photos. I just checked the dates on my own shots from there and was shocked to discover that they were taken 11 years ago. Needless to say, they weren't anywhere near as good as yours. I remember being particularly fascinated by the bikini-clad sportswomen and the chariots being pulled by geese. As you say, the place is well worth a visit.
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Re: Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #272)

Neil McAleer ·
A wonderful historic image collection, and fascinating historic description, which I have never seen their match! Sincere thanks for these Dr. Fumblefinger! Neil McAleer
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Hotel Villa Athena, Agrigento: Room with a View

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares the view from a room he and his wife enjoyed while visiting the Villa Athena in Agrigento.
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Hotel Villa Athena, Agrigento, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the unique Hotel Villa Athena, located adjacent to a UNESCO World Heritage site in Agrigento, Sicily.
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Under the Tuscan Sun: My Fave Travel Film

Samantha ·
There are a lot of great travel movies out there, but Samantha always enjoys watching Under the Tuscan Sun. It shows you that you can turn bad situations into good.
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Re: Under the Tuscan Sun: My Fave Travel Film

Jonathan L ·
One of mt.favorite movies in one of my favorite destinations
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Re: Under the Tuscan Sun: My Fave Travel Film

DrFumblefinger ·
My favorite travel film is 2001: A Space Odyssey. Changed my life.
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