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Lisbon: Cheap, but Steep!

PHeymont ·
That’s my short take on Lisbon after two weeks there last summer. A variety of economic factors, not all connected with the Euro crisis of the past few years, have made Portugal incredibly cheap for foreign travelers—but you have to be...
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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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A Day Among the Ruins

PortMoresby ·
  I chose Ostia Antica for a day trip from Rome, rather than the much longer trek to Pompeii.  Aside from a few school groups, I had this remarkable place almost to myself.     I realized that there’s a different crowd on...
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Casas Particulares in Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Visiting Cuba has forever changed the way I view accommodations when I travel now. For one I was always a chain hotel kind of girl racking up my points and being loyal to said luxury chains.  I had the option to book luxury hotels in Havana...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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Ethiopia Musings: 6) Lucy at the National Museum

Lestertheinvestor ·
  In the center of Addis Ababa is the Ethiopian National Museum .  It's supposed to be constructed as an Italian villa, although I am not so sure I see that.  Although it has been around for decades (1930’s), it was in the...
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Gulangyu Island

PortMoresby ·
  Early in my Gumbo career, I wrote about the big mud apartment blocks, called tulou, in the hill tribe region of southern China, photos of which compelled me to travel to Fujian Province.  The route to the tulou went from San Francisco to...
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Visiting Sicily: An introductory overview

DrFumblefinger ·
    Travel guru Rick Steves likes to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that Italy either gets better or worse as you head south from Rome, depending on what you like.  If you like a quieter people, trains running almost on time, etc. head...
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Some cool images from a lovely resort in Jaipur

Pratap Singh ·
I recently shared a post on some amazing tourist sites in Jaipur, along with a few pink city resorts. So, one of them, Lohagarh Fort Resort share some amazing pictures, which were takes from their guests and they are amazing. Have a look at them and judge whether they are awesome or not.
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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Lyndale Park is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis without having to leave the city.
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Agrigento, Sicily's Valley of the Temples is the world's largest archaeological site, and its mysteries are also immense. PHeymont visited and reports.
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Swannanoa Palace, Afton, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #224)

George G. ·
George G shares the solution to this week's travel puzzle, the delightful and beautiful Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. One of America's finest homes and well worth a visit
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In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PortMoresby ·
After years admiring pictures of Sezincote’s Neo-Mughal design, PortMoresby visits the house in Gloucestershire and is in for a surprise.
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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November 6, 2019: Capri Harbor

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares a memorable image of Capril harbor, on the lovely island of Capri.
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Maymont Mansion, Richmond, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #366)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting home of James and Sallie Dooley, known as Maymont. The mansion is located at 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia.
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Where to travel when you win the lottery

Rock A (Guest) ·
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Rock has some suggestions on places you might want to visit when you do (sponsored content)
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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Rooms for the 1%: World's 10 most expensive hotels

PHeymont ·
The most expensive hotel in the world...       Photo: Aman Resorts Luxury-hotels.com, whose name tells you what they're about, has published a survey of this summer's most expensive hotels in the world. Although, of course, they'll try...
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Beach, Bulls, Music highlight Spain's July events

PHeymont ·
Kings of Leon at Benicassim 2007            Photo: ELOdry / Wikimedia     This is the month of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but that's only a small piece of the events on tap in Spain for July.   A...
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Tangier, Morocco Enjoying a Renaissance

Travel Rob ·
            Sunrise over the Atlas/Photo by Mac Privately funded restorations of Tangier's most famous landmarks are helping to return Tangier to its former glory. The Librairie des Colonnes, the...
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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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Free parking no longer 'magic' at Disney World

PHeymont ·
Overnight parking fees that add up to as much as $168 a week are going into effect at Disney World's hotels.
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Santa Fe's unique cathedral

PHeymont ·
Santa Fe's St. Francis Cathedral is a 19th-century building with classical motifs as well as Spanish and Native American influences.
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Pondicherry, India (Part 1)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of life in Pondicherry, a unique corner of the Indian subcontinent.
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August 17, 2018: Mexican Wrestler's Mask

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger has a childish fascination with Mexican-style wrestler's masks. Here's one he encountered in Buenos Aires.
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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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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 12) The Beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sri Lanka is intimately tied to the sea.  As a tropical island, only a few degrees north latitude of the equator, there are dozens of lovely warm beaches by which you can relax.  Some like to swim, some like to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 24, 2014: Taprobane, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
An unusual sight for visitors to Sri Lanka's beautiful south coast is Taprobane Island.  A small private island, to which you must wade through shallow surf to gain access, Taprobane sits about 200 yards off the shore of Weligama Bay.  A...
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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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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
    Paweł and I are back in his little red car on one-lane Polish roads behind tractors. Google Maps underestimates our driving time, and we’re going nowhere fast. Nothing fazes Paweł though, and he's ready with cameras for any kind of...
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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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Marseille's Vieux Port and Forts: An Urban Hike

PHeymont ·
Marseille's central attraction, the Vieux Port really lives up to its name, the Old Port, but first glances wouldn't tell you that. It's a sizable natural harbor, sheltered from the sea, that's been an important center of trade since it was founded by...
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Finding Reiner: Taking a Break in Cologne

HistoryDigger ·
After spending two separate weeks in Cologne (in January and June), I’ve come to love this walkable city. I’ll take a short pause from “Finding Reiner” to give readers a taste of the town.     Accommodations: Cologne...
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Finding Reiner #2: Chasing Ghosts

HistoryDigger ·
I'm deep into last-minute research for my "Finding Reiner" adventure. My suitcase is  packed with device chargers, plug adaptors, Swiss Army knives, bandaids, spare batteries, and clip-on, flat water flasks for the trail. But, my desk is covered...
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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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Experience Holiday in Croatia in Luxury

Alex D ·
Alex D offers us Croatia as a great destination for luxury travelers (and yes, for the rest of us, too!)
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Kies met zorg je villa of vakantiewoning om echt te genieten op vakantie

Paul Thomas ·
Mensen kiezenmeestal één vakantiewoning en verblijven er gans het vakantieverloop. Verhuizen van de ene naar de andere met bagage is meestal duur en je verliest er kostbare vakantietijd aan. Daarom is het belangrijk om de juiste vakantiewoning met zwembad te selecteren. Na uren van zoeken naar de juiste villa en het napluizen wat ze aan te bieden hebben, verfijn je de lijst met hetgene dat voor u het belangrijkste is. Iedereen heeft andere verlangens wanneer ze op zoek zijn naar de juiste...
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French Riviera pied-a-terre: €1 Billion

PHeymont ·
For the price, 35 acres, 10 bedrooms, 14,000 tropical plants, and a few slices of history.
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Italy turns to China to fund historic restoration

PHeymont ·
Italy is offering big tax breaks to Chinese companies doing business in Italy if they will invest in preservation and renovation of Italy's cultural heritage.
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Silent Skies in Tuscany, Italy

Kirsten Hines ·
Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Europe, part 1. Kirsten Hines nature series moves from Australia to Europe, where we consider a world without songbirds.
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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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Picking the Right Luxury Vacation Rental

Darren (Guest) ·
Darren offers suggestions you might use when booking your next luxury vacation stay (sponsored content)
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Savoring the Flavor of Miami

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some excellent suggestions on how to enjoy your time in Miami.
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Why I Choose Short Term Over Long Term Travel

TillsLovesTravel ·
There was a long held view in my household that short term travel was more economical, sustainable and even more fun than the long term options, and I stand by it. I have watched many friends head off on their year long travel journeys only to return home a little disappointed that their adventure has ended. I have watched a few of them become disheartened by joining the rat race once more. But that isn’t me... I have, like most Brits, opted for the annual holiday to feed my travel thrist.
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A Complete Guide For The Visitors Planning To Visit Thailand

soniyak ·
Thailand is a country which has almost everything for everyone, and this is why millions of tourists every day, visit to enjoy and explore Thailand but, many things remain unexplored. So here is a full guide for Thailand. About Thailand Thailand Climate If you’re planning to visit Northern Thailand, then do not visit there in March-April when farmers burn their crops. The Hot season is known as the burning season, and the air becomes really unpleasant, and it makes tourist vacation terrible.
 
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