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Re: March 3, 2020: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

George G. ·
Booked a wedding anniversary trip to St. Thomas and we had a fabulous romantic time. If you get the chance, take the Red Hook ferry to Cruz Bay at St. John's and explore the Virgin Island National Park. Lots of plantation ruins from back in the day when Denmark ruled the Virgin Islands. We had a wonderful lunch and view from the Caneel Bay Resort, which I understand has not reopened after being pummeled by two hurricanes.
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Re: Finally some good news! Whistler or Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't ski either (bad knees), but I've visited both of these destinations. There are pros and cons to each. Both is a little over an hour's drive from their closest major airport, Vancouver for Whistler and Calgary for Canmore. Whistler is close to the coast, but high up. So they usually have good snow, but depending on the year, it can get soggy by spring and sometimes ice crusted. Banff area is far more likely to have nice light powder during the spring break season. Some people swear by...
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Re: Doctor List for Traveling

PortMoresby ·
SueZee, I'm sure there is but, as I mentioned, I just don't think you need to worry about it. As a last resort you can call the embassy if the first line of defense, hotels & pharmacies, can't help. Very unlikely. Tell your cousins only rank beginners and sick people spend time worrying that could be enjoyed planning their trip.
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Samantha ·
The Dustia Resort sounds incredible (except for the little pests, lol). Will definitely have to keep it in mind when we travel to Thailand one day. Thanks for a great post and awesome pictures.
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Re: Mall of the Emirates

George G. ·
Unbelievable technology to maintain a ski resort in the desert. I believe the world's largest indoor ski resort just opened last summer which is the Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in Harbin China.
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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

IslandMan ·
Excellent article, Felicty. Yes, whilst all these places are a must on most peoples' travel list, we do need to be aware of the environmental impact we as tourists make.
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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

GarryRF ·
Without the tourist would many of these places survive? Without the billions of euros spent on Venice to keep the water out would it still be walkable ? Would the Taj Mahal still be showing the scars of conflict if people didn't visit and contribute to its hunger for refurbishment ? Or maybe leave it to fall into ruin like the pyramids. Which do we remove? The tourists or the high heels ?
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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

Zohaib ·
I agree that these destinations are famous and must-sees for every tourist, but all of us have an obligation to not destory these beautiful corners of the World. Like for Venice, as mentioned in the article that so many Cruises pass through here (stops) each year, so they must have dig-up the area and hence the water level keeps rising?! If we don't take care, our future generations wouldn't be able to see these historic places.
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Re: Marriott to offer free wi-fi to all its Rewards member

PortMoresby ·
And let us not forget the dreaded "resort fees". Defined as meaning anything the hotel wants it to mean. And charged whether we use the facilities it's said to cover, or not. Look in the dictionary for the definition of "chicken shit" and you'll find "resort fees". If everyone must pay it, it should rightly be included in the room rate. Even my favorite, AirBnB, makes options available for hosts - cleaning fee, security deposit, a charge for more than 1 person and even possibilities for...
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Re: Marriott to offer free wi-fi to all its Rewards member

PHeymont ·
I will say one thing for Airbnb, as compared to hotel resort fees: With Airbnb, before you click, you see the total of what's included, and what goes to whom. The resort fee and some of the others are often a surprise on arrival...
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Re: Virgin Hotels Promises No Nickel and Diming

DrFumblefinger ·
If they keep their room rates reasonable, they will be very successful. Especially important to fight that "resort fee" that's creeping up everywhere.
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Re: Borneo: A Small Town, More Boats & the Rain Forest of Sarawak

Travel Rob ·
Wow!,those views from The Pelagus Resort are incredible
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Re: No place like home? 41% of Americans stayed there!

DrFumblefinger ·
I think a lot of it is due to a bad economy. Many many working people out there are struggling and don't have spare funds to take a family on a trip. Travel for 4 people is often 3-4 x as expensive as travel for one person. And as PM points out, it's also a matter of priorities. To some folks vacation means going in style, like staying at an all inclusive luxury resort, not just camping. I'm actually curious if the 40% who said they didn't actually take vacation would even consider going...
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Re: Brits still in love with long-haul holidays

GarryRF ·
I can get an 11 hour flight from the UK to Cuba, Airport transfers, All inclusive Resort on the Beach and evening Entertainment. 2 weeks in June. Same price as I pay for a return Flight only to New York - 6 Hours. $1250 US. I'll be responsible when the UK Prime Minister gets the Train from London to Brussels instead of Flying.
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Re: Americans still skipping vacation time

GarryRF ·
All the American families I have met have been keen on long weekends at a nearby ( under 100 miles ) beach or resort.
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Re: Shelter in hotel: New trend?

PHeymont ·
For those with money to burn and a bit of disdain for 'the rest of us,' there's an alternative in Zurich: Le Bijou Hotel and Resort, formerly a luxury apartment building and now renting out as "quarantine apartments" for $12-14,000 a night. As an add-on, the hotel is offering a $500 virus screening test by a local clinic: "You don't need to expose yourself to infected patients and hospital infections: Together with our healthcare partner Double Check, we provide medical check-ups and...
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Re: Mosaic Floors, Paphos, Cyprus

TravelingCanuck ·
I love this blog. I had the pleasure of spending 7 months in Cyprus in the early 80s and made several trips to Paphos (my favorite spot on the island). This was before the tourist resort invasion and there was only a couple of smaller hotels in Paphos. The town still had all the old charm, the harbor had some great family owned restaurants and the Tombs of the Kings was a pleasant 30 minute walk in the countryside. Sadly, like so many charming little places it has been caught up by the...
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Actually the prison is more like a resort complete with Bansky style art, a gym ,a recording studio and a library. http://content.time.com/time/p...9083_2137368,00.html
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Re: More trouble for Turkey: Delta cancels service

GarryRF ·
Hotel Voyage. Beach and Golf Resort. Belek. Turkey. Turkey is still a bargain. Don't deny yourself a visit to a beautiful country. The people are educated. well mannered and courteous. I'd be back there tomorrow if I could.
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Re: Prince William and Dutchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal

Travel Rob ·
If you are planning a trip to the Taj Mahal and India, check out TG's India section. It includes blogs on the Taj Mahal https://www.travelgumbo.com/collection/IndiaBlogs https://www.travelgumbo.com/sea...ueryString=Taj+Mahal
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Re: To the top of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

GarryRF ·
Tenerife is an all year resort and has its peak season around Christmas. One of the rituals on Christmas Day is driving up Mt Teide in a rental Jeep. Take a couple of cooler box's and fill them with fresh snow. Drive back to Playa de las Americas and have a snow ball fight on the sunny 75'f beach with the sunbathers. Something that leaves a lasting memory of Christmas Day.
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Re: Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this one! I was last in that area as a teenager, 50 years ago, treated to a steamer ride from Quebec with my uncles. We spent part of a day going up the Saguenay, and then stayed a few days at the Manoir Richelieux...a very ritzy resort surrounded by poor farmers. The whole trip was full of beautiful sights.
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Re: Where Gumbo was #8.8. Parknasilla Resort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Former Member ·
abc got Ireland ! Bucked the crowd and came up with Ireland ! Yea for abc ! Do I earn a trip to the resort ? catering to royalty, writers, artists and actors and Gumboites.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

GarryRF ·
Great photos Dr Y. Is this an all year tourist resort or would I freeze to death in winter ? I presume this remains sub zero all year due to its elevation. Does it contain any wildlife ? Is it receding with warmer weather ? We see pictures of areas where glacier ice is disappearing but there are areas we don't see where it's on the increase. I remember being taught about shifting ice regions in the 1950's and all this alarmist talk today seems to be just a continuation of normality.
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Season's Greetings from your friends at TravelGumbo!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy Holidays, everyone!
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Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
I’d heard as a schoolboy that the Saguenay Fjord was one of the longest in the world.  Years later someone told me the area around Tadoussac was pretty, sparsely developed and inviting.  Given a spare day or...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Just found this website and I hope you guys can help me out. I'm finishing my Masters (Architecture) this spring and have a job lined up starting July 1.  The job has little holiday time (2 weeks first 2 years), so I want to make a trip to...
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Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy New Year!!  Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, the dawn of the Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram).  The date varies from year-to-year, but Chinese New Year falls on the first day of  the first lunar month  in the Chinese...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 31, 2015: The Taj Mahal

Grand Escapades ·
Love, beauty, death and unparalleled elegance… All these ingredients contribute to making the TajMahal one of the wonders of the world, a place not to be missed.   Who would remain untouched by the story of MumtazMahal, the favorite,...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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U.S. ski resort giant takes a bite of Australia

PHeymont ·
U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has paid $136 million to take over Australia's popular Mount Perisher ski area in the Snowy Mountains.   Vail, which owns a dozen or so ski areas in the U.S. (Colorado, California, Utah, Michigan and...
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American Samoa: The Park, The People and The Culture

59nationalparks ·
When we first started planning our 59 National Park tour, we had no idea that there was a National Park in American Samoa.  This fact gave us pause.  American Samoa is a ten hour flight from Los Angeles.  The islands are expensive...
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Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
  Several years ago, after the completing 100+ miles of England’s Cotswold Way, over hill and dale and, at times, experiencing painful difficulties, I resolved to give up hills in favor of walking along waterways, of which there are many,...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Scottsdale By the Numbers

Marilyn Jones ·
Scottsdale Attractions:          1) Hot Air Expeditions: Start your day in a hot air balloon soaring over the desert with the sun creeping over the mountains.         2) Taliesin West : Frank Lloyd...
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Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Until I attended my first medical meeting in Nashville, I'd never thought much about visiting this mid-sized city, an oversight on my part.  Nashville's a fun destination in many ways, especially if you're a fan of Country music.  I...
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Las Vegas -- last stop of the Elvis tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post marks the end of our journey to see sites related to Elvis Presley's life.  So far we've visited Elvis' birth home in  Tupelo , his mansion,  Graceland , its  car museum , and we've toured  Memphis  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 27, 2014: Nene, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
  A nene is a goose native to Hawaii and is that island's state bird.  The first time I saw nene was several years ago when my wife and I spent a week in Maui.  We spotted them while on a drive to the summit of the dormant volcano,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
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Disney's new idea: river cruising for families

PHeymont ·
The Disney empire, which seems to be almost as much a travel and resort company as it is a studio and park operator, has another new plan: change river cruising from an older-adult activity to a family plan. Adventures by Disney, which provides...
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Enchanted Village: a hotel for hobbits?

PHeymont ·
The Enchanted Village, a new hotel at the Alton Towers resort and amusement park in Staffordshire, England might have a familiar "ring" to it for fans of the Lord of the Rings. It's designed to reflect the visual sense of the movies based on J.R.R....
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Viking: How to have snow on your summer cruise

PHeymont ·
Every year the cruise-ship companies find new ways to amuse and refresh passengers—mini-amusement parks, sky-diving, Broadway shows and more—but now Viking has trumped the others by adding snow to its new ocean cruisers, starting with...
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Elvis Plays Las Vegas again...sort of

PHeymont ·
Elvis Presley's Memphis estate, Graceland, is planning to open a permanent Presley exhibit in the King of Rock 'n Roll's second home, Las Vegas. The plans include not only a big display of memorabilia (including a 35' sign from one of his concert...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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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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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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October - A perfect month to explore Udaipur and nearby sites

Pratap Singh ·
Udaipur, which is also known as the lake city of India, is a beautiful and romantic tourist destination, in the state of Rajasthan (INDIA). Udaipur has been the home of the Mewar Kingdom, which has built a strong empire from 11th to 20th century and has not surrender to major empires in India like the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal, etc. Now as said in the title, October is the best month for a couple (or family traveler) to explore Udaipur, as the weather is quite good (not hot or too cold). And...
 
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