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Re: Wonders of the Modern World

DrFumblefinger ·
The Soviets have never been completely transparent about Chernobyl, but this is the story as best as I was able to synthesize it: It seems that the alarm system was malfunctioning (going off all the time) so it was turned off by the tech monitoring the system. He had the fuel rods pulled out of their cooling chambers for maintenance work, was distracted (remember, the alarms are off), then by the time he focused back on the task at hand the rods had begun to melt and couldn't be reinserted...
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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.   We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and...
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In wake of terror, EU considers airline security

Paul Heymont ·
Proposals in the EU Parliament calling for more information about airline passengers to be made available to national authorities are on the table; they would make the Passenger Name Record (PNR) of all passengers arriving and departing EU available....
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Belgians in Copenhagen file 'missing bus' report

Paul Heymont ·
Leaving a load of tourists behind, a very noticeable bus has gone missing in Copenhagen.
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World tourism numbers on the rise

Paul Heymont ·
International tourism numbers are growing at the fastest rate in years, but some big jumps mean less than they seem to.
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After drops, London and Paris see more visitors

Paul Heymont ·
After a bad year marked by tourism losses after terror incidents, the two cities are seeing visitor numbers rise again, though not yet to 2015 levels.
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British travelers facing Schengen border delays

Paul Heymont ·
Because of tightened anti-terror controls, European airports are taking more time to check UK passports entering the Schengen 'no borders' area.
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Fear and Loving It: New roller coasters coming

Paul Heymont ·
New roller coasters to debut next year with twisting, turning, floating, dropping and scaring to spare for those who love them.
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Paris on track for a 10-year visitor high

Paul Heymont ·
Defying fears that terror incidents would dramatically curtail visits, Paris tourism is on track for a ten-year high.
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French tourism finally on the rebound

Paul Heymont ·
France's tourism numbers have taken some terror-related hits, but there are signs of better times ahead.
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12 Hot Destinations for 2020

Paul Heymont ·
An adventure travel company suggests twelve spots where travel may make a difference, to the locals, the travelers or both.
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Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in the Phoenix area? If so, Samantha shares some of the exciting and free things to do while exploring the city.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#132)

Paul Heymont ·
Not a pit, and not a fort...but perhaps some similarities to the past two puzzles, since there is a narrow passage leading to a more distant point. But don't let that lead you astray; this one is far from either of them...and comes with a tale of...
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International Spy Museum, Washington D.C.: (Where Gumbo Was #265)

George G. ·
The solution to last week's travel puzzle is revealed. We were visiting the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., filled with a curious assortment of gadgets used mostly during the Cold War.
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France, Spain, U.S. top tourism faves

Paul Heymont ·
Spain moves into #2 ahead of the U.S., but France clings to the crown.
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Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt seeing visitors again

Paul Heymont ·
Travelers, especially Britons, are returning to popular sunny places that lost business over terror fears.
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Ghost Adventures in Gettysburg and Maryland

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
It's Halloween and what could be more timely that stories of ghosts and visiting the places they haunt, like Stephanie Kalina-Metzger did in Gettysburg and Maryland.
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Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

Paul Heymont ·
For reasons I can’t completely explain, the great cemeteries of Paris are among the city’s major tourist attractions. There is the amazing statuary to be seen, yes. There are the graves of the rich and famous, certainly. There is the...
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Paris Sunday shopping: If you can't beat them...

Paul Heymont ·
Small stores are being given more Sunday opportunities to compete with the big chains that are open 7 days in "international tourist zones."
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Italy pays its youth a culture bonus

Paul Heymont ·
Italy's 18-year-olds are getting money to pay for museum and concert tickets and more in hopes of giving them a more positive view of their country.
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Security upped for Munich Oktoberfest

Paul Heymont ·
Munich's big festival of beer and bratwurst is getting addtional security measures this year after terror incidents in European cities.
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Bangkok nabs #1 spot for travel destinations

Paul Heymont ·
Bangkok pulls ahead of London in a survey by Mastercard International. Other top finishers include Paris, New York and Dubai.
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Munich's Oktoberfest numbers tumble; Stuttgart's rise

Paul Heymont ·
Security fears and bad weather lower numbers in Munich, while the sun shines on Stuttgart. No terror attacks, but a lot of bad behavior...
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France adds 'sky marshals' to trains

Paul Heymont ·
France is ramping up security measures on its rail network, including on-train guards and more scanning.
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China building yet another 'thrill bridge'

Paul Heymont ·
If vertigo's your thing, or you're thrilled by great views over sheer drops, China is getting ready to please you.
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Terror attack takes Istanbul off cruise map

Paul Heymont ·
Cruise lines, which had already reduced stops in Turkey after earlier attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, have canceled many more port calls.
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More cruise lines cancelling Turkey

Paul Heymont ·
Continuing a bad-news trend for Turkey, three more cruise lines have cancelled port calls, and those that haven't aren't going to Istanbul.
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Paris builds a wall, too—around the Eiffel Tower

Paul Heymont ·
Paris responds to the possibility of terror attacks at tourist sites by adding a glass wall around the Eiffel Tower.
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Cruise lines returning to Istanbul

Paul Heymont ·
After a gap of several years following security concerns, major cruise lines are again offering port calls and overnights in Istanbul.
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AAA: Where Americans are going this summer

Paul Heymont ·
London is becoming a more popular tourist destination for American travelers.
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Paris' New Year celebration will go on, but quietly

Paul Heymont ·
Paris's traditional outdoor New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees will happen this year, but will be a much more low-key affair than in the past. In the aftermath of last month's terror attacks, there had been thoughts it would be canceled. It will be a very different event, with no fireworks (for fear they might spark panic) and security measures to control crowds and keep too large a crowd from forming around the Arc de Triomphe. In place of the fireworks, there will be a...
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Where they're going: NY, Paris top Airbnb New Year list

Paul Heymont ·
The recent terror attacks in Paris apparently haven't put off its lure for visitors; Airbnb reports it's the top New Year holiday booking in Europe, and second only to New York world-wide. The vacation rental company says it has 45,000 people booked in Paris for the holiday, and 47,000 in New York. The rest of the top 5 are London with 35,000, Sydney with 25,000 and Barcelona with 24,000. The figures indicate a quick and solid comeback for Paris's tourism industry; immediately after the...
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November 27, 2018: The Tiny Terror

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger didn't know what a terror his neighbor's dog was until he saw this sign on their fence.
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Berlin's Wonderful Smaller Museums

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Berlin's vibrant art scene.
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Aug. 5, 2018: Topography of Terror Museum, Berlin

Jonathan L ·
The Topography of Terror museum presents a time line of the horrors of the Gestapo during the Nazi era.
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Haunted house—with no way out!

Paul Heymont ·
For Halloween and horror freaks, a Japanese company has launched a pandemic-era haunted house.
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Quebec City: Europe in America

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger recalls a visit to Quebec, where he felt almost as if he were in Europe.
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Patriot's Park, College of the Ozarks

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the collection of war memorials at Patriot's Park in Branson's College of the Ozarks.
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Reconstruction Era National Historical Park- Beaufort SC

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L for a visit that honors an important but little-known history of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
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Why Travellers Visiting Perth Would Enjoy the Escape Room Experience

James C (Guest) ·
Some reasons why you should consider visiting Escape rooms on your next travel adventure (sponsored content)
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Richmond Railroad Museum, Virginia

George G. ·
Join George G on a ride through Richmond's railroad history at a former Southern Railroad station
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Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Judy Barford ·
Judy Barford recalls a visit to this historical and deeply religious site.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the National Museum of African American History.
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A Rambler in Antwerp

Paul Heymont ·
A few days in Antwerp gave PHeymont a chance to start storing memories for a future trip.
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Oklahoma City National Memorial

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the National Memorial in Oklahoma City, site of a terrorist bombing over 25 years ago.
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France's most popular street names

Paul Heymont ·
A roundup of the top ten historic figures honored with French street names.
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Visiting Gettysburg's "Beyond the Battle" Museum

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie visits this highly interesting modern museum, rated one of the best in the United States. Its emphasis is on the famous Civil War battle, but the exhibits extend well beyond that.
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At the High: Contemporary, Serious, Whimsical

Paul Heymont ·
At Atlanta's High Museum, a selection of contemporary artworks, some serious, some whimsical and all with an emotional impact
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