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The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

Ian Cook ·
A sight you won't see anymore, Ian Cook shares these photos of the QEII sailing into the River Tyne just before her retirement in 2008.
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World War II Pill Boxes, Embleton Bay, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Hundreds of WW II era fortifications known as "pillboxes" dot the English landscape. Ian Cook shares some examples, along with their history.
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Galleria Umberto I, Naples: Reborn again

PHeymont ·
Naples' glassy galleria has had several roles in Naples' history, and it's getting a glitzy makeover for its next one.
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Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Part of Sicily's Arab-Norman heritage, Cefalu's Cathedral is a showcase of art and a primer of the island's checkered history.
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Pompeii: Ancient Ruins, Modern Images

PHeymont ·
The works of a modern French-Polish sculptor provide both a contrast and a complement to the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
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April 24, 2017. Abu Simbel, Egypt

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the amazing temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Smaller U.S. airports get ready for European routes

PHeymont ·
Hartford, Providence and Newburgh, NY are all getting new international service, and rushing to be ready when they start.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bidar and Hyderabad

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his journey through Karnataka, with visits to the interesting sites of Bidar and Hyderabad.
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Signs of Berlin

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger presents a collection of signs from the German capital.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bijapur and Gulbarga

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey continues into Northern Karnatka, from Badami to Bijapur and then on to Gulbarga. There are a large number of Muslims in the region.
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Icelandair to offer live theatre in-flight

PHeymont ·
Icelandair rolls its 80th anniversary, a Stopover Pass promotion and Icelandic culture into a new kind of in-flight entertainment.
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July 5, 2017: Cambridge American Cemetery

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery, the only permanent World War II Memorial in the British Isles.
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part II

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby completes the Spring 2017 tour of Sierra Foothills gardens open for charity, just minutes from her home.
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Bagno Vignoni: Ancient bath, modern spa

Marilyn Jones ·
In a village known for its mineral baths for centuries, Marilyn Jones also appreciates a modern luxury spa.
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Granville Island Glimpses

PHeymont ·
Famed for its public market, Granville Island also has great views of Vancouver, boats, water, and lots of visitors.
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PortMoresby's Travel for Garden Lovers

PortMoresby ·
Northern California Gardens April 18, 2014: Gallery: Springtime at Ananda April 1, 2015: Road Trip, Day 2: Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden April 15, 2015: A Road Trip Gallery: Jane's Garden May 6, 2015: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink June 3, 2015: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I June 10, 2015: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part II July 22, 2017: Gold Country, Part I July 29, 2017: Gold Country, Part II August 5, 2017: Filoli, the House August 12, 2017: Filoli, the Garden...
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New Brexit referendum called—in France!

PHeymont ·
Festival organizers in western France, once ruled jointly with England, are offering a chance for a reunion.
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Scenes of Cesky Krumlov

PHeymont ·
Gumbo's mystery destination this past week was no mystery to a number of readers. Join us for scenes from this UNESCO World Heritage town.
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Pyramids of Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook unravels the mystery behind the 'pyramids' of Tenerife, Canary Islands
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In the Cotswolds: Upton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her English adventures with a stop at Upton House, in Warwickshire, on the way to the Cotswolds.
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry

PHeymont ·
A fascinating walk through the things and industries that made Seattle what it is, in an area that no longer is what it was.
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Prague's Jewish Quarter: An Emotional and Educational Journey

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones in her exploration of one of Europe's most important Jewish history sites, and one of Prague's most-visited areas.
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Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota (Where Gumbo Was #231)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the plane exhibit outside the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. An impressive assortment of military hardware can be viewed (for free), a treat for anyone interested in the history of flight.
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The Bathing House, Howick, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a lovely and historic cottage with one of the finest views in Northumberland.
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A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed a wonderful food tour in the beautiful and historic Polish city of Krakow. He shares details and photos of this experience.
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March 9, 2017: Statue of Oscar Peterson, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottoman ·
This life size statue of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is located at the corner of Elgin and Albert streets in Ottawa, Canada, outside Canada's National Arts Centre.
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The Museum of Chinese in America

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Museum of Chinese in America, which explores the long history of immigration to this country
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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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April 25, 2020: Shorthand History, Hamburg

PHeymont ·
Three statues on the facade of the former Hamburg home of Germany's pre World War I Reichsbank give a quick lesson in the city's history.
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Abandoned Asylums: An Unusual Destination

Marilyn Jones ·
Books that can inspire travel come in all sorts: Here's an unusual one that caught Marilyn Jones' attention.
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Prague's St Vitus: Old and New

PHeymont ·
PHeymont takes a look at how one of Europe's oldest cathedrals came to have so much stunning modern art.
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January 4, 2020: Statue of Pope John Paul II, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a statue of Pope John Paul II on Wawel Hill -- home of Krakow's royal past.
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Turquoise Trail: A beautiful trip through New Mexico

Jonathan L ·
Jonthan L takes us on a trip along The Turquoise Trail, with stops at Tinkertown and Madrid.
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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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Cologne: Just Passing Through

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reflects on a pleasant but far-too-short day in a city that's calling him back for more...some day!
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Milan to get Italian Resistance museum

PHeymont ·
The Italian anti-fascist resistance to Mussolini and German invaders will soon be honored in a museum to be built in Milan.
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Italian Swiss town 'rejoins' Italy

PHeymont ·
An Italian town whose heart and geography may have been in Switzerland loses its unique status.
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Jan. 11, 2020: The History Column, Koblenz, Germany

PHeymont ·
A monument that recounts the town's history also obscures some of it.
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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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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VE-day dedication set for Eisenhower Memorial

PHeymont ·
To be dedicated on the 75th anniversary of WWII's end, the sculptures that form the memorial are being installed.
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The National Automobile Museum, Reno (Where Gumbo was #369)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of America's greatest car museums -- the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
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How to spend a day exploring Casablanca

Imram M (Guest) ·
Imram shares some highlights of a visit to his home city of Casablanca.
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January 3, 2020: World War II era DC-3, Thunder Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is pleasantly surprised to find this beautifully restored DC3 aircraft sitting at the Thunder Bay airport. The plane had flown paratroopers to the D-Day invasion and had been restored for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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Glasgow's Unlikely People's Palace

PHeymont ·
Built as an oasis of culture in a sea of slums, one of Glasgow's important museums is still fighting for its life in an era of budget cuts.
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Koblenz: At the German Corner

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll through Koblenz's Old City and a bit of history and art.
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Nyhavn: Copenhagen's Gem

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger found the Nyhavn neighborhood the loveliest in Copenhagen. Built in the 17th century as the city's main harbor, it remains a popular tourist destination.
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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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