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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Re: RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the tour of this music Mecca, Ottoman. I'm a big music fan and always enjoy these sort of articles. It's interesting to know the history behind where the artists recorded their music and this looks like a must to visit.
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Re: More Life at the Edge: What’s in a Name?

PHeymont ·
A little more...I've just been criticized for not recognizing those who took other names to protect themselves from an oppressive government (Lenin comes to mind) or a gender barrier (George Sand) or to allow political debate without reference to personality (Publius, the name used by Jay, Hamilton and Madison in writing the Federalist papers). And then there's Martin Gardner; I've just finished reading his autobiography (titled Undiluted Hocus Pocus) in which he reveals that he occasionally...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Yellowstone: Old Faithful Inn & Geyser

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby arrives in Yellowstone and begins her visit at the logical place, Old Faithful Geyser and its companion, the Old Faithful Inn.
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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Sun Country has a new flight plan

PHeymont ·
Sun Country doesn't want to be a one-note Minneapolis-to-warm-weather airline anymore. It's hoping its several innovations add up to a win.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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'World's Best Restaurant' title heads south

PHeymont ·
El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, northeast of Barcelona took the top listing when the year's World's Best 50 Restaurants list was announced June 1st. It's a return to the spot, trading places with Copenhagen's Noma, which held the spot from...
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Cheaters to get discount on travel to repair marriage

Travel Rob ·
CheapAir.com is offering one of the most unusual travel discounts I've ever heard of. The 36 million Ashley Madison customers who had their info exposed by hackers are eligible to receive a $50 off companion ...
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13 Year Old Boy Starts Travel Charity

Travel Rob ·
13 year old Eli Pollak started "Travel to Learn" last year. It's goal is to award free domestic and foreign educational trips to Madison, Wisconsin  public school students whose families can't afford travel. It has raised $5000 so...
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April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha shares views of this impressive structure, called locally 'the Mexican Embassy.'
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Olympic National Park Part 1, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonatian L on a visit to the 'oppressively green' beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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There's nothing like a road trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Travel writer Marilyn Jones takes us along on a road trip, and test-drives a new car.
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Met Breuer: The Human Figure in Sculpture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Met Breuer for a tour through the history of sculpture.
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The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Roderick Simpson seems to always know where TravelGumbo is...the Puzzlers have had a hard time hiding from him, and once again he's found the answer. He's so good at it, we've invited him to join the crew of Puzzlers...   The Library of Congress...
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RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

Ottoman ·
   Although it may not look very impressive, this modest little building has a very impressive and important musical history.  Welcome to RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.  Known as "The Home of 1,000 Hits", more than 35,000...
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The Whitney Museum, New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us along to one of his favorite smaller art museums in New York City, dedicated to modern and contemporary art by American artists.
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Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
New York's Saint Patrick's Cathedral left a big impression on Samantha, as she reports here.
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Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jonathan L ·
Visiting a large museum like the Met can be overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to make a visit easier and less stressful.
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June 23, 2016: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
If you ever visit Washington, D.C., make sure to visit this beautiful memorial dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, a complex 18th century man with a wide ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself.
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The James Madison Museum, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #325)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the James Madison Museum in the city of Orange, and exploring its broad and often unique exhibits.
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Montpelier, Home of President Madison

George G. ·
George G shares details of a visit to Montpelier, the home of President James Madison and his spouse, Dolly Madison, in Orange County, Virginia.
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Four Days in Columbus, Ohio

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
From its famous zoo to an old German village, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger has excellent suggestions for spending some time in historic Columbus.
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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library, and promises future visits to his hometown of Staunton, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

DrFumblefinger ·
The region immediately around Charlottesville was home to three American Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison (the 3rd, 4th and 5th Presidents of the United States) – an impressive record for any city...
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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Hello, Dolly! Edinburgh museum celebrates birthday with new exhibits

PHeymont ·
Scotland's National Museum is opening a big expansion in July, with new galleries and an exhibit featuring Dolly, the first-ever cloned mammal.
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March 29, 2016: Crocuses

DrFumblefinger ·
Crocuses are blossoming and reminding us that summer will soon be visiting us in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
While touring New York City, Ottoman came upon this iconic skyscraper.
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Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA

Jonathan L ·
Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA give you the chance to see a lot of the country without having to drive.
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Aug. 21, 2018: Lanier Mansion, Madison, IN

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones shares her visit to the 'crown jewel' of Madison, Indian's historic district.
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Oct. 16, 2018: Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a trip down memory lane and a lesson in ingenuity.
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Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Library of Congress, underappreciated and worth a visit.
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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The Historic Mayhurst Inn

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the historic and interesting Mayhurst Inn, well worth a look.
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The Oculus - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a tour of World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and The Oculus, which sits over it.
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Statues of Liberty

PHeymont ·
Statues of Liberty
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Oct. 14, 2020: Big Idaho Potalo Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha pays a visit to Idaho's most unique hotel, a symbol of the state itself.
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Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

Jonathan L ·
Every year the New York Botanical Garden puts together a special show that is on exhibit from spring to fall. This year's features glass artist Dale Chihuly.
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New York gets new old rail station

PHeymont ·
Nearly sixty years after the destruction of Penn Station, New York City gets a new braggable space for Amtrak and New Jersey commuters.
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New York Penn: Up from Under

PHeymont ·
More than 100 years after its opening and nearly 60 years after its original hall was razed, America's busiest station gets some shiny new spaces.
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The Grolier Club: Dedicated to Book Lovers

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits a private club dedicated to all things books
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Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the new Moynihan Train Hall at New York City's Penn Station
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The Morgan Library and Museum

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a tour through the Morgan Library and Museum
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Alexandria, Virginia: History, Art and More

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie pays a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon and the nearby historic city of Alexandria
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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Tasting a Vast Collection

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shows us how rich and varied are this major museum's collections
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Red Rocks 2021's top concert venue

PHeymont ·
Denver's big outdoor performance venue had an advantage over indoor rivals this year because of Covid restriction.
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Giant Nutcracker Silo, Orange, Virginia

George G. ·
George G shares some of the highlights of a visit to Orange, Virginia.
 
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