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Re: AirBnB vs New York. Update

PortMoresby ·
Listings on Airbnb are done as independent contractors and while Airbnb can advise their listers to comply, and do, I don't think they will, or even should, be responsible for that compliance. Companies who hire independent contractors , including Airbnb, aren't responsible for those people doing what they're supposed to do. I think it's unrealistic to suppose that what isn't a requirement in other industries, should be in this one. One may want them to be responsible for everyone's...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 18, 2015: Olive Grove, Saint-Remy

GarryRF ·
I always thought picking olives would be a labour intensive task. I watched as the farmers wife placed a round blanket ( with a split in it ) on the ground under the tree. Then the tractor had a claw attachment that gripped the tree. Then it shook the tree for 10 seconds. All the olives fell on the blanket. Job done - 1 minute a tree !
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

PHeymont ·
To be fair to the TSA (which I find hard to do), the $7.3 billion is not all for screening, only about half is. That said, while airports are looking to outsource the screening, maybe they should hire Transport Canada! As for the PreCheck point: TSA can't seem to make up its mind. When it started, they semi-randomly selected 'extra' people to go through it, on the theory that they would like it enough to buy it—and some did, but not enough. Then the people who had paid for it started to...
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Re: Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PortMoresby ·
Link to the listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10981658?s=9qhtAoOY
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
Very true Paul. Many people dislike English Muffins because they sit in your stomach like a lead ball. Of course - nothing to do with us ! So we call them American Muffins - and blame them on you !! The origin of the Danish pastry is ascribed by the Danish Confectioners, Bakers and Chocolatemakers Association to a strike amongst the bakery workers in Danish bakeries in 1850. The strike forced Danish bakery owners to hire foreign workers. Among these were several Austrian bakers, who were...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont-What a spectacular answer page to the puzzle!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
The remains of Rome are great to see, it cannot be denied, but it's those lovely little bridges that will be the target when I go to Arles. And I will, no doubt. The village within the walls reminds me of the "anfiteatro" in Lucca Italy. It was filled by houses until the 19th century when it was cleared, leaving the ring of buildings on the perimeter and creating the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. I had the good fortune of renting a large apartment in the perimeter ring of buildings, overlooking...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PHeymont ·
When you get to Arles, you may want to look at another bridge, this one crossing the Rhone. The clip below is from this website , which also has several other side-by-side comparisons of his paintings and today. The bridge here is modified or replaced, but the steps and the walk along the Rhone have not. And here's another image from my visit, looking down the Canal d'Arles from near the Langlois Bridge (the official name of the "Van Gogh Bridge.")
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
Thanks again, PHeymont. I'll certainly be back for more tips before I go to Arles. This website is becoming dangerous!
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Re: From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
A great piece, Mac. I think the English Tourist board better hire you because your post certainly make me want to return soon....Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Like PM, I felt I was there with you.
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Salvador, Bahia Brazil

Jonathan L ·
Buildings along the Terreiro de Jesus   When you come to Salvador you must spend at least a day walking around the Historic Center and The Pelourinho, The oldest parts of the city. (see map)   This was the original Salvador dating back to...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 3) The ancient city of Anuradhapura

DrFumblefinger ·
A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology.  This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 4). The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

DrFumblefinger ·
 “You absolutely must go to Sigiriya!”, Arthur C. Clarke insisted to me during my first visit to Sri Lanka.  “There are other countries with beautiful weather and beaches, but there’s...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 7). Kandy

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Sinhalese name for this city is Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura), impossible for the British colonialists to pronounce so they just called it Kandy.  Located in the forested foothills of the central mountains about 1500 feet (450...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 23, 2015: First Class, Nanning Train Station

PortMoresby ·
  My trip by train from Nanning, China to Hanoi, Vietnam transpired years after my first plan to travel between the 2 countries was thwarted by a landslide that covered the tracks between Kunming, in Yunnan Province, and Hanoi.  After...
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Van Gogh Museum takes a new look at Vincent

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is marking the 125th anniversary of his death by refocusing the display of its collection to change the focus of how we look at the artist; in their words "to discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art" and present "a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 12, 2015: Cambridge, England

Non Stop Destination ·
    Last weekend, I visited two of the most famous University cities in the world: Oxford and Cambridge. Both cities have a long history dating back to the medieval times, but it was Cambridge that stole my heart. With its quaint houses,...
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3 Alternatives To b&b Accommodation In France

Ruby Daub ·
With reliably warm weather, beautiful scenery and gastronomic delights; France is a very popular holiday destination. As parts of the country are only hours away, it is a hit with both those looking for long summer vacations or short weekends away. France offers a huge variety of holiday and accommodation options, so there is something for everyone. While hotels and B&B’s are a very popular choice, if you’re after something a little different on your holiday to France then here are three...
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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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Now this is how you explore the sites of New Delhi

Pratap Singh ·
Around 7 million travelers from all over the world visit India every year. Most of them land at New Delhi Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport), and from here they hire cabs or catch a train to starts their holidays in India. Along with this many travelers also give a day or two in Delhi to explore the tourist monuments of the city and observe the life at India's capital. In this post, I've tried to present a typical tour itinerary on how a traveler can enjoy a fantastic week (or max...
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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Top 5 island destinations to revisit in 2017

Rebecca Brown ·
Dreaming of distant oceans, white, sandy beaches, a Mojito in your hand, while a gentle breeze is just ruffling the waters lounging a few feet from your feet? Waking with the sounds of exotic beats trumpeting the air while you lie in a hammock, munch on a coconut and daydream the day away? Might be it’s high time to take a vacation. If you equate vacation with island , paradise and offline , stick with us. We know there are about seven hundred and forty one thousand articles on the best...
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5 Things You Must Tell A Limo Service Company While Hiring Them

Ryan Holman ·
Using a limousine service adds a sense of class and luxury to the person who is sitting in its back seat. Traveling in a limousine is an experience most people can only dream about. Most people hire limousine services for important life events, and therefore one needs to be careful in choosing the service. No matter what the event is, whether you want a luxury limousine service , a corporate event, or a wedding, there are a few things you must check with a limousine service company when you...
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Looking For A Job In Digital Marketing? You need These Top 5 qualities

Mynext Opportunity ·
Digital marketing is the fastest growing career option in the world today. It was reported that over 85% of the world’s population spends over 65% of their time checking out information, knowledge, products and services on various digital touch-points like mobile, laptop, TV, or other digital devices. It is the responsibility of a digital marketing expert to match the client’s products and services to the domain specific audience through these touch-points and generate sales/build loyal...
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July 1, 2017: Classic Cars in Cuba

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some great photos of classic cars in Cuba! It's like stepping back in time.
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April 2, 2017: Van Cortland Park Cross Country Track

Jonathan L ·
The Tortoise and the Hare mark the finish line of one of the most famous Cross-Country courses in the United States, in the Bronx, New York City.
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Do You Want To Fish But Don’t Know How To? Book A Fishing Trip!

Zachary Patrick ·
Do you love to fish? Or at least like the idea of fishing? Do you imagine yourself sipping your drink and sitting with friends holding the fishing rod on a cool summer day? Well then you need to get up and go fishing tomorrow morning. But uh oh! You don’t know how to fish? And above all you don’t own a boat? Does that mean you cannot fish now? You can! You can fish your heart out if you like and that too on a boat. But how you ask? Well, you can go charter fishing. There are a lot of places...
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Royal Caribbean adds lifeguards to pools

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean becomes the first major cruise operator to hire full-time lifeguards for its pools.
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Spotted on the Road. Torres Del Paine National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
A wickedly decorated van parked in Torres del Paine National Park.
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Best Ways To Save Money During Your Travels

Beatrix Potter ·
It’s definitely very possible to live life to the fullest. You can travel the world while you are young – don’t wait for you pension. You can see everywhere and everything you want to, following some intuitive money-saving tips. This article gives you the best advice, including some tips from experts! Talk to locals Locals have the best advice on what the best and most affordable attractions are in town. Making friends with locals is even better, as it secures connections across borders.
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Viator says 'stuck at home? Hire a guide!'

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor's experience-booking arm is offering free and paid virtual tours to help support the guides who normally give the tours.
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How CARES money skews to big airlines

PHeymont ·
Because of requirements to continue serving all cities, even with one flight a day, new government aid puts discount airlines at risk. Here's why.
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May 3, 2020: Social Distancing in Van Cortlandt Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took advantage of a beautiful day to break quarantine, but maintain Social Distancing in the park.
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Parks in Melbourne: Where to Relax, Play and Exercise this Summer.

Anees S (Guest) ·
Looking for a terrific park to visit in Melbourne? Anees has some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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How to stay safe when driving abroad

Julie E (Guest) ·
Some tips to ensure that your roadtrip when abroad is safe and successful (sponsored content)
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Best Ways To Reach Heathrow Airport Quickly In London

John ·
Heathrow airport is the international airport in London, United Kingdom. It is the busiest airport in Europe and the seventh busiest in the world based on the total number of passengers travelling through this airport. It swashes 81 airlines and has 204 terminals in 80 countries. Also, it is the hub for one of the world’s biggest airlines-British Airways. London Heathrow is easily approachable from London and from all over the United Kingdom utilizing both, public and private transport...
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Swiss Rail: Come drive my train!

PHeymont ·
Short of train drivers and conductors, Swiss railways are searching for new recruits on station platforms with the lure of a try at a train simulator
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5 Ways to Make Your Island Trip Adventurous

Barbara Raynott (Guest) ·
Barbara Raynott suggests some adventures you should consider when visiting the Caribbean islands.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #351

Professorabe ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for the week. Gumbo is off to another adventure to a unique place — and it's up to you to figure out where that is!
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

Non Stop Destination ·
  This summer, I spent 17 sunny days in beautiful Italy. My boyfriend and I travelled from Turin to the Amalfi Coast, stopping in Bologna, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena, the Tuscan countryside and Rome. Once in the South, we could...
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Rain Wreaks Havoc on Music Festival in Georgia

Travel Rob ·
The electronic music festival, TomorrowWorld, in south Fulton County, Georgia was expected to bring an estimated 180,000 people over the weekend but closed attendance today for those not camping at the event site. Severe rain though...
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Top Euro car renters agree to be fair to customers

PHeymont ·
Just a little nice, that's what they promise. Counters  at Lourdes Airport, France   Europe's "big 5" car rental companies have pledged to align their policies and contracts more closely with EU consumer policy, and to be more transparent...
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Norwegian shuffles the deck on U.S. service

PHeymont ·
  Norwegian (we'll call it that before we list its operating parts) has made two moves in the U.S. market this week, both parts of its strategy of opening up long-term discount service between the U.S. and Europe.   It's opening service...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 18, 2015: Olive Grove, Saint-Remy

PHeymont ·
  An easy walk from the center of Saint-Remy, these olive trees are on the grounds of the hospital of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year of his life in the 1880s. While there, he painted in these fields. For...
 
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