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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Namibia – Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on the beginning of a great safari adventure in Namibia, through some dramatic desert scenery.
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In Egypt: The Pyramids

PortMoresby ·
After first thoughts of visiting 45 years ago, PortMoresby finally arrives in Egypt. This week begins the story of this long-postponed adventure.
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Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a wonderful photogallery of wildlife he encountered while on safari in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka.
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EasyJet adds Tegel, will be #2 in Berlin

PHeymont ·
Britain's EasyJet will use assets bought from failed Air Berlin to establish domestic and international services from Tegel Airport.
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Casa Batlló: At Home with Antonio Gaudi

PHeymont ·
Antonio Gaudi is the most famous of the Catalan modernist architects whose work in the late 1800s and early 1900s gave Barcelona a reputation for innovation and a trove of works that, whatever their original use, are significant tourist sites...
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Old Town Prague, from Petrin Tower) Prague (pronounced and spelled Praha on local maps) was a city I’d wanted to visit for almost 2 decades, ever since the Iron Curtain collapsed at the hands of the Velvet Revolution. ...
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A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
It is nearly impossible to visit Saudi Arabia. If you have a business there, you can travel on a business visa. If you are going to visit Mecca on a hajj (pilgrimage), you can get a visa. Otherwise, you have to be an invited guest of the government....
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 2, Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Montreal Castle

Professorabe ·
This is the second leg of Professorabe's tour of important Jordanian sites. There's a link to Part 1 at the end.
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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A Day in Oxford

PortMoresby ·
On her way to the Cotswolds from London, PortMoresby makes an overnight stop In Oxford.
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Norwegian finally gets its full U.S. license to fly

PHeymont ·
After a long-delayed process, Norwegian International's controversial application for U.S. flight rights is approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L cruised in to Lima, Peru and spent some time visiting some of the local markets.
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Progress in clearing TSA logjam

PHeymont ·
Added agents and overtime have helped bring down the long security lines that last month stretched to hours and stranded travelers.
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May 30, 2019: Van Gogh Easel, Goodland, Kansas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a giant sunflower painting sitting on an 80 foot easel in western Kansas.
 
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