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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Montreal... my hometown!! When visiting the Olympic Stadium/Botanical Garden you should also take the opportunity to visit the Insectarium, the Planetarium rio tinto alcan and my favorite the Biodome. Information to all these can be found on the same website as the Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
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Vienna

rbciao ·
In July, 2015 we are thinking about flying into Vienna before moving onto Italy for my annual pilgrimage to the old country. We have never been to Vienna, but we are planning to spend five nights there. Is this too much, too little, or on-point? We...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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A summer trip to Valencia, Spain

Andre Pur ·
Last Summer, in 2014, I went on an internship program in Valencia, Spain. My internship took place in a nice hotel near the center of the town and lasted 3 months.  While I was there I could visit and enjoy many touristic points while also...
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Delta Keeps Sought After Route. Can it Live With the Terms?

Travel Rob ·
The Department of Transportation has allowed Delta to keep the sought after Seattle -Tokyo Haneda Airport route provided that they fly between Seattle and Haneda uninterrupted, every day of the year. It picked American to assume the route if...
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Night at the Museum, British style!

PHeymont ·
Hundreds of British museums and historic sites are offering night-time activities this week, and the Guardian (UK) has picked out 16 to highlight as the best.   Among the offerings are overnight stays in museums, ghost walks, pop-up planetariums...
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Eye on the Sky is China's new attraction

PHeymont ·
A huge Chinese radio-telescope has become a tourism attraction as well as a center for research. But no photos, please!
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Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was #212)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at the famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Learn more and see the incredible views.
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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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Medieval Meandering in Ghent, Belgium

Marilyn Jones ·
    The best way to see Ghent, Belgium is on foot and so there I was; following Mark, a local tour guide hired by AmaWaterways to guide a group of cruise passengers through the streets of this beautiful medieval city.    ...
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Carnival of Cultures lights up Berlin this weekend

PHeymont ·
Berlin's Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) kicks off for four days this weekend, with a parade, interactive workshops, and music, art and food of all kinds—all in celebration of diversity and openness. It's been celebrated since the...
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The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Just north of The Bronx in the city of Yonkers is a really nice little museum that I like to visit. The Hudson River Museum sits on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Hudson River.       The Hudson River Museum opened in 1922 as...
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss - Springfield MA

Jonathan L ·
  Springfield MA is the kind of city that most people speed by on the way to somewhere "more important."Sitting at the junction of Interstates 90 and 91, people zoom by traveling between Boston, Albany, Montreal and other places. If people...
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Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

PHeymont ·
As a number of Gumbo readers figured out, Gumbo's latest "Where Was" was Frankfurt am Main, Germany's economic capital and home, as the giant Euro sign reminded us, to the European Central Bank. Those who get the credit, in order: Jonathan L,...
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Honeymoon Planning: Where to Go and What to Do

Helen Bradford ·
Helen Bradford, in her first post on TravelGumbo, shares some great suggestions for the perfect honeymoon.
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Amsterdam targets nuisance stag partiers

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam takes a new tack in dealing with rowdy stags, most of them British and Dutch men 18-34
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Walking the Center of Berlin

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a walk through Berlin's heart and tells us how he fell in love with it.
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July 1, 2018: Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany

Jonathan L ·
A historic market site in central Berlin. Join Jonathan L to explore it.
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May 15, 2018: Babylonstoren, a South African Treasure

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones for a visit to a historic garden and a lunch featuring its produce.
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Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Where Gumbo was #268)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting an excellent museum in Denver, its Nature and Science Museum. The museum has many galleries as part of its permanent exhibits and featured two interesting exhibits when DrFumblefinger visited, one on the Dead Sea Scrolls and one on Nature's Bioluminescence.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 29, 2014: Berlin's Fernsehturm

PHeymont ·
Two landmarks for the price of one: Berlin's Fernsehturm, or TV Tower, is reflected on the facade of the Park Inn, near Alexanderplatz.   The Fernsehturm is the tallest building in Germany, at a bit over 1200 feet. It and the Brandenburg Gate are...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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Can't get to Vienna? Google offers virtual tours

PHeymont ·
Google's Street View technology makes it possible to visit important sites and attractions with the trip.
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August 8, 2016: Views from the Wall, Rothenburg, Germany

Ava ·
Ava shares some memorable views from the walls of the great medieval city of Rothenburg.
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'Blue Danube' is now Anniversary Waltz

PHeymont ·
Its the 150th anniversary of one of the world's best-loved musical works.
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Basel: A Gallery of Unique Facades

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's wanderings in Basel found quite a number of interesting buildings and some interesting histories. More to come in future.
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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN WELLINGTON

Susan California ·
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand serves as one of the hottest spots to complete your dream vacation. In here we have listed the top 5 things to do and see in Wellington New Zealand and make the most out of your trip. Take a tour at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa is situated in Wellington and happens to be one of the most innovative and interactive museums which comes with the natural environment. The museum serves as a fun and...
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Museum of the Rockies (Where Gumbo Was #330)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The Museum is best know for its extensive dinosaur collection, but features exhibits broadly focused on Montana's history.
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The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

Samantha ·
While in Vienna, Samantha and her husband spent a few hours checking out Austria's playground, the Prater. The giant Ferris Wheel is the draw to the park, but there is so much to see and do.
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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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Top 10 Tourist Places In Kerala To Visit During Summer

Rahul ·
Kerala is an exhilarating destination in India known as gods own country . It is a place of the rich heritage that exudes variety and is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. No matter the time or season, Kerala is always a perfect fit for vacation. While the whole of India receives blazing heat during the summers Kerala has a mild temperature due to the influence of the Western Ghats and the beaches. Some of the exotic locations of Kerala to visit during summer are given...
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The Top Five Hottest Reasons For Visiting Glasgow, Scotland

Himel ·
Glasgow Scotland should be put on your list of things to do shortly. From culture to architecture, music, pubs, clubs and breathtaking loch-side adventures just 40 minutes from the city Centre...read on to uncover the renaissance that is unravelling in this vibrant city! Hot Reason Number 1 - Arts Culture and Festivals The art and cultural collections in the city have international reach, and the town proudly boasts Robert Burns, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a couple of Turner prize...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 15, 2014: Hospices de Beaune, France

PortMoresby ·
     Besides wine, the town of Beaune in the Burgundy region of France, is most famous for a roof.  Built in 1443 as a hospital for the poor by Duke Philip, known as “The Good”, the H ô tel-Dieu des Hospices de...
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Vienna's Prater celebrates 250 years as park

PHeymont ·
Vienna kicks off the 250th anniversary of its huge public park with a flower parade and more.
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Schenectady: Two Museum Gems

PHeymont ·
Two small but fascinating museums in Schenectady, New York offer a day's worth of information and education. One's for science, the other for history.
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Nov. 23, 2018: Minstrels of Waltherplatz, Bolzano

PHeymont ·
Bolzano's Waltherplatz wouldn't be complete without its two minstrels, one medieval and the other live and in concert daily.
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Best Places to Visit In Amsterdam

jenifer levis ·
Amsterdam also known as Venice of the North or Mokum. Amsterdam is famous for many things, from its art and rich heritage to its elaborate canals and limitless cafes but it stands out for one thing over all else; making for the most unique and unforgettable trip for young adults and people of age alike. Any Amsterdam trip would be considered unfinished if it did not include- Rijksmuseum - Starting off slow, this excellent museum houses some of the greatest European masterpieces of all time.
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21 Best Museums in America

jenifer levis ·
Kennedy Space Center - Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando (KSC) also known as the NASA Launch Operations Center. The KSC has been the primary launch center for NASA since 1968. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex open everyday at 9 am. Kennedy Space Center Tickets started from USD 57 Museum Of Modern Art - MoMA Museum-of-Modern-Art-NYC MoMA is art museum in New York City. It contains world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, almost 200,000...
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Porto: Victim of success?

PHeymont ·
Porto, Portugal's second city, has gone from undiscovered to all the vogue, and is starting to feel edgy about it.
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Larger than Life: Verona's Opera Props

PHeymont ·
Each summer, there's a gala festival of opera in Verona's 1st-century Roman arena. It's on a grand scale, and the props are sized to fit.
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Der Alter Peter, Munich

PHeymont ·
Munich's oldest parish church is a mix of artistic and architectural styles, and home to the really odd reliquary of St. Munditia.
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Outdoor Sculpture in Munich

PHeymont ·
PHeymont notes that Munich has quite a variety of ornamental sculpture, from the whimsical to the classical to the simply amusing, or even puzzling.
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Design for motion at Munich's Moderne

PHeymont ·
At Munich's premier museum of contemporary art, PHeymont enjoyed a large exhibit highlighting decades of design for motion.
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Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a visit to a small town well-known for its well-preserved half-timbered buildings.
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Re: The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

PHeymont ·
The inscription on the memorial translates as The Master dedicated one of his most beautiful songs to the Vienna Prater, In the Prater, the Flowers Bloom Again.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Stolpersteine, Berlin, Germany

PHeymont ·
Few indeed, and it's a change (a controversial one for many) from earlier years when it was difficult to find anyone in Germany who acknowledged having even been there. There was a great deal of that in the late 50s when we lived there. Perhaps what is significant is that the recognition was NOT at the moment of defeat, but only after struggle and reflection. If you're interested, there's an official German site for Sites of Remembrance 1933-1945 at www.orte-der-erinnerung.de with many links...
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Mysteries at the St Louis Science Center, Missouri

Samantha ·
Samantha and family had a wonderful visit to the Saint Louis Science Center on her last visit to MO. Read more about this wonderful museum on her post.
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Van Cortlandt Park: A Taste of Nature

Jonathan L ·
One of Jonathan L's Bronx getaways, Van Cortlandt Park has deep historical roots as well as a variety of activities.
 
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