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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

DrFumblefinger ·
Regarding hotels, Mac, I think I'd spend a few days in Boston to begin with, presuming that's where you are flying into. This will let you get over your jet lag and also give you a chance to see the state of the colors and plot out where you want to go. I would NOT go without having at least a night's reservation booked ahead because you'll waste too much time looking for a place to stay and will end up paying rack rate. Things will be busy and pretty filled up in the small towns of New...
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Great tips.! Cable companies usually don't reward loyalty and offer their best promotional rates to new people. Netflix, Amazon Prime are good ways to save on cable bills if you can get internet. As far as eating out, I always find it's a question of what I order. I avoid drinks, desserts , and the cost is not bad at all.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger. Glad you enjoyed the post and the second part will be out this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Yep, it definitely adds up. Thanks for the comment. Make sure to read part 2 coming this week.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment. Glad you were able to get a new contract with your cable company. We had Comcast and they don't care about retaining customers, only getting new ones Such a shame. Thanks for the comment and happy travels.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
I do like the look of the little white convertible! Thanks WorkerBee and PHeymontfor your help pinning it down. Presume that metal rack on the back hood was to "tie down" excess baggage. Don't see stuff like that much anymore.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you count how many bikes there were, PHeymont?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

PHeymont ·
Morr than the stars in the skies, I think....
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Re: Madrid's Electric Bike Share Tops 50,000 Sign Ups

PHeymont ·
Very cool! As I contemplate getting my own bike back on the road, hills are one of the issues (aside from traffic) and I've even thought about one of these...great way to get around a city that's bicycle-friendly... I found a picture...they're like regular bikes, it seems, not like a Vespa, so probably easier to park, too.
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Re: Madrid's Electric Bike Share Tops 50,000 Sign Ups

Travel Rob ·
I saw these electric bikes all over Tokyo and they are growing on me. Also, I've noticed foldable bikes everywhere I'm going. I'm wondering if we will big numbers of people packing those for travel in the near future.
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Re: Madrid's Electric Bike Share Tops 50,000 Sign Ups

PHeymont ·
Given the weight and size restrictions on luggage, I think it’s more likely that we’ll see these for rent in a lot more places, rather than people taking their own along. Folding sounds nice…you can just take it to your room at night. Electric folding would be even better!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 16th, 2014: Isle of Man TT Week

PHeymont ·
I think you've caught the spirit of what attracts many to riding, a sense of breaking free of the ordinary, of the ground itself...but I hope you weren't standing too close in front of him!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 16th, 2014: Isle of Man TT Week

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo! I was searching Google for headline "Liverpool man killed in motor race", but seems you escaped without serious injury.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 16th, 2014: Isle of Man TT Week

GarryRF ·
A really good zoom lens can take us into the action - without leaving our seat. Pity they wont stop and pose for a Pic at 200mph !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 16, 2014. "The beer guy", Canmore, Alberta

Travel Rob ·
Love it! I'm going to take a wild guess and say he ordered a beer? For some reason I think this mystery will be easier to solve then Where in the World is Gumbo!
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Re: Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

Travel Rob ·
Thanks! What a fantastic piece on Missouri. It really is a great state and you've give me ideas for several trips!
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Re: Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
Thanks Travel Rob! We are from Chicago, but we've spent a lot of time in Missouri the last few years. We've really grown to appreciate all it has to offer.
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Re: Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

Travel Luver ·
Great post! America has lots of great out of the way places worth exploring and I'd like to get to this one someday. I love to canoe and the Current River sure looks inviting. Is there a long stretch of the river you can paddle? Can you rent a canoe there?
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Re: Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
The Current River is amazing. It's around 185 miles, but in the area we were (in Salem) they do canoe trips as long as 65 miles or so. There are multiple canoe rental places near there, doing everything from short 4 hour canoe trips to multi-day camping canoe trips as well.
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Re: June 8, 2016: Dockweiler State Beach and Park, CA

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! One of my favorite things in California was taking a bike ride along the beach and seeing that side of LAX. The best part is it's pretty empty!
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Re: December 25, 2016: Biking Down Death Road

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photos and a great adventure! Merry Christmas, Gilles!
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Re: Experience with hotel bidding sites?

DrFumblefinger ·
Hotwire.com has a generic "star rating" hotel, unknown to you as to which brand and exact location, at discounted prices. I've use them a few times and been satisfied with the results. For example, I got 4 star rooms in downtown Montreal for less than eighty dollars a night, probably a quarter or less of their rack rate. Generally I do like to know where I'm staying, but good luck. Let us know how this works out for you.
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for all your comments. Followup: DrY. Yes, you and your family should see this sometime. You would love it! We need to plan out a trip to California for you that includes its best parks and some city sites. PHeymont. Yes, you must DO Yosemite. I recommend mid to late May as the best time to go as the waterfalls are brimming with meltwater. I like hikes of all types and can still do "moderate" hikes, though no longer take on "challenging" ones. But the Mariposa grove is doable by...
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New plans "Motivate" Alta Bike Share

PHeymont ·
Alta, the biggest US player in the bicycle sharing market (with contracts in New York, Chicago, Columbus and other cities) is under new management—and a new name. The company's moving from Portland to NYC, has hired Jay Walder, an experienced...
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When the weather gives you lemons, try an icecycle!

PHeymont ·
No, that's not a misspelling, but it isn't the word the inventor of Ice Bikes used to describe her new-fangled winter contraption.   Photo: Water Bikes of Buffalo   Buffalo, NY is known for cold, and the Buffalo River and sometimes parts of...
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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There's a long, long trail a-winding, at the airport

PHeymont ·
As airports get bigger and bigger, the distance within gets longer and longer...now you know the numbers!
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Swat Valley, Pakistan

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell remembers a visit to Pakistan's remote Swat Valley.
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Cycling in Rome with an e-bike

Guest ·
Sponsored content presenting reasons for use of an e-bike in the Eternal City of Rome.
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Toy Town Junction, Luray, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #355)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating collection of old toys at Toy Town Junction. George G shares the experience.
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United invests in pilot training

PHeymont ·
The airline is buying a flight school to graduate hundreds of pilots, and creating a path to a job with United.
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Copenhagen's the Big Wheel of bicycle cities

PHeymont ·
Many cities think of themselves as bicycle-friendly, but most would agree that Amsterdam and Copenhagen are in the top rank, although each claims to be more bike-friendly than the other. The latest every-two-year study says it's Copenhagen's time to...
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Today is National Bike-to-Work Day

PHeymont ·
May is National Bike Month, and today's special event is Bike-to-Work Day, when everyone is encouraged to give two-wheeling a try, in hopes of increasing bicycle commuting, according to the League of American Bicyclists . For more information on...
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Copenhagen: 'Best Bike City' gets even better

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which beat out Amsterdam earlier this year for the title of best city in the world for cyclists, is upping its game with several new commuter bridges just for bikes.   The city already has hundreds of miles of bike lanes that are...
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Madrid's Electric Bike Share Tops 50,000 Sign Ups

Travel Rob ·
Madrid is the first major city in Europe to offer a  public bike system that only uses electric bicycles and 50,000 people have already signed up since June, 2014. The electric bikes give the added push up needed for hills...
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Hitchhike Amsterdam on a Bicycle

Travel Rob ·
Yellow Bike, the guided bike tour and bicycle rental company in Amsterdam, started an initiative this summer that allows locals to offer travelers a free ride on their bicycles. Yellow Bike gives a free yellow luggage rack...
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Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
What do you think of when asked about the state of Missouri?  A few years ago, all that would come to mind were the cities of St. Louis and Branson, but not much else.  It was a pass-through state to many other destinations for us, but never...
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National Building Museum, Washington D.C. (Where Gumbo was #245)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting this fascinating museum in Washington D.C. George G shares great observations and photos of his visit.
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The Country Bus

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell (fondly?) recalls bus travel the old-fashioned way. With buses that more or less work, more or less have a destination, and are guaranteed to be packed to the gills!
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Where in the World is Gumbo? (#34)

PHeymont ·
  Gumbo's taking a beach break, and here it is: Beach, bathers, bikinis and...what? What on earth is that building, and where did Gumbo find it? Here's your chance to rack your brains, dredge your memory, and share the effort with the other Gumbo...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the last in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   I really enjoyed this small, off the beaten path car museum and it has a wonderful car collection which I've partially discussed already....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam has the reputation, but Copenhagen has a real claim to being the city that most depends on bicycles for daily transportation. Every morning and evening you’ll see rush hour crowds of students, executives and older folks on the way to...
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You CAN'T Take It All With You: Keeping the Load Light

PHeymont ·
  Every time I travel, I marvel at the number of people with two—or even three—large suitcases setting out on what looks like migration, not a vacation. You’ve seen them…pushing the bags through the check-in line,...
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Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
My son, his girlfriend, and I spent four nights in lovely Strasbourg.     We picked a perfect apartment right on Quai St. Nicholas (5 minute walk into town), which you can check out on booking.com here . Our friendly hostess (who speaks...
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Monterey's Fish House, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of us would agree that one of the greatest pleasures of traveling is discovering new and terrific places to eat.  I often research a few possibilities in advance of a trip but while visiting Monterey recently had not done so.  Traveling...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 16, 2014. "The beer guy", Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  I like unpretentious people who let you know exactly where they stand and what they want.  Like the guy in our highlighted photo!  During my last visit to Canmore, I was enjoying a nice meal with my wife when this larger than life...
 
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