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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

Paul Heymont ·
Actually, the importance of Memphis is long-standing and for good reason: it's on a flood-free bluff above the Mississippi. At different times in its history, both French and Spanish armies built forts there to control traffic on the Mississippi, and before the Civil War, it was the terminus of the only east-west railroad to cross the South...so it has always been a big transportation center. The railroad guaranteed its role in shipping cotton, and made it the center of the region.
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 22, 2013: Moab before the storm

Mac ·
Running as fast as they dare out on the old rutted highway from Cisco and heading fast for Moab, a warm hotel and dry clothes after a long day’s hard ride, two snorting Harley Davidson motorcycles cross onto the i91 and head towards the edge of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 4, 2015: Sea Gull Inn, Mendocino, California

PortMoresby ·
  March 10, 2015   On my road trip to the Northern California coast in March, I stayed with a friend 17 miles down the road from Mendocino.  But on 2 previous visits I’d stayed at the Sea Gull Inn .  The first time was in...
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Fort Barrancas Has it All: Cannons, Gun Turrets,Tunnels and Great Views

Travel Rob ·
Fort Barrancas is located within the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. You have to show your drivers license, or other ID, to enter the base. It sits on the barranca ,or bluff, overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay. This National Historic Landmark...
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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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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg, CA

Travel Rob ·
On a beautiful day Travel Rob goes to the beautiful Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. See why the garden is so special
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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was, #117)

Paul Heymont ·
Puerto Rico's Capitol building is not quite iconic—although its decor includes artwork of iconic themes and events in Puerto Rican history that will probably come clear now that you know where it is...and Jonathan L did. It sits on a bluff...
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If you're queasy, skip this news item!

Paul Heymont ·
Denmark's huge Roskilde music festival has contradictions.   On the one hand, it's noted for a focus on the environment and sustainability; on the other it's noted for huge volumes of beer consumed on site...and therefore for huge volumes of...
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Chicago's Midway to get a makeover, too

Paul Heymont ·
  Chicago officials are looking at plans for a makeover for the city's #2 airport, aimed at relieving complaints about inadequate facilities and amenities, and above all ending security backups that have been reported as "mile-long."  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 31, 2015: The Pumpkin Patch

DrFumblefinger ·
    Happy Halloween!  Not one of the most important holidays in my life, but I did enjoy going to a farmer's field or market and picking out pumpkins with our boys when they were young, then carving them into Jack-o-lanterns.  ...
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade: A Disaster Turned to Treasure

Paul Heymont ·
The story of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade—the iconic walkway that lines the edge of ritzy Brooklyn Heights and gives tourists and locals alike amazing views of the East River and Manhattan—is the story of a potential eyesore that became...
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El Morro National Monument - a hike to early american graffiti

Jonathan L ·
El Morro National Monument  On a drive from Taos to LA I was able to stop at El Morro National Monument ....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 7, 2014: Houses of Parliament, Ottawa

DrFumblefinger ·
  Ottawa is the national capital of Canada.  Small, compact and easy to explore with lots of great places to see, the city is a wonderful weekend getaway destination.  Ottawa is centered on Parliament Hill upon which sits an iconic...
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May 15, 2019: Dignity, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Dignity, a 50 foot tall stainless steel and glass sculpture located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
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June 15, 2019: A Kaiser in Koblenz

Paul Heymont ·
In Koblenz, a huge memorial makes a statement about the past by its sheer size if in no other way.
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Fort Ticonderoga: History in a beautiful place

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Adirondack Mountains and a visit to Fort Ticonderoga
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September 25, 2019: Art Work Around the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband Gene saw some interesting art work while checking out the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
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Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

Samantha ·
Lake Havasu, Arizona has become “the city with most lighthouses in America,” thanks to its collection of 1/3 scale lighthouses from everywhere.
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Schenectady: Two Museum Gems

Paul Heymont ·
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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Harvest Festival, Green Bluff, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a Harvest Festival in eastern Washington State.
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Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Steptoe Butte State Park in eastern Washington state. It provides some of the finest views of the Palouse available anywhere.
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The Sacramento Valley Museum

PortMoresby ·
A community museum in a preserved early 20th century high school makes a quick trip to Williams, California doubly worthwhile for PortMoresby.
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Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walk around the historic Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah
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Walking Savannah's Riverfront

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walk along Savannah's historic waterfront and explores its history
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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, Jacksonville, Fl.

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a historic park in Jacksonville that housed Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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Road Trip: Port Townsend, Washington

PortMoresby ·
An historic small town in a spectacular setting was the reward at the end of a long drive, an auspicious beginning for a fall road trip and where Gumbo was taking us in last week’s 'Where in the World' puzzle.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares memories from a road trip stop to visit to Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska
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The Royal Palace, Madrid

Paul Heymont ·
At Spain's Royal Palace, a vast collection of over-the-top decor and some top-notch art
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Harbor Defense Museum, Fort Hamilton

Paul Heymont ·
On one of the nation's oldest active military bases, a small museum tells the story of coastal artillery and more
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Ottawa: The Charm of Canada's Capital

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger offers a guide to the highlights of Canada's capital city (not the world's coldest)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 28, 2013: Burma, Irrawaddy River Sunset

PortMoresby ·
A friend and I walked across New Bagan in the late afternoon, destination the Green Elephant Restaurant, where the main road crosses the highway and dead-ends at the bluff overlooking the Irrawaddy. 
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Old City Hall, Salt Lake City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Council Hall, Salt Lake City's Old City Hall which was built in 1864 and relocated to Capitol Hill in the 1960s.
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Re: Old City Hall, Salt Lake City

jamesminch ·
Great place to see and just hang out. Everyone really knowledgeable and nice. Nice history geometry dash scratch
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On the Go in Orvieto

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L as he visits the scenic Umbrian town of Orvieto
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