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Re: Bandits at 12 o’clock!

DrFumblefinger ·
A most unusual car, Bob. My first impression in looking at your top photo is that it was modeled after one of the amphibians we just saw in Costa Rica, but it is a cool and unusual car that I've not seen before.
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Re: Spanish town gets tough on beach hogs

The Grey Traveller ·
This selfish attitude is what we travellers hate, it brings out the worst in people. Ban this behaviour I say!
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Tunis attack spurs both cancellations and support

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia, in which 20 tourists were killed, two trends have emerged.   MSC Cruises (most of the victims were passengers on the MSC Splendida) and Costa (a division of Carnival) have...
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Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
The  terrorist attack that killed 20 foreign tourists in Tunis at the Bardo Museum  has already resulted in Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises cancelling Tunisa as a stop .   ABC  news has said extra police have already been assigned to...
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Spain's "ghost airport" will come to life with Ryanair

PHeymont ·
Spain's embarrassingly-empty Castellon-Costa Azahar airport, unused since it was opened with great ceremony nearly five years ago, will finally get passengers. Ryanair will announce a schedule of flights from U.K. and northern Europe today, according...
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Concordia Sinking: Captain's trial raises question of company's responsibility

PHeymont ·
When the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Tuscany three years ago last month, blame quickly fell on the ship's captain who was accused of causing the disaster by recklessness and compounding it by abandoning the ship while others waited for...
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Visiting the Poas Volcano, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the view active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and catches a glimpse of the crater and its lake through thick volcanic fog.
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Grecia's Red Metal Church, Costa Rica (Where Gumbo was #372)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the unusual all-steel church in the Costa Rican community of Grecia. The steel plating was made in Belgium and shipped overseas, being delivered to the site by train and ox cart.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #373

DrFumblefinger ·
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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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Street Art, San Jose, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the imaginative street art he encountered while exploring Costa Rica's most populous city.
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Guanacaste: Old cities, traditional pottery, great food

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour away from the resort in Tamarindo and on an exploration of the nearby towns where Costa Ricans live.
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May 6, 2020: Baird's Tapir, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was lucky enough to see this tapir while traveling on a river in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. It is considered rare and endangered.
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January 29 2020, Sunset at Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a beautiful sunset from Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Winter Heat and Beautiful Beaches

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a trip to Tamarindo, in Costa Rica, and enjoyed a wonderful beach vacation.
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

Goni ·
( Oceanic Manta)   Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico  (better known as Socorro) consisting of 4 volcanic islands; San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro and Clarión. What to see:  Giant oceanic mantas, bottlenose dolphins, sharks...
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Southwest's International Sale Ends at Midnight

Travel Rob ·
Southwest is having a  good international destinations sale with fares low as $99 one way.Must book by midnight tonight. For travel from August 25  to December 16, 2015 Read More:...
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British Airway Announces Direct Flights to Costa Rica from London

Travel Rob ·
 British Airways announced that it will start a twice weekly direct flight to San Jose ,Costa Rica starting in May, 2016. The flights will be out of Gatwick. There has been  an increase of 12.9 per cent of travelers from the United...
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Carnival orders 9 new ships, including world's 4 largest

PHeymont ·
The world's-largest ship title just got a new winner. Carnival has just ordered nine new ships, and four of them, at 180,000 tons and 6,600 passengers, will be the world's largest. That beats Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships that hold up to 6,450....
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Spirit Airlines in big Florida expansion

PHeymont ·
The discount airline adds more international flights and beefs up Orlando schedule.
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New Book Line coming from Frommers

PHeymont ·
This spring marks the first anniversary of Arthur and Pauline Frommer taking back the Frommer guidebook lines from the Great Google disaster, and as this  REPORT in Publishers' Weekly notes, they've used the year to launch a new series of over...
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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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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Ontario (Where Gumbo Was #172)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Niagara Butterfly Conservancy in Southern Ontario, home to more than 2,000 butterflies and open during all seasons, even when the snow is falling! The Conservancy is set in a beautiful botanical garden.
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American Queen heads for south, north

PHeymont ·
A long-time U.S. river cruiser is branching out in several directions, including South America and Alaska.
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Qatar joins PreCheck as No.66

PHeymont ·
The TSA's trusted traveler clearance program continues to grow.
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Alaska Airlines Starts Cyber Monday Sale on Sunday

Travel Rob ·
Cyber Monday has turned into one of the best days of the year for airline bargains.This year Alaska Air started their Cyber Monday sale on Sunday. Buy now for best selection.         ...
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Spanish town gets tough on beach hogs

PHeymont ·
A Spanish town makes good on threats to prosecute people who put their things out early to "reserve" beach space for later in the day.
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Disney to skip Greece and Turkey for 2016: security concerns

PHeymont ·
Disney Cruise Line has cancelled both Greece and Turkey from its 2016 itinerary for Disney Magic's 12-night cruise. A spokesperson said the change was a result of monitoring conditions and activities in the region. Earlier, Costa Cruises had dropped Turkey stopovers for the last half of the 2015 season, and last month Celebrity announced it wouldn't overnight in Istanbul in 2016. The Celebrity announcement said it was due to cruise port construction in Istanbul, but it seems likely that...
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G Adventures joins wellness travel trend

Marilyn Jones ·
Wellness tourism is a growing trend; Marilyn Jones reports on one well-known company's offerings.
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Re: Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
This attack really was horrible and I feel for the families. I don't know how we can totally avoid that very small risk of an attack at a public place .Some changes can be made, but I hope fear doesn't change museums into what we've made airports. At major museums, I can see them being able to handle some changes. What concerns me is some of the smaller museums that don't have the budgets for security, x-ray machines and storage lockers. Will they make rules for no bags at all? I know at...
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June 3, 2020: Green Basilisk Lizard, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of these beautiful and colorful lizards, quite common in the Caribbean coastal regions of Costa Rica.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #379

DrFumblefinger ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for the week. Gumbo is off on another adventure in a unique place — and it's up to you to figure out where that is!
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Alfaro Castro Hermanos, Sarchi, Costa Rica (Where Gumbo was #378)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting a traditional ox cart factory. Ox carts were historically used to haul farm products and goods, and you can still spot some on rural roads to this day.
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A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Doka Coffee Plantation, one of the oldest and largest in Costa Rica, where he learns all about everything it takes to make a great cup of coffee.
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August 7. 2020: Two-toed Sloth, Turtle Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was lucky enough to get very close to a two-toed sloth while in Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica.
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Re: A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

Marilyn Jones ·
I enjoyed this article. It bought back memories of when I visited a coffee plantation in Guatemala. Your photos are excellent too!
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August 5, 2020: A Butterfly Garden in Guapiles

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys a "free" visit to a butterfly garden while en-route to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
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October 9, 2020: World's Largest Oxcart, Sarchí

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the world's largest oxcart in the craft center of Costa Rica, the city of Sarchi.
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Alexa, take me on a trip...

PHeymont ·
Amazon is getting a bit further into the travel business, launching live virtual tours that someday could be in-person
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Visiting an Orchid Nursery, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visited an orchid nursery while traveling in western Costa Rica.
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"Blue Jeans" Poison Dart Frog, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger photographs a small poison dart frog in La Fortuna. This blue and red specimen is most commonly called "Blue Jeans".
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Rio Grande de Tarcoles and its Crocodiles, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the crocodile-infested Tarcoles River, in western Costa Rica.
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Signs of Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of signs he spotted while visiting Costa Rica earlier this year.
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Roadside Souvenir Shop, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of many small souvenir shops in the country, this one in the hillside country north of San Juan.
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Mr. Bogarin and his Amazing Trail!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to the Bogarin Trail. Created by an energetic nature lover, he was lucky enough to have the founder of the garden give our group a superb natural history tour.
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Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed watching this red-eyed tree frog while exploring the Bogarin Trail in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.
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Juan Santamaria Monument, Alleluja

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a monument to one of Costa Rica's national heros.
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Three-Toed Sloth, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger discusses the three-toed sloth, these being spotted at the fabulous Bogarin Trail in Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica's Central Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of Costa Rica's central most populated region.
 
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