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Re: St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place. I love the outside shot of people about to enter the cave. My first impression was that the rock was a large tree and dwarves were about to enter a hole right above its roots.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #14

Former Member ·
In which part of the globe is this cave? maybe a cave? )
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#178)

DrFumblefinger ·
Here are today's clues. The boardwalks you see above take you through wetlands on the ridge of a hill. These are some photos of these wetlands, and what grows in them....
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Re: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff National Park (Where Gumbo Was #178)

Jonathan L ·
I spent several nights at Banff Springs, but not the cave and Basin. It is quite an experience to sit in a hot spring outdoors while snow is falling! Thanks for bring back the memories.
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing these interesting photos and for bringing back memories. I was last in Jewel Cave in 1982, when there was much less known about how extensive a cave network it was. I found the beautiful rock formations to be absolutely fascinating! Travel Luver, I seem to recall that the cave was quite cool, but maybe Still Country Photo can elaborate for us. Also, I vaguely seem to recall that the last formation in your series of photos was called the "Bacon Strip" or something similar?
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Still Country Photo ·
If memory serves me correctly, the tour was about 90 minutes. Yes, it was quite cool down there but since I had made the trip in late August, it was quite refreshing to be there. At one point, the guide turned out the lights so the guests could see what true darkness really looks like. I have been in the dark before but not like this, it even seemed to mess with your equilibrium and I felt like I wasn't going to stay upright. Yes DrF, that is a "bacon strip" formation. Water running down a...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Thanks Theo for your comment. That was exactly the intention to include a person in the picture Have not been in Carlsbad caves yet, perhaps should be added to the next destination list. The mountain pinnacles in Zhangjiajie stretch mils and mils, kind like Yellowstone. I was told the underneath cave system is the same. However, only a small fraction is explored and even smaller ones are currently open for visitors.
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
The best season to visit Romania is the Holiday Winter (for Christmas and New Year holiday). This is the best season in my opinion because we have a lot of traditions especially for Christmas, and you'll be very surprised by the guest's hospitality, especially in the rural places like Maramures, Bucovina, or Transilvania- Brasov, Sibiu county. In Brasov county for exemple is a tradition for Christmas where 2 groups of young men called "Feciorii" go and sing Christmas Carols all day for every...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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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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That's sick! Rocker writes first barf book

PHeymont ·
Headline get you? Wasn't easy to think what to say, so let's start here. Rocker Nick Cave of the Bad Seeds, spent a lot of 2012 touring the U.S. with the band. On flights between concerts, he began writing notes, doodles and poems on the backs of...
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Forget Area 51: Welsh waterfall has mystic charm

PHeymont ·
It's been the veil of mystery hiding the Bat Cave. it's involved with Dr. Who. It's appeared in Merlin and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And now it's more accessible to fans, visitors and...dare we say?...pilgrims.   Fearful that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
    Legend says that King Lalibela returned from Jerusalem with the order to build a second Jerusalem. And so he did! Churches, as high as three-story-buildings, were hewn deep into the reddish colored rock, connected by short tunnels....
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France to open new 36,000-year-old "museum"

PHeymont ·
Puzzling headline? Fascinating story. In the Ardeche region of southern France, 20 years ago, the Pont d'Arc cave was discovered and found to contain over a thousand examples of the best-preserved pre-historic art. The work is twice as old as at the...
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Underground Puerto Rico: The Camuy River Caverns

PHeymont ·
If Old San Juan and the El Yunque rain forest and the beaches have been drawing visitors for hundreds of years, that's certainly not true for this hidden attraction: a vast, and still-not-fully-explored system of caves, carved out by the world's...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Italy's oldest vintage wine: 6,000 years old

PHeymont ·
University of South Florida find shows that Italian winemaking has been going on for twice as long as previously thought.
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 1)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day presents the first in a two part series on hiking and experience the Kumano Koda, a pilgrimage trail in Japan.
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Icelandair turns 757 into an ice cave

PHeymont ·
Icelandair's latest extravaganza of special plane painting features a glacier on the outside and an ice cave and special features inside.
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
In this installment, PortMoresby takes us to the colorful water-formed Mammoth Terraces, with some of the most spectacular views.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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Journey through Karnataka: Aihole, Pattadakal, and Badami

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey to Karnataka continues with stops at several more great and historic sites, including an interesting cave temple.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 2

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's visit to Ikaria continues, this week looking at some of the island's geothermal springs which drew some of the first tourists to the island. Today the Greek island is a spa destination with a number of charming small towns and villages.
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Bagno Vignoni: Ancient bath, modern spa

Marilyn Jones ·
In a village known for its mineral baths for centuries, Marilyn Jones also appreciates a modern luxury spa.
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Pyramids of Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook unravels the mystery behind the 'pyramids' of Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Off-the-Beaten-Track Spanish wonders

PHeymont ·
A guide to more than a dozen varied places to visit in Spain, away from the ones everyone else goes to.
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Virtual Travel: Now states join in

Marilyn Jones ·
Veteran travel writer Marilyn Jones highlights resources to keep up our travel interest until we can hit the roads again.
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Postojna Cave, Slovenia (Where Gumbo was #373)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the spectacular Postojna cave in Slovenia. It's a beautiful cave, with an amazing assortment of dripstone formations.
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Start planning now for family vacations

Marilyn Jones ·
Thinking about next summer? Travel expert Marilyn Jones has some suggestions to get your planning started!
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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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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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Shreveport Aquarium: Tiny but Mighty

Marilyn Jones ·
On Marilyn Jones's visit to the aquarium, she found that it doesn't take too much space for a great experience.
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February 25, 2020: Predjama Castle, Slovenia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Predjama Castle in Slovenia. It's the world's largest "cave castle."
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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The Subterrean Majesty of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico) There’s no easy way to get to the Carlsbad Caverns — it’s a pretty remote destination, in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico just north of Texas, and...
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'World's largest cave' to be left in 'natural state'

PHeymont ·
Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave system will be left undeveloped for tourism, at least until 2030, Plans for a cable car to the area and extensive facilities have been canceled.   The cave system, where so far over 300 caves and grottos have been...
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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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Aw shucks. Danes are no longer the World's Happiest People

DrFumblefinger ·
  What is happiness?  How does one measure it?  How does one compare it?  Is striving and working hard to a goal you attain something that makes you happy, despite the pain for the gain?  Or does living in mom and dad's...
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Ruby Falls - Chattanooga, TN

Samantha ·
While visiting some friends in Tennessee, we decided to tour  Ruby Falls  in Chattanooga. It is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain. The Falls are located at the end of the main passage of Ruby Falls Cave,...
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Historical temples of Rajasthan that bless you with the spiritual ecstasy

Rekha Bisht ·
Rajasthan has a special place in the history of India. Splendid forts, royal palaces, Rajputana legends, and even the temples in Rajasthan lure the history lovers to the royal state. The historical temples in Rajasthan deserve a special mention when planning a holiday in India. The masterpieces of extravagant architecture and many legends of mythology are certainly interesting to explore. Blessed with healing powers to divine aura, historical tells to legends, take a tour to best temples.
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May 4, 2018: Glencoe Massacre Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a detailed history of the story of the Massacre in Glencoe Scotland, whose monument we visit in our Pic of the Day.
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Shuanghe Cave: The cavern that keeps on going

PHeymont ·
At 238 kilometers, Shuanghe in southwest China is the longest cave in Asia, according to new data.
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March 27, 2018: Atop Jebel Hafeet

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger ascends the windy road up Jebel Hafeet, a famous mountain in the UAE.
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Little Petra: Another chapter in Jordan's history

Marilyn Jones ·
Siq al-Barid, known as Little Petra, is more recently-discovered than its famous namesake. Join Marilyn Jones on a trip to see it.
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Travel Guide to Southwestern Missouri

British Solomon (Guest) ·
We visit some of the attractions of Southwestern Missouri, including Branson and some of the region's lovely natural attractions.
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Montreal explorers find cavern surprise

PHeymont ·
Two intrepid cavers find a new set of ice-age caverns under the city of Montreal. The city has hopes of it becoming an attraction.
 
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