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A Tour of Stained Glass in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Old San Juan has a wealth of gorgeous stained glass in a variety of styles. Jonathan L shows us some of the best.
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Lanzarote: an Undervalued Paradise

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a great photoessay and details of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands and a favorite of Ian's. It is a slice of underappreciated paradise.
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Valparaiso—Chile's Oceanside Gem

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a tour of Chile's major seaport, a town that is recovering its faded beauty
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August 18, 2017: Parco Grotta Cascate, Varone

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares visits to Parco Grotta Cascate near Varone in the Lake Garda region of Italy.
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Back to Oaxaca

PortMoresby ·
Aug. 26, 2017: VWs Everywhere! Sept. 2, 2017: Xochimilco Sept. 9, 2017: Michael's House Sept. 16, 2017: Friday Market, Llano Park Sept. 23, 2017: Hoofing It, El Picacho & Teotitlán Sept. 30, 2017: Hoofing It, Dainzu to Tlacochahuaya Oct. 7, 2017: Hoofing It, Zegache to Tilcajete Oct. 14, 2017: Mercado de la Merced Oct. 21, 2017: San Felipe del Agua Oct. 28, 2017: The Textile Museum Nov. 4, 2017: Sunday Market, Tlacolula PortMoresby's first trip to Oaxaca can be found here . Others of...
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Catania Market, Sicily. Part 1, the Fish

DrFumblefinger ·
One of Catania's most popular tourist attractions is its fish market, La Pescheria. A lively place filled with an amazing diversity of sea life, it's an experience you won't soon forget.
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June 16, 2017: Castillo de las Coloradas/Águila, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
One of the most historic structures on the Canary Islands, Castillo de las Coloradas/Águila on Lanzarote is the subject of Ian Cook's Pic of the Day.
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Florence invites vandals to go hi-tech

PHeymont ·
Tablets allow graffiti artists to leave their mark without leaving a mess for the clean-up crew.
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Spotted on the Road. Torres Del Paine National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
A wickedly decorated van parked in Torres del Paine National Park.
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Cruise ship workers: 'no direction home'?

PHeymont ·
Over 70,000 cruise ship workers are trapped aboard idled vessels in U.S. waters, with thousands more elsewhere as plans for getting home stall.
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NCL CEO now sounds upbeat

PHeymont ·
After a week marked by reports of near cash collapse, Norwegian Cruise Line's CEO is talking a much brighter future.
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November 6, 2019: Capri Harbor

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares a memorable image of Capril harbor, on the lovely island of Capri.
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Baja Sur takes a new tack on tourist tax

PHeymont ·
Baja California Sur is going directly to tourists as they arrive to collect a new tax intended to benefit infrastructure.
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January 12, 2020: Evita, Ministry of Health building, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires the portraits of Evita on this tall government office building in Buenos Aires.
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High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, New Mexico Highlands

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L off the main road through the New Mexico Highlands
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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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Around Recoleta

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some snapshots taken while strolling around Recoleta.
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Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

PortMoresby ·
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
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Tren del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger takes a train journey to the "end of the earth", in southern South America.
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A Final Walk in Tierra del Fuego National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores Lapataia Bay. The southern end of the PanAm highway is located here, and the Bay is within a stone's throw of the Chilean/Argentinian border, a border that has long been disputed.
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What to Do with 48 Hours in San Diego

Gary W (Guest) ·
Garry W shares some of the highlights you shouldn't miss when visiting San Diego (sponsored content)
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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was, #117)

PHeymont ·
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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Rooms for the 1%: World's 10 most expensive hotels

PHeymont ·
The most expensive hotel in the world...       Photo: Aman Resorts Luxury-hotels.com, whose name tells you what they're about, has published a survey of this summer's most expensive hotels in the world. Although, of course, they'll try...
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Fake restaurant, fake reviews punk TripAdvisor

PHeymont ·
Could this be the next top restaurant? Write a review!         La Scaletta, TripAdvisor's top restaurant in the northern Italian town of Moniga del Garda, has left a bad taste in the mouth for TripAdvisor...because it doesn't...
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Spanish town grants equal rights to animals

PHeymont ·
A small Spanish town has taken a world first: It's formally recognized equal status for human and non-human residents of t town, and laid out rules for protection.   Trigueros del Valle, a town of 300 in the province of Valladolid, passed the law...
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Spain's booming tourism hits record numbers

PHeymont ·
Spain's busy beaches (Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, above)             Photo: Wouter Hagens / Wikimedia   If it seems like you've seen a stream of articles lately about Spanish towns wondering whether there's a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 7, 2015: A Sicilian Wedding

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the pleasures of traveling is stumbling on memorable scenes of everyday life.  So it was as we waited to gain admittance to the Capella Palatina in Palazzo dei Normanni,  Palermo.  As we paid to enter the complex,...
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Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Palazzo dei Normanni (in English, Palace of the Normans) was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and todays houses the Sicilian parliament.
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Buenos Aires (Where Gumbo was #144)

DrFumblefinger ·
The Church of Our Lady of Pilar is one of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires, and a beautiful example of its Colonial era architecture. It adjoins the famous Recoleta Cemetery.
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Puerto Natales, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
Puerto Natales is a small town in the Patagonian region of Chile. Formerly a sheep-ranching town, it's now a gateway to Torres del Paine park, as well as to the giant sloth caves in the region. It's small, but has a lot of colorful art.
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Another cruise line sets sail for Cuba...it hopes

PHeymont ·
Oceania's Riviera is one of the line's 684-passenger R-class ships   Norwegian Cruise Lines' Oceania Cruises brand, like Carnival's Fathom, has plans to join the growing interest in travel to Cuba from the U.S., but it's taking a radically...
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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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'Mona Lisa smile' eludes tomb searchers

PHeymont ·
Silvano Vinceti announcing his previous theory, 2011   Mona Lisa's smile in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has captured the hearts and imagination and hearts of thousands, and the speculations of even more: Why is she smiling? Who is...
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Food

PortMoresby ·
  Street Food   While I didn’t partake this trip, vendors selling food from carts on street corners definitely have a following.  Sitting down at a table seems easier to me but if I return to Oaxaca I plan to seek out adventures...
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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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5 Best Places To Visit In Europe in 2018

John Peter ·
Europe has always been a fascinating destination for travellers and there is nothing like visiting the continent that has been at the four fold of human civilization. In this post, we have compiled a list of the 5 best places to visit in Europe that you must surely visit in 2018: 1. Hamburg, Germany: The city of Hamburg is often known as the gateway of the world since ancient times and rightly so. Hamburg will probably blow you away with its rich architecture and maritime wonders around the...
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April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha shares views of this impressive structure, called locally 'the Mexican Embassy.'
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Passport Woes

Amateuremigrant ·
Passports -- we can't travel without them and many of us enjoy seeing the various stamps we collect on our journeys. Bob Cranwell shares some colorful passport-related moments in his illustrious travel career.
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The Many Faces of the Paine Massif, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves mountains and has seen many great ones during his travels. A favorite is the three "horned" section of the Paines Massif in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.
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January 22, 2018: Reminders of a Wildfire

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the site of a fairly recent wildfire in Patagonian Chile. He found the skeletal remnants of the small trees to be intriguing.
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January 8, 2018: Gauchos and Horses

DrFumblefinger ·
A fairly common scene in Patagonia, horses and cowboys (gauchos) are part of the local culture.
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One-Clue Mystery: Name the Place!

DrFumblefinger ·
This is all the clue there is: Is it enough for you to name the scene of a future TravelGumbo blog? Email answers to TGsuggestions@gmail.com.
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Italy: War on poo, or war on dogs?

PHeymont ·
An Italian mayor's attempt at keeping streets clear of dog poo has led to a big fuss claiming he is trying to ban dogs.
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Eeeeew! Waves of stinging jellyfish at Spanish beaches

PHeymont ·
A wave, or bloom, of poisonous jellyfish lands on some of Spain's best beaches, bringing a quick cleanup.
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February 4, 2018: Lupins in Ushuaia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of the lovely lupins in bloom in the southern most city of the world.
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February 12, 2018: Views of Ushuaia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some scenic views of Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world and the closest deep water port to Antarctica.
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Madrid's Atocha turtles facing eviction

PHeymont ·
The famous turtles of Madrid's Atocha rail station are being relocated to a nature park because of overcrowding and sanitation issues.
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Spain adds another Canary Island

PHeymont ·
A new status for one of the smallest of the Canaries, now recognized as the eighth Canary Island.
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Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #272)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating and well preserved mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sicily. The Villa houses the best preserved collections of Roman mosaics in the world.
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Cozumel, for those who don't do resorts

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a guide to the Cozumel that's hiding behind the glitzy resort life.
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