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Re: A visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, I never try to judge historic figures through the prism of modern values. Remember in the 18th century slavery was a global institution -- absolutely every country in the world had slaves. And being from Virginia, he knew the southern states wouldn't join northern colonies in forming a new country without slavery being allowed, so I don't think he thought it was time to fight that fight. I think he valued the formation of the new country above all else -- risking his life to do so...
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Memphis, Tennessee 3) The rest of the city

DrFumblefinger ·
        There’s a lot more to Memphis than Graceland, although  Graceland is by far the city’s most popular attraction (which I’ve previously discussed here ).   A city of about 650,000, Memphis has a...
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The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Palm Desert's LIVING DESERT offers a place to see several desert ecosystems, as well as an interesting assortment of animals from the Americas and Africa.
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
Exterior Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK We had some good guesses for this week's Where in the World is TravelGumbo, but believe it or not, no one offered the correct guess. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened on Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This area is in Downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park. The Center links the American Civil Rights...
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The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
The February President's Week break in New York schools is one of our regular travel times, and a welcome escape from bad weather...usually. We've given up on the idea of only traveling to warm places, but we did think that Istanbul, based on weather...
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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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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to a subject dear to her heart with the first of a 5 part series on gardens within driving distance of her home.
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In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her progress through the Cotswolds with a visit to Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh and is greeted with the words, "Chastleton is Wolf Hall."
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In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
After a visit to William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor, PortMoresby crosses the River Thames to visit Buscot Park, with a stunning room dedicated to a Pre-Raphaelite painter and, unexpectedly, warriors in the garden.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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August 9, 2017: - Treasure Falls, CO

Samantha ·
It's a 105-foot cascade that's 'pretty darn cool;' waterfall-lover Samantha says it's worth the hike!
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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Wolves or Cheese: France must decide

PHeymont ·
A fight is brewing between save-the-wolf forces and the farmers who make Roquefort and other cheeses, and say their sheep are threatened.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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New York-Boston seaplane service coming

PHeymont ·
Cape Air has one-year approval to try a route from Boston Harbor to New York's East River.
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World's best tourism site? EU Tourism Council says it's Ethiopia

PHeymont ·
Volcanic eruption in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, 2014       Photo: Iany 1958 / Wikimedia   The European Council on Tourism and Trade, an association of Europe's official tourism organizations, has picked Ethiopia as this year's...
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Top 5 Underwater Destinations

Kathryn Curzon (Guest) ·
Kathryn Curzon shares some of the greatest underwater destinations on the planet, awaiting our exploration and enjoyment!
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Land's End, San Francisco

PHeymont ·
Land's End, at San Francisco's northwest corner, is a great spot for walks and photos, and has a fascinating story as well.
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Where Gumbo was #7.5: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
As recognized by PortMoresby and correctly pinpointed by Worker Bee, Gumbo was at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the Idaho panhandle, just outside the small city of Coeur d'Alene.  Original Puzzle HERE He was enjoying this whimsical statue of...
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Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

Ottoman ·
         What a thrill it was to visit Sun Studio at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee!  To step through the doors of this old building is to walk into Rock 'n Roll history.  It was at Sun Studios that...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
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Santa Fe Styling

Jonathan L ·
  http://www.postersofsantafe.co...es/products/419l.jpg 20 years ago, The Amazing Ms. D and I bought this magnet. Santa Fe style is a combination of Spanish and Indian esthetic. Native art and jewelry, Southwest architecture and housewares and a...
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Chester Cathedral, England

PHeymont ·
Chester Cathedral isn't the oldest, largest, or most famous but PHeymont calls it one of the most beautiful...and with a most fascinating history.
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Passionate About Road Trips? Take One On A Motorbike This Time!

markwaugh538 ·
Road trips. The answer to all your troubles. Well metaphorically at least. A journey that has a destination and ends at the end of the day with you tired out of your mind isn’t really the one that you would remember for the rest of your life. But if one day you decide to just get your car and drive along the coast for a stretch of 200km for no reason, only because you felt like it, then that my friend is the day you will want to remember and put down in your journal for sure. It’s a...
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Paris: Wolves return to the city's doorstep

PHeymont ·
Wolves are returning to areas near Paris, but wolf-watching groups say they are no danger to humans.
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Unspoiled Natural Beauty in Croatian National Parks

alisamura ·
Alisa Mura shares her favorite National Parks to be found in her homeland of Croatia. For a small country, these parks offer amazing beauty and diversity of sights and experiences.
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Brooklyn Black heritage center saved by the bell

PHeymont ·
A center marking one of pre-Civil War America's largest free black communities is in danger of closing.
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Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
In the first of two parts, DrFumblefinger helps us to a sense of Rome as it was in its heyday
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How to Ensure the Safety of the Airlines?

Anil Verma ·
Traveling via the air is becoming more often for the explorers to explore the horizons of any part of the earth, then the reason or purpose of the visit does not matter. For the ones who think a lot about money before traveling to other shores, the headache is lowered down to some extent by the wide span of the airline network. The widespread of airlines have eventually affected the airfares, if not much, but yes to some extent. The lowering down of the air tickets arise other questions too...
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Ensure the Safety of the Airlines?

james ·
Travelling via the air is becoming more often for the explorers to explore the horizons of any part of the earth, then the reason or purpose of the visit does not matter. For the ones who think a lot about money before travelling to other shores, the headache is lowered down to some extent by the wide span of the airline network. The widespread of airlines have eventually affected the airfares, if not much, but yes to some extent. The lowering down of the air tickets arise other questions...
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Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

DrFumblefinger ·
The United States has some of the planet's finest scenery and boasts dozens of great drives.  From the California's Pacific Coast Highway, to Montana's Going to the Sun Road, to Newfound Gap Road in the Smoky Mountains, there's scenic drives in...
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Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump (That's really its name)

DrFumblefinger ·
  I like direct clear-spoken people, so you can see why Native American names appeal to me.  ” Head-smashed-in-buffalo jump ” was just that — a place buffalo were chased off a cliff and killed for food.  (An...
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Iconic and Ironic: some more Signs of Toronto

PHeymont ·
A small selection of quirky and interesting signs...
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Australia, part 1 - Bowerbirds in Australia's Bunya Mountains

Kirsten Hines ·
Always a scientist with an eye to detail, Kirsten shares her observations of the BowerBird's nesting and mating behavior in the Bunya mountains of Australia.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
Update: Part 3 of Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell trilogy, 'The Mirror and the Light', will be published later this year. I think that will require a celebratory tour of all the houses used as settings for the BBC's 'Wolf Hall", don't you think?
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
This evening's episode of 'Wolf Hall' had a long & satisfying scene with Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell in the Long Gallery, above. I'd know that floor anywhere.
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The Wolf, Lit at Night

Jonathan L ·
The Wolf, Lit at Night
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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

PortMoresby ·
Though it’s been there for 50 years, it was new to PortMoresby, on a visit with friends at that most perfect season, springtime in the desert.
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Oct. 14, 2020: Big Idaho Potalo Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha pays a visit to Idaho's most unique hotel, a symbol of the state itself.
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Critters in La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

DrFumblefinger ·
Gaudi liked to incorporate elements of nature into his architectural plans. DrFumblefinger shares some of the animals he spotted at La Sagrada Familia.
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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits beautiful Hayden Valley, located just north of Yellowstone Lake. A herd of bison living in the valley is popular with tourists.
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The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington West Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Small-town museums often offer interesting collections and strong community ties. Jonathan L takes us along on a visit to this one.
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Cattle skulls for sale, Santa Fe

DrFumblefinger ·
Cattle skulls for sale, Santa Fe
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Is the Big Bad Wolf afraid of you?

PHeymont ·
A Swiss organization is looking for volunteers who learn to make wolf-scaring noises and patrol the mountains, protecting sheep.
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