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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
Never knew there was so much free stuff to do in Phoenix. Seems like you could spent the better part of a week seeing and doing things without paying one admission fee. Thanks for sharing these, Samantha.
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Re: Your Favourite Travel Camera (or 2)

PHeymont ·
I see I'm in good company--I'm joining the two-camera brigade for the first time in years (years ago I traveled with two SLRs, one with color film and the other B/W, and then for a while with a film and a digital). I've been working for the last dozen years with a single compact (been through a Fuji, a Canon, Panasonic Lumix and recently a Nikon S9400 ). All have been good, and on an escalating curve of features. All the left-behinds are still in use elsewhere in the family. I actually...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8.5

WorkerBee ·
What a beautiful church Gumbo has found! WITW? The clues: 18th century Spanish colonial architecture, typical of Franciscan missions; Banner in English; Materials are not typical of Florida or Texas missions; Various effigies of animals and unreal creatures, often incorporated by the Franciscans into their liturgy in order to convert American Indians. Typical of US southwestern states; Not one of the remaining California missions; Not in Santa Fe; Checked missions in Arizona. Found (as did...
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona is a huge state, EyeWonder. Where exactly were you going to be home-based during your Christmas vacation? It would help to know so that we could better advise you.
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

SayMoi ·
Anywhere around the Phoenix area would be good. Northern Arizona (Grand Canyon) gets winter. Scottsdale is a popular destination with great resorts and there are many budget hotels in the area. I would use Fashion Square Mall as your search area.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #17: Death Valley, USA

PHeymont ·
Yes, it's really amazing how colorful and varied desert plants can be. Did you also see the blog from a few weeks ago on the "Spine Garden" of cacti in Arizona? It's at https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...zona-s-sonora-desert
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PHeymont ·
I've only had the pleasure of a small part of the road (east of Flagstaff and yes, passing that corner in Winslow, Arizona, but Route 66 is pretty much the symbol of the feeling so many of us have, of wanting to discover a past still visible in the present, and worth holding onto. Another good book for "shunpikers" is George Cantor's "Where the Old Roads Go: Driving the First Federal Highways of the Northeast." It's an easy and rewarding read even if you're not setting out on Rte 6, Rte 20,...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

Dr.Y ·
Hi Karl, just back from USCAP trip. The one in Ontario Place actually happens in summer and the exhibition lasts several weeks each year (I noticed this year, Ontario Place is undergoing a major renovation). The festival also happens in other North America cities like this year's "Arizona Chinese Lantern Festival - February 19-22 and February 26-March 1 ~ 5PM to 10PM Each Night".
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Re: Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona has many small historic and natural sites of interest like these, one of the reasons it's one of my favorite states to visit. Seems too many people are in a hurry to head to the Grand Canyon or to drive through the state to properly explore it. Thanks for bring back some great memories.
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Re: Where's a Warm Spot for March

DrFumblefinger ·
Welcome, Gulliver, and two weeks will give you a nice break. I'm not sure where you're traveling from. Easiest and cheapest place for a warm break from North America is to head south, especially to Florida or the Caribbean, or from the West coast to Hawaii or Arizona. But the south of Europe is also quite nice this time of year. Italy, Sicily, Greece are places I'd consider going, depending on what interests you and where you've traveled before. Do any of these interest you? Are you...
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Re: Tourists love Florida!

DrFumblefinger ·
Canada's population is about 35 million total, so if all 26.7 million visitors to Florida were from Canada, that would mean there'd be nobody left to shovel all that snow! Kidding aside, Canadians love to travel, especially in the winter. Florida is popular, especially with those in the eastern part of the country. Canadians living out west are much more likely to go to Arizona, Palm Springs, Mexico or Hawaii. I don't know where the national breakdown is, but lots of Europeans like to bring...
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Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

Former Member ·
Two friends at work and I are trying to plan a Christmas trip to somewhere warmer than New Haven...and one of them says Arizona is where we should go. All I know about Arizona is from old westerns and a Barbara Kingsolver book. I know it's got...
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Under the Cirio Tree

My Thatched Hut ·
One of the strangest plants I have ever seen is the Cirio Tree.  It is a bizarre tree found mostly in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.  A few also grow in mainland Mexico and in Arizona.   It is also known as the Boojum...
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Super Bowl crowds the skies

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines are adding dozens of extra flights, and even some temporary routes, to get fans to next week's Super Bowl game in Phoenix. United's added the most, with 55 extra flights, both others are not far behind. As well, some airlines are using...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 10, 2015: Arizona – The sunshine, the red rock desert and the survival of the fittest

Dr.Y ·
    Recently I attended a medical course in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Using one afternoon,  a few late afternoons plus evenings, I got chance to explore the area around Phoenix and Scottsdale.   The clear...
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THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many of my Canadian friends find it difficult to understand why someone would want to move away from California.  There were good reasons to stay and, in our case, better reasons to leave, but there are definitely things about California...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 24, 2015: Where is Apache Trail??

Dr.Y ·
Located at the northeastern edge of greater Phoenix area, the Apache Trail was recommended by our friend as Arizona’s oldest and most scenic driving trail. The winding 40 mile road takes you through the magnificent scenery of sometime steep...
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Scottsdale By the Numbers

Marilyn Jones ·
Scottsdale Attractions:          1) Hot Air Expeditions: Start your day in a hot air balloon soaring over the desert with the sun creeping over the mountains.         2) Taliesin West : Frank Lloyd...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 2) - Needles CA to Flagstaff AZ

Jonathan L ·
Leaving Needles CA, I drove a route that is a MUST DRIVE if you are the kind of person that loves road trips. The main portion of my day was spent on the longest continuous stretch of the original Route 66 that is still in place - From Topock AZ to...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her ideal neighborhood for a return visit to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Visit to USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

Samantha ·
Samantha finds a visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor both fascinating and emotional.
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July 12, 2017: Road Trippin' with Our Fur Babies

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband love to travel with their two small furry friends, and the pictures show why!
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
On a journey to Baja California, DrFumblefinger has opportunities for close-up encounters with gray whales wintering in Mexico.
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May 17, 2020: Arizona Thunderstorm

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L saw this passing storm while visiting Arizona.
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Heard Museum: American Indian Art and Artifacts

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her educational visit to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. There is so much to see and learn.
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March 25, 2019: Heard Museum Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the gardens of the Heard Museum. These we some of the pieces that caught her eye while walking around.
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Maybe Canada was right on closing parks

PHeymont ·
The U.S. is having second thoughts about keeping parks open after the decision to do so created a surge in attendance.
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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3 Best Travel Destinations for Adventure Lovers

Veselina (Guest) ·
Need some suggestions for where you might want to go on your next adventure trip? Take a look at these three from around the globe (sponsored content)
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Twice as Nice: Two New Year's Eves

PHeymont ·
Time borders make it possible to have your New Years twice!
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Small Brooklyn: Three small but fascinating museums

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some of Brooklyn's small and quirky museums.
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Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in the Phoenix area? If so, Samantha shares some of the exciting and free things to do while exploring the city.
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Feb. 12, 2020: Cancer Survivors Park, Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some facts about the Richard and Annette Bloch Foundation and their Cancer Survivor Parks. This one she visited while in Phoenix, AZ.
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February 8, 2015: Standin' on the Corner

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's in the picture for this image of an American icon.
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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Anatomy of a Trip (planning begins in earnest)

PortMoresby ·
  I love planning a trip and that may have been what kept me thinking about the next one, even when I wasn’t sure there would be a next one.  After a couple of decades traversing the planet, the process of putting them together had...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 4, 2015: The Grand Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today is important for several reasons.  It's the 239th birthday of the United States and it marks an important publication on TravelGumbo. @59NationalParks has completed their quest to visit all 59 Parks in the United States and we're...
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Lunar Eclipse at Lowell Observatory, Arizona

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The full eclipse, viewed through telescope   We dropped by the Lowell Observatory just to see about their hours, when we learned of the full lunar eclipse the following day, and with a super moon and a blood moon, this was going to be a...
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Our trip to Northern Arizona, featured in Part 1 of this blog, included some spectacular natural scenery, along with an impressive church set into the mountains of Sedona, Arizona. In this installment, we include two National Monuments that were once...
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In 2016, TSA may not take some states' driver's licenses at airports

Travel Rob ·
The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 and it requires certain security features to be on Drivers Licenses. The Department of Homeland Security announced a plan of enforcement two years ago. And in 2016, the agency will start enforcing...
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 1

Lestertheinvestor ·
On our recent trip to Northern Arizona, we collected some points of interest to see and experience. We did these things (plus many more!) during a 6 day tour of the area. We rented a car and used Sedona as a base. There will be more of them in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 11, 2015: Four Corners Monument

Samantha ·
   Out in the middle of nowhere is the Four Corners Monument. This is the only location in the United States where four states, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, meet in a single spot. Thus, visitors can stand in four states at one...
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March 7, 2018: Lake Havasu Sunsets - Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some sunset photos from Lake Havasu and says it was one of the more memorable parts of her trip.
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In-flight wedding on last Delta 747 flight

PHeymont ·
On a trip to the boneyard, Delta's last 747 serves as a wedding venue for a pilot and flight attendant who first met on a 747.
 
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