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Re: What to expect from Air Travel in 2015

PHeymont ·
The bar for new carriers is pretty high, though. They can't have full route systems, so they are forced to either try to horn in on high-volume routes, where others can easily drop prices low enough and long enough to push them out, or on low-volume connector routes where money can be made only with poverty-wage crew...which is why the majors have left those routes. We'll see, but I am skeptical.
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Re: Airbnb's plans for business travelers

PortMoresby ·
As an Airbnb user, and also a host, again I have the feeling that the company, while tooting their "community" horn, has again proceeded with changes to the site with no input from users, but rather as conceived by the designers working in their own little world. Particularly as a host, it regularly becomes a case of "you can't get there from here". This interview is an example, telling us that corporate users will be directed only to entire properties, rather than all properties available...
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Re: Florida warned: take action against future flooding

GarryRF ·
Climate change "experts" are saying that: "Antarctica’s massive stores of ice are likely to melt as the planet warms and contribute ever greater amounts of water to the world’s oceans." But the facts are: "The winter ice around the southern continent has been growing relatively constantly since records began in 1979. The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre, which monitors sea ice using satellite data, say that the year’s maximum was 1.54m sq km (595,000 sq miles) above the 1981-2010...
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Re: ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

DrFumblefinger ·
I love rhinos and spotting one in the wild is a very special treat. I've only ever seen 3 wild rhinos, all in the Ngorongoro Crater (where poachers are killed by snipers -- no questions asked). Of the many senseless things happening in the world, their slaughter for just their horn makes about the least sense for me. It's sad that ancient pre-medieval traditions are driving these animals to the point of extinction. This seems like a very worthy cause, Tammy, and it's a small thing for us all...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

PHeymont ·
Love that onomatopoeic license plate: "Ah Ooga!" Blows my horn, for sure!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
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Charleston's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Where Gumbo Was (#76)

PHeymont ·
  Visiting Charleston recently, I was struck by its handsome cathedral and unusual spire. The church seems reasonably well-rooted in the 19th century, but the tower reminded me of the turn-of-the-last-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre ...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Unusual Itinerary: cruise to circle South America

PHeymont ·
A more-than-two-month cruise that includes the Amazon, fjords and the Falklands will sail in 2019.
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May 25, 2017: Superior Entry Lighthouse, Superior, Wisconsin

Ottoman ·
This interesting and attractive lighthouse has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
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How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for a Long Road Trip

Anees S (Guest) ·
Some helpful suggestions for preparing your vehicle so that you can enjoy a road trip (sponsored content)
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May 15, 2020: Lurs, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger first encountered lurs—a type of ancient bronze horn—when he saw this statue of two lur players in Copenhagen City Hall Square.
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Brussels museum shows oldest saxophone

PHeymont ·
An 1846 model, made by Adolphe Sax himself, has been placed in the Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments on a long-term loan.
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2015: Cana Island Lighthouse

Marilyn Jones ·
  Door County, Wisconsin is known for its charming villages, beautiful beaches, lake vistas and nine lighthouses that help safely guide ships around the peninsula—each with a different look, history and, in many ways, personality.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 5, 2015: Karakoy and Galata Tower

PHeymont ·
The Galata Tower, built originally by Genoese in the 14th century as part of Constantinople's defenses survived the Ottoman conquest a century later and later served as a fire tower. Today, it includes an observation deck, a restaurant and nightclub....
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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Clouds Hill - home of Lawrence of Arabia

Mac ·
T E Lawrence - British soldier, writer, historian, leader of men - was a man of contradictions. He became a celebrity in the 1920s when his heroism and charisma in the Arab campaigns of 1914-18 war caught the public imagination, earning him the title...
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Pondicherry, India (Part 1)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of life in Pondicherry, a unique corner of the Indian subcontinent.
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May 14, 2018: Patagonian King Crab for Dinner!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of his last meal in Southern Argentina.
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On the Beach: A sculptural homage to La Barceloneta (Where Gumbo Was #34)

PHeymont ·
The Gumbo gang did a number on this one: the answer came in pieces from Still Country Photo who placed it in Barcelona, Jonathan L who suggested Spain or Catalonia, and from PortMoresby who identified it as the sculpture  Homentage a la...
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
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El Morro National Monument - a hike to early american graffiti

Jonathan L ·
El Morro National Monument  On a drive from Taos to LA I was able to stop at El Morro National Monument ....
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The Getty Villa, Part 2: The Art

DrFumblefinger ·
In part one of this series I gave you the background on the Getty Villa, Mr. Getty and his passion for art.  What follows are some illustrative pieces from the Villa's collection, which focus on art from the antiquities.  There are...
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Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not every day a traveler has to deal with a hurricane -- especially when vacationing in the South Pacific.  My first brushes with one were exciting in a way, but tedious in most respects.     I've experienced a number of "natural...
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October 11, 2016: Three Bavarian Alpine Horn Players.

George G. ·
Is there anything more Bavarian than alpine horns? George G shares our Pic of the Day.
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July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Samantha ·
On a side trip from Las Vegas, Samantha found this park, well-equipped with recreational equipment...and bighorn sheep!
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A Rambler in Valparaiso, Chile

PHeymont ·
A ramble with PHeymont through Chile's historic premier port city, now reviving commercially and as a tourism destination.
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Breisach on the Rhine, Germany's Europe City

PHeymont ·
Quiet Breisach on the Rhine has an eventful history and a 20th-century claim to fame as first to vote for a united Europe.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger gets caught in the worst storm he's ever experienced when visiting Cape Horn, the southern most island in South America.
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McAdam Railway Station, New Brunswick, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at one of the most interesting train stations in the world. Find out more!
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Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PortMoresby ·
    As a visitor to Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside, it’s hard to disregard the presence of Mt. Vesuvius looming everywhere one goes.  For example, should one forget for a moment, we have only to step onto the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 1st, 2014:Traditional Maltese Musical Instruments

IslandMan ·
I recently attended a cultural evening at the National Archives complex in Rabat, Malta. The theme was a lecture and demonstration of original and traditional Maltese folk music instruments. One of the lecturers was a music historian from Ireland who...
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10 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Aryaan Asad ·
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai's landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 meters is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city's points of interest. For most visitors, a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird's-eye perspective are simply staggering. The slick observation deck experience includes a multimedia presentation on both Dubai and the building of the Burj Khalifa...
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Palace State Rooms and Armoury, Valletta (Where Gumbo was #286)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of the most popular attractions in Valletta, Malta, situated in the Royal Palace. These include some of the State Rooms and one of the world's best armouries.
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October 12, 2018: Whooper Swans, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook captures some beautiful images of Whooper swans and shares some of their natural history in today's Pic of the Day.
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Re: "Lactation Station" joining airport amenities

PHeymont ·
There's a real problem, and it has a number of parts. First, there are some who need reminding that nursing is normal...and some of those complain loudly (happened in my presence on a bus last week) even though nothing was exposed. But the point of the lactation station, I think, touches the other horn of the dilemma. Some families feel that, even covered by a blanket, that they are the object of unwanted attention, and prefer some privacy...and the lactation station is a lot better solution...
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Re: Black Rhinos on the move

Professorabe ·
Whilst it is correct that both poaching and habitat losses represent severe threats to the survival of rhinos, it is clearly poaching that constitutes the most acute risk. More than two (black/white) rhinos per day are poached in South Africa alone: https://www.savetherhino.org/a...outh-africa-in-2018/ And all because of some idiotic belief in the healing properties of rhino horn ...
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The heart of Istanbul, from the air

PHeymont ·
The heart of Istanbul, from the air
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Naples: Lively Streets and Sights

PHeymont ·
A week in Naples gave PHeymont a chance to see some of the liveliest street scenes in a colorful and chaotic neighborhood.
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Mining for History at Sutter's Mill

PHeymont ·
The museum at the site of California's original gold strike works hard at making clear truths behind the legendary images.
 
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