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Re: Goldilocks Would Be Pleased With Four Seasons

PortMoresby ·
Rob, but will they stack up those mattresses for The Princess and the Pea?
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Re: Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

Paul Heymont ·
An apology...I mixed my files and misidentified the girl reading her stack of bronze books; we met her in Seville, not Lisbon!
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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 Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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Malta loses a landmark to the sea

Paul Heymont ·
Malta loses the Azure Window, seen on Game of Thrones and popular with cliff-jumpers.
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Capsule hotels spreading in Europe

Paul Heymont ·
Tiny spaces mark the capsule hotel, but privacy is another hallmark that may help it compete with hostels.
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June 25, 2020: Canoes, Lake Louise

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys visiting Lake Louise, and finds this image of canoes stocked on the lake's dock one of the most popular.
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Art and Survival in the Tassili Plateau

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the heart of the Sahara -- a life filled with hardship, sand dunes and camel. A trip highlighted by the remarkable sights of Tassili n’Ajjer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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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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Bayfront Stadium, Pensacola: As Good as it Gets

Travel Rob ·
I t's easy for me to get jaded sometimes, comparing my local sights to more famous places, expecting them to compete.  It's always great, though, when I find local places that not only stack up, but outshine the more famous ones.   That's...
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Samantha wraps up her series on how to have the money to travel by saving it up ahead.
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The Best Livable Nature Cities In The U.S.

Knishida ·
Best U.S. Cities For Nature Lovers By Kirstin Chock Science has proven that the elements of nature improve our mental and physical health. Research studies found that nature has many benefits like improving your mood, improving your breathing, and improving your cardiovascular system. The unfortunate thing is that there are hardly any nature locations that are not in the middle of nowhere or that are not on the outskirts of civilization. However, there are a few places in the U.S. that are...
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How to Fly through Airports…or at least relax a bit!

Paul Heymont ·
Back in the old days, the Cunard steamships were advertised with the slogan “Getting There is Half the Fun.” No one is going to say that about flying these days, but many frequent flyers have figured out how to avoid being a...
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Montana's National Bison Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
 The National Bison Refuge provides an excellent opportunity to see bison in their natural setting — the hilly grasslands of Montana.  The Refuge is located about an hour’s drive northwest of Missoula and is...
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A Visit to Ireland: (Part 7) the Cliffs of Moher

DrFumblefinger ·
    Our journey around Ireland next took us north to the  Cliffs of Moher .  From Dingle we headed through Tralee then to the Tarbert ferry over the River Shannon.  The ferry ride can save you considerable time (the other...
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Take your seat...while you still have one!

Paul Heymont ·
Aircraft designers are always busy trying to figure out the best way to get the most passengers in without actually provoking revolt or suffocation...and the past few days bring fearsome news on that front. Included in the roundup are dead-serious proposals to stack seats in the main cabin, to sell passenger space in the hold below the cabin, and even to squeeze business-class seats into a 12-across configuration. Not even the rich, it seems, are immune to the trend. The stacked-seat idea...
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An airline seat that twists to match your best position

Paul Heymont ·
A new idea for airline seats: Imitate the human spine and make the seat fit the passenger instead of forcing the passenger into the seat. Read more within...
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Toyota's new dream: a flying car

Paul Heymont ·
Toyota's filed a patent design for a possible future car, but it's a long way from that to a realistic product. For now, admire a Prius with a stack of wings!
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Hamburg's Harbor World

Paul Heymont ·
Hamburg's whole existence is bound up with its port, and it has kept the port closer to its heart than most major ports. Well worth a visit!
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Gadgets and Apps That Will Rock Your Holiday Experience

Trickiya ·
Science and technology have improved the standard of our life. With the continuous and effortless development in the field, we are now able to come over challenges those assumed to be disabilities or even a curse to some people. Here in this post, we will take a look at few but to must-have gadgets and mobile apps to make our travel more effortless, exploring, exciting, and eventful. Starting with the gadgets, the first in our list is: The Drone Camera : - People travel to experience new...
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Departures: Trains and Boats and Planes

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares interesting thoughts and observations on the nature of travel and the traveler.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

GarryRF ·
We've been replacing CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) with new LED (Light Emitting Diode) type bulbs for over a year. They have multiple shapes to suit your needs. They use less than half the electricity of a CFL and last longer too. They have the added advantage of achieving full light in <0.5 seconds. Prices are dropping for all economy bulbs.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice conclusion to an interesting and helpful series, Samantha. Thanks! Some people fund their travels by living very simply on the road -- keeping expenses to a few bucks a day. That might work for them, but I travel to experience a place. And that means admissions to attractions, eating good quality meals, staying at a decent hotel etc. I'm old enough that an element of comfort and civilization are important to me. I'd rather live simply at home than on the road, and these tips provide...
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Travel Rob ·
Some more great tips Samantha! For people with jobs that offer overtime, I've always found that is a great way to save up money quickly. It's easier to stay motivated working extra when you know the extra amount on your check funds your travel.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed the series. It was an interesting and eye opening post. Since I wrote this, we even cut cable and are using OTA and Netflix. Saving us about $100 a month. Not much, but it's a $100 closer to living my freedom lifestyle I am working toward. Thanks again for the comments. Have a great weekend.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Paul Heymont ·
Haven't gotten to cord cutter status yet, but you did inspire me to caLloyd them up and hack away at the bill...vut about 60 a month with very little pain. Thanks!
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No Smoking!

Travel Rob ·
No Smoking!
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

GarryRF ·
It is the nature of business that any idea is patented before it becomes talked about. Sardines in a can is has always been the philosophy of airlines. Just like supermarkets - stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap !
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One man's healthy...

Paul Heymont ·
One man's healthy...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #386

George G. ·
View of one of the complex brick buildings with chimney stack and a few historic nautical items. Gumbo’s location will be revealed tomorrow, so submit your guesses today.
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Paris: A Rambler's Memories

Paul Heymont ·
Another trip down memory lane with PHeymont, emphasizing scenes that are more memorable than monumental.
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Techniques to Play Like a Champ in TriPeaks Solitaire

Jasmine (Guest) ·
A new way to play a Solitaire (sponsored content)
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Robbins Sculpture Garden, Richmond, Virginia

George G. ·
While in Richmond for the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, George G found another treat nearby.
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From Where I Sit: A Gallery of Benches

Paul Heymont ·
In a recent Gumbo blog , Jonathan L. pointed out that travelers (and locals) need a place to rest from time to time while visiting or going about daily life...and part of the need is what's called—logically—street furniture.  (Above,...
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Five Amazing Foods in Texas

Zara (Guest) ·
Zara shares five favorite traditional Texas foods and the stories behind them
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis: Where Legends Were Made

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for bringing back terrific memories of visiting this famous studio. My wife and I first visited it in the late 1980s and enjoyed the tour, followed by lunch at the Sun Cafe. To my great delight, the cafe's Wurlitzer had an original Sun 45 by Elvis in its stack (Sun #223). I have been collecting records since I was in early teens and have a number of Sun records, including all 5 of Elvis' Sun records in both 78 rpm and 45 rpm formats. Not sure what they're worth right now, but...
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Canada House, London

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spotted this image of a stack of standing and partially fallen beer cans sitting on the stairs of Canada's embassy in London.
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Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Anaconda Smoke Stack. The 12 acres site contains a 585-feet chimney, still the largest in the world.
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Lord Howe Island, Australia

Barry Barford ·
With daily visitor numbers capped at 400 to help protect the island’s natural environment, this is one destination where you never need to worry about crowds.
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Plastic brick by brick: Another Legoland

Paul Heymont ·
Europe's fifth and the world's seventh Legoland will open in a few years in Belgium
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IX Art Park, Charlottesville, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us to an unusual community art park with some wild exhibits, created on a former factory site
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Walking England's Kennet & Avon Canal

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby takes us along for a walk beside the historic British canal and its beautiful countryside
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Portland Bill in Storm and Sunlight

Mac ·
Mac shares wonderful views of nature at work on a small island at the tip of England's Devon coast
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 2) A visit to "Noah's Ark", the Ngorongoro Crater

DrFumblefinger ·
In all my travels, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater remains one of my most precious experiences.  
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Update: The Renaissance of Notre Dame

Paul Heymont ·
Two years on from his last serious look at the fire-ravaged cathedral, PHeymont finds it's moved from salvage operation to busy construction site
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Stacked Chairs

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont's eye is constantly drawn to stacked chairs, especially those with a bit of color
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Notre Dame: Builders to Restorers

Paul Heymont ·
A major exhibit on Notre Dame, its builders and restorers, continues at Paris's Museum of Architecture and Heritage
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Delta clears the air...of plastic cups

Paul Heymont ·
Delta's moves to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025, including a huge amount of cups
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 1, 2015: Pulpit Rock

Mac ·
Pulpit Rock is a coastal feature at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. The artificial stack of rock was left in the 1870s after a natural arch was cut away by quarrymen at the Bill Quarry on the famous headland, Portland Bill.
 
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