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Re: Luggage to withstand airline handling

DrFumblefinger ·
I have two favorite suitcases I use when needing checked luggage. Both have similar construction, having a hard base and sides, but a soft expandable top. Hence, they combine the protection of a hard suitcase for the most part, but offer the advantage of being somewhat expandable. I wrap delicate purchases in laundry or a jacket, place near the hard base of the bag and without exception nothing has broken in transit (so far). One bag is also an Eagle Creek bag and the other is made by...
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Re: Luggage to withstand airline handling

PHeymont ·
We alternate, depending on trip configuration, on two "soft" but not very 21" Delseys and a single 25" Swissgear of similar construction. They're all from a lower-price territory than Eagle Creek, but have worked well for us. But my experience with the Swissgear has taught me to watch one thing I didn't think so important before: the wheels. The Delseys are a 'trolley' style with two wheels; they're easy to move over almost any terrain, even cobblestones. But the Swissgear is a 'spinner,'...
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Re: Luggage to withstand airline handling

DrFumblefinger ·
Good point about the wheels. It was while pulling a suitcase across cobblestones that I became devote to the trolley-style wheels. Even Eagle Creek and Pacsafe bags can be purchased on sale or at discounted travel supply vendors. Whatever you buy, be sure it is a well constructed bag with heavy duty zippers and latches that won't fall apart on you when you travel (which has happened to me with a cheaper duffel-style roller made by Sierra Design).
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Re: New Orleans Winter Walking

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a beautiful hike, Whitney! I dislike the heat and humidity of New Orleans' summer, but this time of year sounds inviting and it's obviously charming! And while it's cold, winter is also beautiful. Here's a photo from my favorite place to hike, a 1 minute walk from my home, Fish Creek Provincial Park. We hike here along the Bow River in all four seasons, including winter. Snow slows you a little but it's not that deep as a rule. If it gets icy, you use microspikes.
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Re: Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

GarryRF ·
I've spent many days exploring the early times of the Du Pont family around Delaware and Pennsylvania. Explore the old homes and gardens of the American chemical giants. Really fascinating. Chateau Country Route 52 passes thru Delaware’s Chateau Country. Many DuPont homes and estates are tucked away in the areas surrounding Greenville, Delaware and Centerville Delaware. Local residents have managed to preserve the rural character of Route 52 by controlling development. Twin Lakes Brewing...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Drayton Hall

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to  Charleston, South Carolina,  I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 18th, 2014: Longwood Gardens, Penn.

GarryRF ·
Longwood Gardens created by Pierre S. du Pont,(1870-1954) is one of the premier arboretums in the USA, if not in the world.   It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania , in the...
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

GarryRF ·
  Longwood Gardens  created by Pierre S. du Pont,(1870-1954) is one of the premier arboretums in the USA, if not in the world.   It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in  Kennett Square,...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 9) Horton Plains

DrFumblefinger ·
My first introduction to Horton Plains National Park was in Hans Mohemius’ photo room at his home in Colombo.  Hans was a skilled amateur photographer who shared with me a magical photo of a sunrise...
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The Minturn Summer Market

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the pleasures of summer across the northern hemisphere is that farmers markets spring to life for a few months, serving a bounty of fresh produce along with other items people buy at a market, like handicrafts, baked goods,...
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Silver Plume, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love going on leisurely road trips -- the kind where you've several spare hours to pull over somewhere and explore.  If a place seems interesting, I like to check it out.   So it was this past summer while we were visiting...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Welcome to the town of Dawson City, Yukon

My Thatched Hut ·
  Dawson City owns its existence as a direct result of the Klondike gold discovery in 1896 in the nearby creeks. Dawson was founded in 1897 and incorporated as a city in 1902.  By 1898, the population was almost 40,000. It was the largest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 15, 2015: Elbow Falls

Still Country Photo ·
  This is what Elbow Falls used to look like.  I'm not sure what they look like now as it is still difficult to get out there since all of the destruction.  I have heard that the change is quite dramatic.    Elbow Falls...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 6th, 2015: Fish Creek Park

Still Country Photo ·
  My favorite place in the world:  Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park.  This was taken after a lovely evening stroll, one of so many, in the Grove.  It is so beautiful there and abundant with wildlife.  In the springtime, the does...
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The World's Largest TeePee

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on an overlook at the outskirts of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Saamis teepee is the largest of its type in the world.
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Dubai Museum (Where Gumbo Was #219)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Dubai Museum in the United Arab Emirates. The Museum is housed in an old 18th century fort, the oldest building in the city, and contains a large variety of exhibits which document the history of the region.
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June 28, 2017: Balanced Rock - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha visits this precarious landmark, 48 feet high and balancing on a skinny base.
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Finding the right packing accessories for your trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Road Warrior Marilyn Jones gives us her insights into what accessories work for her, and how to choose them.
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Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Crystal Cove State Park is a fine example of why people fall in love with California...Sand, Sun, and Surf.
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All that Glitters is Gold! Window shopping in Dubai's Gold Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Dubai's famous gold market, filled with enough gold to even satisfy Scrooge McDuck's cravings for the stuff. Dubai accounts for 25% of the world's gold trade.
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Luggage to withstand airline handling

Marilyn Jones ·
For someone who's on the road as often as Marilyn Jones, the right bags and the right packing techniques can make a big difference.
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May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
Last weekend we had some greaet weather and took a road trip near St. Mary's Glacier in Clear Creek County, Colorado. We saw this incredible frozen lake and had to stop and take some pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
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A California Gallery: The Ruth Bancroft Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends her current line-up of Northern California gardens with a visit to the dry world created of one lady’s passion.
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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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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby happily revisits an historic Northern California garden in idyllic Woodside, near where she grew up south of San Francisco.
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Granville Island Glimpses

PHeymont ·
Famed for its public market, Granville Island also has great views of Vancouver, boats, water, and lots of visitors.
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Ketchikan: Salmon, Souvenirs and Sex

PHeymont ·
Ketchikan relies on maximum return from its summer cruise visitors, and it knows what can get their attention.
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Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail -- Banff National Park's best Short Hike

DrFumblefinger ·
If you like hikes that aren't too strenuous and filled with gorgeous views, this one should be on your bucket list.
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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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Small Museums of New York State

Jonathan L ·
While driving across New York following the Erie Canal, Jonathan L had the opportunity to stop at some of the smaller museums that are often missed by tourists.
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Walk the Redwood Forest of Muir Woods

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L says "I am not much of a 'back to nature' kind of guy... But Muir Woods National Monument is a totally different experience." Share it with him!
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Dubai's Spice Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of an aromatic and visually interesting visit to Dubai's famous spice market.
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Perfect Itinerary for a Dubai Family Vacation

Priyanka (Guest) ·
Priyanka shares lots of details you can use when planning your next trip to Dubai.
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Constant traveler Marilyn Jones offers her annual round-up of gifts she recommends for travelers.
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Yosemite Falls, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park and one of the tallest in the world. It is best viewed in May when the snow pack is melting in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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May 20, 2020: Twenty Mule Team Wagon, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visited Death Valley National Park and spotted these old wagons used to pull borax more than a century ago.
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Dec. 8, 2019: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a small pioneer cemetery in an area not far from Winnipeg that has now become incorporated into a provincial park.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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Taos: Celebrating American and Native culture and art

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Taos and Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.
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Butterfly World, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys his visit to Butterfly World, near Fort Lauderdale. It's the world's largest butterfly park and you'll see large numbers and a large variety of butterflies, birds and plants if you visit.
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Hope, Alaska: Gold, Salmon and more

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Hope, Alaska. Site of the first Alaska gold rush, the town is small but many of the gold-era mining buildings survive. Thousands of pink salmon were migrating upstream to spawn, a sight DrFumblefinger will always remember.
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March 30, 2020: 1964 Austin Healey 3000, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this beautiful convertible in Calgary
 
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