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Fans Post Their Favorite Travelocity Roaming Gnome Vacation Photos

Recently a colleague of ours emailed us a picture while she was on vacation. She had surprisingly found a statue of The Roaming Gnome in a dive shop in Abaco, Bahamas (one of summer’s top 10 family destinations) and had sent us a picture of him. This made us wonder: have other travelers also spotted the Travelocity mascot in unusual travel destinations?

So we asked The Roaming Gnome’s Facebook fans and it turns out they’ve had plenty of Gnome vacation sightings all over the world. Fans posted many pictures of the Gnome on his Facebook Wall in places from Arizona to Haiti, and from Puerto Rico to Italy.

A Few Things You Might Not Know About Jamaica

Jamaica is a Caribbean island with a lot of personality. In addition to its postcard-worthy beaches, it’s known far and wide for its relaxed reggae music, its savory jerk spiced-cooking, its sweet rum, its Blue Mountain coffee, and its Red Stripe beer. But these popular Jamaican exports don’t give the full picture of an island that’s got a few surprises up its sleeve.

For starters, while the jerk chicken is ubiquitous, the island is actually very vegetarian friendly. Many Rastafari avoid meat products of all kinds (although some eat fish), so virtually every restaurant has a vegetarian option on the menu, and it’s often quite exotic. Some of my favorites were peas (beans) and rice and scrambled ackee fruit (which, when cooked up with butter, salt, and pepper, tastes quite a bit like scrambled eggs).

Gnomeversation: Small Talk with a Bahamas Expert

Gnome’s Note: Hello chaps, it’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Even though I have a rather impressive list of travels under my belt, globetrotters like me still fancy a few new travel tidbits now and again. That’s why I’m interviewing Travelocity’s very own destination experts. Meet me here every Wednesday to learn about a smashing new place.

Dear, oh, dear. I can’t stop thinking about conch! Conch salad! Conch fritters! Cracked conch! Conch soup! Conch chowder! Just talking to Sara Fried, Travelocity’s expert on The Bahamas, has stirred up quite the appetite.

You know, they say that one of the best ways to experience a destination is through its food, and Sara tells me that conch is the must-try local dish on Nassau/Paradise Island in The Bahamas. This lady sure does know her way to a Gnome’s heart!

Reno Luxury For Way Less Than You’d Think

I’m not sure what you think of when you think of hotels in Reno, but I think of noisy casinos, rowdy bars, and rooms that have probably seen better days. What I don’t think of—or, should I say, didn’t think of until I stayed at the newly renovated Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa recently—is sleek design, top-notch dining options, and a spa that rivals any I’ve ever been to in my life. And I’ve got a soft spot for spas.

Open since 1972, the Atlantis has recently undergone a stunning transformation that’s led to an impeccable new concierge floor featuring rooms that would make the W Hotel proud.