Monthly Archives: December 2011

Things to do in: Nova Scotia, Canada

 

  • Peggy’s Cove

 

 

  • Halifax Public Gardens

  • Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

 

 

  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

 

 

Nova Scotia Cuisine

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Things to do in: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

  • The National WWII Museum

 

 

  • French Quarter

 

 

  • Oak Alley Plantation

 

 

  • Besthoff Sculpture Garden

 

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

 

 

 

 

“If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world’s music heritage will disappear.” ~Ray Davies

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6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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The revival of the American Queen – steamboating the Heartland of America

“A steamboat was as beautiful as a wedding cake without the complications!” ~Mark Twain

In April 2012, the Great American Steamboat Company unveils  the revival of the  largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen, “the only overnight steamboat on our nation’s rivers.”

Great American Steamboat Company claims its Distinctions are:

  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau.
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wine and beer at dinner.
  • All staterooms feature gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff.
  • Elegant-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required.
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, their onboard river historian.
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly.
  • Enthralling calliope concerts and a chance for guests to play!
  • Complimentary shore excursions.
  • Dedicated fleet of “Steamcoaches.”
  • All-inclusive package includes your overnight stay in a select luxury hotel in the city in which your voyage originates, plus breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the Steamer American Queen.
  • The greatest value in all-American vacations!

 

 

Headline Acts Scheduled For 2012 Include:

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Harry James Orchestra
  • Rat Pack  Show
  • B.J. Thomas
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • The Platters
  • Bill Haley’s Comets
  • Annie Moses Band
  • The New Orleans Jazz All-Stars
  • Juggernaut Jug Band
  • Storefront Congregation

Steamboating the Upper Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Hannibal, Missouri
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dubuque, Iowa

Lower Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oak Alley, Louisiana
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Natchez, Mississippi

Ohio and Tennessee River Voyages Destination Highlights:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

Themeboating Adventures Highlights:

  • Civil War Vacations
  • Old Fashioned Holiday Vacations
  • Epic Civil War
  • Music of Your Life
  • Southern Culture
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Fall Colors Vacation
  • July 4th

Sample of Luxury Hotels included:

Your hotel package will include your transfers to the American Queen port. The length of voyages the American Queen will be offering will be from 3 to 10 day voyages.

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam”~Mark Twain

To plan your trip today:
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6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Sample menu/itineraries:

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Christmas music from around the world

Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad

 

 

A Cajun Christmas – Louisiana Christmas Song

 

 

A Burberry Christmas

 

 

African Christmas Song – Sing Noel

 

 

Annie Lennox featuring The African Children’s Choir

 
Norwegian Christmas Song

 
Hawaiian Style

 

 

Swedish Christmas

 

Italian Christmas

 

Dutch Chritmas

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do in: Las Vegas, NV

  • Dig This

 

 

  • Bellagio Fountains

 

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

 

  • Pinball Hall of Fame

 

 

Top 5 Attractions in Las Vegas

 

For something different, you can rent NOFX Fat Mike’s Punk House

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Things to do in: Chicago, IL

 

 

  • Millennium Park

 

 

  • Museum of Science and Industry

 

 

 

  • Art Institute of Chicago

 

 

  • Navy Pier

 

 

 

Travel 101: Chicago Must See

 

 

Travel 101: Chicago Dining

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Places to eat in: Los Angeles and surrounding areas

Thanks to my friend Ellen O’Donohue for suggesting some of her favorites in the So. Cal area.

  • Fogo de Chao Located in Beverly Hills @ 133 North La Cienega Boulevard

 

  • Bun Me Vietnamese Located in Northridge @ 9420 Reseda Blvd #5

 

  • Stanley’s Located in Sherman Oaks @ 13817 Ventura Boulevard

 

  • Lum Ka Naad Located in Northridge @ 8910 Reseda Blvd

 

  • Mi Piace Located in Pasadena @ 25 East Colorado Blvd

 

  • Akbar Indian food  Located in Pasadena @  44 North Fair Oaks Avenue

 

  • Il Fornare Located in Pasadena @ 24 W Union Street

 

 

  • Darya Fine Persian Cuisine Located @ 12130 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

 

  • Anderson’s  Located in Santa Barbara @ 1106 State Street

 

 

 

  • Maria Bonita for aweome mole – Located in Ventura @ 256 E Main Street

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Places to eat in: New York, NY

I asked some of my friends who frequented the area or live in the area some of their favorites. This is what they shared:

  • Moumouns for BEST falafels – located at 119 MacDougal St/22 St Marks Place

 

 

  • Blossom one of my personal favorites located at 187 Ninth Ave – Best Vegetarian food I’ve had in my travels. I could eat this food everyday.

 

 

  • Katz Deli is located at 205 East Houston Street

 

 

  • Barrio Chino for the best Habanero Margaritas ever! Located at 253 Broome Street

 

 

 

 

  • Veselka – East Village – 212 228 9682

 

 

 

 

A big thanks for their input: Jeff Shelton, Renee Emanuel, Liz Vap, Bob Cisternino & Kristine Jimenez. Please list your faves that you would recommend…

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Christmas around the world

  • Walt Disney World

 

 

  • San Francisco, CA 

 

 

  • New York, NY

 

 

  • Chicago, IL

 

 

  • Atlanta, GA

 

 

  • Nashville, TN

 

 

  • Peachtree, GA

 

 

  • Oregon, OH

 

 

  • Barcelona, Spain

 

 

  • Bergen, Norway

 

 

  • Lapland, Finland

 

 

  • London, England

 

 

  • White House

 

 

  • Gothenburg, Sweden

 

 

  • Moscow, Russia

 

 

  • Manila, Philippines

 

 

  • Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

  • Cologne, Germany

 

 

  • Frankfurt, Germany

 

 

  • Vienna, Austria

 

 

History of Christmas Markets

 

Christmas Around the World

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

 

Things to do in: Boston, MA

 

  • Freedom Trail

 

 

  • Museum of Fine Arts

 

 

  • John F Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

 

 

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

 

 

Things to do in Boston

 

 

Boston – 5 Free Things To Do

 

 

Top 10 Travel Attractions, Boston (Massachusetts) – Travel Guide

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880