Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada – Sean Howard – Guest Photographer

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Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada – Sean Howard – Guest Photographer

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This is what I picture the world looking like before the first amphibian made his ground breaking trek out of the sea.  Sky, Water, and Rock is about as simple as it can get.  The blues are very calming, so if you are having a stressful day then take a moment, relax, and take a few deep breathes and lose yourself in Lake Ontario. Afterwards, check out Sean’s website http://www.seanhoward.ca

Here’s Sean:

My friend Eric and I run a podcast where we talk about purpose, passion and getting $h*t done – attentionsurplus.ca.  The week I took this photo we had just completed two interviews that changed how I think about my work and…

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Turpan; Hottest Place on Earth?

Places Unknown

I’m not sure if it is the hottest place, but it is definitely the hottest I’ve ever had a chance to visit. Day time temperatures get to around 65-70C, which is around 150-160F! The bellow giant thermometer shows 65C. This is the home to the Bull Demon King and Iron-fan Princess.

Do you think people live in those conditions? Of course they do. They adapt to it and make very interesting architectural changes to their houses.  

Turpan is located in western part of China, in Xin Jiang province, about 150 miles east from Urumqi. We rented a car from our hotel – with a driver – to take us there. It was not cheap, but money spent is totally worth the experience we got from the trip, and convenience of a good car, with good AC, with local driver who knows how to drive Chinese highways is really priceless.

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Travel Tidbits – New museums to marvel over in Amsterdam, Rome and Paris

Fly away: 5 lodges reached only by plane
Say goodbye to civilization and hello to a remote pocket of the world at these five resorts… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

From City (Munich) to Forest (Bavarian)
Germany’s other major forest region offers tree-top walks, unusual liqueurs and plenty of fresh air… New York Times

 

 

 

 

In Spain, Miro’s Majorca
Discovering the island that sheltered and inspired the artist, leading to some of his greatest work… New York Times


 

 

 

 

 

 

Chill out with an ice cream tour
No pints in the freezer? Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a visit to a factory… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

New museums to marvel over in Amsterdam, Rome and Paris
The Hermitage Amsterdam, Rome’s MAXXI and the Pinacotheque de Paris add a welcome burst of energy to the European art scene… LA Times

 

 

No Shih Tzu! Airlines ban pug-nosed pets
Flat-faced canines can no longer fly Cathay Pacific. And their feline friends need to make other travel plans, too… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
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Travel Tidbits – When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries

Surfing the user-friendly waves of El Salvador
El Salvador has suffered from a civil war, natural disasters and continuing violent crime, but foreign surfers are lured by its world-class and forgiving waves… Seattle Times

 

 

World’s top revolving restaurants
Over the past 50 years, revolving restaurants have opened in more than 50 countries on six continents… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries
In the City of Light, the pastries are multilayered works of art… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Top 25 Cruise Lines
River cruises have never been so popular, but readers still love ocean-bound excursions too… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes names new 5-star hotels, eateries for 2012
Forbes Travel Guide has crowned its new five-star winners in the hospitality industry, bringing the total to 57 hotels, 25 restaurants, and 30 spas… USA Today

 

 

 

A cultural guide to Honfleur
An essential cultural guide to a picturesque town immortalized by the Impressionists… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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

Into the Wild: Lake Placid, Upstate New York

Marina Chetner

Freshly chilled air, snow white mountain peaks, fluffed up evergreens, icy rock faces, frozen rivers – this is the kind of nature that wraps itself around you and gives you a giant bear hug as you make your way into the Adirondacks. Road-trippin’. Five hours away from a mildly wintered NYC, the drive – along Interstate 87 and then through the scenic High Peaks 73 – feels all the more worthwhile as you catch sight of snow and ice enroute to Lake Placid.

Located in Northern New York State, the Adirondacks are named for the high peaked mountains within the park’s wild wilderness, and the region forms part of the Northern Deciduous Forest – the largest temperate forest in the world.

The very figure, 6 million, is enough to boggle the mind, yet this is the acreage of the Adirondacks. To put this vastness into perspective, the area is larger…

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The San Francisco Beat

Combining the Extreme Adventure Sports of Whitewater Rafting, Riverboarding, & Skydiving

Fine Dining on Flagship’s Dinner Dance Cruise, San Diego

Bahamas Party Cruise Makes Getting There All the Fun!