Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

Travel Tidbits – The best stargazing spots on Earth

What’s new in Italy in 2012
What doesn’t change about Italy is that it’s always changing… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, on the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., makes a brilliant spot for an early-morning hike. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times, Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

Arizona: First-rate journeys in the 48th state
When Arizona sought to become a state, an Indiana senator stood in its way, and President Taft vetoed the first try… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

The best stargazing spots on Earth
Big Bend National Park in Texas is the latest venue to be named an International Dark Sky Park… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Lobby at the new 55-room Nolitan hotel.

Hotel Review: The Nolitan, in New York
The Nolitan’s friendly staff makes for an inviting welcome, and its downtown location makes walking around a pleasure… New York Times

 

 

 

Courtesy Rosewood

Unusual Hotel Amenity: Perfume Butlers
New Fragrance Butler program, wherein a butler bearing a tray of ten fragrances is at your disposal at any time… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Journey to the unknown with ‘mystery’ travel
Mystery is one of the great joys of travel… USA Today

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:

All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
405.384.3880

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

switzerland. zurich. some snapshots.

Travel Tidbits – Top 10 Puerto Rico experiences

Puerto Rico is rich with history and full of adventurous travel experiences, like snorkeling.

Top 10 Puerto Rico experiences
Puerto Rico is the fodder of many a Caribbean daydream for good reason… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

Bangkok Essentials
Thailand’s peak season begins in November, when it’ll be prime time to enjoy beautiful weather in the country…. IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

JESSICA GLAZER / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boats on the beach at Pui O Bay on Lantau Island, about an hour by ferry from Hong Kong. The island has hiking trails, a large monastery and a fishing village.

Peaceful camping near chaotic Hong Kong
A mix of rural and urban, East and West, and enough distance from the bustle of the city for a peaceful break, without eliminating conveniences like accessibility or indoor plumbing… Seattle Times

 

 

 

 

Oaxaca’s Marvelous Markets
Elise Loehnen leads the way through the Central de Abastos market… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

© Frank Hoppe
Roll into the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany, home of Mercedes-Benz and considered the birthplace of the gas-powered automobile. In the Car Wash room, visitors sleep in a converted 1973 Mercedes and can simulate the car-wash experience with a full-body dryer in the bathroom.

The world’s quirkiest hotels
These themed getaways offer a chance to step out of the everyday… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Rathmullan House Hotel had come recommended as child-friendly and turned out to be a twinkling gem of a place" Photo: ALAMY

The delights of Donegal
Relax, explore and play on the beach in Donegal… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

Travel Tidbits – 15 hotels to stay in before you die

 

The Sphinx in Egypt (Courtesy Michelle Baran)

When Will Egypt Be Back On the Tourist Map?
Ongoing political violence and demonstrations in Egypt, including the killing of 24 Coptic Christians by security forces this past weekend, is making it hard for Egypt’s tourism industry to rebound … Budget Travel Online

 

 

Six Of The Best: People’s Museums
Some of the top folk museums from around the world… The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Guy: Why I prefer cruising to flying
Chances are you live within an easy drive of a cruise ship port… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Liberia's creative rail solution

Liberia’s human-powered wooden trains
Liberia has a unique transport system … CNN

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oberoi Udaivilas at Udaipur is built in the style of a traditional Indian palace, with gold-leaf domes and sand-colored walls reflected in the waters of Lake Pichola and the hotel's pools. From cnngo.com

15 hotels to stay in before you die
Whether it’s balanced on the rim of a volcano or made of crystallized salt, the right hotel can provide you with a good year’s worth of bragging material… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

Bedrooms are spacious and come with at least one balcony. Some have a washer-dryer. By CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN

Hotel Review: Inn at the Black Olive in Baltimore
A small “green” inn, with spacious suites, in a once-industrial swath of Baltimore… New York Times

 

 

 

 
To plan your trip today:

All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
405.384.3880

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

 

 

The Adamson House

It's A Magical World Old Buddy

The Adamson House is a popular attraction along the southern coast of California. The Spanish Colonial Revival home has been called the “Taj Mahal of Tile” which helps describe its impressive display of ceramic tile and helps satisfy our innate urge to be creative with language. The house is located within the city of Malibu, which is sometimes called Bu’, which also helps satify our innate urge to be creative with language.

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The Adamson House was build in the early 30’s when the tile business was booming in Malibu. Malibu Potteries were the major tile supplier, and they were owned by May Knight Ridge, the mother of Rhoda Rindge Adamson. It shouldn’t surprise you that they were  happy to supply the 1930’s home with their “tile and tile accessories”.

The tile is showcased on the exterior by the a tile tub that the Adamsons used to wash their dogs. There…

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