Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

Travel Tidbits – Civil War visitation, Doobie Brothers, ‘Soul Train’ cruises and more

100 pounder Parrott rifles at Fort Sumter (National Park Service)

Visitation hits record level where Civil War began
One of America’s most famous historic sites has again made history as a record 328,000 visitors took the tour boat last year to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor to see where the Civil War began… Fox Travel News

 

 

New paddlewheeler to offer Civil War-themed cruises (June 2011)
Beginning next summer, Civil War enthusiasts will be able to take a cruise that not only visits historic battle sites, but brings the Civil War era onboard… USA Today

 

 

 

 

By Mark Humphrey, AP

Doobie Brothers join Southern rock cruise
Doobie Brothers to play as Norwegian ramps up entertainment… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas-Based Hotel Group Receives Two Awards from Conde Nast Traveler
Readers from Conde Nast Traveler have named Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio among the best in the United States… San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

 

Presidents Day: 50 presidential must-sees
Presidents Day is a good time to mull what presidential places in America are worth a look-see… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first-ever Soul Train Cruise embarks Feb. 17, 2013, from Fort Lauderdale on Holland America Line's Westerdam.

‘Soul Train’ cruise to set sail in 2013
Soul Train creator Don Cornelius was memorialized in Los Angeles this month , but the cruise commemorating his landmark show will sail on… 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.

Travel Tidbits – Love bluegrass music? This cruise is for you

Steep Canyon Rangers
By Chris Pizzello, AP

Love bluegrass music? This cruise is for you
What’s billed as the first bluegrass festival at sea will take place in early 2013… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Is a ‘Eurovegas’ in the cards for Spain?
Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson (The Venetian, The Palazzo) is taking more steps to establish a gaming beachhead in Spain… USA Today

 

 

 

 

The Most Searched for Destinations for Summer 2012
The most searched for US destination for summer 2012 revealed … Budget Travel Online

 

 

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Lake Inle is among several areas in south or central Myanmar that welcome tourists drawn to the country’s natural beauty. ABOVE A fisherman at work.

So You Want to Go to Myanmar?
A cheat sheet on everything to know before planning a Myanmar trip… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

The pool area at Frenchy's Oasis Motel in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
(Courtesy Frenchy’s Oasis Motel)

Secret Hotels of Florida’s Gulf Coast
We searched 800 miles of coastline to bring you the best hotels on Florida’s Gulf Coast … Budget Travel Online

 

 

 

 

 

Main Square in Trier Germany

48 Hours: Trier
Germany’s oldest city is marking 500 years since the Holy Robe was brought to its cathedral. But this isn’t the only relic of note … The Independent

 

 

 

 

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 Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa – Spa treatment giveaway!

Courtesy: The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa is a Four Diamond property located at 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley, CA. Just 12 miles from downtown San Francisco, it’s situated in the Berkeley Hills with gorgeous views overlooking the San Francisco Bay.

The 97 year old property is home to the Berkeley Wine Festival among many other events and offers 279 uniquely designed rooms, 30,000 sq feet of flexible meeting or conference space for your business, and a great place to plan your wedding.

Courtesy: The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

The spa is a fabulous place to relax and re-energize and has been named among the 10 best spas of its kind in the country by Vogue, Elle and Shape magazines. Make sure you check out the classic and seasonal treatment menus to plan your spa experience and get the most out of the wonderful amenities offered.

Currently, Spa Claremont is offering a series of Chardonnay Wine Therapy Treatments including an Antioxidant Facial and Pour le Corps body scrub.

For those looking for a healthy boost and workout facilities, The Club at the Claremont offers a variety of classes and activities for all ages. Focused on the idea of living well, The Club boasts swimming pools, a yoga studio, group fitness classes, 10 tennis courts with professional instruction and summer camps and access to nearby golf and hiking trails.

Giveaway

One (1) – 50 minute spa treatment, tax included at the Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa in Berkeley, CA located at 41 Tunnel Road.

If you have traveled with us in the past email me at anje @ allabout-travel.com or leave me a comment below letting me know, this will get you 5 entries. Confirmed via our client database.

You (anyone, regardless if you have traveled with us) can enter until April 19th, 2012. Thank you and good luck! I’ve spent time at the spa and have had a massage at this spa, it’s wonderful!

Each of the following will get you one (1) entry.

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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.