Monthly Archives: June 2012

TSA Agent Opens Grandfather’s Cremated Remains, Spills Them, Laughs at Grandson

Indianapolis’s ABC affiliate reports that John Gross was leaving Florida to return home to Indianapolis when a TSA official spilled ashes on the floor of the airport.

“They opened my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,’” Gross told RTV6.

Gross said he was “told later on that she had no right to even open it, that they could have used other devices, like an X-ray machine. So she opened it up. She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”

 

Read More and watch video:  TSA Agent Opens Grandfather’s Cremated Remains

New Steamboat Cruise Line Adopts New Name

(1:20 p.m. EDT) –A mere three months into its first cruise season, The Great American Steamboat Co., which in April launched the newly refurbished American Queen, announces today it will change its name. Effective July 1, the one-ship cruise line will be called American Queen Steamboat Co.

Though the company spent a great deal of time and money to get the Great American Steamboat Co. name out there, Tim Rubacky, senior vice president of marketing, told Cruise Critic that once the American Queen came out, the line realized the ship was actually its brand image.

Read More: New Steamboat Cruise Line Adopts New Name

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Art Takes Times Square

Congratulations to our client, Mary Lonergan who had her art splashed across a 9 foot by 12 foot billboard in Art Takes Times Square exhibition in NYC.

“Great Peacemaker (Iroquois)” by artist Mary Lonergan

Today June 18th | Art Takes Times Square

If you are in the area check out this amazing art exhibition. One of our clients is one of the artists that was chosen.

From Artists Wanted: Today is the big day! In just a few hours, Art Takes Times Square will present thousands of works by artists from all across the world in an immense art exhibition in NYC. This momentous event – hosted by Questlove of The Roots – will be celebrated with an evening of music, performance, and art, and you’re invited to be a part of it:

Art Takes Times Square
Today Monday June 18, 2012, 7pm – 11pm
Broadway between 42nd Street and 44th Street

Hosted by Questlove of The Roots
Featuring brass bands, performers and works by thousands of artists

Click here to see our Grand Prize artist Vicki DaSilva in the New York Times!

Can’t attend? See live webcams for two of the numerous billboard screens that will display the winner’s work at: http://www.see.me/june18th/

“Great Peacemaker (Iroquois)” by artist Mary Lonergan

Tonight on the big screen (9×12 foot) you can see this piece shown between 7:15PM EST – 7:45PM EST

A Million Dollar View – The Omni Charlotte Hotel

Travel Tidbits – 9 must-do’s before a long-haul flight and more

Jean Christophe Bechet / Icelandic Mountain GuidesWorld’s most breathtaking walks
For a 66-year-old traveler, multiple long walks weren’t just a means of getting around, but the right way to see the most beautiful parts of her destination… MSN.com

 

 

 

Japan: What does it cost to get the big views atop Tokyo Skytree?
The Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest communications tower, opened Tuesday, with amazing views of the Japanese capital – so how much does that view cost?… LA Times

 

 

United drops early boarding for children
Just in time for summer vacation, families with small children traveling on United Airlines will no longer be able to board early… USA Today

 

 

 

Country-house hotels for garden lovers
With the Chelsea Flower Show attracting thousands of visitors to the capital, Jo Foley visits four country-house retreats where guests can find inspiration from gardens given a new lease of life… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s best hotel pools
Twenty of the world’s biggest, weirdest and most eye-catching hotel pools… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

9 must-do’s before a long-haul flight
A long-haul flight can be the most physically and financially demanding component of travel to faraway places, and if you don’t prepare it can become long-suffering… MSN.com

 

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.

New Carnival cruise ship, Breeze, to debut this weekend

Industry giant Carnival today took delivery of its newest cruise ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze.

Under construction for nearly two years at the Fincantieri shipyard near Trieste, Italy, the 130,000-ton vessel is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage on Sunday — a 12-night Mediterranean sailing out of Venice.

With its addition, the line will have 24 ships at sea.

Read More: New Carnival cruise ship, Breeze, to debut this weekend

Carnival Breeze joins the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet

Carnival Cruise Lines got its hands on its newest ship, the Carnival Breeze, in a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

The 130,000-ton, 3,600-passenger sister ship to the Carnival Magic and Carnival Dream becomes the 24th cruise ship in the line’s fleet. It will now head off on its inaugural cruise from Venice on June 3, sailing Mediterranean itineraries until this fall when it repositions to the Port of Miami.

“Carnival Breeze represents the continued evolution of our product, offering a huge array of branded experiences for our guests and inviting public spaces each with its own personality and character, all enhanced by the spirited fun that makes a Carnival cruise so memorable,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.

It begins year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises out of Miami beginning Nov. 24, making it the largest Carnival ship to sail out of a South Florida port. The six-day sailings will visit Grand Turk, Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Nassau, The Bahamas. The eight-day sailings will alternate between a southern Caribbean itinerary featuring Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), Curacao and Aruba. An eastern Caribbean route will visit St. Thomas/St. John, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau.

Read More and watch virtual tour: Carnival Breeze delivered: New Carnival Cruise Lines ship to make debut

 

 

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.

Hotel Lloret, La Ramblas Barcelona, Spain: Hotel Review

Travel Destination Bucket List

Location, Location, Location – what more can I say about Hotel Lloret on La Rambla in Barcelona Spain!  The rooms may be cosy, but the personality of this hotel is huge!  I have to say – it was a terrific find, and I am so pleased that one of my travel friends suggested I stay there over Easter.  I fell in love with Barcelona – I know I will be back – and I hope to call Hotel Lloret home once again!

Let’s start with the basics – free WiFi – in this day and age, I find it tough to believe this service is not available in some hotels.  Happy to say – Hotel Lloret provided internet access for their guests, which worked in the guest rooms and in the breakfast room!  Breakfast was included – a selection of cereals, yogurt, breads, fruits, ham & cheese and the essential…

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