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Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley

On Thursday the 7th of August we took a road trip to Robinsonville, MS to stay at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. On our trip we decided we would go to Graceland and head up to Nashville to visit family and go to the Johnny Cash Museum. Since we were going to Graceland, we figured we might as well check out Graceland Too and Elvis’ birthplace. It was random that it ended up also being Elvis Presley Week.

Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino I would not recommend. The walls were paper thin, we didn’t get our room cleaned one of the days, we were left with towels with holes in them and the food at the buffet wasn’t that good either. We would probably stay at the Horseshoe the next time. We tried their buffet and it was much better. The staff at Sam’s Town was very nice and friendly.

We went out to the River Bend Links Golf Course the first morning we were there. It was a nice course.

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Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas out of Galveston, TX

Recently I experienced the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston. Stayed in a room with a balcony, which I highly recommend. I’ve always stayed in interior rooms, but really enjoyed the balcony and probably won’t sail again unless I am in a balcony room.

As always on a cruise, the staff that waited on us were great! We had a great crew that cleaned our room and knew our schedule pretty well. Then the dining room wait staff was great and very helpful with our special needs with food allergies. Of course we alerted the maitre d’ on the first night and they were consistent in meeting our needs.

Our first stop was in Roatan, Honduras. Roatan is home to the second-largest coral reefs in the world. Our shore excursion we chose was the Shipwreck Snorkel & Beach. We took a ride out to a remote private island and met our guides at the Fantasy Island Beach Resort, which was beautiful.

Then the following day we were in Belize City, Belize. Belize City was founded in the 1700’s by former pirates. Home to lush tropical rainforest and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. We visited the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, which was once a major trading center before the Europeans arrived. Afterwards we took a boat ride along the coast on the River Wallace.

Our final stop was Cozumel, Mexico where we did an underwater Helmet dive.

Tips on lowering your risk of being a victim of petty theft or non-violent crimes while away from home:

1. Leave your valuables and irreplaceable items inside your stateroom safe.
2. Avoid wearing flashy and obviously expensive jewelery.
3. Carry only the cash or credit cards you will need on each of your outings.
4. Use discretion when handling cash in public.
5. Keep your belongings secure and out of sight.

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

The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival | August 15 – 19, 2014

Each year in Telluride, Colorado there are many festivals to attend. In August they host the Telluride Mushroom Festival. Last year’s Mushroom Festival focused on the use of fungi as medicine for the environment and people.

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After seeing the documentary, ‘Know Your Mushrooms’ I was intrigued by the festival. I was surprised with a trip to the festival for my Birthday.

Attendees come from all over. For some it’s their first time, as it was for me and others it’s something they do each year. They show films, have booths set up for everything mushroom, have guided forays. It was a great experience. We chose a few of the talks that were about how certain mushrooms are being used in University hospitals to treat anything from cancer to strokes. We also got to hear about how they are using mushrooms to clean up oil spills and other environment issues.

The community gets involved and local Telluride restaurants will have Mushroom specials on their menus or Mushroom beers. Lots of great shops to visit in the area and also street vendors set up with different foods as well.

Some people who attend the festival will camp out at nearby campsites. We stayed at the Bear Creek Lodge and took the free gondola into Telluride when we wanted to go into town for the festival. Bear Creek Lodge had a full kitchen, so we brought a lot of our own food. They also had washer/dryer hookups in our room. It was like a very nice apartment.

We found some King Bolete’s that we foraged, cleaned and cooked to eat. The King Bolete is what most know as the Porcini Mushroom. There are so many different types of Mushroom’s as you will see in the images, that it takes a lot of skill and training to know which one’s are safe to eat. We only tried the one, that we knew for certain was safe.

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Lunch at La Cocina de Luz, which was very good.

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On the road to Telluride:

Mushrooms we foraged:

Some of the areas we foraged in:

Identification tables and slides:

More from Bear Creek Lodge:

In and around Telluride:

In the following video, you will hear Mycologist, Paul Stamets give a talk about how Mushrooms can save the world. It gives you a little idea why Mushrooms are so important to us and our environment.

Check out the program for this year 2014 Telluride Mushroom Festival.

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

10 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

No place in Switzerland can give you an exceptional view from the central Switzerland to the snow caped rocky landscape as in the Alpstein range. To reach up to here first you need to start from the Wasserauen station and lead towards the steep path to Seealpsee. This is a lake in the Alpstein range. From here you need to climb up the extremely challenging and steep mountain path from Seealpsee to the Äscher.

See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/10-amazing-hotels-you-need-to-visit-before-you-die/#sthash.zRLtSlbX.dpuf

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa – Spa treatment giveaway WINNER!

Thanks to everyone that entered in our giveaway. Please be sure to follow us and look for future giveaways. The winner of our 50 minute massage giveaway at The Claremont Spa is Oakland resident Chef Patricia. Follow Chef Patricia on Twitter @lemontreeorg

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.

Read More: The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa – Spa treatment giveaway

 

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 – 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.

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.

Travel Tidbits – Women-only hotel floors, ‘The Godfather’ director opens new resort & more

Hotel Review: DoubleTree by Hilton in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam the DoubleTree by Hilton is a glassy, minimalist retreat in the midst of the city… New York Times

 

 

 

Intercontental das Cardosas in Porto, Portugal.
From: The Globe and Mail

Old World charm with a sleek design in Porto
Within the remnants of Porto’s walls, there’s a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

Women-only hotel floors tap boom in female business travel
Walk into a room on the 17th floor of Bella Sky Hotel and be greeted by fresh flowers, fruit smoothies, fashion magazines, and a bathroom stocked with exclusive products… CNN

 

 

 

From hellhole to haven
Belfast’s historic Europa might have a few shortfalls but it continues to survive and delight… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge: premier mountain resort in Belize

‘The Godfather’ director opens new resort
Francis Ford Coppola is a man of many talents… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Taj Mahal Palace: Rebirth of a Mumbai legend
The Ravi Shankar Suite in the Taj Mahal Mumbai’s Palace Wing is the newest specialty suite to delight guests returning to this icon of luxury and hospitality in India… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

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 – All About Cambodia

Cambodia’s Sweet Spot    
Coastal Cambodia is ripe for travel right now, still mostly itself, with roads and a few nice hotels. But the clock is ticking until the concrete and crowds arrive… New York Times

 

 


Phnom Penh’s New Expat Hot Spot
Phnom Penh has become a trendy expat hub, and the best new restaurants, shops, and hotels are inspired by Cambodia’s rich history… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

Cambodia: Scholar-led tours of Angkor temples    
The ancient temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia, represents remnants of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th century… LA Times

 

 

 

 

Getting off the beaten track in Cambodia
Towering majestically over the jungle, and sometimes tangled up in its monstrous roots, the temples of Cambodia’s ancient city of Angkor have inspired awe for centuries… CNN

 

 

 

Road-Tripping in Cambodia – Journeys    
Up ahead lay the decaying remnants of a French hill station where colonists used to while away their weekends when they ruled this Southeast Asian country…New York Times

 

 

 

 

Homage to the new Cambodia
Our pepper-red Eurocopter swung south-east over the expanse of the ancient West Baray reservoir and suddenly I could see the sandstone towers of Angkor Wat , the largest religious building in the world, glowing like a set of giant chess pieces in the Cambodian sunshine…The Telegraph

 

 

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