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A Taste of Africa …come join us!

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A Taste of Africa …Join us for a presentation with African Travel that explores the dazzling sights, sounds, scents and flavors of Africa. Discover travel options that provide intimate access to abundant wildlife that you’ll find no other place on earth, grand landscapes that can make even an elephant look small, and welcoming people proudly sharing their fascinating culture.

When: Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Where:  Queen of Sheba, 2308 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

All About Travel, Ltd.
6104 Northwest 63, Oklahoma City, OK  73132

www.allabout-travel.com

Please RSVP to:  Anje Vela  anje @ allabout-travel.com

405-384-3880 voice / 405-384-3888 fax

African Travel Introductory Video

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A Taste of Africa …come join us!

Courtesy of African Travel

You’re Invited This event is FREE but space is limited!
Reservations are required
A Taste of Africa …Join us for a presentation with African Travel that explores the dazzling sights, sounds, scents and flavors of Africa. Discover travel options that provide intimate access to abundant wildlife that you’ll find no other place on earth, grand landscapes that can make even an elephant look small, and welcoming people proudly sharing their fascinating culture.

When: Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Where:  Queen of Sheba, 2308 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

All About Travel, Ltd.
6104 Northwest 63, Oklahoma City, OK  73132

www.allabout-travel.com

Please RSVP to:  Anje Vela  anje @ allabout-travel.com

405-384-3880 voice / 405-384-3888 fax

African Travel Introductory Video

 

Red Bus City Tour of Cape Town

Fabulous 50's

My four days in Cape Town were just enough time to do the four events I had hoped to see/do.

The first day I hiked up Table Mountain…which I wrote about here.  The second day I took an organized tour of the peninsula of Cape Town, which you can read about here and here.  The third day I took the Red Bus City Tour.  If I remember correctly, it was about $20, but you could hop on and off at different sites around the City.  Before boarding, I took a walk around the Waterfront area of Cape Town.

I only got off the bus once…at St. George’s Cathedral.  I love to take photos of churches and go inside.  This Cathedral is South Africa’s oldest.

There was a small park nearby and I took a few more photos before walking to the next stop.  I love to…

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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.

 

 

Travel Tidbits – World’s Most Mysterious Destinations


48 Hours: Johannesburg

The jacarandas are blooming in South Africa’s largest city, as spring turns into summer… The Independent

 

 

 

A cultural guide to Amman
An essential guide to one of the Middle East’s liveliest, least visited – and safest – cities… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina: Kayak among whales and penguins at Peninsula Valdes
The Peninsula Valdes nature reserve is a remote mix of mud flats, cliffs and stony beaches so rich in wildlife that UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site in 1999… LA Times

 

 

 

(Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

World’s Most Mysterious Destinations
As travelers, we’re driven to explore the enigmas of the world… Smarter Travel

 

 

 

 

 

Getting away from it all at lush New Zealand island
Rugged Stewart Island in southern New Zealand… Seattle Times

 

 

 

 

 

5 reasons not to skip La Paz
It’s easy to write off Bolivia’s largest city as just another congested, chaotic Latin American metropolis… CNN

 

 

 

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 – Exploring Florida’s newest theme parks

 

City chic ... the German Historical Museum. Photo: Getty Images

Lure of the bleak city
It’s impossible not to warm to Berlin — even when there’s a chill in the air… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracles set in stone
The wonders of Ethiopia… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laid-back fantasy towns for every style
20 low-key, low-stress “Fantasy Towns” … USA Today

 

 

 

 

36 Hours: New Orleans
The days leading up to Mardi Gras, Feb. 21 this year, fuse into one long celebration, as the city begins to fill up with floats, and anticipation rules… New York Times

 

 

 

Exploring Florida’s newest theme parks
Kids are in love with Lego and Harry Potter… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

Let your dog take you cross-country skiing
Glide down winter trails with the help of your dog… 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

Travel Tidbits – Buenos Aires: city of passion

The Karen Blixen Museum in the author's original home, Nairobi. Picture: Susan Kurosawa Source: The Australian

Nairobi confidential
The sense of bush adventure comes early: there are zebras behind the fences at Nairobi airport and mobile phones’ global roaming pops up as Safaricom… The Australian

 

 

 

 

 

China’s flourishing Nanjing is fueled by youth and art
Thanks to a combination of young entrepreneurs, large numbers of university students and revitalization efforts, today’s Nanjing has an air of youthful exuberance that would have been unthinkable only a few decades ago… Seattle Times

 

 

 

Georgia: Blessed in a big-hearted country
A surprising welcome in a former Soviet republic that may be economically poor but has many other riches… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

Buenos Aires: city of passion
Buenos Aires is often billed as the Paris of the South, and it certainly has the appropriate sophistication… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

8 Unique Tours
Eight tours for people who don’t like tours… IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot
The flower beds that once served as colorful buffers for the notorious former prison site known as the Rock have been restored thanks to the efforts of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

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

Travel Tidbits – Best Life-Changing trips

Best Life-Changing trips
From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 

 

10 great places to experience the simple life
If you need to get away from it all this holiday season, take your stressed-out self to a place where life is a bit less complicated… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Cape Verde: sun, sea and lots and lots of sand
This Atlantic archipelago isn’t smart, cool or chic – but it’s the perfect place for a winter family holiday… The Independent

 

 

 

Jeff Roberson  /  AP

Jeff Roberson / AP

St. Louis City Museum offers chaos galore
The converted shoe warehouse is more a mad scientist’s workshop than a cultural institution… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Top Five Airlines For In-Flight Entertainment
Roundup of the best in-flight entertainment offerings in the air … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours St. Lucia
Long associated with luxury, the island is showing an earthier streak, with hotels offering field-to-fork menus, open-air spas and farming… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

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

Travel Tidbits – Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?

New London airport ‘could be built in six years’
A new airport sited in the Thames Estuary could take as little as six years to complete .. Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Adventure along the African coast
Namibia’s harsh coastline and desert hold mystery and beauty… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours in Quebec City
One of the oldest cities in North America, Quebec City, with its revitalized parks and gleaming cultural centers, has emerged from the long shadow of its popular neighbor, Montreal… New York Times

 

 
Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?
Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the kind of place where you might be bribed with a cannoli… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looks over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding… LA Times

 

 

 

 

Get royal treatment with a kink whisperer at this Scottish spa
By far Edinburgh’s most regal respite for royal wedding guests, the hotel’s spa offers pampering on a grand scale… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

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