Tag Archives: All About Travel

Travel Tidbits – Groupon deal leaves bus passengers stranded

Best Western launches Facebook hotel booking
As of today, travelers can now book a room at any of Best Western’s 4,000 hotels in 100 countries without ever leaving Facebook… USA Today

 

 

 

 

10 great places to see spring wildflowers

Bob Gibbons - Spectacular summer alpine flowers including Paintbrush, Lupins (lupines) and Western Pasque Flowers, on Mount Rainier National Park, Wash

When winter subsides, Mother Nature celebrates with wildflowers. And often the blooms appear in stunning settings, says Bob Gibbons , author of Wildflower Wonders: … USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Russ Juskalian for The New York Times

A College Town With a Bit of Viking Mayhem
In Lund, not far from Copenhagen, find cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old buildings, hearty Nordic cuisine and scarcely a car in sight… New York Times

 

 

Tackling Maine’s Rugged Side by Bike

Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press

Finding the lush farms, lobster ladies and mirages along the coastal oasis of Acadia National Park in Maine… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

Groupon deal leaves bus passengers stranded
Some Southern California residents who bought discounted round-trip bus tickets through Groupon and Voice Daily Deals for trips to Las Vegas were left stranded when the buses never showed up, broke down or were hours late… MSN.com

 

 

Charlottetown’s first new hotel in 25 years is a boutique beauty   
Charlottetown’s first new hotel in 25 years opened this summer by paying homage to the capitals history – it set up shop in an old Holman’s department store… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

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415.384.3880

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Travel Tidbits – 36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia and other destinations

36 Hours: Bruges, Belgium
The charming capital of West Flanders in northwestern Belgium is indeed tranquil, as it has always been, but Bruges now has much more to offer…. LA Times

 

 

 

48 Hours: Hollywood
Make this iconic district your base for a weekend of celebrity-spotting in glamorous LA… The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

48 Hours: Marrakech
From the ancient medina to the Palmeraie, Morocco’s Rose City offers a warm escape from the cold of winter… The Independent

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia
Smart restaurants, a lively art scene and a spate of new boutique hotels: There’s more to this exotic island than its famous noodle soup… New York Times

 

 

 

 

48 Hours: Catania
Even in winter, this Sicilian city charms with colorful festivities, delicious food and dramatic scenery… The Independent

 

 

 

 

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

Airlines using biofuels to cut down on carbon emissions

Nearly 3 billion passengers carried by the world’s airlines will generate approximately 650 million tons of carbon emissions according to Bettina Wassener of the NY Times.

Just in November of last year we had many airlines using biofuels as an alternative for the first time. Some of the fuels are being derived from cooking oil, algae, and vegetable oil.

Solazyme Inc., which started in a garage in Palo Alto is a provider of biofuels made of microalgae. United announced on November 7th, 2011 that they signed a letter of intent with Solazyme to purchase 20 million gallons of the biofuel annually. This will take place in 2014.

SkyNRG another biofuel company in the Netherlands is providing biofuels for airlines such as KLM, Asia Pacific and others.

 

Some of the Airlines that are using biofuels are:

US Airlines/Alaska Airlines started using biofuels on 75 of their flights on Nov. 9th, 2011

 

Lufthansa

 

KLM

 

Virgin Airlines

 

Continental/United Airlines

“You don’t have any difference at all in terms of performance of the airplane or operations by the pilot,” said Capt. Jackson Seltzer, a 25-year Continental veteran

 

There is a great deal of controversy around the use of biofuels. The use of factory farmed animal waste and fats used by Tyson Foods-Syntroleum joint venture with Dynmaic Fuels has it’s downfalls.

 

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

Sleep in style in Barcelona

Laura Cox, from the Independent shares the top six places to sleep in style in Barcelona. They are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Things to do in: San Diego, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Attractions, San Diego, California (San Diego Travel Video)

 

101 Things to do

 

 

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

Things to do in: Cozumel, Mexico

 

 

  • Dolpinaris Cozumel

 

 

  • Palancar Reef

 

 

 

  • Discover Mexico – Cozumel Park

 

 

  • Faro Celerain (Punta Sur) Ecological Park

 

 

 

Things to do in Cozumel

 

Underwater Scooter Adventure

 

Things to do in Cozumel

 

 

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

 

Things to do in: Oklahoma City, OK

  • Museum of Osteology

 

 

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

 

 

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

 

 

  • Oklahoma City Zoo

 

 

Uncovering Oklahoma: Gems in Bricktown and Downtown

 

 

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

Things to do in: New York, NY

 

  • The High Line Park

 

 

  • Museum of American Finance

 

 

  • Belvedere Castle (in Central Pk)

 

 

  • The Frick Collection/Museum

 

 

 

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in NYC? (Ask Anderson)

 

 

New York CityPASS
 
 
 
 
 
The Today Show Weatherman’s Favorite Things To Do in NYC

 

 

 

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