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Bucket List Item # 9 – Lose the “Baby Weight” (Giveaways Included)

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Make Your Dreams a Reality – Bucket List Publications Online Magazine

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Travel Tidbits – Hidden and disappearing destinations

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10 hidden places most people don’t know about
10 hidden destinations from Joe Yogerst, one of the authors of National Geographic’s Secret Journeys of a Lifetime… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

5 Hidden Gems in New York City
Here are five free or inexpensive places that aren’t mentioned in any of the four major guidebooks… New York Times

 

 

 

Top 5 disappearing places
For your next trip, consider these Top 5 disappearing places and enjoy them before they’re lost to future generations… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

 

Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times

The Hidden Route to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was first seen by an American 100 years ago… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

Going green ... Papakolea Beach, Hawaii. Photo: Steve Dunleavy SteveD./Flickr

The world’s most unusual beaches
Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls – if life’s a beach, these are its strangest days… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 
11 new hotel wonders
Some of the world’s best architects have started exploring a new frontier — hotels — and the results will leave you speechless… CNN

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Reaffirming My Faith in Humanity, One Pedal at a Time (Part Two): San Francisco to Mexico

Storming the Beaching of Normandy

Things to do in: Charleston, SC

 

  •  Historic Homes and Buildings

Joseph Manigault House:

Aiken-Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House:

  •  Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens:

Drayton Hall:

 Middleton Place Plantation:

  • Fort Sumter

 

 

Charleston, SC Area Information

Festival of Lights

Beaches of Charleston

 

Welcome to Charleston

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Destination: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta’s history traces back to the 16th century when it was visited by Spanish explorers. It became a resting area for the pirates working in that area. It was not inhabited until about 1851. It wasn’t until 1918 that it became a municipality.

Puerto Vallarta is the sixth-largest city in the state of Jalisco on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It has the same latitude as Hawaii with a subtropical climate. August and September are the hottest months. June through October is the rainy season. With 40 miles of coastline, Puerto Vallarta has a diverse topography with tropical jungles, rocky riverbeds, steep mountainsides, and arid flatlands.

The lodging options in this beautiful Jaliso city have over 18,000 lodging units; from bungalows to luxurious villas, boutique hotels to full-amenity resorts. It’s family friendly and great for corporate meetings.

There are four zones:

  • Marina Vallarta – This zone is located south of the airport. The Marina is a self-contained complex with a variety of upscale settings, including over 500-slips surrounded by condos. Its home to an 18-hole golf course and several luxury hotels. The Marina’s boardwalk is a delight with the variety of shops, galleries and restaurants available.
  • Hotel Zone “Zone Hotelera” – Located between Downtown (El Centro) and the Marina Vallarta zone. Like the name indicates, its home to many hotels. Large brand chains to smaller properties, All-inclusive resorts, and high-rise condos. This zone offers lots of beach activity with long stretches of sand, people watching, beach vendors, and a lively setting.
  • Downtown (El Centro)/Los Muertos Beach – Considered the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta. Known for the nightlife, restaurants, bars and shopping. The El Centro is quaint with cobblestone streets, white-walled housing, wrought-iron balconies and red-tiled roofs. Its pedestrian friendly and the town’s famous Malecon mile long Beach. Los Arcos (arches) are across from the town’s main square. Open air concerts and performance are held here regularly.
  • South Shore – Where the Sierra Vallejo meets the Bay. Isolated coves and beaches. This area is great for outdoor adventure and eco-tourism activities. Best cove-style beaches with white sands and calm waters. This area is where you will find most of Puerto Vallarta’s most luxurious villas.

When’s the best time to go? The weather is warm and sunny throughout the year, with the average temperature being 88 and minimum 65. The U.S. and Mexican holidays impact the travel flow. Christmas and Easter are the busiest time of year. July and August is busy with Mexican and International vacationers. Year round the city has cultural festivals and sports tournaments. During the fall the vegetation is lush and there are fewer crowds and this is also the time when you can get off-season pricing.

Planning a wedding? In 1963 the film shoot “The Night of the Iguana” starring Richard Burton took place in Puerto Vallarta. Elizabeth Taylor joined Richard Burton here. Since then, Puerto Vallarta has been a popular wedding and romantic destination. You can even get married on the ‘pink’ bridge that connects the former homes of Taylor and Burton to the downtown area. You can also choose to get married aboard a yacht at sunset or in the jungle-clad mountans. To learn what you need in order to get married in Mexico, read an earlier post I wrote: Getting married in Cancun – the Heart of the Mexican Caribbean

Other things to do:

  • Deep-sea fishing – October through February is great for sailfish or marlin. May through October is great for small game fish.
  • Art Walk – October through May they have a great art walk that is considered a cultural must. Considered the liveliest artisan community.
  • Outdoor Adventure and eco-tourism – Isolated coves and beaches that are only accessible by boat. Sierra. Whale watching. Visit the Banderas Bay, which is the largest natural bay with 16-miles of shoreline. It’s one of the deepest bays in the world. On the southern end of the bay is Los Arcos National Marine Park where you will find underwater tunnels, caves, canyons and reefs. You can either do a self-guided tour or pick a tour with a tour company. ATV tours, Zip-line Adventures, Jeep Safaris
  • Beaches – miles of jungle and calm swimming conditions
  • Night Life – Seaside strolls, local theater, bars, clubs and fiesta nights
  • Family Attractions – Dolphin swims, boat trips, building sand castles and water parks

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