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Yoga on the beach and playing in the ocean: the best of Baja

New Trip:  Baja Kayaking & Yoga on the Beach Retreat
Dates:
Oct 28-Nov 2, Oct 28-Nov 4, 2012; Jan 27-Feb 3, Mar 31-Apr 5, Mar 31-Apr 7, Apr 7-14, 2013

Why this trip:  Novice sea kayaking and snorkeling Loreto Bay UNESCO World Heritage site with twice daily introductory yoga – fully catered and guided – just bring yourself!

LORETO, BAJA CALIFORNIA  — Master yoga instructors, in conjunction with Sea Kayak Adventures Inc. are offering new Yoga and Whales tours in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico that combines daily yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, with a little adventure, suitable for novices, and fully catered.

Each sea kayaking day begins with a yoga session on the beach led by our certified yoga instructors.  Then participants will accompany naturalist guides on nature hikes, whale watching, snorkeling and sea kayaking outings depending on the trip.  Additional activities will include treks along deserted beaches, exploring uninhabited islands and star gazing. Each evening begins with a restorative yoga session while guides prepare happy hour – margaritas on the beach at sunset!  No prior kayaking or yoga experience is necessary.

The October & March/April tours give novices an opportunity to sea kayak and snorkel to their heart’s content in the Loreto Bay National Park, in the Sea of Cortez. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Company owner Terry Prichard, states “One third of the world’s marine mammals live in the Sea of Cortez.  On most tours October through April our tour groups view dolphins, sea lions, fin whales and if very lucky the elusive plankton-eating whale shark or the blue whale, which is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth.”

The “Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay & Kayaking Combo with Yoga Jan 27-Feb 3, 2013” tour are perfect for those whale lovers who want to get eyeball to eyeball with a baby gray whale from a motorized skiff and stay at a safari style basecamp in the heart of gray whale congregation – hear the whale blows at night from your cozy tent!

The itineraries “cherry-pick” the best parts of the park’s uninhabited islands to camp and explore, according to Prichard.  Participants stay at comfortable camps situated on secluded island beaches, and can choose to do daily yoga as the sun rises or the sun sets daily over the tranquil waters.  Yoga is always optional. Naturalist guides will do all the cooking and camp chores as well as teaching the basics of sea kayaking and leading nature walks. “Just leave all the details to us,” smiles Prichard, adding, “our yoga tours are wildly popular so these will fill up quickly.”

The tours departs from Loreto and includes airport transfer upon arrival, two nights’ hotel in Loreto, two or three nights’ safari-style camping, all guided activities, all meals while camping, daily yoga sessions, all taxes, all land transport and naturalist guides.  Small groups; gourmet food!  Price:  $1050 for the Dec 4-9, 2011 tour and $895 for the Feb 10-14, 2012 tour.  Airfare to Loreto, meals in town, gratuities are not included.  Alaska/Horizon Air provides a direct 75-minute jet flight Los Angeles LAX to Loreto LTO once daily.  Tour itinerary includes the fly-in, and fly-out dates.

 

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.

Bucket List – Kayak With Baby Right Whales Argentina Patagonia

Why this trip: THE only place in the world one can paddle with southern right whales and their babies, each fall in Peninsula Valdes UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Argentina’s Patagonia.

Puerto Madryn – Sea Kayak Adventures Inc is proud to unveil a new trip – southern right whale watching by sea kayak and skiff in sheltered lagoons on fully catered guided tours each October through early December from our exclusive site. The tours are suitable for novices in good health.

“The two lagoons on the Peninsula Valdes are to Antarctica’s southern right whales what the lagoons of Baja are to the California gray whales, providing sheltered calving grounds in warmer waters” states Terry Prichard, founder of Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc, who has been running sea kayak and whale watching tours in Baja since 1993. “The right whales feed in the rich waters of Antarctica the rest of the year, so this is THE perfect window of opportunity to view the babies.”

The company’s associate in Argentina has exclusive use to private land access to a remote, sheltered part of the lagoons, which are federally protected and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whale researchers gather at this spot each year to study the whales as this is the only place they calve. “We could see the mother and baby whales right from our beach camp at all times” exclaimed Terry Prichard. “On two mornings the water was calm as glass, and we could see the babies breaching and tail slapping, and even hear the babies vocalizing – a soul-rejuvenating moment for me. In our kayaks we drifted along silently 70 meters away from a mother and baby as they were resting. These whales are much larger than the gray whales we see each Feb in Baja, so that felt quite close enough!”

Itineraries range from three to six days of paddling, whale watching and birding by kayak; mostly camping, with some hotel nights. To the kayaking can be added a 2-hour skiff cruise among the whales at the end, visits to a penguin colony and park headquarters. Guests will camp on beaches lined with cliffs full of fossils, view dozens of unique mammals such as llama-like guanacos and maras right behind camp, as well as the mom and baby whales just off the beach.

Other trip highlights are the expert local guides, delectable and bountiful camp meals including local specialties of lamb, seafood, beef, cheeses, fresh baked goods, mate tea and Malbec red wine.

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.

Go Away – All About Travel

A great piece about our agency on Bucket List Publications.  Thanks to Lesley Carter!

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

The Greystone Mansion

It's A Magical World Old Buddy

The Greystone Mansion sits near Sunset Strip in Beverly Hills California. The Mansion was constructed in 1928 by Edward Doheny as a gift to his son. Doheny was an oil entrepreneur infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. The Mansion cost 3 million dollars when it was built, making it the most expensive home in California at the time. The Mansion has now been surpassed in price by a number of more recently constructed homes (and the Teapot Dome scandal has been surpassed by additional scandalous scandals).

Greystone MansionGreystone Mansion

The Mansion was purchased by the city in 1965 and became a park half a decade later. Individuals are currently encouraged to stroll the grounds and peer into the windows. You can start your visit by parking at the top of the estate, were you can find nice views of Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. The Mansion is surrounded…

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Streets of San Francisco

From Barcelona to Bali

Hands-down, one of my favourite American cities is San Francisco. Although the whole state of California is pretty freakin’ rad, SFO really does stand out. It’s not a beach city, but what it offers in cuisine, attractions, shopping (!), general friendliness and yes, lots of weirdness, more than makes up for boring old sunny shores and sparkling sand.

I’ve been there twice, with both trips revolving around seeing a concert. The first time I went we saw The Tragically Hip, a classic Canuck band, at the Fillmore. Yup, the very same Fillmore where Jimi Hendrix and his entire generation of rock stars played back in the day. Second time was to see City and Colour, also at the Fillmore. Although they were two very different shows, both were amazing and intimate; I even got a few splashes of Hip singer Gordon Downey’s sweat on me. Let’s just say it…

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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.

The Adamson House

It's A Magical World Old Buddy

The Adamson House is a popular attraction along the southern coast of California. The Spanish Colonial Revival home has been called the “Taj Mahal of Tile” which helps describe its impressive display of ceramic tile and helps satisfy our innate urge to be creative with language. The house is located within the city of Malibu, which is sometimes called Bu’, which also helps satify our innate urge to be creative with language.

Adamson HouseAdamson House

The Adamson House was build in the early 30’s when the tile business was booming in Malibu. Malibu Potteries were the major tile supplier, and they were owned by May Knight Ridge, the mother of Rhoda Rindge Adamson. It shouldn’t surprise you that they were  happy to supply the 1930’s home with their “tile and tile accessories”.

The tile is showcased on the exterior by the a tile tub that the Adamsons used to wash their dogs. There…

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Huntington Beach – Surf City USA

Make Your Dreams a Reality – Bucket List Publications Online Magazine

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