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Travel Tidbits – The best hotels in Wales

The best hotels in Wales
Four of the best places to stay in Wales, from classic country house hotels to restaurants with rooms… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Seven irresistible country retreats
When you want to get away from it all, few places satisfy like the countryside… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Bolzano surrounded by the Alps. Photo: Andrew Bain

A cultural guide to Bolzano
A cultural guide to a city that boasts churches, frescoes and a 5,300-year-old man… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese island of Madeira and its namesake wine
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located about 400 miles off the coast of north Africa… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll find your heart in San Francisco
Even if you only have only one evening you can still enjoy the most romantic city on the U.S. west coast… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

Stay The Night: Hotel Lone, Istria
The classic Istrian hotel of the Seventies was the unlikely cue for this high-design property… The Independent

 

 

 

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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.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

A symphony of color on the streets of Guatemala

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I have never before seen such an enormous symphony of color as I did in Guatemala.  The past Spanish colonial influence combined with the vivid Mayan culture and tradition of brilliant colors reflect deeply throughout Guatemala, especially in the Highlands.  Xela is the heart of the Mayan culture and community.  If you take a walk around her lovely, hilly streets you will be reminded of her past, present and future.  You can see it reflected in the lovely colors of the buildings.  Some of which are on their fourth generation of color.

Come….take a walk with me through the streets of Xela and experience all the joy that color can bring to the soul.

Looking up to the hills.  A typical street in Xela lined in ancient foot-burning cobblestones and a gorgeous splash of color.  

From golden yellows to turquoise blues the colors never cease to inspire me and…

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Spanish crash course 101: How to speak Spanish like the Guatemalans do (Part 1)

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View of Xela from the school roof.

I woke up to the sound of the eternally barking dog outside my window, wondering for a moment where on earth I was.  I checked my cheap plastic travel watch and it read 6:50 am.  The sun had yet to light up my bedroom and I was exhausted after a fitful night’s sleep.  I tossed and turned, continually stuffed in my ear plugs and cranked my white noise up yet nothing seemed to help drown out the symphony of noise from the Guatemalan city life.  Unfortunately I’ve always been a light sleeper which got worse after I became a mother.  I swear I sleep with one eye open, listening throughout the darkness of the night for someone to call my name.

My first day at Spanish school was in a little over an hour and I was so tired I had no idea…

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My Guatemalan Adventure: Day 1

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I landed in Guatemala City on an excessively windy day on Sunday, March 4th.  After a fitful night’s sleep at a mediocre airport hotel I was ready to leave Houston and finally continue my way south to Guatemala.  I had the usual feelings of excitement and anticipation which I always get before I land in a new country and enter into the mayhem it brings.  The whole bag of usual mixed thoughts raced across my mind.

What would it be like? Would I enjoy my stay there? Would I understand and be able to communicate in my broken Spanish? Would I be safe?  Would I get sick?  Would my ride be there as expected, waiting for me outside the baggage claim?  Would the bus ride suck?

You would think that a seasoned traveler would get over these worry wart antics but it never seems to fail.  I’m always a…

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Celebrate Japan’s White Day with Joseph Maida

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

FRIENDS WITHOUT A BORDER/ANGKOR HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

Crocodile Cruises: Venturing Up the Daintree River, Australia

Travel Tidbits – When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries

Surfing the user-friendly waves of El Salvador
El Salvador has suffered from a civil war, natural disasters and continuing violent crime, but foreign surfers are lured by its world-class and forgiving waves… Seattle Times

 

 

World’s top revolving restaurants
Over the past 50 years, revolving restaurants have opened in more than 50 countries on six continents… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries
In the City of Light, the pastries are multilayered works of art… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Top 25 Cruise Lines
River cruises have never been so popular, but readers still love ocean-bound excursions too… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes names new 5-star hotels, eateries for 2012
Forbes Travel Guide has crowned its new five-star winners in the hospitality industry, bringing the total to 57 hotels, 25 restaurants, and 30 spas… USA Today

 

 

 

A cultural guide to Honfleur
An essential cultural guide to a picturesque town immortalized by the Impressionists… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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