Tag Archives: food

Travel Tidbits – 10 great places for stadium food

10 great places for stadium food
Gone are the days when dinner at the ballpark meant peanuts and Cracker Jack… USA Today

 

 

 

 

America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Readers pick the best cities for foodies, where that next great meal can come from a celebrity chef or the back of a truck… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 
Sushi on a cruise ship? One line shakes it up
Norwegian Cruise Line is revamping the sushi eateries that are a hallmark of its ships…. USA Today

 

 

 

 

Irish hotels for food lovers
Four of the best hotels in Ireland for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

An Open invitation to Eat in Copenhagen
A covered market with treats all around brings a square in the Danish capital to life… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Top 10 foodie destinations
TripAdvisor has compiled its inaugural foodie lists for around the world, so USA TODAY TRAVEL has compiled a photo gallery of the top-ranked hotels in each of the destinations… USA Today

 

 

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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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Get paid to spend a month in Cuenca, Ecuador

International Living is a magazine searching for a  lucky American or Canadian (joined by a friend or spouse) to live in Ecuador’s “Spine of the Andes,” Cucena for a month.

While in Ecuador they are expecting the volunteer to document their month-long stay and share details of their experiences and adventures.

Included in your travel arrangements you will get round-trip airfare to and from Ecuador from the U.S. or Canada. A four-week stay in a furnished apartment, accommodations paid. Plus $1,500 spending money.

International Living is asking for participants to be near retirement age. Cucena, Ecuador has been named “one of the world’s cheapest places to retire on a pensioner’s budget.” The magazine is looking for a volunteer that is already looking into retirement overseas.

Submission deadline is March 15, 2012 – to learn about the Submission guidelines visit International Living today. Good luck!

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

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)

 

 

 

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

Top Cities for best street food

Probably the best way to decide which street vendors to approach for food are the ones with the long lines.

In San Francisco the Tamale Lady is known for coming into bars with her wonderful Tamale’s.  I’ve had my fill of those amazing tamales. To top it off Virginia (Tamale Lady) is always a pleasure to visit with and she remembers people too. So if visiting San Francisco and at a bar don’t hesitate trying the Tamale Lady’s food. She’s an icon in the Bay area.

 

Some of the World’s Best Street Food Locations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. ~James Beard

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

Food Festivals around the world

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good” ~Alice May Brock

 

 

 

 

  • Salon Du Chocolat in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, New York, Bologne, Le Caire, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S.

 

According to Business Insider these are the 10 best restaurants…

 

 

  • Citronelle – Located at: 3000 M Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007

 

 

  • Jean Georges – Located at: 111 Prince Street, 2nd Floor New York, N.Y. 10012

 

 

  • Chez Panisse – Located at: 1517 Shattuck, Avenue Berkeley, California 94709

 

 

 

 

  • Alinea – Located at: 1723 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

 

 

  • Daniel – Located at: 60 East 65th Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

 

 

  • Le Bernardin– Located at: 155 West St., New York, NY 10019

 

 

  • Per Se – Located at: The Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle (@ 60th Street), 4th Floor, Manhattan, New York

 

 

 

 

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

Things to do in: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

  • The National WWII Museum

 

 

  • French Quarter

 

 

  • Oak Alley Plantation

 

 

  • Besthoff Sculpture Garden

 

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

 

 

 

 

“If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world’s music heritage will disappear.” ~Ray Davies

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

The revival of the American Queen – steamboating the Heartland of America

“A steamboat was as beautiful as a wedding cake without the complications!” ~Mark Twain

In April 2012, the Great American Steamboat Company unveils  the revival of the  largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen, “the only overnight steamboat on our nation’s rivers.”

Great American Steamboat Company claims its Distinctions are:

  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau.
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wine and beer at dinner.
  • All staterooms feature gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff.
  • Elegant-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required.
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, their onboard river historian.
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly.
  • Enthralling calliope concerts and a chance for guests to play!
  • Complimentary shore excursions.
  • Dedicated fleet of “Steamcoaches.”
  • All-inclusive package includes your overnight stay in a select luxury hotel in the city in which your voyage originates, plus breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the Steamer American Queen.
  • The greatest value in all-American vacations!

 

 

Headline Acts Scheduled For 2012 Include:

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Harry James Orchestra
  • Rat Pack  Show
  • B.J. Thomas
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • The Platters
  • Bill Haley’s Comets
  • Annie Moses Band
  • The New Orleans Jazz All-Stars
  • Juggernaut Jug Band
  • Storefront Congregation

Steamboating the Upper Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Hannibal, Missouri
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dubuque, Iowa

Lower Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oak Alley, Louisiana
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Natchez, Mississippi

Ohio and Tennessee River Voyages Destination Highlights:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

Themeboating Adventures Highlights:

  • Civil War Vacations
  • Old Fashioned Holiday Vacations
  • Epic Civil War
  • Music of Your Life
  • Southern Culture
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Fall Colors Vacation
  • July 4th

Sample of Luxury Hotels included:

Your hotel package will include your transfers to the American Queen port. The length of voyages the American Queen will be offering will be from 3 to 10 day voyages.

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam”~Mark Twain

To plan your trip today:
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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Sample menu/itineraries:

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Places to eat in: Los Angeles and surrounding areas

Thanks to my friend Ellen O’Donohue for suggesting some of her favorites in the So. Cal area.

  • Fogo de Chao Located in Beverly Hills @ 133 North La Cienega Boulevard

 

  • Bun Me Vietnamese Located in Northridge @ 9420 Reseda Blvd #5

 

  • Stanley’s Located in Sherman Oaks @ 13817 Ventura Boulevard

 

  • Lum Ka Naad Located in Northridge @ 8910 Reseda Blvd

 

  • Mi Piace Located in Pasadena @ 25 East Colorado Blvd

 

  • Akbar Indian food  Located in Pasadena @  44 North Fair Oaks Avenue

 

  • Il Fornare Located in Pasadena @ 24 W Union Street

 

 

  • Darya Fine Persian Cuisine Located @ 12130 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

 

  • Anderson’s  Located in Santa Barbara @ 1106 State Street

 

 

 

  • Maria Bonita for aweome mole – Located in Ventura @ 256 E Main Street

 

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