Tag Archives: Hawaii

Travel Tidbits – Cambodia after the killing fields

A New Way to See Sicily
In the hilltop city of Corleone, the sacred meets the extremely profane… New York Times
 

 

 

 

10 great places for a rural ‘haycation’ 
U.S. farm vacations around … USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best of Las Vegas: Daytime
Vegas visitors have ever-expanding options of where to stay, eat and play… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Eden for Rare Birds in Hawaii   
Rare birds aren’t a rarity in Hawaii, which leads the nation with 35 birds on the endangered species list… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia after the killing fields
Yes, you want to visit Angkor. But for a more complete understanding of the Southeast Asian nation, also include visits to Khmer Rouge-era sites… LA Times

 

 

It’s a Bear’s World in Kodiak, Alaska

Kim Hubbard for The New York Times

Kim Hubbard for The New York Times

Some of the best-known bear watching spots are on the mainland just across the Shelikof Strait from Kodiak… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – 36 Hours in San Francisco and other destinations

36 Hours in San Francisco
San Francisco typically wows visitors with its heights or its sights… New York Times

 

 

 

36 Hours in Milan
With new museums and restaurants, and an ambitious center-city development nearing completion, the future is already on display in Milan… New York Times

 

 

 

Jeppe Wikstrom Johner

Jeppe Wikstrom Johner

36 Hours in Stockholm
During the long days of summer, Stockholm moves outdoors, an easy feat since water and parkland make up nearly two-thirds of the city… New York Times

 

 

 

36 Hours in Bologna
Vibrant, independent and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities, Bologna is a dynamic counterpoint to more popular, touristy cities like Rome and Florence… New York Times

 

 
36 Hours in Cape May, N.J.
At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, where the Garden State Parkway’s exit numbers wind down to zero, Cape May, one of the oldest seaside resorts in the nation, has welcomed vacationers for more than 200 years… New York Times

 

 

36 Hours in Honolulu
The city brims with summer’s delights: overflowing farmers’ markets and lei stands, and Hawaiian music spilling onto beaches from oceanfront lounges… New York Times

 

 

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

Travel Tidbits – Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program

Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program
That’s the word this week from U.K.-based Cunard, which as previously announced, is rolling out a weddings at sea program this year for the first time in its 172-year history…USA Today

 

 

 

 

Top five bargain destinations for spring 2012
Everything is greener in spring, including your wallet if you choose your travel destination wisely…USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Best spring break getaways
Favorite family-friendly vacations… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

 

15 Most Romantic Places to Kiss Around the World
Fold up the picnic blanket, cancel your dinner reservation, ditch the back row of the neighborhood movie theater… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

Where we can go for a beach vacation with good food?
Let’s forgo the all-you-can-eat and sample what’s simmering under the corrugated tin roofs…Globe and Mail

 

 

 

Treasures of the Danube
From Budapest to the Black Sea on a memorable river cruise… The Australian

 

 

 

 

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

Travel Tidbits – World’s best wedding venues

World’s best wedding venues
Here are some of the classiest resorts at the most stunning wedding locations … CNN

 

 

 

Who Needs Match.com When You Can Cruise?
The best cruises have to do with making matches, romantic or platonic… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

 

The 9 Best Cruise Lines For Weddings
There’s good news for couples who want to get married in a beautiful location without the hassle of planning a formal, sit-down dinner for 300 of their closest friends… MSN.com

 

 

Celebrity Announces Wine-Themed Cruises From Southampton For 2012  Celebrity Cruises has announced a new series of 12-night wine-themed cruises from the United Kingdom in autumn 2012… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

10 great places to find happiness
More than monuments, museums or Michelin stars, acclaimed writer Paul Theroux seeks out happiness when he roams the world… USA Today

 

 

 

The best chalets for food lovers
Chalets for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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

Sweet Relief – Top 10 global spa trends for 2012

As a massage therapist for over 20 years I always love hearing the spa trends for the year. I am hopeful that more people will learn the health benefits of massage and not see it as a luxury item. All people from all walks of life benefit from massage.

Let’s explore some of the different spa trends for 2012:

1. Feet Focus – Reflexology – Foot Massage

On the rise are multi-treatments focused on the feet. Specific work on the foot due to high-heel pain.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a Shanghai foot massage.

La Costa Spa now has a Reflexology Path at their Carlsbad Resort in San Diego.

2. Cold & Ice – Icy therapies & cold experiences are hot!

Great for inflammation and pain reduction.

QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas now has an “Arctic Ice Room”

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Center offers a Cold Sauna (Cryotherapy) Treatment in Vernon, BC Canada

You might start getting facials and noticing that there are more icy masks and cold applications being used.

Austrian spa designer Thermarium is expected to launch a “snow shower” this year. You will be able to choose between a light snow, medium snowfall and a blizzard.

 

3. Wellness & Beauty Coaching – Helping people make long-term life changes

You may find that some spas will now have more “fitness coaches” available to work with you on your fitness and health.

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Miami

Deerfield Spa with Dr. Brad as your life coach

 

4. Online Wellness Gaming – Gaming your way to health & wellness

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s “Games as Life-Changers”, Clarins “Spa Life” on Facebook and Deepak Chopra’s meditation game “Leela”

RealNetworks Data projects that Wellness gaming will generate $2 billion in revenue by 2015.

 

5. The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience -Pairing fine dining with spa experience. Healthy Hedonism.

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo with chef Joel Robuchon, Yoga Retreat for Foodies with David Romanelli, and Ritz Carlton’s “Blokes & Beer” spa package in Toronto

 

6. Spas are picking up on “Good Vibrations” using Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color

QUA Baths & Spa offers Aura-Soma Color Reading

Acqualina by ESPA in Miami uses red and blue LED to repair/renew skin cells.

Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona offers the “Taiz Sensorium” with full -sensory immersion.

AlphaSphere Mind melting spa designed by Vienna artist sha

 

7. The Glam Factor – grooming and beauty – blow-dry bar

Guerlain Spa  – NYC

Hershesons – London Blow-dry bar

Blushington – Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood

 

8. Spa Evidence – Scientific Proof of Wellness

Hospitals (e.g. UCLA Medical Center) are now offering Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

Hospitals are starting to offer Eastern healing approaches which include massage, acupuncture, reiki, music and art therapies.

 

9. Spas are becoming a family affair – The Kinder-Spa Craze.

The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa in Gurnee, Illinois

Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel – Israel

Klafs – Germany

Aulani Disney family spa – Hawaii’s newest Disney Resort

10. Spas going for the “WOW”

‘The Nest’ at Coqoon Spa at the Indigo Pearl in Thailand

 

 

 

New York Spa Castle 

Bota Bota Spa-Sur-L’Eau in Montreal

Amusement Park Spas, Water Park Spas, Tropical Garden Spas and spas with a full range of Classical music  and Jazz concerts. Many of the spa-parks are geared towards children and their parents. These are some of the spa experiences trending for 2012.

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

Top U.S. adventure vacations

Richard Bangs, an adventure travel expert names these top 10 the greatest adventure vacations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

All things Disney: Disney Destinations

Walt Disney World Resort

 

Disneyland Resort

 

Disney Cruise Lines

 

 

Adventures by Disney

 

 

Aulani Resort, Hawaii

 

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

 

 

 

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

 

 

Disneyland Resort Paris

 

 

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

 

 

Tokyo Disney Resort

 

 

The Disneyland Story

 

 

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