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Brooklyn Bridge: Historic Photo of a New York Landmark

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Travel Tidbits – Angry Birds activity parks to open in Europe

Twenty reasons to visit Hanoi
From art to food, history and spas, Lance Richardson’s 20 reasons to visit Hanoi… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

Angry Birds activity parks to open in Europe
Watch out little, green pigs everywhere. Angry Birds theme parks are soon opening in Europ… Fox Travel News

 

 

 

 

101 best sports bars in the U.S.
There are bars that play sports and then there are sports bars … CNN

 

 

 

 

Disruptive fliers may be charged for plane delays
New York-area airports may charge disruptive fliers for delays… MSN.com

 

 

 

Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude
The Transportation Security Administration defended itself against pointed criticism Monday at a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill… USA Today

 

 

More national parks curb plastic bottle sales
More national parks curb sales of disposable water bottles… USA Today

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Stonehenge

50 Year Project

I finally made my way out to Stonehenge.   When I first moved here I purchased a Living social deal for a tour to Stonehenge and Bath.  However, each time we tried to plan the trip, the tour company was overbooked or something would come up.  On March 10th we had success.

I’m going to be honest, I don’t know a whole heck of a lot about Stonehenge.  And after listening to our guide, I’m not alone.   For some reason though, I’ve always wanted to see it.   Our guide told us that about 900,000 people visit each year.  Stonehenge is located north of Salisbury.  It is believed that it was erected from 3000BCE to 2000BCE.  In 1986 it was added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

I hope you enjoy the photos.  And if you have your own theory about it I would love to hear it…

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“Epic Civil War” voyages for 2012 inaugural season of the American Queen

The revival of the American Queen is taking place in April 2012. The Great American Steamboat Company just announced three voyages that will take place August 10th – September 7, 2012.  It’s their “Epic Civil War” voyages that will highlight legendary battlefields and include on-board entertainment. The on-board entertainment will include actors, impersonators, leading lecturers (e.g.  Ric Burns & James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.) balladeers (e.g. Bobby Horton) and reenactments to enhance understanding of this historical time in the U.S.

The three voyages are set to travel between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky.

August 10-20, 2012: 10-nights between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. Ports: Helena, Miss., Memphis, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., and Decatur, Ala.

August 20-30, 2012: 10-nights between Chattanooga, Tenn. and Vicksburg, Miss.  Ports: Decatur, Ala., Florence, Ala., Savannah, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Ashport Landing, Tenn., Memphis, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss.

August 30- September 7, 2012: 8-nights between Vicksburg, Miss., and Louisville, Ky. Ports: Helena, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., Henderson, Ky., and Louisville, Ky.

“We are thrilled to offer the ultimate historical experience during our Civil War cruises onboard the American Queen,” explains Christopher Kyte, president of the Great American Steamboat Company. “Our guests will discover so much of this country’s rich history told by leading academics and passionate storytellers.”

Meet some of the Guest Speakers: 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: James I. Robertson, Jr.

 

Ric Burns

From the American Experience documentary “New York” by Ric Burns

 

Cathy Barton & Dave Para

 

Bobby Horton

 

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Things to do in: Philadelphia

  • Until January 8th, 2012 you can visit the Longwood Gardens Christmas

 

 

  • National Constitution Center

 

 

  • The Liberty Bell Center

 

 

  • The Betsy Ross House

 

 

5 Things to do in Philadelphia

 

97 Reasons to Visit Philly

 

 

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Destination China: Put it on your Bucket List

More than four times the U.S. Population, China has about 1.4 billion people with the land area being about the same as the United States. The types of transportation you will find in China are a/c motor coaches, trains, domestic flights, boats of various sizes and rickshaws.

There are three main cities in China; Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Eight main cuisines: Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui.  Mandarin is the official language spoken.

China has 22 provinces, much like separate countries, 4 municipalities, and 5 autonomous regions.

In Beijing you will want to see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. The local flavor of Beijing is roasted duck. Another one of the things you may want to do is visit the Beijing Opera. If you are interested in architecture you will want to check out the Water Cube (the National Aquatics Centre), Beijing Olympic Stadium, the CCTV Tower in the Central Business District, and the National Grand Theatre. The National Grand Theater is a huge glass and titanium dome-shaped structure designed by Paul Andreu.

Shanghai “the City by the Sea” which is located in central-eastern China is sectioned into two parts: Pudong (east of Huangpu River) and Puxi (west of the Huangpu River). Shanghai is the gateway to the third longest river in the world, the Yangtze River. It’s the largest and longest river in all of Asia. The Yangtze River is home to the largest construction project since the Great Wall, the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges are known as the Sanxia or individually as Wuxia Gorge, Quatang Gorge, and the Xiling Gorge. The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam and the construction costs are more than any other construction project in history.

Xi’an “Peace in the West” is an ancient city, home of many important dynasties. One of the sites you will want to see is the 8,000 Terracotta Warriors which were founded by a farmer in the 1970’s and had been buried for more than 2,000 years. Huaqing Hot Spring, Xi’an City Wall, Xi’an Muslim Quarters and the Great Mosque, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Steles, and Hanyang Tombs are among the many other sites you will want to see.

Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors on PBS

  Musical Fountain at Xi’an Big Wild Goose Pagoda video

Don’t forget to visit China’s National Treasure in Chengdu, home to the world’s largest giant and red Panda Reserve.  It is conveniently located on the outskirts of Chengdu, home to about 80 giant pandas. On site is a research and breeding center with a museum. You can pay a fee to hold a Panda cub.

Leshan “Happy Mountain” is home of the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha depicting Maitreya Buddha. The Giant Buddha was carved during one of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, the Tang Dynasty.  

Suzhou “city of gardens” has about 69 gardens that represent the different styles of Dynasties: Yuan, Ming, Song and Qing.

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