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Travel Tidbits – 9 must-do’s before a long-haul flight and more

Jean Christophe Bechet / Icelandic Mountain GuidesWorld’s most breathtaking walks
For a 66-year-old traveler, multiple long walks weren’t just a means of getting around, but the right way to see the most beautiful parts of her destination… MSN.com

 

 

 

Japan: What does it cost to get the big views atop Tokyo Skytree?
The Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest communications tower, opened Tuesday, with amazing views of the Japanese capital – so how much does that view cost?… LA Times

 

 

United drops early boarding for children
Just in time for summer vacation, families with small children traveling on United Airlines will no longer be able to board early… USA Today

 

 

 

Country-house hotels for garden lovers
With the Chelsea Flower Show attracting thousands of visitors to the capital, Jo Foley visits four country-house retreats where guests can find inspiration from gardens given a new lease of life… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s best hotel pools
Twenty of the world’s biggest, weirdest and most eye-catching hotel pools… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

9 must-do’s before a long-haul flight
A long-haul flight can be the most physically and financially demanding component of travel to faraway places, and if you don’t prepare it can become long-suffering… MSN.com

 

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About All About Travel

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Where to go Whale watching

The Cetacea hold an important lesson for us. The lesson is not about whales and dolphins, but about ourselves. There is at least moderately convincing evidence that there is another class of intelligent beings on Earth beside ourselves. They have behaved benignly and in many cases affectionately towards us. We have systematically slaughtered them. Little reverence for life is evident in the whaling industry – underscoring a deep human failing…In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another…” ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

Although there are many amazing places to go whale watching, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, and Spain, I have just listed a few below.

  • Alaska

 

  • Azores – Portugal

 

  • California

 

  • Iceland

 

  • Massachusetts

 

  • Mexico

 

 

  • Norway

 

  • Scotland

 

  • South Africa

 

  • Vancouver Island

 

“The brain size of whales is much larger than that of humans. Their cerebral cortexes are as convoluted. They are at least as social as humans. Anthropologists believe that the development of human intelligence has been critically dependent upon these three factors: brain volume, brain convolutions, and social interactions among individuals. Here we find a class of animals where the three conditions leading to human intelligence may be exceeded, and in some cases greatly exceeded. ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

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

 

Blue Whale

 

Amazing Blue Whale – the biggest animal on Earth!