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Cheap Travel: Saving Money on the 10 Best Winter Travel Spots

1. DEN – Denver

Aspen and Vail are the cities that come to mind most often when considering Colorado ski destinations. However, Dortha Vela of All About Travel told me these Colorado cities “are two of the most expensive ski destinations.” Plus, it turns out they’re not even that popular when compared to the capital city of Denver — perhaps for that very reason. Denver takes first place in our list of the most popular cities to visit in winter. And there’s plenty to do there besides ski, all at a reasonable cost. What to do: Aside from the close to 30 ski resorts in the city alone, you can also visit the famous Red Rocks Park and amphitheater for breathtaking views and great music, or the nearby Rocky Mountains State Park. How to save: Flights to Denver become more expensive the closer it gets to ski season, so if you plan on booking a trip to the snowy city, locking in a flight now will ensure you save hundreds of dollars. Colorado’s tourism website also has a section dedicated to aggregating deals on travel and attractions in the city.

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880
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Travel Tidbits – Love bluegrass music? This cruise is for you

Steep Canyon Rangers
By Chris Pizzello, AP

Love bluegrass music? This cruise is for you
What’s billed as the first bluegrass festival at sea will take place in early 2013… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Is a ‘Eurovegas’ in the cards for Spain?
Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson (The Venetian, The Palazzo) is taking more steps to establish a gaming beachhead in Spain… USA Today

 

 

 

 

The Most Searched for Destinations for Summer 2012
The most searched for US destination for summer 2012 revealed … Budget Travel Online

 

 

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Lake Inle is among several areas in south or central Myanmar that welcome tourists drawn to the country’s natural beauty. ABOVE A fisherman at work.

So You Want to Go to Myanmar?
A cheat sheet on everything to know before planning a Myanmar trip… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

The pool area at Frenchy's Oasis Motel in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
(Courtesy Frenchy’s Oasis Motel)

Secret Hotels of Florida’s Gulf Coast
We searched 800 miles of coastline to bring you the best hotels on Florida’s Gulf Coast … Budget Travel Online

 

 

 

 

 

Main Square in Trier Germany

48 Hours: Trier
Germany’s oldest city is marking 500 years since the Holy Robe was brought to its cathedral. But this isn’t the only relic of note … The Independent

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:

All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
405.384.3880

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.

Travel Tidbits – Cruise lines update old ships with new tricks

Delta: All Shuttle flights now have in-flight Wi-Fi
Delta Air Lines says installed in-flight Wi-Fi on all of its Delta Shuttle aircraft… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Announces a Second Ship for the U.K. in 2013
Such has been the success of Celebrity Cruises’ summer season out of Southampton on Celebrity Eclipse that the line has said it will base a second ship in the U.K. in 2013… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

Las Vegas: Circus Circus is more animated than ever
Now it’s time to shine a little bit of light on the other end of the Las Vegas Strip… LA Times

 

 

 

Fire away at new Las Vegas gun range
Part gun range, part ultra-lounge, Machine Gun Vegas invites visitors to grab the automatic weapon of their choice and get in touch with their inner gangster or SEAL Team Six commando… MSN.com

 

 

 

Cruise lines update old ships with new tricks
Even nearly new cruise ships have to play catch-up with ever-changing technology and multiple choices available on the newest generation of ships. Here’s the lowdown on what’s coming to many classic ships… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

8 exciting new cruise ports to explore
Wallace Immen reports on this year’s top new cruise destinations… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

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.

Travel Tidbits – Groupon deal leaves bus passengers stranded

Best Western launches Facebook hotel booking
As of today, travelers can now book a room at any of Best Western’s 4,000 hotels in 100 countries without ever leaving Facebook… USA Today

 

 

 

 

10 great places to see spring wildflowers

Bob Gibbons - Spectacular summer alpine flowers including Paintbrush, Lupins (lupines) and Western Pasque Flowers, on Mount Rainier National Park, Wash

When winter subsides, Mother Nature celebrates with wildflowers. And often the blooms appear in stunning settings, says Bob Gibbons , author of Wildflower Wonders: … USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Russ Juskalian for The New York Times

A College Town With a Bit of Viking Mayhem
In Lund, not far from Copenhagen, find cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old buildings, hearty Nordic cuisine and scarcely a car in sight… New York Times

 

 

Tackling Maine’s Rugged Side by Bike

Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press

Finding the lush farms, lobster ladies and mirages along the coastal oasis of Acadia National Park in Maine… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

Groupon deal leaves bus passengers stranded
Some Southern California residents who bought discounted round-trip bus tickets through Groupon and Voice Daily Deals for trips to Las Vegas were left stranded when the buses never showed up, broke down or were hours late… MSN.com

 

 

Charlottetown’s first new hotel in 25 years is a boutique beauty   
Charlottetown’s first new hotel in 25 years opened this summer by paying homage to the capitals history – it set up shop in an old Holman’s department store… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

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

 

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

KISS hopes for new hit in Las Vegas miniature golf course

A billboard advertises the KISS miniature golf course in Las Vegas. (Los Angeles Times)

A billboard advertises the KISS miniature golf course in Las Vegas. (Los Angeles Times)

Few rock bands have marketed themselves like KISS. These guys have taken things way beyond posters and T-shirts. We’re talking KISS wine. A KISS Mr. Potato Head set. Even KISS urns and caskets.

Now, for those who can’t get enough of their favorite rockers, a KISS-themed miniature golf course and amusement park will open across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on March 15.

Read More: KISS hopes for new hit in Las Vegas miniature golf course

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

Travel Tidbits – The 10 trashiest spring break destinations

The 10 trashiest spring break destinations
You don’t have to tune into MTV Spring Break to know that for many college students the annual rite revolved around booze, beaches and babes… USA Today

 

 

Eight Vacations for Ultimate Relaxation
A list of relaxing vacation spots around the world that will infuse you with a sense of calm before, during, or after the holiday rush… Smarter Travel

 

 

 

Swim with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez
It’s a popular day-trip tourist outing to swim with the sea lions… Seattle Times

 

 

 

 

 
All aboard the TMZ Tour: A tawdry trip through Hollywood
The faithful walk past a Charlie Chaplin who twirls his cane, a Marilyn who shows off her cleavage while blowing kisses and a ranting, Jheri-curled Samuel Jackson (a la “Pulp Fiction”)… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

iPads change economics and speed of hotel Wi-Fi
Guest room Wi-Fi networks that most hotels thought they had brought up to standard just a few years ago are now often groaning under user demands… NY Times

 

 

 

New adrenaline-pumping attractions
Get adrenaline pumping with these scary new attractions… MSN.com

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
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

The Full Vegas Experience without Setting Foot on The Strip

Things to do in: Las Vegas, NV

  • Dig This

 

 

  • Bellagio Fountains

 

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

 

  • Pinball Hall of Fame

 

 

Top 5 Attractions in Las Vegas

 

For something different, you can rent NOFX Fat Mike’s Punk House

 

 

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