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Travel Tidbits – 5 Reasons to Travel with Kids, Ten things you didn’t know about New York and more

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5 Reasons to Travel with Kids
Every parent knows that travel with kids is unpredictable, difficult, and in some ways limiting… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

Silversea cruises is offering a $1.5 million cruise package for two, taking in 28 countries over four months.

World’s most expensive cruise
The world’s most expensive luxury cruise package is up for grabs … Sydney Morning Herald

 

The coldest shows on earth
Winter music festivals are attracting thousands of revellers, despite the chill factor… The Independent


 

New York offers plenty of surprises. Photo: Reuters

Ten things you didn’t know about New York
From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, New York’s icons are recognised worldwide. But here are 10 things you don’t know about… Sydney Morning Herald

 

The world’s most dangerous islands
Eight deadly islands where you wouldn’t want to be washed ashore… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

Bowled over by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is the new Caribbean… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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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 strives 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.

New York City – Peter Woytuk exhibit on Broadway.

Big Cities. Bright Lights.

“This public exhibition of 18 sculpture compositions by Peter Woytuk has been organized by the Broadway Mall Association in conjunction with the Parks Department and The Morrison Gallery. The exhibition starts at Columbus Circle with the monumental “Elephant Pair”… The exhibit continues north along Broadway, culminating with the majestic and graceful “2 Bulls” at 168th Street.”source

“Peter Woytuk (American, b. 1958) is recognized internationally for his sculptures of animals. Woytuk cleverly reduces their shapes to essential forms, allowing the power and elegance of his subjects to become both graceful and whimsical expressions of mass. Using a style that is at once descriptive and expressive, Woytuk also enjoys altering the scale of everyday objects such as tools or fruit, which in his hands are transformed into animated participants in the composition.”source

the exhibit runs from october 2011 – april 2012.

all pics taken by me on march 5th 2012 /…

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World’s 10 best cities for foodies

 

  1. London, for offal
  2. New York, for pork
  3. Portland, Oregon, for punk locavorism
  4. Singapore, for street food
  5. Shanghai, for dumplings
  6. Barcelona, for tapas
  7. Sydney, for modern Thai
  8. Melbourne, for restaurants that look like bars
  9. Naples, for pizza
  10. San Francisco, where modern eating began

To read more: World’s 10 best cities for foodies

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Times Square Reflections

Places Unknown and Everything Else

It was pouring rain in NYC when I showed up at the Times Square, my shoes got soaked wet in about five minutes, but I was hoping to get some interesting shots of this famous place with some cool reflections. It is probably the busiest place in USA, the crowds never stop, morning or midnight. This rain actually helped with pushing most of them into the stores and off the street. The place is amazing!!!

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LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side

Well, it actually doesn’t exist yet. However, it would seem they are being funded by people everywhere to get the project underway. What a cool concept. New York’s first underground park. Such a great way to transform the unused area and use new technology that can beautify the space.

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are Co-Founders of the Delancey Underground project and here is a little about their project…

 

 

What is the LowLine?
We want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park.  It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space.

A park… underground?!?
Ever wonder why there’s so little green space in New York?  There aren’t a lot of empty plots of land just waiting to be turned into new parks. New Yorkers have had to be a little more creative, and must look in unusual places – the High Line, a park built on an old elevated rail trestle, is a great example.

A few years ago, we learned about a massive unused former trolley terminal in our neighborhood, the Lower East Side. We got to thinking: what if we could build a park– underground– even if the space lacked natural sunlight?  So we explored using fiber optic cables to transfer sunlight below ground– to support the growth of plants and trees.  As we shared this idea with others, people got excited.  “An underground High Line for the Lower East Side,” they’d say.  “Kind of like… a LowLine.”  The nickname stuck.

To read more: LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side  A Design project in Lower East Side

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – Best Life-Changing trips

Best Life-Changing trips
From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 

 

10 great places to experience the simple life
If you need to get away from it all this holiday season, take your stressed-out self to a place where life is a bit less complicated… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Cape Verde: sun, sea and lots and lots of sand
This Atlantic archipelago isn’t smart, cool or chic – but it’s the perfect place for a winter family holiday… The Independent

 

 

 

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St. Louis City Museum offers chaos galore
The converted shoe warehouse is more a mad scientist’s workshop than a cultural institution… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Top Five Airlines For In-Flight Entertainment
Roundup of the best in-flight entertainment offerings in the air … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours St. Lucia
Long associated with luxury, the island is showing an earthier streak, with hotels offering field-to-fork menus, open-air spas and farming… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallivanting Around Gramercy in NYC

Marina Chetner

Gramercy has a distinctive appeal: the neighbourhood feels so European, reminiscent even, of Barcelona with its wrought-iron balconies, greenery, Gothic architecture and relaxed vibe. Located only a blocks away from the hustle of Park Avenue and the bustle of Union Square, Gramercy makes for a peaceful enclave in an otherwise busy part of Manhattan.

There’s a lot of history here, mixed with intrigue and a dash of bohemia. Bordered by 14th and 23rd streets, and 1st and Park Avenues, Gramercy’s grid was traversed by Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Washington Irving, who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Irving Place, which runs between 3rd and Park Avenues, is lined with great dining spots – from the coffee underworld of 71 Irving Place to Casa Mono by Mario Batali. This street leads to the heart of the Gramercy neighbourhood, its park.

Oh, and Oscar Wilde lived on the corner of…

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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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Into the Wild: Lake Placid, Upstate New York

Marina Chetner

Freshly chilled air, snow white mountain peaks, fluffed up evergreens, icy rock faces, frozen rivers – this is the kind of nature that wraps itself around you and gives you a giant bear hug as you make your way into the Adirondacks. Road-trippin’. Five hours away from a mildly wintered NYC, the drive – along Interstate 87 and then through the scenic High Peaks 73 – feels all the more worthwhile as you catch sight of snow and ice enroute to Lake Placid.

Located in Northern New York State, the Adirondacks are named for the high peaked mountains within the park’s wild wilderness, and the region forms part of the Northern Deciduous Forest – the largest temperate forest in the world.

The very figure, 6 million, is enough to boggle the mind, yet this is the acreage of the Adirondacks. To put this vastness into perspective, the area is larger…

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Travel Tidbits – Ten Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

Lost in Java
Finding spice, color and moments of unexpected silence in the pulsating center of Indonesia… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Ten Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers
Solo cruising. Cruising solo. Somehow those two words, no matter the order, seem to evoke furrowed brows and looks of pity… Smarter Travel

 

 

36 Hours in Detroit
Despite recent news stories of a population exodus from Detroit, there are many reasons to make a pilgrimage to this struggling city right now… New York Times

 

 

 

Off the Roman Coast, Bobbing for Views
Arriving by ferry or hydrofoil at Ponza, an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the boat trims the island’s eastern coast, a vista of sheer tuff cliffs bleached white by the sun and eroded by water and wind… New York Times

 

 

 

Oregon’s New Cyclist-Friendly Hotel
Cyclist-friendly Oregon has a stylish new rest stop for weary pedalers… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 


New York Essentials
A city of endless possibilities, high energy and great diversity, New York has always been the benchmark for first-rate dining, unparalleled shopping and cultural activity… IndependentTraveler.com

 

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