We may still be in the cooler winter months, but that only means that Mardi Gras is right around the corner. With that being said, now is the best time to start planning your next vacation! At All About Group Travel, we have exactly what you need to ensure you make the most out of your next trip!
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If you plan to take a trip out to New Orleans for the first time, there are some things you should know first, because as you may already know, Louisiana is the ultimate Mardi Gras destination. With that being said, the last thing you want to do is prepare for your trip. Our team of experts is here to help!
What is Mardi Gras?
“Mardi Gras” is French for “Fat Tuesday” and refers to the series of Carnival celebrations that involve eating fat-rich food, starting on/after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Although Mardi Gras is celebrated in some other southern cities such as Mobile, Alabama, and St. Louis, Mississippi, none of these come even close to the grandeur and merrymaking of its counterpart in New Orleans, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world every year in spring.
What To Expect
Expect lots of costumes ranging from colorful to bizarre to French Baroque (anything goes), ornate parades with different themes, dazzling riots of colors, long lines to see those said parades, block parties, lots of drinking and plenty of hustle-bustle in French Quarters or Vieux Carré, the oldest section of New Orleans. French quarters are where most of the action is anyway (Bourbon street to be specific) and are a charming neighborhood to walk through for its buildings adorned with European architecture (think slatted windows and colorful exteriors), restaurants, shops, and bars.
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Travel insurance may seem like just another expense, and a lot of travelers may be wondering why they should purchase travel insurance. After all, what’s the point? There are many reasons why it’s always a good idea to get travel insurance, which we at All About Group Travel are here to enlighten you on.
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November, December, and January are the major holiday months. From Halloween to New Years, there are plenty of major holidays- all crammed into a short couple of months. There are family celebrations to plan, gifts to buy, and feasts to coordinate. You may be thinking- with so many things going on, there’s certainly no time to take a vacation, right? However, you may not be seeing the whole (and much brighter!) picture. If you have any flexibility in your schedule, then you may want to think about planning a trip immediately following the holidays in order to take advantage of low travel periods and fantastic bargains. The weeks immediately following the holidays are known in the industry as travel “deal weeks.”
The weeks that immediately succeed Thanksgiving and New Year’s (the first week of December and the first week of January) show a huge drop in travel and tend to be a great time to snag a bargain. This year, you should be able to find great deals through mid-December and throughout much of January, which helps to offer even greater flexibility. If you have the ability to extend your vacation time this year, or shift your vacation days following either holiday, you’ll be able to strike gold and find a deal on pretty much any type of trip, from sunny getaways to ski outings and city escapes to secluded resorts. All About Group Travel offers many post-holiday deals and vacation packages so that you can take yourself and your family and friends on a wonderful vacation for a great deal.
Think about the massive amounts of traffic, stress, and obligations that tend to come with the holiday season. Now, contrast these images with the twisted, cobbled streets of old-world Europe, pristine white sand beaches in the Caribbean, or the thrill of racing down a ski slope. Taking a vacation in this season not only helps to relieve all the holiday tension and business, but you are able to get a deal at a fraction of the price it usually would cost you- all by waiting to take your holiday. And when you come back to the bleak winter of the post-Christmas season, you’ll have plenty of happy vacation memories to warm you up on the especially cold stretches of the season. If you and your family are willing to be a little bit more flexible in your schedule, there are many great vacation deals that we at All About Group Travel are able to help you organize.
If you don’t have your sights fixed on a particular destination, then you should let the deals be your guide. Post-Thanksgiving week is a great time to go globe-hopping, since the rest of the world (unlike the U.S.) will not have the gridlock of domestic travel and traffic. Many popular and exciting destinations (such as European countries and Caribbean islands) experience the fall shoulder season during this time, which means that the prices will be very friendly to American travelers. If you are looking for a great post-holiday group vacation, give All About Group Travel a call today!
When it comes to group travel, there can be many clashes in personality and stylistic differences. There are so many choices when it comes to places to visit at each site. There are also a lot of personality differences, and everybody has their own preferences for travel pace. There are people who always want to be with large groups of people, and other would rather travel in smaller groups, which they may find more manageable for reasons logistical, emotional, or financial. If you find yourself attempting to reconcile a dozen or more conflicting interests, here are some survival tips from group travel agency All About Group Travel for having a fun time while traveling with friends, family, colleagues, or acquaintances.
We are just getting the fall season started, but that does not mean to push winter off for another day. It is just around the corner. In no time we will be ready for the holiday season. With that being said, it is very important that you book your much-deserved winter trip as soon as possible. Here at All About Group Travel, our team is here to make sure you are on your way to the vacation of a lifetime this upcoming winter season.
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Are you planning on a perfect getaway with a group of your closest friends? Planning for a trip with large parties can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have never done it before. Luckily, you are not alone. The travel professionals at All About Group Travel are here to ensure you have the best tips for traveling with a large group.
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During the summer people usually are only concerned with the beach and spending time in the sun, but according to the experts at All About Group Travel in Apopka, that’s the time you should be thinking about where you’re heading for your fall vacation. No one really likes to think about summer ending, but if you’re planning on going out of town, then planning in the summertime could mean getting the best deals. If you’re still questioning whether or not you should plan for the fall during July, keep reading to find out more about the benefits!
Why You Should Be Booking Fall Travel in the Summer
Traveling during the fall season offers a number of benefits to single people and families alike! There are always unique opportunities to experience different things at the best rates. However, it’s hard for a lot of people to pull themselves away from the pool and beach during the warm days of summer, but booking your autumn travel plans during the summertime is the best way to plan a vacation! Planning ahead of time means that you’re going to beat the crowds to the best airfare prices and hotels. Although there are definitely fewer tourists traveling during the fall months, there are still people who do, which means that the best hotel rooms will get picked first, especially since they are going to be available at lower prices! Also, booking further in advance means that you will find the best airfares. Not only does price make a difference, but the time of day that you’re flying could mean that you get a full day on the beach instead of just half a day! There are also a number of other benefits to traveling during the fall that you can find below.
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Traveling healthy has never been easier, especially when you have us to help you along the way. At All About Group Travel, we have the best tips and tricks to help you maintain healthy living. We are located in Orlando and will help you with any concerns you may have.
It Is Finally Summer
Alas, we have made it to June. This means Summer is finally upon us. Here at the Sunshine State, Summer is the busiest time of the year. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. No matter where you’re headed or what you have planned, if you’re not prepared, a potential amazing vacation can take a turn for the worst. Here are our summer travel tips to help you learn from our mistakes. We hope you have an amazing summer!
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1. Stay hydrated
This always seems obvious, but when we’re out and about, it’s so easy for us to forget to drink enough water. PRO-TIP: If you carry a collapsible soft bottle, it makes carrying around water easier, since it can pack away into a pocket. Also, keep in mind that if you’re in a dryer climate than you’re used to, you’ll need to drink more water!
2. Keep snacks on hand
You never know what situation you’ll get into that will cause you delays. If you know you’ll be out all day, always try to pack snacks.
3. Always apply and reapply sunblock
One of the most common injuries with any outdoor activity is getting sunburnt! Most sunblocks tell you to reapply every couple of hours, but if you’re swimming or sweating, you have to reapply even more frequently. While you’re at it, it’s also great to use coral safe sunscreen so that you’re not damaging the environment or the marine life when swimming.
4. Always dress in layers to be prepared for any weather
Even if you’re traveling in the Summer, the temperatures can drop at night. Even if the outside temperature stays consistent, there are a lot of indoor spots you might visit that pump their AC.
5. Take Vitamin C
Stay on top of your multivitamin intake. It can save your life. No more getting sick after every trip!
6. Carry hand sanitizer and wipes
Carrying hand sanitizer and baby wipes have come in handy for so many occasions. Think about it. What if you're in camping bathrooms that have no soap. Or sometimes you’re out and need to clean something off quickly.
7. Prevent unwanted hitchhikers
Whether you are staying at a hotel, hostel, or temporarily renting an apartment, don’t get caught with unwanted hitchhikers! This is where bug sprays come in handy. It is a way to detect the presence of bed bugs early on.
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There are few things in life that are as gratifying as traveling. From experiencing new things to finding out more about yourself, the world is a big place and there are always different cultures and places to explore. One of the best ways to travel the world is to be part of a group tour. While independent solo travel can also be wonderful, there are many benefits to joining a tour group. All About Group Gravel is a top group travel company with locations nationwide. Call All About Group Travel today for your group travel needs today!
At first, I was not too excited to visit Memphis. There’s no theme park there. Why would someone want to visit a place where there’s no theme park? What I found is that the history in Memphis is astonishing! Not only the history surrounding the shooting of Martin Luther King, but the music history surrounding the city with names such as Elvis Presley and BB King.
Our trip started with meeting our student group at the Rock and Soul Museum. We watched a very informative yet interesting 20 minute movie before entering the museum about the musical pioneers and legends of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds who overcame obstacles to create the musical sound that changed the world. After the movie, we were all handed audio equipment to use while browsing the museum. Throughout the museum we found juke boxes where we could put in a number and listen to some of the less-known music that was available. The students really loved listening to some of this music.
Then it was off to the Gibson Guitar Factory for a tour. Little did I know how much work and effort goes into making these musical instruments! I was very shocked to find out that every detail of the guitar is created by a person, not a machine. Sure they use machines to assist in the creation of the guitar, but just about everything that is done to the guitar is done by hand. Even the painting and finishing is done by hand. It was amazing to watch!
Following that tour, we went to visit the famous Sun Studios. I was a bit surprised at how small this studio was. However, thinking back to those times, this is all they really needed. Our guide told us stories of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others. We listened to some unusual recording sessions. We even got to take photos with the actual microphone used by Elvis Presley himself!
The next morning we went to visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. There we took an audio tour of the mansion just how it was when Elvis was alive. The décor of the home was stunning even know it is outdated today. During the audio tour we heard stories of Lisa Marie Presley remembering her father in certain parts of their home and in my mind I could picture the little girl running around, playing with her father. During the tour we also got to see the resting place of Elvis. Once you reach that point, you can feel the sadness around you. Elvis is buried next to his parents. I was surprised to learn that Elvis had a twin brother who was stillborn, Jesse Garon. His grave marker is also at this site.
Across the road, we entered the automobile museum and got a tour of two of Elvis’ airplanes. Developers are also building a “Heartbreak Hotel” just behind it. Time did not allow us to explore the hotel.
Next it was off to Stax Museum, located at the original site of Stax Records, I was wowed by the many artful, historic and cultural, interactive exhibits. We learned about the heritage of American soul music as it relates to the Memphis sound and its influences internationally. And for fun they feature a unique dress-up, instant photo booth that super-imposes guest images at several locations throughout the museum, including the Stax Museum's world famous marquee.
Now is where the tour struck my heartstrings. We went to visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorriane Hotel. The museum had recently re-opened after some major renovations. As you are walking through the museum, you will find mini-movies showing real clips of news stories from those days. The lifelike sculptures of the people as you are walking through are breathtaking. You can see the fear and determination on their faces. As you arrive at the actual bus that was burned while the Freedom Riders were on their quest for equality, and you watch the short movie clip about this experience, you can feel the sadness in the room. Finally you reach the room where Martin Luther King was staying when he was shot. The room was reconstructed to show exactly how the room looked that day. A large wreath is hung on the balcony where he was shot. Across the street, you can get a view of the room from where the shot was taken. I could have spent many more hours in this museum.
Some of the other areas we visited in Memphis were Beale Street, where you can find inlaid gold music notes on the sidewalk of many of the great musicians from Memphis. Also on Beale Street we visited BB Kings Restaurant, the Hard Rock Café, and Blues City Café. As you walk along the street, you can hear the local Jazz and Blues Bands trying to make a name for themselves playing in the park or in one of the venues. Many of which had CD’s available for you to purchase to help them succeed.
In conclusion, Memphis ended up to be one of my favorite places to visit. It was also the favorite for the majority of the students that took this trip with us. They were enthralled by the music history and civil rights history that this town had to offer. I would highly recommend this trip!