It’s in the book
New guide to state offers bucket lists, more
It is my sincere wish that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more in Oklahoma! And one of the best ways to help you plan some of those travels is to get the new 2018 Oklahoma Travel Guide. It is your indispensable, onestop source for folks traveling in Oklahoma. And I’ll explain how you can order your free copy.
Onthe Table of Contents page, you’ll find the following sections: Western Heritage, Native American, Route 66, Urban Adventure, Outdoor Adventure, Arts & Entertainment and Travel Regions. For your convenience and reference, this is the perfect guide to keep not only at home, but also in your car. I can’t tell you how many of my friends keep this guide in their carand have told me that the travel guide is simply essential to have on hand.
One of the many items that caught my eye in this year’s guide was the one titled “Make Your Bucket List,” as the guide is filled with adventures, attractions, events, and all kinds of recreational activities around the state that you really see or do.Each section in the book has mini-bucket lists on specific topics.
The guide also lists all kinds of things to do for free. On page 18, you’ll find “Unforgettable Free Adventures." You’ll also find information on how www. TravelOK.com, the official website of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department,let's you locate all kinds of articles that can help with planning a vacation or getaway.
One of the many articles found on TravelOK.com is “50 Free Things To Do in Oklahoma.” Some of those include taking a self-guided tour through Tulsa’s Art Deco area. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon and see their outstanding exhibits and collections.You also canexplore Native American art at the Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City.
All the great Oklahoma State Parks are listed with invaluable information on each. I particularly enjoyed the page devoted to “7 Out-of-the-Ordinary State Park Adventures.” I’ve had the pleasure of participating in many of them while doing stories for “Discover Oklahoma.” And some of those favorites included “Golfing at a canyon-style course,” “Off-roading on sand dunes,” and “Zip Lining.” In fact, I’ll be writing about a relatively new zip line in the Broken Bow area called Rugaru Adventures Ziplining Tour,” in a future article!
I also want to point out there are sections in the guide that help you in other ways with great pieces of information from travel tips, websites, how to order tourism-related brochures, city listings, an attraction index, accommodation listings and more. There are pages devoted to Oklahoma Today Magazine and The Oklahoma Film and Music Office and as mentioned earlier, Oklahoma State Parks.
One last area of the guide I want to tell you about begins on page 58 andis titled “Get Off The Beaten Path, 19 Ways to Revel in Oklahoma’s Great Outdoors.” And then on page 60, you’ll find extremely helpful information called “Seek Out Adventure.” As I have traveled throughout the state for “Discover Oklahoma,” I have always thoroughly enjoyed the natural beauty of our state as well creating memorable adventures!
To get your free copy of the 2018 Oklahoma Travel Guide, go to www.TravelOK.com and in the upper left area, click on “Request Free Brochures.” It’s there you’ll be able to click on the travel guide as well as the many other publications you can receive for free. It usually takes about two weeksto receiveyour publications.