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Introducing Rocky Mountaineer’s Newest Route: Rockies to the Red Rocks

 Rocky Mountaineer's newest rail route, Rockies to the Red Rock, showcases the breathtaking views of the southwest United States. This epic two-day route travels between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado, with the option to start the journey in either destination. Traveling east or west, you will pass stunning lush mountain vistas, beautiful plains, and striking desert scenery...

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Get a Glimpse of Real New Zealand in the Fantasy World of the New Lord of the Rings Series

Fantasy fans are heading back to Middle-earth with the release of the highly-anticipated TV series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.’ Which means New Zealand’s real-life fantastical landscapes are taking center stage as the backdrop for the epic new series.  Of course, this isn’t the first time that film-makers have found that the...

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7 Festivals and Events that Make Hawaii Irresistible This Fall

You may think of Hawaii as a Pacific paradise. But there’s so much more than mind-boggling sunsets over endless beaches, tropical breezes and scents, hula and ukeleles, surfing and luaus, poke and shave ice. The fall months bring some of Hawaii’s most beloved events and festivals that add new focus and memories to a trip to the...

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That's a 'First:' Norwegian Prima's Christening by Katy Perry Launches a Whole New Class of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has made a habit of inviting global musical superstars to act as new ship godmothers. In the case of the first of Norwegian’s Prima Class ships, pop icon Katy Perry did the honors of welcoming the Norwegian Prima into service, releasing a bottle of champagne to be broken across the Prima’s bow. 'It was...

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The Caribbean Island Named #1 for Both Honeymoons - and Adventure!

Like its famous Twin Pitons, Saint Lucia’s been recognized as having two-pronged top appeal for visitors to this Windward Island in the West Indies. Recently, Saint Lucia was recognized for the 13th time as the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination by the World Travel Awards. And for the first time, it’s also been dubbed the region’s Leading...

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Adventure Reigns In The Americas

Often featuring gorgeous and sometimes remote destinations, adventure travel is so much more than adrenaline-pumping physical challenges, daredevil thrills, and I-dare-you-to-eat-that moments. Deep-fried scorpions anyone? For a more tangible definition of “adventure travel,” the Adventure Travel Trade Association (an organization established in 1990 for the development of the adventure travel industry) defines adventure travel as having three...

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Caprese Tart Recipe

 In the summer when tomatoes are in season, I love this tart for a late brunch. If you can find nice roma tomatoes, this is an excellent go-to tart in which the tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes. I had my first Caprese salad in Amalfi, and I will never forget the combination of the creamy mozzarella,...

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises' New Shore Excursions Immerse You in Ecology, Design

Calling all design lovers and eco-wanderers! Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched two new shore excursion concepts. “Behind the Design” and “Eco-Connect” shore excursions roll out beginning in 2022, and give guests new ways to explore destinations and landmarks from unique perspectives that are right up your alley. The new shore excursions join Regent’s...

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Castles and Coastlines, The Berlin Wall and 'Baths:' Four Incredible Cycling Routes in Germany

Health- and eco-conscious, Germans have embraced bicycles for getting around urban centers every day, and on leisure time in the countryside. Visitors can take a cue from the locals and explore the country on two wheels, too. Germany has a strong cycling infrastructure, including rental, repair and other services catering to cyclists, plus a vast, nation-wide...

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The Spectacular Luxury Lodge that's Breaking New Ground in Sustainable Community Building

In this BestTrip TV video, Lynn Elmhirst visits the famous Fogo Island Inn, on a remote fishing island in the North Atlantic off the shore of Newfoundland. Not only is the Inn rated one of the top luxury lodges in the world, with award-winning and breathtaking architecture and design that still reflects the culture and craftsmanship...

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Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

“Water, water, everywhere, but not any drop to drink.” Being surrounded by seawater takes on new meaning in the British Caribbean island of Anguilla, where locals are rediscovering the luxury destination’s ‘salty’ history. Anguilla’s only 16 miles long and 3 miles at its widest; a slender length of coral and limestone fringed with green, ringed with 33...

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It’s Time You Discovered Türkiye

Travellers who book by August 31, 2022 receive an exclusive saving of up to C$250 per couple. Write your own story at the world’s great crossroads, starting in Istanbul on Goway’s Classic Türkiye. Goway Travel invites you to experience the best of Türkiye (Turkey) over ten days. Witness to the rise and fall of empires, this incredible country...

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5 Smart Selfie-Taking Tips

Smart selfie-taking isn’t about how to use your camera, or how to compose a nice shot that doesn’t make your nose look huge. Professional journalists and experienced photographers and camera operators learn safety and ethical guidelines for their work. And those same best practices should be used by everyone taking photos and videos on their trips...

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Lions and Tigers and Leopards in the Woods: 5 Destinations for Viewing Big Cats

Calling all cat people! In celebration of International Cat Day, we called on a global wild cat conservation organization to share where in the world we can get the best views of our favorite felines in their natural environment. And at the same time, support communities to rebuild the eco-tourism that supports big cats’ preservation in the...

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Responsible Tourism Inspiration for Indigenous People's Day

As we return to travel, many of us are looking for trips with meaning. For more and more people, that includes getting a sense of the connection first peoples have with the earth and their traditional cultures, and showing support for indigenous people around the world. To mark the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s...

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Dare You! Where to Eat the World's Most Dangerous Fish

Prepared incorrectly, it’s 1200 times more toxic than cyanide! Yet this fish has been a treasured delicacy for nearly three thousand years - and foodies with a daredevil streak make sure to include it on their list of dishes they must try on a visit to Japan.Fugu is Japanese for various species of pufferfish or blowfish, as well...

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Check Out the Newest Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture Sets Sail

Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn has debuted its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture. The newest ship in the Seabourn fleet set sail on its inaugural voyage from Tromsø, Norway, on the 27th ofJuly, bound for the Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago with its complement of about 250 guests.Outfitted for AdventureSeabourn Venture was purpose-built for exploration and appointed with...

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New Hotels in Short Haul Destinations for your Next Escape

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday close to home? These new hotel openings are the perfect excuse for a short haul vacation in an all-new environment. From sophisticated urban centers to the Great Outdoors, from beaches to deserts, mountains to cityscapes, these diverse hotels give you the perfect excuse to call your travel advisor to...

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Three Americas. So Many Epic Adventures

No matter the adventure you’re after, you’ll find it in the Americas. Classic road trips of iconic U.S. national parks. Beach-time and zip-lines in Costa Rica. Snorkelling and sea turtles in the Galápagos. What’s not to love? North, Central and South America are filled with every kind of adventure under the sun and the only thing...

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Top Tips to Avoid Baggage Blues

Are you worried about delayed, misplaced and missing baggage on your next trip. Don’t worry! We've got your back with essential tips to make sure your holiday isn’t ruined by baggage blues. Producer and host of BestTrip TV, Lynn Elmhirst, explains.  Carry On Heroes For many people, their first solution is to not check bags at all. I...

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New Rules for Tourists in these European Destinations

Blame it on irresponsible influencers or out-of-control bachelor/ette parties. But some of Europe’s most beloved destinations are cracking down on masses of visitors whose actions are changing the local atmosphere – for the worse.  Authorities in these favorite European destinations are setting new rules for what they see as tourists behaving badly. Don’t be that guy. You’re not that...

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Epic New Routes Add 650 Miles for Cyclists to Explore the USA

New bicycle routes across the U.S. have added 650 miles of possibilities for people who love to see the world on two wheels. The Adventure Cycling Association, the largest cycling membership organization in North America, has revealed three new cycling routes along historic Route 66 in Oklahoma, through Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes, and along the Delaware River....

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This Island's 'Crop Over' is the Hottest Harvest Festival of the Summer

Move over pumpkin patch. Step away from the apple bobbing booth. Harvest festivals aren’t limited to rural and small town traditions of northern climes memorialized in Norman Rockwell artwork. Almost every culture in the world with agricultural roots has some kind of harvest festival – and Barbados' ‘Crop Over’ heats up summer with a distinctly ‘islands’ way...

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World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

The farther you have to travel, the more important comfort is on the way there. So it’s no surprise that the national airline of one of the most remote destinations in the world is championing in-flight sleep. Air New Zealand has unveiled plans for its new Dreamliner aircraft, scheduled for service beginning in 2024, with what it’s...

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Hit the Summer with this Travel-Inspired, Rum-Infused Salad Recipe from Antigua and Barbuda

It’s officially summer, and the season spells festive get-togethers and celebrations in the sun and the heat. Well, you can take a cue from a year-round hot-weather destination and spice up your summer salad with a salad recipe from Antigua and Barbuda that hits the spot this hot holiday weekend.This distinctly tropical salad is simple yet...

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Australia's Latest Luxe Stays: New Hotels to Inspire a Trip Down Under

Koalas and kangaroos, beaches and beer and ‘bugs’ (lobster-like shellfish), deserts and mountains and rivers iconic in the Southern hemisphere, and that famous Aussie lifestyle and hospitality! There are so many reasons to put a trip to Australia on your travel list – including these new, luxury hotels that make a trip anywhere in Australia just...

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Top Souvenirs from a Trip to England

2022 is a great year to be an anglophile! Queen Elizabeth II’s history-making Platinum Jubilee, marking her remarkable 70 years of service, plus a new Downton Abbey film, have brought all things British to the forefront of popular culture. Interest in travel to Britain is at an all-time high to experience Britain’s storied pomp and circumstance,...

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First-Ever, Statewide Waterfall Trail in the U.S. Opens Just in Time for Summer

Kick off summer on a quest. For the very first time, a statewide trail helps active travelers get off the beaten path, connecting them to over two dozen waterfalls across the most scenic parts of West Viriginia. The 29 waterfalls of the official West Virginia Waterfall Trail are just a ‘drop in the bucket’ of the...

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Luxury Travel Trends For 2022

There’s no denying that travel certainly looks a lot different today than it did a couple years ago. In fact, pent-up demand has fueled a travel renaissance as people ache to go exploring once more. From ocean and river cruises to hotels and resorts, even rail journeys, luxury travel is bouncing back, finding new ways to...

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The ‘Mega-Moon’ and More Romance Travel Trends Every Couple Needs to Know

With so many celebrations put on ‘hold’ over the last couple of years, we knew when people started getting together to mark life’s great milestones again, it was going to be big.How big?Well, according to a new survey conducted by an online travel company, destination weddings and honeymoons are going ‘mega.’The survey of American couples found that a...

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Top Trends for a New Era of Wellness Travel

Global Wellness Day this year is June 11th, just as we are getting back into travel. Wellness travel has been a growing trend for several years, and the pandemic has given a whole new perspective to what we think about wellness, self-care, and good living.Travel plays a big part in a balanced lifestyle. As the Wellness...

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How to Travel Like ‘Emily in Paris’

The breakout TV series is the stuff of travel fantasy, but you don’t have to be a fictional character to have a  dream trip to France.The good life, Parisian-style, eye-catching fashion center-stage and a thread of romance against a backdrop of one stunning City of Lights setting after another, Emily in Paris on Netflix follows the French...

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North America to Get its 6th MICHELIN Destination Guide to Star-Rated Restaurants

Or… why will foodies flock to Toronto this fall? That’s when Canada’s largest city becomes only the sixth destination in North America – and the first Canadian city – to be ranked among the crème de la crème of the world’s gastronomic locations. That’s when the first MICHELIN guide for Toronto will be published. It joins just...

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Upgrade Your Travel Plans With WestJet Vacations

When designing the Premium guest experience, we dreamed of what the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service could look like. By looking beyond what’s expected, we arrived at the answer: WestJet Premium. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what air travel can be.WestJet Vacations can upgrade your vacation experience an exceptional way to...

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New Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer at the "World's Most Photogenic Beach"

A recent survey of the most popular hashtags in travel photo posts in social media wasn’t a scientific study. But it did generate a clear winner of the title “World’s Most Photogenic Beach.” That honor went to the seven miles of shorelines and sparkling waters of South Florida’s legendary Miami Beach. If it’s been a while since...

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New USPS Stamp Collection Salutes Mississippi River Cruising

They don’t call it the “Mighty Mississippi” for nothing. From Lake Itasca’s trickling overspill in Minnesota, the Mississippi travels the length of the continental U.S., growing as it flows for 2,300 miles until it empties into the Gulf of Mexico with waters added from tributaries in 31 U.S. states. The Mississippi is at the core of...

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10 Reasons Why Guided Tours are a Top New Family Travel Trend

Even if you’ve never considered taking an escorted or guided tour before, this might be the best time to see why more and more people – and even families – are signing up for an escorted vacation. There are a lot of myths about guided tours, and images of exclusively older singles and couples on buses.Read...

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Caving Meets Wine Tasting on a River Cruise in the South of France

You’ve heard of wine caves - how about wine caving? WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to learn more about this new, and one-of-a-kind experience on an Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Rhone River in the south of France that combines adventure - with the exquisite wines of the region. Lynn Elmhirst, producer and host of BestTrip...

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Heading to Europe’s Rhine and Moselle Rivers with AmaWaterways

Two Rivers, One Unforgettable ExperienceMuch like the sailors who were drawn to the beauty of the folklore siren Lorelei, travelers find the powerful allure of the Rhine River and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, hard to resist. With so many grand cities, charming villages and breathtaking landscapes stretching along their banks, the best way to experience...

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Get Travel Ready

 Safety Above All: Why WestJet was named one of the safest airlines in the worldFor the second year in a row, WestJet has been named among the top 10 safest low-cost airlines as rated by AirlineRatings.com. Drawing on factors such as the airline’s safety initiatives, fleet age and COVID-19 protocols, WestJet’s Safety Above All promise has...

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This New Cruise Ship Bar Beat Out Restaurants, Hotels and More to Win “Best Beverage Menu” Award

Why just have a drink – when you can have a story, too? That’s the premise behind the cruise ship bar menu that’s won out over competitors throughout the world of hospitality. “Best Beverage Menu” was awarded to Holland America Line for its newest bar concept onboard its newest ship at the 2022 VIBE (that’s the...

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Get Refreshed at the Most Fabulous Fountains in Europe this Summer

Imagine your ideal European summer escape. Chances are, one of the sounds you hear is the splashing water of a fountain in the town square on a lazy afternoon. From ancient times, communities were built up around their local source of water. Eventually, many European cities then gave their sources of water sculptural and architectural treatments....

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10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

From cultural giants like George Lucas and Bob Dylan, to New York’s Broadway or America's mountain peaks, to milestones in Latino and African American heritage – not to mention spellbinding art from the country's past... and future! - across the U.S., museums are having a renaissance, with new openings that reflect some of the most fascinating...

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Heartstopping Acrobatics and Spectacular Seaside Settings at Cliff Diving World Series

Aquatic athletes free-falling from nearly a hundred feet in the air, with only 3 seconds to perform up to 5 precise and artistic somersaults as they hurtle towards the water below. All against breathtakingly dramatic scenery. The Cliff Diving World Series serves up a double travel thrill: adrenaline-pumping feats of human athletic and performance skill -...

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Feel The Love On Ten Pumping Adventures

 The heart wants what it wants — and for many travellers that’s the chance to fall in love whether it be with your travelling companion, your chosen destination, or the charming people you meet along the way. Facing new challenges together builds greater connections and travel is basically a string of fresh hurdles in a beautiful...

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Take a Walk on New Zealand's Wild Side on a Multi-Day 'Great Walk'

New Zealand is opening again to international visitors at the beginning of May, 2022, and for outdoor travel lovers, it couldn't come at a better time. 2022 marks the 30th year of the country’s ‘Great Walks.’‘Great Walks’ are ‘great’ three times over:  ·They aren’t afternoon strolls. These are walks of epic proportions - a network of ten,...

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Buenos Aires, Tango and More Reasons to Visit Argentina

Spring in the northern hemisphere is a wonderful time to visit Argentina as the southern hemisphere cools down from summer heat. From Argentina’s remote mountain ranges, to wine regions and cattle ranches, to its natural wonder of the world, there’s a world of excitement outside the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of Buenos Aires, called the ‘Paris of South...

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The Hotel Chain Carrying on 75 Years of Pan Am Style

It was three-quarters of a century ago when the founder of uber-chic, trend-setting icon of mid-century jet-setting Pan Am decided to launch a hotel chain to bring its super style to the cities the airline served. Jet setters were paying a premium for the expanding luxury of high-flying air travel, and Juan Trippe knew they wanted...

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The Most Expensive Airline Ticket in History Breaks New Ground for Travel

A Spanish airline has become the first carrier to have a plane ticket ‘minted’ on the blockchain. When that first ‘NFTicket’ was auctioned off, it broke a record for the most valuable airline ticket ever sold in the history of commercial aviation – to the tune of over a million dollars!TravelX, a company building the travel...

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Overnight Cruises: Where to Go, What to See

Overnight cruises are a fun way to fully experience the best a destination has to offer. You can take your time exploring your favorite ports and discovering the vibrant nightlife of a city.Whether you’re hoping to see the sunset in the Mediterranean, have dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Asia, or dance all night in the...

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