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It's Bike Month! 3 Cycling Travel Stories to Inspire you to Travel Active

One of our favorite ways to stay active when we travel is to get on a bike and explore!  Cycling through city streets or picturesque...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Travel to India's Golden Triangle

in India

It's the 7th largest country by size, with dozens of geographically diverse states, fascinating cities, and over a billion people. In...

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The Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Transit the Panama Canal

in Panama

As you can see, it was a tight fit when the newest mega-ship at sea arrived at one of the man-made wonders of the world in an iconic phot...

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Top 3 Souvenirs from Venice

in Venice, Italy

Venice is not just the 'City of Canals'.  It's also always been a city of merchants, and modern Venice is a showcase for...

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5 Reasons To Give An Ovation To Luxury Cruising's Newest Ship

Applause, champagne, and celebration for the Seabourn Ovation.  The fifth ship in Seabourn's fleet has her naming ceremony May 1...

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The World's Tallest Geyser Is At It Again

in West Yellowstone, Montana

It's a geological mystery and a rare spectacle of Nature at the world's first National Park.  Yellowstone National Park o...

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Start 2020 Off Right - Take a World Cruise!

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Ringing in the New Year doesn't just turn a page on the calendar; it launches another season of World Cruises. If you don't kn...

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Why You Should Definitely Visit New England

in , New England

Rugged landscapes, lush grasslands that span amazing breadths over dazzling mountains, jaw-dropping architectural edifices that you would...

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Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

in Netherlands

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in t...

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10 Tips When You Travel To Amsterdam From A Monograms Local Host

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

There's nothing better when you travel than having a friend in town to give you the insider tips only a local would know. Most of us don...

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Preserving the World's Heritage: One Cruise Line's Partnership with UNESCO

There are over a thousand World Heritage Sites in 167 countries.  Places in the world of such extraordinary cultural or natural wond...

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Video: The Most Photographed Hotel in the World Celebrates 125 Years

in Quebec

How does a hotel become the most photographed in the world?  Many hotels have spectacular architecture, magnificent and dramatic set...

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Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

in Europe

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train ...

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7 Reasons to Cruise Canada and New England on Seabourn

in North America

One of the greatest natural spectacles in the world is the unmatched explosion of colorful foliage that takes place in Eastern Canada and...

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4 Traditional Sports You Can't Miss When You Travel To Hawaii

in Hawaii

Many of the world's favorite sports have roots in ancient cultures, based on the skills early peoples needed to survive in their envi...

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Video: Taking a 'Sound Bath' at the Seabourn Spa

You may be familiar with treating yourself to a massage, reflexology, or other spa wellness treatments while you're on holiday. ...

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What Happens to Worn-Out Hotel Sheets? A Good News Story

How many times can your hotel sheets be slept in once, then washed, and slept in again before they're too worn to use one more time? We d...

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Video: Get a Bird's-Eye View of One of the Natural Wonders of the World

in Saint John, New Brunswick

Something amazing happens when the highest tides in the world arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Twice a day, tides in Canada&...

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If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of pa...

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Why Is It Called Easter Island?

in Easter Island, Chile · 5 Comments

That's actually a trick question.  This tiny dot in the eastern South Pacific ocean, but technically territory of Chile, is actu...

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Now There's Another Louvre Museum

in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

It's the best-known and most-visited museum in the world (and if you've ever spent valuable hours of your trip to Paris waiting t...

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Video: California Cool in Palm Springs

in Palm Springs, California

Fresh, dry air? Check.  300 sunny days a year? Check.  A minimalist desert landscape framed by mountains? Check. 'Desert Mo...

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Sailing in Italy, a 1-week adventure

in Rome, Italy

Sailing from Nettuno or other ports south of Rome, offers access to almost all the islands of the Tyrrenian Sea: to the Argentario in Tu...

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Palmarola, Italy: the islands even locals don't know about it

in Latina, Italy

Forget Capri, Santorini, Corsica and even the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Isles for a moment. There’s a secret paradise atoll just one hour aw...

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Tips for Biking Bermuda's Railway Trail National Park

in Bermuda

t may be one of the best ways to see the beauty of Bermuda. The train system in Bermuda was short-lived, but its legacy is a National ...

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Video: The Best of Buenos Aires: A Monograms Tour with a Local Host

in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ranks high on travel bucket lists: an exciting, European-influenced city in a remote country, renowned for a passionate hist...

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Video: Meet the Cobbler Hand-Crafting Italian Sandals on the Silver Muse

There's a tinkling, tap-tap-tap coming from the pool deck of the Silver Muse. It's being made by a hammer against a tiny shoe nail in the...

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Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is Hollywood gold! Lovers of green beer and big parties may dream of visiting Ireland for St. Patrick's Day festivities....

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Shopping Tips: 3 Tastes of the Caribbean

in Caribbean, · 2 Comments

Great memories and stories are wonderful mementos of your Caribbean vacation, even photos to share with your friends. Even better if you ...

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Video: 8 Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss On This Luxury Silversea Cruise

Silversea's 'Celebrity' Culinary Partnership By: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/ Host BestTrip.TV These days, celebrity chefs ...

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Love Your Wine? You'll Love This Airline Perk

in California

Alaska Airlines is giving wine the VIP treatment.  If you're a Mileage Plan member departing from West Coast wine destinations i...

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5 Reasons To Love Your Suite Butler on a Silversea Cruise

If you've never sailed on Silversea Cruises before, you might not realize something very special you will come to love: your Silverse...

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Video: Silversea's Exclusive Carnaval Experience in Rio

in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio's annual pre-Lent extravaganza, Carnaval is the highlight of Rio's – and the party world's – calendar. It run...

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Tips to Shake Up March Break Family Travel

It isn't too late to book a March break. Travel brings families together and the change of pace and location lets everyone do a mid-wint...

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5 Top Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Years

in Asia

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  The Lunar New Year celebrations may be the largest global festival. A billion Chinese, plus people of Chinese...

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Video: South America on Silversea: Luxury Cruise Review

in South America

Two of South America's most fabled cities and a week-long cruise in luxury. That's our BestTrip.TV experience sailing on Silverse...

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Seoul'd: There's More to Korea than the Winter Olympics

in South Korea · 2 Comments

The 2018 Winter Olympics remind us how exciting a travel destination Korea is. South Korea has an enviable range of high octane urban,...

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Video: 3 Reasons You'll Love Marseille

in Marseille, France

France's largest port town, on the magical Mediterranean, has been transformed in recent years.  You'll still find the ch...

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5 Things You Must Do At Mardi Gras

in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is home to one of the world's greatest parties.  Like other Carnival celebrations, Mardi Gras grew from the Chris...

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Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

in Normandy, France

The past and next few years mark a number of World War 1 and World War 2 anniversaries. Commemorations take place here at home, and we ho...

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40 New Ways to Score Marriott Rewards in 2018

If you're collecting Marriott Rewards points, 2018 is a very fine year. Marriott International is launching 40 hotels across its 8...

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Video: Meet the Crazy 'Chicken Man' of the Avignon Market

in Avignon, France

Local markets are one of the greatest delights of trips to the South of France.  The glorious town of Avignon (perhaps best known fo...

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Shaq is the 'Chief Fun Officer' of this Cruise Line

It's not the normal career path of a company CFO.  But when CFO stands for Chief Fun Officer, it takes a unique resume to fill t...

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7 Reasons to Go To Sea on the New MSC Seaside

in Caribbean,

MSC Cruises' new flagship launched at the end of 2017 and it's really making waves.  Designers of the MSC Seaside had a goal...

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Video: Mid-Century Makeover in Montreal - with a Twist - at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

in Montreal, Quebec

Montreal's marquee hotel in the heart of the city has been restored to its 50's and 60's roots in a stunning makeover that ma...

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Viva Versace: 4 Travel Destinations to Commemorate the Fashion Legend

Gianni Versace's dramatic and random murder over 20 years ago on the steps of his Miami home continues to capture public attention in...

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What is the Top Golf Travel Destination in the Asia Pacific Region?

in New Zealand

Twice in a row, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators has named New Zealand the golf destination in Asia Pacific with the ...

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Video: Crab Feast in Alaska

in Alaska

Some of the best food travel experiences don't involve white linen or Michelin stars.  A crab feast in Alaska that starts with a...

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20 Things You Must Pack For Your Next Trip - and 1 Thing To Skip

Luggage allowances are shrinking and on many airlines, checking a bag comes at an additional cost.  So a savvy traveler only packs w...

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Video: This Distillery Uses Alaska Glacier Water

in Alaska

And local fireweed and spruce tips for truly local spirits and craft cocktails. BestTrip.TV was in port in Skagway, Alaska on our Rege...

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Sink Your Teeth Into This UNESCO Cultural Experience

in Naples, Italy

When is a pizza not just a pizza?  When you're dining on a piece of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Possibly th...

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Would You Sail on an Adults-Only Cruise Line?

Sir Richard Branson is betting you will. The flamboyant billionaire behind the Virgin brands is doubling down on the reputation Virgin Ai...

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7 Tips for Holiday Travel from an Airline Expert

Millions of travelers were stranded this fall when hurricanes Irma and Harvey wreaked havoc on the southern US and Caribbean.  Now, ...

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Indulge Your Love for Luxe in the Dominican Republic

in Dominican Republic

All-inclusive resorts in Puerto Plata and elsewhere on this lush Caribbean island with 1000 miles of coastline put the Dominican Republic...

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3 Greek Islands You Must Visit Before You Die

in Greece

Greece is famous as the cradle of Western civilization. It's the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, literature and drama, m...

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A New Marine Reserve in Mexico is the 'Galapagos of North America'

in Mexico

Giant manta rays, sharks, whales, turtles, sea lizards and hundreds of other species are now protected in Mexico's vast new Revillagi...

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Video: Zipline Over the Ocean On This Cruise Line Private Island

in Belize

Maybe you've had the fun of a zip line adventure before.  But have you ever taken a zip line over the ocean?  When Norwe...

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Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

in Germany

A night time market in the grounds of a castle.  Fires and torches and twinkling lights, the smell of evergreen boughs, the best Ger...

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If You Haven't Visited Uluru Yet...

in Australia

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most recognizable natural landmark symbol of Australia, has banned visitors from climbing. Ul...

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Remai Modern: A New Player on North America's Modern Art Scene

in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

October 2017 saw the birth of a new destination for modern art lovers.  The nearly $100 million Remai Modern art museum at River Lan...

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Video: Eco-Friendly: Meet this Cruise Line Private Island's In-House Naturalist

in Belize · 2 Comments

This is a cruise line private island experience we haven't seen before.  Our Caribbean cruise on Regent Seven Seas Cruises inclu...

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3 Tastes of the Caribbean That Make Us Want to Travel

in Caribbean,

Maybe it's your first sight of a palm tree in the sea breeze. Or the feel of sand between your toes. Even your first tropical cocktail in the warmth of the sun. But for some people, it's the taste of any of these iconic flavors that makes you feel like you're finally on vacation in the Caribbean.

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Video: A Day in the Life of a Butler on a Regent Luxury Cruise

in Caribbean,

There's everyday luxury on Regent Seven Seas Cruises: where your airfare, transfers, on board wine and spirits, tips, specialty dinin...

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A Carry On Kayak

in Connecticut

The world's first nesting performance kayak may not actually reduce to airplane carry on size.  But its 6 interconnecting sectio...

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Is a World Cruise Right for You?

Cruising is a storied way of travel, full of unique traditions and experiences you'll never enjoy any other way than on a cruise ship...

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Video: Meet a Cowboy... in France

in Provence, France

Cowboys. Wild white horses.  Wild black bulls. And pink flamingos. Hard to imagine any place on earth where you'll find all o...

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Video: The Real Name of Thailand's Capital... Isn't What You Think

in Thailand

Bangkok, right? Wrong.  We've traveled to the Thai capital city many times, but this was the first time BestTrip.TV discovere...

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5 Reasons to Travel to the United Arab Emirates

in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is still one of the most exotic and unknown locations on the planet.  This federation of absolute monarchie...

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What Ship Has a $4 Million Art Collection?

Holland America Line's ships are famous for their museum-quality art.  Fans of cruising on Holland America Line ships are famili...

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3 Things You Didn't Know About The 3 Gorges Dam

in China

It's China's 'Great Wall' for the 21st century.  The 3 Gorges Dam spans the legendary Yangtze River for 2.3 km (1.4 ...

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Travel like a Rock Star: W Hotels' Sound Suites

You know it's something you've always wanted to say: "I'm with the band". You and your friends may have never re...

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Infographic: How Cruise Lines are Working to Protect the Environment

Did you know cruise lines use some of the most eco-friendly innovations and champion stringent procedures to minimize their impact on the...

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Video: Alaska Wildlife Encounters You Can't Miss

in Alaska

Do you ever see social media posts of magnificent wildlife photos from someone's trip to Alaska and think: This just can't be rea...

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Video Recipe: Baked Alaska by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

in Alaska

Before there was molecular gastronomy, there was Baked Alaska to awe and delight a table of diners. A miracle dessert of warm, caramel...

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Discover Your Inner Highlander At These 3 Scottish Castles

in United Kingdom

A lot of people's favorite TV viewing these days involves tartans and time travel against a backdrop of essential Scottish scenery: misty...

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Video: Where's the World's Second Biggest Oktoberfest?

in Canada

Munich's annual extravaganza of beer halls, buxom girls in dirndls, pretzels and the best of the 'wurst' (pun intended!) is already under...

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Video: How to Rock a Dirndl for Oktoberfest

Is Oktoberfest in your future? In Munich or a festival closer to home, you won't be fully into the spirit of the annual harvest celebrati...

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Top Souvenirs from Alaska

in Alaska

Alaska's breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters will be memories that stay with you a lifetime. But there are one-of-a-kind tangib...

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Video: Take the Scenic Train from Alaska to Canada's Yukon

in Alaska

It's only 20 miles from Skagway, Alaska's deepwater port on the coast, to the border of Canada's Yukon. But what a 20 miles they are! Th...

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What you Need to Know About: Skagway, Alaska

in Alaska

You're probably thinking somewhere in the Wild West. Good for you if you guessed the Wild North-West. We walked off our Regent Sev...

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Video: 7 Things you didn't know about Alaska's Hubbard Glacier

in Alaska

The Hubbard Glacier has quite a pedigree.And being named after Gardiner Hubbard, the man who founded or co-founded the National Geographi...

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Tips About Travel Post-Hurricane Irma

in Caribbean,

You'll notice we aren't using a photo for this story. That's because there's not much good to see. Hurricane Irma is poss...

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You Need This Suitcase For Your Next Trip to Wine Country

What's the only downside of finding that perfect wine abroad? Getting it home. If your dream is traveling to vineyards and stocking your...

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There's a New Tallest Building West of the Mississippi

in Los Angeles, California

With a hotel. And the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. The Wilshire Grand Center on famous Wilshire Boulevard towers 73 ...

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Crystal Strikes a Chord with a New Rhine Class of River Cruise Ships

in Europe

Instead of river cruises, they're calling them river yachts. Crystal has translated its uber-luxury sea experience to the rivers of Europe with a new, 'Rhine' class of river yachts, evoking the great music icons of the region.

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Do You Know Your ABCs? Islands, that is.

in Caribbean,

They're as far south as you can go in the Caribbean Sea. A stone's throw north of Venezuela, the 'ABC' Islands are blessed with a locati...

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Romance Thrives in the Dominican Republic

in Dominican Republic

One of the Caribbean's most popular island destinations is more than sandy beaches, clear aqua waters, family all-inclusives and tropical...

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You Can Do This At the Edge of the World's Largest Falls

in Africa

This photo isn't playing tricks on your eye. People really do take a dip in the natural pool at the top of this world-famous, record-...

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Video: Vintage Vespas in Tuscany

in Tuscany, Italy

Italy's iconic scooter is the very symbol of stylish, romantic getaways in Europe.Vespas originated in Tuscany, and on a trip to the Tusc...

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Video: This Historic Hospital is now a Design Hotel

in Marseille, France

If you're looking for a room with a view in Marseille... this is it.The Hotel Dieu might be the the best piece of real estate in Marseill...

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5 Adventures in Antwerp

in Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium’s unique character and two-language culture makes it a must-see destination in Northern Europe.But go beyond Brussels. One of Eu...

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Travel 'Game-Changer' for Sports Mega-Fans

in United States

How far are you willing to go to support your team and get your professional sports fix? Do you plan your free time around your team's s...

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Is the Modern Travel Luxury... Sleep?

You can't enjoy life - even luxury travel - if you don't have sleep. That's the premise of the new ship-board wellness program on Celebri...

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Where's the Coolest Place to do Yoga in Vancouver?

in Vancouver, British Columbia

It's where stand up paddleboard meets downward dog – in a South Beach-style pool overlooking Vancouver's seawall and mountains. The lates...

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Same-Sex Couples Can Get Married on Cunard

Many couples dream of getting married at sea. And now, British luxury cruise line Cunard has welcomed its first wedding booking by a sam...

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Visit This: Underwater Winery in Croatia

in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Drinking and diving don't mix, but we've found one exception. At the Edivo Vina winery about an hour north of the Croatian seaside town ...

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App-Happy Kids at Heathrow with New Travel-Themed Mr. Men Characters

in London, United Kingdom

Remember the delightful Mr. Men and Little Miss book series for kids? They have two new friends: Little Miss Explorer and Mr. Adventure....

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A New Place for the Best Views of Old Havana

in Havana, Cuba

The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened in Havana. It's the Cuban capital's first five-star luxury hotel, located in the h...

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Video: Seabourn Experience: Shopping with the Chef at the Saigon Market

in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

They call it Shopping with the Chef, and it's one of the most memorable of our Seabourn Moments. The Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is on...

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You Can Take Your Pet On This Cruise

Did you know there's one cruise line in the world that welcomes man's best friend(s)? And it's not a new innovation; instead, it's a long...

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