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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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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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Where in the World is This? For September 15th, 2017

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 Seven Seas ...

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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 Euro...

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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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Where in the World is this Picture? August, 2017

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-bre...

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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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Video: Spiritual Journey at a Traditional Sweat Lodge

in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Costa Maya is world famous for ancient Mayan ruins, but traditional culture is still alive for visitors looking for authentic experiences...

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London's New Landmarks

in London, United Kingdom

Move over Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Unlike other major world cities that push new buildings and modern architecture to the...

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The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

in Chicago, Illinois

American Writers Museum is the newest addition to the city's Cultural Mile. It is the first and only museum of its kind celebrating the ...

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Indulge the legendary heritage of the exquisite Baccarat lifestyle in the heart of New York City

in New York City, New York

A visit to the Baccarat Hotel New York carves an impression of haute living and exhilarating engagements on the guests senses. From the b...

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Re-Living the Summer of Love in San Francisco - 50 Years Later

in San Francisco, California

Dust off your fringed vest and tie-dye T-shirt. It's been 50 years since 100,000 young people converged on San Francisco in the summer o...

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Paris Landmark Hotel Re-Opens after $200-million Renovation

in Paris, France

When you renovate a palatial, historic landmark on one of the most famously elegant squares in one of the most fabled travel destinations...

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Video: Top Reasons to Cruise the Mediterranean in Small-Ship Luxury

in Mediterranean Sea, Anywhere

With its ancient seafaring history and traditions, the most natural and authentic way to explore the Mediterranean and to take in its mos...

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Putting on the Ritz... At Sea

The Ritz-Carlton is the first luxury hotel chain to take to the seas with its new yacht collection.The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection laun...

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Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending. The bartender gives you a great show making your drink. But instea...

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Go Coastal! 5 Beaches you Can't Miss in Maine this Summer

in Maine

Summer in Maine defines coastal living. Wood-siding summer homes in nautical colors along miles of beaches begging for you to stroll and...

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Canada's Top Travel Treasures

in Canada

Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation on July 1, 2017. Of the many celebrations, events and legacy builds taking place in Canada t...

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Top 5 Souvenirs from Canada

in Canada

Among the many pleasures of travel is the opportunity to bring home mementos of your journeys, even doubling your pleasure by giving some...

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Canada's Northwest Passage: An Epic Arctic Journey with Adventure Canada

in Arctic Ocean, Anywhere

Following a route less traveled in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and today's First Nations in one of the last frontiers: the Arctic...

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Why Canadian Gardens Rock

in Canada

Not all of Canada's natural wonders are wilderness. Communities across Canada have cultivated oases of trees and greens, colorful flowers...

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Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Plan a trip to Ontario’s Niagara region, and your list may include the iconic Falls (top photo credit), world-class theater at the Shaw F...

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Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

in Newfoundland and Labrador

In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away. The island is remote; only accessible...

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Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver may be Canada's most famously 'outdoorsy' major city. Even in a city that drives Canada's vast Asia-Pacific business, athletic ...

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The 'Height' of Luxury: Train and Stay in Peru's Andes

in Peru

South America has its first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer pioneers a new way to discover Peru on its two-night journe...

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The Bicycle's Big Birthday

in Mannheim, Germany

This month marks a big milestone for the bicycle. We've had two hundred years of two-wheeled travel. On June 12, 1817, German inventor Ka...

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MSC's 'Wonder' at Sea

in Europe

There's a new Wonder at Sea. The MSC Meraviglia. If your language skills are rusty, that's Italian for 'wonder', and this European crui...

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Video: Cycling Tour of 'One of the Best Cycling Destinations in the World'

in Peterborough, Ontario

Sometimes we think that the best travel experiences can only be found in distant, exotic destinations. And they're waiting for you right ...

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Grocery Delivery Program makes Hotels more like Home... or an Apartment Rental

in United States

Imagine a knock on your hotel door. Instead of a voice saying 'Room Service', you hear: 'Grocery Delivery'. Long stays at hotels just got...

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Face to Face with the World's Largest Solid Gold Buddha

in Bangkok, Thailand

Most of the time, breaking an historic religious icon does not turn out well. But when workers moving a large and very old but otherwise ...

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Named Top for Honeymooners

in French Polynesia, French Polynesia · 2 Comments

Small ship, South Pacific luxury cruise line specializes in romance.Brides magazine has named Paul Gauguin Cruises '#1 for Honeymooners'....

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Carnival Vista 'Taps' into Home Port Flavors for American Craft Beer Week

in Miami, Florida

The first brewery on board a North American-based ship introduces Miami Guava Wheat Beer.Carnival Vista's RedFrog Pub & Brewery gets into...

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The Ship that's Changing River Cruising

in Europe

How do you revolutionize river cruise ships? River cruise ships are limited in length by the navigational requirements of rivers... like ...

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Macau Opens Luxury Resort Themed After Popular Cartoon Characters

in Macau

Image Credit: Studio City Macau is primarily known for its über cool casinos and lively nightlife. But did you know that China's speci...

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MSC Cruises, UNICEF Partnership Feeds 67,000 Needy Children and Their Families

in Africa

We're already pretty passionate about travel.  Then when the company we trust with our valuable vacation time and budget makes t...

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Polish your Green Thumb on Cunard's First Festival of Flowers Voyage

in Southampton, United Kingdom

Feature Film Florist Jenny Tobin Joins Queen Victoria’s Festival of Flowers Voyage; takes guests around the Atlantic Isles, explori...

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Forget Chocolate Bunnies. Check out this Video of Chocolate Dresses in a Paris Fashion Show

in Paris, France

Why scramble around outdoors in spring rain or snow for a chocolate bunny or some foil-wrapped chocolate eggs... when you could be in Fra...

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How the Whole Family can Savor a Disney Vacation: At its Food & Wine Fest

in Anaheim, California

Sometimes grownups need to trade spinning teacups for grownup culinary experiences. How do celebrity chefs, winemaker dinners, beer tasti...

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Why Inject Adventure Travel Into your Next Vacation

We get it. You really need a break. Downtime. Relaxation. Time to book a vacation so you can… Try a new adventure. Does 'ad...

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Your adventures in Greece

Connect with the history and culture of Athens and be inspired by the beauty and romance of the islands of Mykonos, Santorini & surroundi...

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Can Cruise Travel have an Edge? Celebrity Cruises Thinks So.

We don't normally go gaga over ships that haven't launched yet… But this news we just had to share with you. At a cruise i...

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Video: Normandy WW2 Landing Beaches

in Normandy, France

It may not be the most joyful travel experience you have in Northern France, but for families of veterans, and any grateful citizen, a vi...

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Nature and Heritage at Jamaica's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

in Portland, Jamaica

A first for Jamaica and a first for the Caribbean. In 2015, Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains became the country's first UNE...

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Gentlemen Prefer... Barbers: London Shopping Icon Becomes Destination for Men

in London, United Kingdom

The iconic Fortnum and Mason department store in London's Picadilly is an essential shopping stop if you have an evening off of busin...

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Video: Meet the Wine Maker in the 'Tuscany of Austria'

in Krems, Austria

There's a magical stretch of the Danube river that's known as the 'Tuscany of Austria'.Hills rise in the mist above the Wachau valley, an...

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See Stars in Utah during Dark Sky Week at the World's First International Dark Sky Park

in Utah

We often think of our travels as an 'escape' - have you thought of them as an escape from ... light? Or do you simply love gazing...

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Tricks and tips to Get In and Out of the Airport Faster

Getting through the airport can seem like walking through Dante’s version of limbo—a soulless, event-less place where you do nothing but ...

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Vegan meets Michelin-star Dining on Hapag-Lloyd Luxury Cruises

If you associate modern German culture with a focus on health and world-leading quality, it will be no surprise to learn that small-ship ...

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Look up! Tips from an Interior Designer to Take Travel Home

The inspiration we get from the new spaces we experience is one of the reasons we travel.  It's even better when we can translat...

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Turkish Airlines Corporate Club

in Istanbul, Turkey

Top rated Turkish Airlines has teamed up with Travgroup to offer our clients a unique travel experience, offering world-class service, an...

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Hanami Tips: View Cherry Blossoms Like the Japanese

in Japan

Springtime cherry blossom viewing has become one of the best-known Japanese festivals around the world. BestTrip.TV's Producer and...

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40 Years Later: Where is the 'Hotel California'?

in Beverly Hills, California

It's one of the most loved travel songs of all time.  And February 26th, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the Eagles' Hot...

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Top 10 Business and First Class Amenity Kits

in New York City, New York

First class and business flights can be pricey, but they’re also more than worth it for many travelers. Complementary wine, foot room, an...

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Video: Man vs. Jetstream and other things you didn't know about St. Maarten

in Sint Maarten, Netherlands

From the outrageous antics on Maho Beach at the end of the airport runway, to the hidden gems (literally!) of the island, this BestTrip.T...

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Who's the Best Bartender at Sea?

in Miami, Florida

2500 entries.  13 cruise lines.  All competing for the title of 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year. ...

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How to Eat Like the Irish on St.Patrick's Day

in Ireland

A foodie exploration of Ireland is an island-wide adventure involving the favorite Irish pastimes of eating, drinking and socializing – ...

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A New Viking on the High Seas

The Viking Sky has set sail on its maiden voyage.  It's the 3rd ship for Viking Ocean Cruises and a sister ship to Viking Star a...

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Video: Culinary School in Provence, France

in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Has it been your dream to go to a cooking school in Europe? Immerse yourself in local produce, ingredients and culinary secrets shared by...

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Makes 5-Star Award History

Business, leisure luxury hotel brand earns more Forbes 5-Star Ratings in a single year than any other hotel brand.  2017 is a...

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Video: When is a Cruise not a Cruise?

Crystal Cruises has deconstructed luxury cruise travel and put it back together again, re-imagined. In addition to the luxury, small s...

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Montreal Celebrates 375th Anniversary with a Year of Music

in Montreal, Quebec

5 Can't Miss Music Events in Montreal in 2017 from Leonard Cohen to Pink Floyd Opera to an Electronic Music Parade. On May 17, 164...

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Cruise with Oprah on Holland America Line

in Alaska · 1 Comment

Oprah Winfrey will sail on a HAL cruise to Alaska in July 2017 as Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine partner to celebrate tra...

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Spelunking in Jamaica

in Jamaica

It might be the most polar opposite activity to a day on the beach in Jamaica. Escaping from the sunny, hot, breeze of the beaches, to ex...

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Sweet on Toronto

in Toronto, Ontario

To fall head over heels in love in – or with - Canada's largest city, head to these one-of-a-kind sweet shops. Nothing inspi...

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5 Destination Wedding Sites in Mexico... that aren't the Beach

in Mexico

A dream wedding on the beach in Mexico… or not. For some couples planning to get married or renew vows in coveted destinations ...

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Spoiling you at Sea: Lifestyle Brands on the World's most Luxurious Ships

If you've never sailed on a small, luxury cruise, you don't know what you're missing.   It feels like being on a larg...

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Video: Tree-Top Champagne Bar in Champagne, France

in Reims, France

It's the elixir of lovers and those who love the good life.  Champagne is perfection, and how do you improve on perfection? D...

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What European River Cruise is the Most Romantic?

in Rhine, Germany

It's the time of year when we celebrate love - and love of travel. We've hand-picked our favorite travel experiences for treats, pamperin...

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Video: Meet the Maker: Dutch Bicycles and Cycling Culture in Amsterdam

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Did you know there are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam?  It's one of the original and influential cycling cultures tha...

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Top Caribbean Beaches for a Winter Escape

in Caribbean,

Maybe you thought you could tough this winter out in the cold. Or maybe you've been planning a break in the sun all along. Well, if you h...

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High-Flying Winter Luxury at Whistler Blackcomb

in Whistler, British Columbia

Canada's Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia has been rated top in North America for the third year in a row.  The...

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Business Travel Expense, made easy

Tripcase is one of TravGroup’s favorite travel tools. This smart and seamless app allows you to aggregate all your travel pla...

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Eataly's $106 Million Italian Culinary Destination in Bologna

in Bologna, Italy

They don't want you to call it a 'theme park'. But if you're one of the foodies around the world who love the wildly popu...

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New Cruise Ships in 2017

It will be a full year of breaking champagne bottles against sparkling new ship hulls. Every new cruise ship gives cruise lines the chanc...

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Video: Hong Kong's Chinese New Year Fireworks

in Hong Kong

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  BestTrip.TV discovers the traditions, the spectacle and the little known facts behind one of Hong Kong's ...

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Business Travel Expense, made easy

in New York City, New York

Tripcase is one of TravGroup’s favorite traveltools. This smart and seamless app allows you to aggregate all your travelplans in one app,...

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