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3 New, Impossibly Picturesque Boutique Hotels That Make it Easy to Dream About Your Next Trip to Europe

Hotels Europe

France. Italy. Spain. If you’re imagining traveling again to Europe, you’ll have no problem picturing yourself in any of three independent boutique hotels that have just opened in spectacular historic...

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Mount Fuji and 3 Other Mountains You Need to Visit in Japan

Outdoor Activities Japan

France has the Eiffel Tower. The U.S. has the Statue of Liberty. But the visual shorthand for Japan is not man-made. It’s Mount Fuji. The Japanese archipelago is part of the Pacific...

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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for...

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Sweet Spot: New Chocolate Museum Houses the World's Largest Chocolate Fountain

Sightseeing Switzerland

It’s one part of the great trifecta of iconic Swiss contributions to world culture: precision clocks, alpine-produced cheese… and chocolate. And now, a new museum celebrates the sweetest thing about...

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Ah, Venice: Luxurious New River Ship Sailing One of Europe's Most Unique Itineraries Revealed

River or Ocean Cruises Venice, Italy

A passion for style, art, cuisine and living well. Capturing that iconic Italian way of life and the essence of Venice was the goal of the latest ‘Super Ship’ by Uniworld...

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The Caribbean Gets a New Princess, and She's Enchanted

River or Ocean Cruises Caribbean Sea,

She’s sailing now en route to the U.S. for an inaugural season cruising Caribbean itineraries. Princess Cruises’ newly completed Enchanted Princess is a beacon for a return to cruising; one...

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Explore the Oldest Protected Forest in the Hemisphere

Outdoor Activities Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

If you haven’t been to the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the chance to discover the wonders of the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve should add it to your...

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Seize the End of Summer with Recipes Inspired by Favorite American Hot Weather Travel Destinations

Dining San Antonio, Texas

The kids are back to school (whatever that looks like this year for your nearest and dearest), but on the calendar, summer isn’t quite over – yet. The Autumn Equinox –...

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Change #WorkFromHome to #WorkFromTheBeach with a New, 1-Year Remote Workers Visa for this Island

Sea & Sand Barbados

For a lot of us, #WorkFromHome is the new normal, and many companies say they plan to continue the practice permanently even after the COVID crisis. That’s giving a lot of...

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2 Helicopters - And a Submarine! Video Tour of this New, Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship

River or Ocean Cruises

There are more ways to explore the earth than overseas and overland. And the new Scenic Eclipse takes you there. With 2 helicopters for ‘flight-seeing’ and a submarine to reveal vast...

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Meet the Maker Bringing Eco-Luxe to Quebec's First Fashion Trend

Shopping Montreal, Quebec

People visit Montreal for its culture as a city of nearly non-stop festivals, for its style and French lifestyle in North America, and for the culinary scene that put it...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the...

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Video Cruise Review: Tulips and Much More on an Avalon Spring Netherlands River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

If you're a flower lover, a Tulip Time spring cruise in the Netherlands is already on your bucket list. If you're not a particular flower lover, it should still be on...

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Top Souvenirs from Alaska

Shopping Alaska

Alaska's breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters will be memories that stay with you a lifetime. But there are one-of-a-kind tangible memories you can take home as well as your photos...

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What to Order at the Bar in... Mediterranean Travel Destinations

Dining Mediterranean Sea

When you imagine an escape to the sunny, sensuous Mediterranean, what drink are you ordering at the bar?  Lynn Elmhirst, BestTrip.TV's producer/ host, shares her favorites. I once traveled with...

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Europe's Capital of Music Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of This Musical Genius

Local Events Vienna, Austria

You may only listen to classical music once in a while, but we’ll bet this composer’s name rings a bell.Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany, but spent his professional...

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Ultra-Luxury Hospitality Returns to the US Virgin Islands with the Re-opening of the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

Hotels Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

It may be the most idyllic island escape you can reach without a passport – for US citizens, that is.The US Virgin Islands are a piece of American apple pie...

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8 New Ocean Cruise Ships to Add to Your 2020 Travel Bucket List

River or Ocean Cruises

Have you booked a cruise in 2020? Cruise travel continues its meteoric rise as one of the fastest-growing and most popular ways to travel. No matter your travel style –...

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Top 7 Things to Do in Pasadena When You're Not Watching the Rose Parade or the Game

Sightseeing Pasadena, Texas

All eyes are on this SoCal city every New Year’s Day for two of America’s most iconic annual events. Pasadena, California plays host to the back-to-back morning Rose Parade and afternoon...

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New Year, New Adventures on the island of Hawaii

Awesome Travel Stuff

Travelers may initially be inspired to visit the island of Hawaii for its cerulean waters, verdant rainforests and valleys, and striking black sand beaches, but there is so much more...

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Top Travel Milestones of 2019 - PLUS Offers to Launch Your New Year of Travel

Awesome Travel Stuff

(Video: Dive and Dine Lobster and a Re-imagined Four Seasons Resort in Nevis)Following this year’s developments in Travel has really kept us moving! Hopefully, you’ve created some of your own...

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River Cruising has Changed Forever - The AmaMagna Sets Sail

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

A new river cruise ship has embarked on the Danube, and it's unlike anything else on the rivers of Europe. The word 'revolutionized' gets overused, but AmaWaterways' AmaMagna has overturned how...

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Dive and Dine Lobster and a Re-Imagined Four Seasons Resort Return to Nevis

Hotels St Kitts and Nevis

There's now a silver lining follow-up story to the hurricanes in 2017 that took a toll on many islands in the Caribbean, including the tiny island that makes up part...

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Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

Culture & History Hawaii

The island of Hawai‘i’s vast, diverse and often breathtaking landscape is home to six distinct moku – the Hawaiian word for “districts” – with lots for you to see and...

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