A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the power of light. India’s version of this universal theme is Diwali, and the festival brings centuries of rich tradition alive. Every year over five days in October or November, communities...

The World's Newest Cruise Line Has Already Announced a 2nd Ship

The World's Newest Cruise Line Has Already Announced a 2nd Ship

That’s before its first ship has even launched. Virgin Voyages is like all of Sir Richard Branson’s new endeavors: it’s all about making waves. Everyone is talking about Branson’s new take on what it means to cruise and the young-at-heart, hip, and stylish new cruise crowd Virgin Voyages will appeal to.WATCH VIDEO ABOVE: How Does Sir Richard Branson Do Cruising?The company’s...

3 Perfect Outdoor Activities for your Next Vacation in the Dominican Republic

3 Perfect Outdoor Activities for your Next Vacation in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean’s second-biggest country (behind only Cuba) may also be its most diverse. The Dominican Republic’s beaches are the headliners, but centuries of history, magnificent mountain ranges, vivid riverways and national parks, one-of-a-kind culture, cuisine and local products, all combine to provide a tropical island destination that goes well beyond the sunny coasts.You can do more than defrost on the...

The Ultimate Travel Experience for Your Favorite Star Wars Fan

The Ultimate Travel Experience for Your Favorite Star Wars Fan

The Force is Strong with This Plane. Just in time for the debut of the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, United Airlines has unveiled an opportunity for fans young and young at heart to fly the friendly galaxy.It has re-imagined one of its planes in epic Star Wars mode, from the eye-catching livery on the outside, to the experience...

Where You Can Dine on Celebrated Chefs' Cuisine at Sea - And It's Included!

Where You Can Dine on Celebrated Chefs' Cuisine at Sea - And It's Included!

There’s a constellation of Michelin stars and celebrity chefs bringing their award-winning dishes, TV show hits and cookbook favorites to guests on cruise ships in all the seven seas. Dare we say it? Sometimes, the culinary experience afloat is even better than on land, where you may line up around the block or try to book a table in a decorated chef’s...

Video: Hawaii's Most Scenic Road Trip

Video: Hawaii's Most Scenic Road Trip

Even in a state overflowing with breathtaking scenery, Maui’s Road to Hana is legendary. It’s been called the best thing to do in Maui, and even the top scenic drive in the US, and we can’t disagree.If you’re on Hawaii’s second-largest island, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to rent a car to explore this epic trail that starts at...

Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Mexico’s Day of the Dead is often mistaken as the country’s equivalent of Hallowe’en, but Día de Muertos has its own history, traditions and practice in modern Mexico that make it the celebration worth...

Tips for Drinking in Japan

Tips for Drinking in Japan

Just as water is served automatically at a restaurant table in the West, green tea appears magically on every restaurant table in Japan. But what about a more… spirited beverage? Japan’s consumption of alcohol is legendary, and involves its own beverages and etiquette.Here’s what you need to know before you order.By: Lynn Elmhirst, Sipper-in-Chief, BestTrip TVJapan has embraced both beer and...

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared by veterans returning to their homes.2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. With every passing year, there are fewer and fewer veterans alive who landed on Canada's Juno Beach, Britain's Sword and Gold Beaches, and...

The Best Trips for 'Skip-Gen' Travel

The Best Trips for 'Skip-Gen' Travel

One of the biggest trends in recent years has been ‘Multi-Gen’ travel, where 3 or more generations of the family come together on vacation.‘Skip Gen’ travel leaves Mum and Dad at home for some much-needed downtime (or house reno’s or a getaway of their own!) while Grandma and Grandpa go on holiday with the grandkids for some fun times and...

The World's 1st Hybrid Cruise Ship Launches a New Era of Eco-Responsible Travel

The World's 1st Hybrid Cruise Ship Launches a New Era of Eco-Responsible Travel

The ‘firsts’ just keep piling up for this pioneer in expedition cruising that has over 125 years of experience sailing in the world’s magnificent polar regions.Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has launched the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition cruise ship. The MS Roald Amundsen has been aptly named after the polar explorer from Norway who led the first expedition to cross...

The Hotel that made Copacabana Famous

The Hotel that made Copacabana Famous

Some hotels help define their destinations.   Not only with an historic pedigree, but with a location that makes them central to the local lifestyle.The Belmond Copacabana Palace helped create the mystique of Rio de Janeiro that thrives even today.Imagine a time when Rio’s now-epic beaches were unused and unfashionable. In the 20’s, Brazil’s upper classes lived in the cooler elevations of...

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

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

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 beauty of underwater realms, this luxury expedition ship covers all the bases – and with its top Polar Class-rated hull, it can sail in any of the world’s seven seas.What’s...

3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel

3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel

Experienced travelers know there’s a code when it comes to travel seasons. High season, low season, shoulder season and off season – your choice of travel season can make a big difference to your travel experience. Is there a perfect time to travel? Well, there are at least 3 good reasons to take ‘off’ season trips. Here’s why.By: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer / Host,...

Virgin Voyages' 'Save Water, Drink Champagne' Easy Button

Virgin Voyages' 'Save Water, Drink Champagne' Easy Button

Oh, and there’s a caviar bar, too.Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages says it’s committed to ‘disrupting’ cruise travel, and that means a twist on one of the luxury cruise standards: champagne and caviar.The cruise line has already shared its ‘ship tease’, with the slogan ‘Save Water, Drink Champagne’ proudly displayed on an outdoor lounge.Now, it’s revealed what that slogan really means...

Video: Meet a Cowboy... in France

Video: Meet a Cowboy... in France

Cowboys. Wild white horses. Wild black bulls. And pink flamingos.Hard to imagine any place on earth where you'll find all of them together, but the vast Camargue delta in the South of France is home to all of these colorful creatures. You can't miss BestTrip.TV's introduction to French cowboys and the beautiful wilderness of the Camargue.Start your Trip! Copyright BestTrip.TV/Influence Entertainment Group Inc...

Finding Wellness in the Waters of Jamaica

Finding Wellness in the Waters of Jamaica

You probably already know that Jamaica is famous for its beaches.  And you may even have already come back relaxed from a beach holiday in the island country that has been voted top Caribbean destination, and one of the top 20 in the world.But the unique terrain of Jamaica has also yielded natural healing waters inland from the beach.  Here...

World Gorilla Day: 3 Things a Travel and Animal Lover Can Do

World Gorilla Day: 3 Things a Travel and Animal Lover Can Do

The world’s largest primates have their own day, September 24th. Gorillas are larger on average than humans and maybe that’s one of the reasons they’re larger than life in our imaginations and on screen in movies like Tarzan and King Kong and Gorillas in the Mist. Gorillas are both imposing and inspiring. Did you know…Gorillas live in tropical and sub-tropical middle...

The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are not alone. The stories and history made in these estates are legendary.At one time, there were tens of thousands of country houses owned by Britain’s noble families. The English countryside is still dotted with breathtaking architectural...

This Hotel Serves a Cocktail Made with Gold

This Hotel Serves a Cocktail Made with Gold

If you haven't been to Montreal recently, the Golden Square Cocktail at Montreal's new Four Seasons Hotel (VIDEO ABOVE) is just one reason to book a trip or a pre or post cruise stay in the second-largest French-speaking city in the world.Montreal still has its European lifestyle, credentials as the fashion capital of Canada, and a UNESCO City of Design.It's...

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