6 New Cruise Ships that Debuted this Fall You'll Want to Sail on in 2022

6 New Cruise Ships that Debuted this Fall You'll Want to Sail on in 2022

Just this fall, since the return to ocean cruising, we’ve also seen a splendid return of cruise ship christenings. Along with new health innovations like ventilation systems and virtual safety musters that help keep cruise travellers safe, these brand new ships offer cutting-edge design and brand-new experiences that make the ships destinations themselves.  Cruise travel expert Lynn Elmhirst, producer and...

The Good Travel News We All Need at the End of 2021: Elephants Return to Conservation Area and Eco-lodge in Cambodia

The Good Travel News We All Need at the End of 2021: Elephants Return to Conservation Area and Eco-lodge in Cambodia

Anantara, the luxury hospitality company that connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds guests in authentic luxury, with over 40 hotels and resorts located in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, has had success this year hosting other types of guests – the pachyderm kind. The company’s charitable foundation, the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) works in partnership with local...

7 Top Caribbean Destinations to Ring in the New Year

7 Top Caribbean Destinations to Ring in the New Year

Can you imagine a better way to greet the New Year than on a tropical beach in the Caribbean? Plan ahead to make this travel dream a reality next year. Several Caribbean island destinations have unique, local traditions that will make the countdown to the New Year even more memorable. Here are 7 places to ring in the New Year and...

Enjoy a Rum-Soaked Taste of Antigua This Holiday Season

Enjoy a Rum-Soaked Taste of Antigua This Holiday Season

Located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, the twin-island tropical paradise of Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) should be on the radar of any traveler looking for a beach escape away from the masses with a different beach for every day of the year, and two distinctly different island experiences. At just over 100 square miles, Antigua is...

Theme Parks and Beyond: Nearly 2 Dozen Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando This Season

Theme Parks and Beyond: Nearly 2 Dozen Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando This Season

Orlando’s claim to fame is its extraordinary collection of family-friendly theme parks standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the balmy weather of the Sunshine State. But the warmth of the holiday season in Orlando outshines even the Florida sun.From Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, to re-imagined Christmas and New Year’s Eve experiences at the theme parks and beyond, it’s a great way to get into the Christmas or Hanukkah spirit...

5 Reasons This is the Year to Give the Gift of Travel

5 Reasons This is the Year to Give the Gift of Travel

The gift-giving season is close at hand, and this year, more than ever before, travel may be the very best present you can place for someone under the tree. Lynn Elmhirst, producer and host of BestTrip TV, explains:Experiences vs. ThingsStudy after study shows it, and we know it instinctively ourselves. Our best memories, the best of times, are about experiences,...

All the Reasons Why 2022 is the Best Year Ever to Visit Europe

All the Reasons Why 2022 is the Best Year Ever to Visit Europe

I can’t overstate it: 2022 is special for European travel. If you don’t visit in 2022, you’ll be kicking yourself forever. Have it all to yourselfLeading up to the pandemic, the most popular cities were getting a bit overrun. Before the crowds return in full force, early 2022 may be the best year of your lifetime to visit Venice, Barcelona,...

Your First Decision to Travel Solo: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Your First Decision to Travel Solo: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

11/11 is Single's Day, highlighting the solo lifestyle that applies to more and more uncoupled people. The decision to travel solo is among the biggest decisions a singleton makes. This year will mark the first time many people decide to travel solo. They'll be deciding whether they should stay home or go it alone. Janice Waugh of Solo Travelers explains...

Malama Hawaii Program: Giving Back on a Trip to Paradise

Malama Hawaii Program: Giving Back on a Trip to Paradise

The Hawaiian Islands may draw you to their other-worldly tropical beauty, South-Pacific culture and warm welcome, legendary beaches and seaside lifestyle. But the most memorable trip to Hawaii may be the one that gives back. The Malama Hawaii Program connects visitors to activities that make a difference to the islands’ land, ocean, wildlife, forests, fishponds, and communities. Malama means 'give...

This New Museum in Oslo is a Real 'Scream'

This New Museum in Oslo is a Real 'Scream'

Edvard Munch’s 'The Scream' is one of the most famously eery pieces of art in history, and it continues to disturb admirers today. Now, MUNCH, a new museum and landmark architectural masterpiece on Oslo’s waterfront, has opened, with the world’s largest collection of works by the famed Norwegian artist. That includes several versions of Munch’s iconic work, The Scream, including...

8 Top Features to Look For in an All-Inclusive Resort

8 Top Features to Look For in an All-Inclusive Resort

The days are getting shorter, the skies are getting duller, and the temperature’s dropping. That’s our cue to start thinking about a beach vacation.Many people are deciding to 'splash out' on their next vacations and really treat themselves to the very best version of their dream trip. That’s where your trusted travel advisor can really add value to your vacation. We...

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Opens in the Birthplace of Famous Fictional Monster

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Opens in the Birthplace of Famous Fictional Monster

Over 200 years ago, a trail-blazing female author penned the novel that brought one of the first tales of the horror genre to life. This year, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opened to commemorate the life of the novelist and her legendary, terrorizing creature.In 1816, at just 19 years old, Mary Shelley wrote much of her novel Frankenstein in the...

Best Reasons to Travel to Europe's Christmas Markets this Year

Best Reasons to Travel to Europe's Christmas Markets this Year

If you’re like most of us, your holiday season last year fell a little bit short on the fa-la-la’s. This year, it’s not too late to double down on , and make up for lost time with 'peak Christmas' at the Christmas markets of Europe.Lynn Elmhirst, producer and host of BestTrip TV, shares this video with some of the highlights of...

Sloths Named the New National Animal of this Central American Country

Sloths Named the New National Animal of this Central American Country

Slow-moving, sweet-faced and gentle sloths have taken the world by storm, becoming one of the most beloved creatures in popular culture in the last few years. Formerly a synonym for laziness, sloths have become cultural darlings, with their famously adorable countenances that always seem to be smiling sweetly, 270-degree, slow head rotations, ability to hold their breath underwater for over...

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