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How You Can Help Solve Overtourism - AND Still Enjoy the World's Most Popular Destinations

How You Can Help Solve Overtourism - AND Still Enjoy the World's Most Popular Destinations

Amsterdam. Venice. Barcelona. Just to name a few. These are spectacular, vibrant, magical cities… reeling under the weight of tourists.I’m very fortunate to have visited a number of cities that are now on the list of overtouristed destinations. They are magnificent and life changing. But sadly, each subsequent visit, I see the very qualities travelers go there to seek eroded a little bit more by a growing volume of tourists.Over-touristed destinations worry about becoming artificial, ‘theme park’ versions of their charming, unique,...


The Hotel with the Best Views of Buenos Aires

The Hotel with the Best Views of Buenos Aires

They call Buenos Aires the ‘Paris of South America’. Historic neighborhoods of elegant, whitewashed buildings with ornate wrought iron trim, its reputation as the global capital of theater with 280 theaters, more than any other city in the world, and the world’s biggest boulevard, lined, like the grand boulevards of France’s capital, with monumental buildings… all add up to a distinctly European feel in Argentina’s capital city. The hotel with the very best view of Buenos Aires has to be the Hotel...

The Hotel with the Best Views of Buenos Aires

Top Things to See in Barcelona

Top Things to See in Barcelona

It's one of the top destinations in Europe, let alone the Mediterranean. Barcelona tops everyone's travel bucket list, and for excellent reasons.It has a collection of some of the world's most unique and distinctive Modernist architecture - hint: by the same local designer whose masterpiece church is still under construction 130 years after it was begun. One of Europe's most famous local markets, and restaurants serving the abundant harvest of Catalonia's land and sea. One of the world's most picturesque...


Isle Travelers be prepared for October 1, 2020!

Isle Travelers be prepared for October 1, 2020!

Beginning October 1, 2020, you will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.Learn about flying with a REAL ID at tsa.gov/real-idAcceptable IDs for airport screening include, but are not limited to:REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or IDU.S. passportU.S. passport cardDHS trusted traveler cardsU.S. military IDPermanent resident cardFederally recognized, tribal photo IDForeign government-issued passportFor a complete list of acceptable IDs, visit tsa.gov.Does your ID have a star?REAL ID cards are generally...

Isle Travelers be prepared for October 1, 2020!

3 Hotels You Can't Miss in San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 Hotels You Can't Miss in San Juan, Puerto Rico

It’s a US territory with sun-kissed Caribbean charms. Where lush jungles, land and marine parks and world-class beaches meet Old World cobblestone architecture, New World comforts, and signature Latin hospitality, culture and sultry vibe.  Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan is a major cruise port and destination in the eastern Caribbean. Thousands of cruise passengers embark and disembark every year. But don’t miss the opportunity to extend your cruise – or visit the island just to explore the island’s urban lifestyle...


How You Can Help Now in Australia - Hint: It's Not Knitting Another Koala Cozy

How You Can Help Now in Australia - Hint: It's Not Knitting Another Koala Cozy

Maybe you’ve donated to wildlife rescue or the Red Cross funds to help. Maybe you’ve been one of the crafters who have knitted pouches and mittens for injured and orphaned koalas, kangaroos and other iconic Australian wild animals hurt in the fires.Welcome and much-needed rains have come that are helping to put out the fires. New green buds are even peeping out of the charred landscape.Now what? Lynn Elmhirst, BestTrip TV’s producer/host spoke with officials from Tourism Australia as well as...

How You Can Help Now in Australia - Hint: It's Not Knitting Another Koala Cozy

Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

You never forget your first love - or your first cruise.All the more reason to make sure your first cruise is the very best cruising experience and leaves only wonderful cruise memories. Here at BestTrip, we believe that everyone has a perfect cruise match... and Seabourn ticks all our boxes! Warmth? Style? Humor? A sense of adventure? Always has caviar available? Tries incredibly hard to please? For us, Seabourn is the full package!But you don't need to take our word...


4 Places in Chile for Your Next Adventure Vacation

4 Places in Chile for Your Next Adventure Vacation

Chile is easy to spot on a map of South America. It’s the very long, very narrow ribbon of country stretching over 4300 km (2700 miles) along from the middle to the very tip of the Pacific coast of South America. In spite of its length, it’s only 350 km (220 miles) wide at the widest point! With the storied Atacama desert in the north and the dramatic landscapes of Patagonia in the south, bordered by the epic Andes mountain range in the...

4 Places in Chile for Your Next Adventure Vacation

What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now

What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now

It couldn’t come at a better time. The thrills of the holidays have passed, and the bills of the gift-giving season are due.The cold weather, cabin fever, and the doldrums of winter are descending. They’ve even named the 3rd Monday in January ‘Blue Monday’ after studies showed it’s the most depressing day of the year. Everyone needs something to look forward to.Welcome, Wave Season It’s the catchy name for the cruise travel equivalent to Black Friday. But instead of just a day,...


4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Your next cruise vacation shouldn’t just start and stop at the ship’s gangway. Make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here are some pre- and post-cruise extension moves for every smart cruise traveler.  1. Arrive at least one day earlyThat doesn’t even qualify as a pre-cruise extension. It’s just common sense.We recommend you arrive at minimum of a full day before your cruise is set to embark. Most cruises sail away in the late...

4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions