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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 restaurant months in advance. And you might need those extra months to save up for the gastronomic indulgence. Cruise guests don’t just...

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

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 planning a trip at the end of October.Aztec + Christian Mash-upHallowe’en’s roots lie in ancient Celtic culture. But Day of...


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 bonding.As with any trip, everyone involved deserves to have a good time. When grandparents think about taking their grandkids on...

The Best Trips for 'Skip-Gen' Travel

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 Northwest Passage, the first expedition proven to have reached the North Pole, and at the opposite end of the...


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 whisky from the West, and proceeded to develop excellent and well-know brands of both.But for more local flavor, the two main...

Tips for Drinking in Japan


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 the hills.So when the country’s president asked a local wealthy businessman to build a landmark hotel on Copacabana beach to...

The Hotel that made Copacabana Famous

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 more, Scenic’s sleek, sophisticated style makes the Eclipse feel like a billionaire’s yacht… with fewer than 200 fortunate guests at...


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, BestTrip TVDo you find yourself always heading out of town during ‘high’ season?‘High’ season is when everyone is traveling.  High seasons...

3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel