Is the Modern Travel Luxury... Sleep?

You can't enjoy life - even luxury travel - if you don't have sleep. That's the premise of the new ship-board wellness program on Celebrity Cruises in conjunction with its spa and wellness partner Canyon Ranch SpaClub. It's not just about getting your 'beauty sleep' these days.  It's about stressful lifestyles and poor sleeping habits that have left many of... read more

Where's the Coolest Place to do Yoga in Vancouver?

It's where stand up paddleboard meets downward dog – in a South Beach-style pool overlooking Vancouver's seawall and mountains.  The latest trend in West Coast wellness lifestyle, the stand up paddleboard (SUP), is well established in Vancouver.  And yoga? Well that's a no-brainer.  But it took local SUP pioneer and yoga instructor Kristy Wright Schell to bring the two together... read more

Same-Sex Couples Can Get Married on Cunard

Many couples dream of getting married at sea.  And now, British luxury cruise line Cunard has welcomed its first wedding booking by a same-sex couple. Cunard has offered weddings on its ships since 2012 and has married hundreds of couples, but can now also conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies at sea. Same-sex marriages have been practiced in Britain since 2014. But... read more

Visit This: Underwater Winery in Croatia

Drinking and diving don't mix, but we've found one exception.  At the Edivo Vina winery about an hour north of the Croatian seaside town of Dubrovnik, you need to slip into a wet suit for a cellar tour. That's because this winery stores and ages their – aptly named – 'Navis Mysterium' or 'Sea Mystery' wine – 20 meters (66... read more

App-Happy Kids at Heathrow with New Travel-Themed Mr. Men Characters

Remember the delightful Mr. Men and Little Miss book series for kids?  They have two new friends: Little Miss Explorer and Mr. Adventure.  And they live in the digital world of Augmented Reality at London's Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 ready to be discovered on your mobile device.  The beloved, essential British children's book series has 90+ characters, a TV show,... read more

A New Place for the Best Views of Old Havana

The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened in Havana.  It's the Cuban capital's first five-star luxury hotel, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana.  And it is the first foray into the Americas for Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski. The hotel is a revival of an historic six-story colonnaded building begun... read more

Video: Visiting the Saigon Market with Seabourn's Chef

They call it Shopping with the Chef, and it's one of the most memorable of our Seabourn Moments.  The Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is one of the earliest surviving structures and a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City  - formerly Saigon, which is still the name of HCMC's District 1.  A market has been located here in on... read more

You Can Take Your Pet On This Cruise

Did you know there's one cruise line in the world that welcomes man's best friend(s)? And it's not a new innovation; instead, it's a long-standing tradition.The pet-friendly policy dates back to the earliest days of this line's famed Transatlantic Crossings between Southampton (England) and New York. Not only have the British aristocracy and notables long been known for a lifestyle... read more

Video: Spiritual Journey at a Traditional Sweat Lodge

Costa Maya is world famous for ancient Mayan ruins, but traditional culture is still alive for visitors looking for authentic experiences. We met a local shaman who practices the spiritual beliefs of Mexico's ancient, indigenous peoples. On this shore excursion from our Carnival cruise, he shares with us the spiritual and wellness traditions of his ancestors, including a sweat lodge... read more

London's New Landmarks

Move over Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Unlike other major world cities that push new buildings and modern architecture to the outskirts of town, London isn't afraid to raise eye-catching new developments in the heart of its most iconic neighbourhoods. Lynn Elmhirst, producer/host of BestTrip.TV, shares the best places to experience where old meets new in London. Photo Credit Old... read more

The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

American Writers Museum is the newest addition to the city's Cultural Mile.  It is the first and only museum of its kind celebrating the US literary scene and the men and women who captured and shaped American culture, point of view, history, lifestyle and language through pen and ink. From Mark Twain to Harper Lee, John Steinbeck to Jack Kerouac,... read more

Re-Living the Summer of Love in San Francisco - 50 Years Later

Dust off your fringed vest and tie-dye T-shirt.   It's been 50 years since 100,000 young people converged on San Francisco in the summer of 1967.  The celebration of 1960's counterculture music, fashion, art and anti-establishment rebellion in hippy Haight-Ashbury neighborhood that year became the epicenter of the cultural phenomenon that became known as the Summer of Love.  Photo Credit... read more

Paris Landmark Hotel Re-Opens after $200-million Renovation

When you renovate a palatial, historic landmark on one of the most famously elegant squares in one of the most fabled travel destinations in the world, there's a lot at stake. The Hotel de Crillon has dominated Paris' storied Place de la Concorde since the 1700's.  Originally the Parisian home of the illustrious Count de Crillon, the palace has been... read more

Putting on the Ritz... At Sea

The Ritz-Carlton is the first luxury hotel chain to take to the seas with its new yacht collection. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection launches in 2019 with the first of three cruising yachts. If you're already a fan of the Ritz-Carlton hotel experience, you'll feel right at home: legendary service, luxury amenities and beautifully designed spaces… now on board a specially... read more

Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending.  The bartender gives you a great show making your drink.  But instead of bartenders flipping and juggling glasses and bottles, in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's 'Bionic Bars', you are entertained by two robotic arms making the cocktails.  The Bionic Bar debuted on Quantum of the Seas, and now,... read more

Go Coastal! 5 Beaches you Can't Miss in Maine this Summer

Summer in Maine defines coastal living.  Wood-siding summer homes in nautical colors along miles of beaches begging for you to stroll and dig your toes in the sand, examine shells and driftwood, inhale the cool Atlantic breezes, walk the dog among sandy dunes, and of course, enjoy the sea. Maine is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in... read more

Canada's Top Travel Treasures

Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation on July 1, 2017. Of the many celebrations, events and legacy builds taking place in Canada this year, one of our favorites is the free admission to Canada's National Parks and historic sites for the entire year. Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at... read more

Top 5 Souvenirs from Canada

Among the many pleasures of travel is the opportunity to bring home mementos of your journeys, even doubling your pleasure by giving some to loved ones (and the dog sitter.)  It works the same in reverse; taking symbolic, beloved, or impossible-to-find-elsewhere local treats when you travel abroad to thank friends and hosts for their hospitality.  BestTrip.TV's producer/host Lynn Elmhirst is... read more

Canada's Northwest Passage: An Epic Arctic Journey with Adventure Canada

Following a route less traveled in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and today's First Nations in one of the last frontiers: the Arctic. Story and Photographs by travel and sailing journalist Elizabeth Kerr Knowing that I was setting out on the same route that Franklin took in 1845 somewhat intimidated me. After all, he didn’t make it home. However, once... read more