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3 Things You Didn't Know About The 3 Gorges Dam

on 10/13/2017 in China
It's China's 'Great Wall' for the 21st century.  The 3 Gorges Dam spans the legendary Yangtze River for 2.3 km (1.4 miles) and is 185 m (over 600 feet) high.  That makes it 5 times bigger than the Hoover Dam.  Construction set a world record, using 16 million cubic m (21 million cubic yards) of concrete. You may know about...


Infographic: How Cruise Lines are Working to Protect the Environment

on 10/09/2017 in Anywhere
Did you know cruise lines use some of the most eco-friendly innovations and champion stringent procedures to minimize their impact on the air, land and water they visit?  Like many travelers these days, those of us who love cruise travel are eager to ensure our vacations are both memorable and leave the sparkling waters, crisp sea air, and scenic vistas...

Video: Alaska Wildlife Encounters You Can't Miss

on 10/09/2017 in Alaska
Do you ever see social media posts of magnificent wildlife photos from someone's trip to Alaska and think: This just can't be real? But it is.  BestTrip.TV cruised from Vancouver to Seward (near Anchorage) on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, hoping Nature would be kind and we'd encounter at least a couple of the animals and birds Alaska is famous...

Video Recipe: Baked Alaska by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

on 10/07/2017 in Alaska
Before there was molecular gastronomy, there was Baked Alaska to awe and delight a table of diners. A miracle dessert of warm, caramelized meringue on the outside, still magically full of layers of frozen ice cream on the inside. A feat of culinary ingenuity in the days of unreliable refrigeration. The story goes that Baked Alaska was created in New...

Discover Your Inner Highlander At These 3 Scottish Castles

on 09/22/2017 in United Kingdom
A lot of people's favorite TV viewing these days involves tartans and time travel against a backdrop of essential Scottish scenery: misty lochs, craggy mountains, and castles that are among the most iconic and recognized in the world.Fiction meets historic fact at Scotland's castles. An estimated 3000 castles were once part of the landscape of Scotland. That's nearly one castle...

Video: Where's the World's Second Biggest Oktoberfest?

on 09/20/2017 in Canada
Munich's annual extravaganza of beer halls, buxom girls in dirndls, pretzels and the best of the 'wurst' (pun intended!) is already underway in September.If you're missing Bavaria's biggest party, you're not out of luck yet: the world's SECOND largest Oktoberfest might be closer than you imagine.Start your Trip!Copyright BestTrip.TV/Influence Entertainment Group Inc or Rights Holder. All rights reserved. You are...

Video: How to Rock a Dirndl for Oktoberfest

on 09/20/2017 in Anywhere
Is Oktoberfest in your future? In Munich or a festival closer to home, you won't be fully into the spirit of the annual harvest celebration of Gemutlichkeit (fellowship), beer, pretzels and Wurst unless you also deck yourself in traditional Bavarian costume.The good news is: these days it's easy to rock a dirndl for women, or lederhosen for men... or nowadays,...

Top Souvenirs from Alaska

on 09/20/2017 in Alaska
Alaska's breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters will be memories that stay with you a lifetime. But there are one-of-a-kind tangible memories you can take home as well as your photos and close-encounter stories.Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/ Host of BestTrip.TV, shares her favorite Alaskan souvenirs from her ports of call in Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Juneau on a recent Regent Seven Seas...

Video: Take the Scenic Train from Alaska to Canada's Yukon

on 09/18/2017 in Alaska
It's only 20 miles from Skagway, Alaska's deepwater port on the coast, to the border of Canada's Yukon. But what a 20 miles they are! The White Pass & Yukon Route railway ride is one of the most dramatic scenic experiences in the Alaska Panhandle. No wonder it's an all-time favorite experience for cruise travelers arriving in the preserved, Wild...

Where in the World is This? For September 15th, 2017

on 09/14/2017 in Alaska
You're probably thinking somewhere in the Wild West. Good for you if you guessed the Wild North-West.We walked off our Regent Seven Seas cruise to Alaska and felt like we were walking back in time. Specifically, to 1896 when gold was found in the Klondike in Canada's Yukon.There are a hundred preserved Gold Rush era buildings in downtown Skagway, Alaska,...

Video: 7 Things you didn't know about Alaska's Hubbard Glacier

on 09/14/2017 in Alaska
The Hubbard Glacier has quite a pedigree.And being named after Gardiner Hubbard, the man who founded or co-founded the National Geographic Society, Bell Telephone and the journal 'Science', puts a lot of pressure on a glacier. Luckily, the Hubbard Glacier is used to pressure, and guaranteed to impress, even awe. This 'river of ice' is a natural wonder of pressurized...