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

on 08/09/2017 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...

Same-Sex Couples Can Get Married on Cunard

on 08/09/2017 in Anywhere
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...

Visit This: Underwater Winery in Croatia

on 08/09/2017 in Dubrovnik
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...

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

on 08/06/2017 in London, England
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,...

A New Place for the Best Views of Old Havana

on 08/06/2017 in 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...

Video: Visiting the Saigon Market with Seabourn's Chef

on 08/04/2017 in Ho Chi Minh City
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...

You Can Take Your Pet On This Cruise

on 07/25/2017 in Anywhere
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...

Video: Spiritual Journey at a Traditional Sweat Lodge

on 07/24/2017 in Riviera Maya
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...

London's New Landmarks

on 07/24/2017 in London, England
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...

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

on 07/24/2017 in Chicago
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,...

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

on 07/13/2017 in San Francisco
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...

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

on 07/13/2017 in Paris
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...