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Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

on 06/19/2017 in Newfoundland and Labrador
In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away.  The island is remote; only accessible by ferries and helicopter flights that defy dramatic weather and waves to drop visitors on a a rocky outpost in the North Atlantic that until recently was a centuries-old, declining fishing community.  This is not where...

Happy Birthday Canada! Celebrating Canada's Travel Treasures

on 06/22/2017 in Canada
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...

Top 5 Souvenirs from Canada

on 06/21/2017 in 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...

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

on 06/21/2017 in Arctic Ocean
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...

Why Canadian Gardens Rock

on 06/20/2017 in Canada
Not all of Canada's natural wonders are wilderness. Communities across Canada have cultivated oases of trees and greens, colorful flowers, fresh air and serenity in the heart of busy urban centers. Tara Nolan is a garden and travel writer, author of the best-selling book Raised Bed Revolution and co-owner of popular gardening website Savvy Gardening.  She shares her list of...

Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

on 06/19/2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Plan a trip to Ontario’s Niagara region, and your list may include the iconic Falls (top photo credit), world-class theater at the Shaw Festival, fine dining inspired by the region’s orchards, most definitely a wine tasting, especially Niagara's famous ice-wine. Visitors have another way to taste the fruit of those vines in a most unexpected way.   BestTrip.TV's Lynn Elmhirst...

Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

on 06/19/2017 in Vancouver
Vancouver may be Canada's most famously 'outdoorsy' major city. Even in a city that drives Canada's vast Asia-Pacific business, athletic wear is more common than pinstripes!  Nature thrives right on the city's doorstep: a gorgeous, picturesque harbor and bay, snow-capped mountains surrounding the city, and breathtaking Stanley Park, one of the world's top urban green spaces. For vacationers and cruise...

The 'Height' of Luxury: Train and Stay in Peru's Andes

on 06/08/2017 in Peru
South America has its first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer pioneers a new way to discover Peru on its two-night journeys at altitudes of up to 4,800 metres climbing in the Andes en route from Cusco to Arequipa. It's one of the world's highest rail routes, and you'll be glued to the large picture windows as the elegant...

The Bicycle's Big Birthday

on 06/08/2017 in Mannheim
This month marks a big milestone for the bicycle. We've had two hundred years of two-wheeled travel.  On June 12, 1817, German inventor Karl von Drais took a little ride on his new invention, the 'Laufsmaschine'. His first reported trip, from a castle courtyard in Mannheim to a coaching inn 5 miles away on Baden's best road, took a little...

MSC's 'Wonder' at Sea

on 06/07/2017 in Europe
There's a new Wonder at Sea.  The MSC Meraviglia.  If your language skills are rusty, that's Italian for 'wonder', and this European cruise line's new flagship is a wondrous destination at sea for five thousand guests. The MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner, and also the biggest cruise ship to come into...

Video: Cycling Tour of 'One of the Best Cycling Destinations in the World'

on 06/07/2017 in Peterborough, Ontario
Sometimes we think that the best travel experiences can only be found in distant, exotic destinations. And they're waiting for you right in your back yard.  Kieran Andrews of Wild Rock Outfitters leads cycling tours in some of the most famous and storied locations in the world.   But when BestTrip.TV's Ryan McElroy asked him about one of his favorite places...

Grocery Delivery Program makes Hotels more like Home... or an Apartment Rental

on 06/07/2017 in United States
Imagine a knock on your hotel door. Instead of a voice saying 'Room Service', you hear: 'Grocery Delivery'. Long stays at hotels just got better for families, business road warriors, and anyone who wants the health, comfort, choice, and even cost benefits of cooking in your hotel rather than relying entirely on restaurants or wasting time trying to find a...