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Celebrate This Holiday Weekend with Travel-Inspired Picnic Recipes

updated at 07/05/2020 in North America
With back-to-back national holidays, Canada Day on July 1st and America’s 4th of July, many residents of both countries have often packed up as soon as the kids were out of school and headed across the border or across the country for family summer vacations. COVID-19 restrictions mean the biggest holiday weekend of the summer won’t feel quite the same. But...

A Distiller in Wine Country Switches Production to Hand Sanitizer to Help the Community During COVID-19

updated at 07/05/2020 in Niagara Falls
Visitors to wine country have another way to taste the fruit of those vines in a most unexpected way, at Dillon's. Here's BestTrip.TV's Lynn Elmhirst's original story about this unusual distillery - don't miss the update at the bottom that explains how this distiller is giving back to the community during COVID-19.Local small-batch distiller Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin 22 is a...

10 Amazing Facts about the Tasmanian Devil

updated at 07/05/2020 in Tasmania
Move over, cuddly koalas and cute kangaroos. Meet the Tasmanian Devil. No, not the Looney Tunes cartoon character that travels like a spinning top, drooling, snarling and terrorizing Bugs Bunny's friends. The real animal, found in the wild only in one state Down Under.In Australia's collection of one-of-a-kind creatures, the Tasmanian Devil is a stand out member. So between photo ops with koalas,...

Revealed for the 1st Time: This Hotel’s Famous Cookie Recipe

updated at 07/05/2020 in Anywhere
Challenging times call for fresh-baked cookies. For your COVID-19 #StaySafeStayHome pleasure, a cookie recipe for all the home baking and snacking we hear everyone is enjoying during lock down.Not just any cookie recipe. These are cookies of legend.They are the welcoming treat so many guests of DoubleTree by Hilton look forward to when they check in. Receiving a paper sleeve of...

#LookUpTogether During Dark Sky Week and at the World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve’s Festival in the Rockies

updated at 07/05/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic kept everyone at home, resulting in an unexpected and heartening clearing of skies and revival of Mother Nature in surprising places. But one thing that continues to disappear from the world… is darkness.Light pollution doesn’t just prevent you from seeing the constellations in the middle of the city. Light spilling far into the countryside interferes with nocturnal creatures’ ability...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Makes 5-Star Award History

updated at 07/05/2020 in Anywhere
Business, leisure luxury hotel brand earns more Forbes 5-Star Ratings in a single year than any other hotel brand.  2017 is a banner year for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  It marks the second consecutive year the hotel brand, loved by fans of luxury travel, has topped Forbes Travel Guide ratings with a record number of Five-Star Properties.  How many...

Travel Companies Offering Free Vacations to Frontline Workers - and How You Can Get Involved

updated at 07/05/2020 in Anywhere
We’ve already reported some of the hotels and hotel chains offering complimentary hotel stays to essential workers in their own towns. The hospitality of these hotels gives frontline workers a comfortable place to stay between gruelling shifts, while keeping their families safely isolated at home during the COVID pandemic.Now some travel companies have taken generosity and recognition a step further.In...

Top 3 Souvenirs from Venice

updated at 07/05/2020 in Venice
Venice is not just the 'City of Canals'.  It's also always been a city of merchants, and modern Venice is a showcase for iconic Italian craftsmanship and uniquely Venetian works.  You'll find the cheap and touristy items right alongside more expensive items that reflect traditional craftsmanship.   The Frezzeria not only leads to St. Mark's Square, it's also the city's busiest...

In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

updated at 07/05/2020 in Anywhere
These historic photos and delightful vintage posters trace one of the longest journeys of any cruise line. Holland America Line commemorates its 147th anniversary in April 2020. While 147 years is not the round number milestone that usually marks big anniversary celebrations, this anniversary takes place while travel has paused globally and HAL cruise operations have temporarily ceased for only the...

What's a Travel Bubble? Plus 3 Tips For Making the Most of Yours

updated at 07/05/2020 in North America
You might see this view sooner than you think.The world of travel has begun to re-open. But it’s not like the tap has suddenly been turned full blast. More like a trickle. And there’s a clear pattern that’s going to shape your travel opportunities for at least the rest of this year, and possibly into 2021.Bubble TravelHuman interaction has gone from shelter-in-place,...