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4 Places to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

updated at 07/05/2020 in Europe
2020 likely marks the last major milestone anniversaries for the Second World War with living members of the Greatest Generation.May 8th is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day.The day was marked at the time by a spontaneous eruption of joy throughout the streets of London after years of losses under siege and aerial bombardment by...

5 Top Spring Flower Spectacles and Where to Find Them

updated at 07/05/2020 in Europe
If you're like me, Spring can never come too soon. And nothing says Spring like new flower blossoms. This year, treat yourself to an abundance of Spring in one of these famous floral travel destinations.By: Lynn Elmhirst, Host/Producer, BestTrip TV Tulips in the Netherlands Where: Keukenhof Gardens and surrounding tulip fieldsWhen: April It's the world's largest spring flower garden. The Keukenhof Gardens are...

Milan's Shuttered Duomo will Ring with the Voice of an 'Angel' as Bocelli Performs Easter Concert

updated at 07/05/2020 in Milan
 The COVID-19 pandemic is cancelling Easter celebrations large and small around the world. Thousand-year-old cathedrals will make history as they remain empty and silent.Enter Andrea Angel Bocelli.Celine Dion has said that, 'if God has a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.'The Italian tenor who made pop music audiences fall in love with classical opera, who has received...

Why You Should Travel to Europe in the Off Season

updated at 07/05/2020 in Europe
There are many ways to make winter extraordinary, but travelling surely tops the list for most. Whether immersing in the holiday season, travelling Europe in the off-season, or being whisked away to a tropical paradise, when travelling with Collette, you get more of what makes guided travel so special. The holiday season is a whimsical time of year and travelling...

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

updated at 07/05/2020 in London
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,...

Why Travelers in the Know are Booking A Douro River Cruise in Portugal

updated at 07/05/2020 in Portugal
Have you taken a river cruise in Europe yet? The 'Big Three' river cruises are the Rhine, the Danube and the Rhone/Saone. You may have heard about cruising on the Seine, even Main and Moselle cruises.But for a little 'off the beaten track' river cruising in Europe, Portugal's Douro river is enjoying its day in the sun. Warm-weather Portugal, in the heart of...

Staff Share: What it's Like to be at the Juno Beach Centre?

updated at 07/05/2020 in Normandy
A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is life-changing. Walking in the footsteps of young, Canadian soldiers who landed on this stretch of beach in Normandy, France on DDay is emotional, eye-opening, and never-to-be-forgotten. Some Canadians do more than visit. They work here. Permanent staff and young Canadians greet and guide visitors at the Centre, through the restored bunkers, and...

Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

updated at 07/05/2020 in Normandy
The past and next few years mark a number of World War 1 and World War 2 anniversaries. Commemorations take place here at home, and we hope everyone takes a moment to pause and reflect or attend a memorial service. Our thoughts also turn to the lands fought for and freed by Canadians, and how families, school and other groups,...


Top Souvenirs from a Trip to... Ireland

updated at 07/05/2020 in Ireland
If you’re one of the almost 20% of Americans and Canadians with Irish ancestry – or have fallen in love with the lore of the ‘Emerald Isle’ – a trip to Ireland is the perfect way to immerse yourself in its vivid scenery, storied towns and landscapes… and of course, stock up on the souvenirs that symbolize the country’s history,...