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8 Facts About the Panama Canal

updated at 02/18/2020 in Panama City
Panama is one of the fastest-growing destinations in Central America, and the Panama Canal is the country's star attraction. Although it's on everyone's list of things to experience, the canal is more important as a global shipping transit than tourist experience. Whether you sail the canal on your next cruise or watch in action from land, here are 8 things you...

Spoiling you at Sea: Lifestyle Brands on the World's most Luxurious Ships

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
If you've never sailed on a small, luxury cruise, you don't know what you're missing.   It feels like being on a large, private yacht that can sail right into the heart of a destination, allowing you to stroll on and off the ship at your leisure. Imagine an all-suite environment that includes walk-in closets, butlers, exquisite dining and breezy,...

8 New Ocean Cruise Ships to Add to Your 2020 Travel Bucket List

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
Have you booked a cruise in 2020? Cruise travel continues its meteoric rise as one of the fastest-growing and most popular ways to travel. No matter your travel style – from luxury, to adventure, to remote exploration or polar escape, to romantic retreat, to tropical or cool climate family vacation – there’s a perfect cruise match out there for you. New,...

Top 7 Things to Do in Pasadena When You're Not Watching the Rose Parade or the Game

updated at 02/18/2020 in Pasadena
All eyes are on this SoCal city every New Year’s Day for two of America’s most iconic annual events. Pasadena, California plays host to the back-to-back morning Rose Parade and afternoon Rose Bowl Game. The game is one of the major bowl games in college football, but the Rose Parade that precedes it is truly one-of-a-kind. The Rose Parade dates back to 1890. Pasadena...


Preserving the World's Heritage: One Cruise Line's Partnership with UNESCO

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
There are over a thousand World Heritage Sites in 167 countries.  Places in the world of such extraordinary cultural or natural wonder, that UNESCO has dedicated itself to preserving them for the ages… and travelers dedicate themselves to discovering them for themselves. One cruise line has partnered with UNESCO to help achieve both goals. Seabourn's ultra-luxury cruises sail to all...

4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
Your next cruise vacation shouldn’t just start and stop at the ship’s gangway. Make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here are some pre- and post-cruise extension moves for every smart cruise traveler.  1. Arrive at least one day earlyThat doesn’t even qualify as a pre-cruise extension. It’s just common sense.We recommend you...

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

updated at 02/18/2020 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 the...

Video: 8 Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss On This Luxury Silversea Cruise

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
Silversea's 'Celebrity' Culinary PartnershipBy: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/ Host BestTrip.TVThese days, celebrity chefs and cruise lines sail hand in hand. Silversea's interpretation of luxury cruising is an understated elegance where service and attention to detail are primary.The Silver Muse at anchor in Paraty, Brazil (Photo: BestTrip.TV) So it's no surprise that Silversea's culinary partnership is not with a famous chef with a...

Think Overwater Villas are the Height of Exotic Luxury Travel? Try This UNDERwater Villa

updated at 02/18/2020 in Maldives
It puts new meaning into being immersed in the local natural beauty. The pristine waters of the Maldives are epic, surrounding one of the world's most romantic, remote and legendary tropical eco paradise destinations. Now you can sleep alongside your sweetheart or family as well as the rich marine life that animates the waters of these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean. Conrad...