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That's a 'First:' Norwegian Prima's Christening by Katy Perry Launches a Whole New Class of Ships

That's a 'First:' Norwegian Prima's Christening by Katy Perry Launches a Whole New Class of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has made a habit of inviting global musical superstars to act as new ship godmothers. In the case of the first of Norwegian’s Prima Class ships, pop icon Katy Perry did the honors of welcoming the Norwegian Prima into service, releasing a bottle of champagne to be broken across the Prima’s bow. 'It was so much fun to sprinkle some fairy godmother dust on Norwegian Prima and send her on her way to sail the high seas,' said...


The Caribbean Island Named #1 for Both Honeymoons - and Adventure!

The Caribbean Island Named #1 for Both Honeymoons - and Adventure!

Like its famous Twin Pitons, Saint Lucia’s been recognized as having two-pronged top appeal for visitors to this Windward Island in the West Indies. Recently, Saint Lucia was recognized for the 13th time as the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination by the World Travel Awards. And for the first time, it’s also been dubbed the region’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination. That’s a lot of love – and a lot of action - for this less than-250 square mile island. Maybe it...

The Caribbean Island Named #1 for Both Honeymoons - and Adventure!

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' New Shore Excursions Immerse You in Ecology, Design

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' New Shore Excursions Immerse You in Ecology, Design

Calling all design lovers and eco-wanderers! Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched two new shore excursion concepts. “Behind the Design” and “Eco-Connect” shore excursions roll out beginning in 2022, and give guests new ways to explore destinations and landmarks from unique perspectives that are right up your alley. The new shore excursions join Regent’s Go Local tours, Gourmet Explorer tours and Wellness tours.Even better, Regent’s an all-inclusive cruise line, and many of the new tours are included...


Castles and Coastlines, The Berlin Wall and 'Baths:' Four Incredible Cycling Routes in Germany

Castles and Coastlines, The Berlin Wall and 'Baths:' Four Incredible Cycling Routes in Germany

Health- and eco-conscious, Germans have embraced bicycles for getting around urban centers every day, and on leisure time in the countryside. Visitors can take a cue from the locals and explore the country on two wheels, too. Germany has a strong cycling infrastructure, including rental, repair and other services catering to cyclists, plus a vast, nation-wide network of cycling trails that give you new perspective into the country’s fascinating ancient and modern history, its culture and lifestyle.Here are four cycling...

Castles and Coastlines, The Berlin Wall and 'Baths:' Four Incredible Cycling Routes in Germany

The Spectacular Luxury Lodge that's Breaking New Ground in Sustainable Community Building

The Spectacular Luxury Lodge that's Breaking New Ground in Sustainable Community Building

In this BestTrip TV video, Lynn Elmhirst visits the famous Fogo Island Inn, on a remote fishing island in the North Atlantic off the shore of Newfoundland. Not only is the Inn rated one of the top luxury lodges in the world, with award-winning and breathtaking architecture and design that still reflects the culture and craftsmanship of Fogo Island and Fogo Islanders. They call it 'hand-made modern,' and with only 30 rooms on this island that's 'far away from far...


Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

“Water, water, everywhere, but not any drop to drink.” Being surrounded by seawater takes on new meaning in the British Caribbean island of Anguilla, where locals are rediscovering the luxury destination’s ‘salty’ history. Anguilla’s only 16 miles long and 3 miles at its widest; a slender length of coral and limestone fringed with green, ringed with 33 beaches. A gem of the northern Caribbean, the island is an off-the-beaten path luxury retreat for celebrities looking for quiet seclusion, as well as other...

Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

Lions and Tigers and Leopards in the Woods: 5 Destinations for Viewing Big Cats

Lions and Tigers and Leopards in the Woods: 5 Destinations for Viewing Big Cats

Calling all cat people! In celebration of International Cat Day, we called on a global wild cat conservation organization to share where in the world we can get the best views of our favorite felines in their natural environment. And at the same time, support communities to rebuild the eco-tourism that supports big cats’ preservation in the destinations people and wild cats share. Panthera has shared a list of five destinations worldwide where eco-tourists are almost guaranteed to encounter jaguars, leopards,...


Responsible Tourism Inspiration for Indigenous People's Day

Responsible Tourism Inspiration for Indigenous People's Day

As we return to travel, many of us are looking for trips with meaning. For more and more people, that includes getting a sense of the connection first peoples have with the earth and their traditional cultures, and showing support for indigenous people around the world. To mark the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, one guided vacation company revealed how it’s supporting indigenous people through travel.As The Travel Corporation says, travel done right...

Responsible Tourism Inspiration for Indigenous People's Day

Dare You! Where to Eat the World's Most Dangerous Fish

Dare You! Where to Eat the World's Most Dangerous Fish

Prepared incorrectly, it’s 1200 times more toxic than cyanide! Yet this fish has been a treasured delicacy for nearly three thousand years - and foodies with a daredevil streak make sure to include it on their list of dishes they must try on a visit to Japan.Fugu is Japanese for various species of pufferfish or blowfish, as well as dishes prepared from these fish.Their English names reflect their ability to inflate into the shape of a ball up to three times their...


5 Smart Selfie-Taking Tips

5 Smart Selfie-Taking Tips

Smart selfie-taking isn’t about how to use your camera, or how to compose a nice shot that doesn’t make your nose look huge. Professional journalists and experienced photographers and camera operators learn safety and ethical guidelines for their work. And those same best practices should be used by everyone taking photos and videos on their trips close to home and around the world.As a professional journalist, and trained, experienced content creator, here are my top selfie-taking tips to keep you...

5 Smart Selfie-Taking Tips