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Top 6 Wellness and Fitness Cruises You Should be Booking Now

Have you resolved to travel more AND be more fit and well? Why not put these life goals together on your next cruise? Cruise lines have upped their health, wellness, and fitness games in recent years. In fact, some of the best wellness...

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Why Is River Cruising So Popular Now?

River cruising is having a bit of a moment right now, with multiple cruise companies opening up new routes along major rivers including the Mekong and the Rhine, and launches of ever-more-advanced river cruise ships being an increasingly regular occurrence....

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Where's the Best Place to be on National Cake Day?

about Austria

If it isn't on your calendar already, get out a red pen and mark November 26. That's National Cake Day, and although we don't need any excuses to enjoy the star of any birthday, wedding, or Tuesday afternoon, it got us...

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Video Cruise Review: Tulips and Much More on an Avalon Spring Netherlands River Cruise

about Netherlands

If you're a flower lover, a Tulip Time spring cruise in the Netherlands is already on your bucket list. If you're not a particular flower lover, it should still be on your bucket list.BestTrip sailed on the Avalon Vista and discovered...

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Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

about Netherlands

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands is said to be the largest spring flower garden in the world – and it's the...

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Video: Meet the Crazy 'Chicken Man' of the Avignon Market

about Avignon, France

Local markets are one of the greatest delights of trips to the South of France.  The glorious town of Avignon (perhaps best known for the song about its famous bridge) also has a renowned market.  In addition to exquisite regional...

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Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

about Germany

A night time market in the grounds of a castle. Fires and torches and twinkling lights, the smell of evergreen boughs, the best German Christmas culinary treats and artisans selling authentic German arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and cozy winter...

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CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER

Contrary to the popular Strauss waltz, the Danube is not blue. It is, however, one of the most popular rivers in Europe for river cruising. And for good reason. On our recent Danube cruise, we wound our way through 5...

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