Travel Stories

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

Netherlands, River or Ocean Cruises

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherl...

10 Tips When You Travel To Amsterdam From A Monograms Local Host

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Escorted or Guided Tour

There's nothing better when you travel than having a friend in town to give you the insider tips only a local would know. Most of us don't have fr...

Video: The Most Photographed Hotel in the World Celebrates 125 Years

Quebec, Hotels

How does a hotel become the most photographed in the world?  Many hotels have spectacular architecture, magnificent and dramatic settings... b...

Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

Europe, Transportation

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting...

7 Reasons to Cruise Canada and New England on Seabourn

North America, River or Ocean Cruises

One of the greatest natural spectacles in the world is the unmatched explosion of colorful foliage that takes place in Eastern Canada and the North...

Video: Get a Bird's-Eye View of One of the Natural Wonders of the World

Saint John, New Brunswick, Sightseeing

Something amazing happens when the highest tides in the world arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick. Twice a day, tides in Canada's Bay of Fundy...

If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

River or Ocean Cruises

March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of passengers.&...

Tips for Biking Bermuda's Railway Trail National Park

Bermuda, Adventure

It may be one of the best ways to see the beauty of Bermuda. The train system in Bermuda was short-lived, but its legacy is a National Park trai...

Video: The Best of Buenos Aires: A Monograms Tour with a Local Host

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Escorted or Guided Tour

Buenos Aires ranks high on travel bucket lists: an exciting, European-influenced city in a remote country, renowned for a passionate history and pu...

Video: Meet the Cobbler Hand-Crafting Italian Sandals on the Silver Muse

River or Ocean Cruises

There's a tinkling, tap-tap-tap coming from the pool deck of the Silver Muse. It's being made by a hammer against a tiny shoe nail in the hands of ...

Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

Ireland, Culture & History

The Emerald Isle is Hollywood gold! Lovers of green beer and big parties may dream of visiting Ireland for St. Patrick's Day festivities. But if ci...

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

River or Ocean Cruises

Silversea's 'Celebrity' Culinary Partnership By: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/ Host BestTrip.TV These days, celebrity chefs and cruise...

Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

River or Ocean Cruises

Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending. The bartender gives you a great show making your drink. But instead of barte...

Canada's Northwest Passage: An Epic Arctic Journey with Adventure Canada

Arctic Ocean, Anywhere, River or Ocean Cruises

Following a route less traveled in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and today's First Nations in one of the last frontiers: the Arctic.Story and...

Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Dining

Plan a trip to Ontario’s Niagara region, and your list may include the iconic Falls (top photo credit), world-class theater at the Shaw Festival, f...

Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

Newfoundland and Labrador, Hotels

In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away. The island is remote; only accessible by ferrie...

Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Outdoor Activities

Vancouver may be Canada's most famously 'outdoorsy' major city. Even in a city that drives Canada's vast Asia-Pacific business, athletic wear is mo...

The 'Height' of Luxury: Train and Stay in Peru's Andes

Peru, Luxury

South America has its first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer pioneers a new way to discover Peru on its two-night journeys at alti...

Shaq is the 'Chief Fun Officer' of this Cruise Line

River or Ocean Cruises

It's not the normal career path of a company CFO.  But when CFO stands for Chief Fun Officer, it takes a unique resume to fill the role.&n...

7 Reasons to Go To Sea on the New MSC Seaside

Caribbean,, River or Ocean Cruises

MSC Cruises' new flagship launched at the end of 2017 and it's really making waves.  Designers of the MSC Seaside had a goal: to bring...

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