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

Culture & History Normandy, France

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...

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

Culture & History India

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the power of light. India’s version of this universal theme is Diwali, and the festival brings centuries of rich tradition alive....

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Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

Culture & History Mexico

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Mexico’s Day of the Dead is often mistaken as the country’s equivalent of Hallowe’en, but Día de Muertos has its own history, traditions and...

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Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

Culture & History Hawaii

The island of Hawai‘i’s vast, diverse and often breathtaking landscape is home to six distinct moku – the Hawaiian word for “districts” – with lots for you to see and experience in each.ISLAND OF HAWAI’I – Want to truly experience and appreciate the boundless natural wonder and diversity of the...

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Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

Culture & History Normandy, France

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared by veterans returning to their homes.2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. With every passing year, there are fewer and fewer veterans alive who landed...

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The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are not alone. The stories and history made in these estates are legendary.At one time, there were tens of thousands of country houses owned by Britain’s noble...

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These 3 Latin American Cities Turn 500 This Year

Culture & History Central America, Anywhere

In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue (as the rhyme we learned in school goes), and unwittingly unleashed a tsunami of Europeans heading west to explore the Americas.That was half a millennium ago, and now, some of the earliest European settlements in the Caribbean and Latin America...

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This Italian Wine Region is Now a UNESCO Site

Culture & History Italy

Pop the cork on the bubbles! If you're a fan of sparkling wine, you are likely already familiar – and in love with – Italy's signature rival to French champagne.Finally, Italian prosecco is getting some recognition - you might agree it's long overdue. After a 10-year wait, Italy's Prosecco hills of Conegliano and...

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This 400-Year-Old Easter Play Only Happens Once a Decade in this German Village

Culture & History Germany

You may never have heard of the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau. But every year ending in 0: 2010, 2020, 2030 and so on... Oberammergau becomes synonymous with the Passion Play – the biblical story of Easter – it performs nearly daily for months from Spring to Fall. For those with a...

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What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year

Culture & History Normandy, France

Everyone experiences travel differently, and this may be most true of historic sites. Standing on the spot where history was made is a profound experience that transcends any amount of studying, reading, watching documentaries or films. When you are actually there, the sights, sounds, perspective and your historic imagination all...

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50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

Culture & History Montreal, Quebec

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. 2019 marks the anniversary of the legendary time when music uber-star and peace activist John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono booked themselves into Montreal's Fairmont...

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Video: Normandy WW2 Landing Beaches

Culture & History Normandy, France

It may not be the most joyful travel experience you have in Northern France, but for families of veterans, and any grateful citizen, a visit to the World War 2 Landing Beaches in Normandy creates a lifetime of memories.BestTrip.TV journeyed to the shores on a stormy English Channel to remember...

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Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History Normandy, France

Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or the sacrifices of ordinary young men on an extraordinary moment for the world, all Canadians as well as citizens of all the nations who fought or were affected by these momentous times... all should make a pilgrimage to the Juno Beach Centre...

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Grain Silo Transformed into Breathtaking Museum and Hotel

Culture & History South Africa

Within a year of its breathtaking reincarnation, Cape Town's historic Grain Silo has already been named one of the world's top 100 places. When it was originally constructed in the 1920's, the Grain Silo on the city's waterfront was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a symbol of connection to...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. When the cold and darkness of winter close in, more and more of us go in search of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the world – everyone wants in on Denmark's famously convivial way of life. The Danish are...

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Video: A Canadian Veteran of DDay Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

Culture & History Normandy, France

There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, who shared his memories of landing on DDay as a young soldier, and why he believes all of us should travel there today.DDay remains the...

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Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada's WW2 DDay Landing Beach war memorial and museum, right on the site where Canadians joined British, American, French and Allied Forces on a fateful day in 1944 that was the beginning of the end of the War.Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or...

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