Stories

"Culture history" | All Stories

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

about 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...

Read more

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

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...

Read more

5 Fun Facts Plus 1 Travel-Inspired Tequila Recipe

about Tequila, Mexico

Tequila has grown up. No longer a frat house or a blurry vacation cliché, Mexico's national spirit has returned in recent years to its roots, with new premium brands sprouting up that are perfect for sipping and stylish cocktails at home...

Read more

Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

about Ireland

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 cinematic drama is more your style, Ireland is where your fantasy of standing in the...

Read more

Video: 3 Reasons You'll Love Marseille

about Marseille, France

France's largest port town, on the magical Mediterranean, has been transformed in recent years.  You'll still find the charms of its Old Port, the oldest neighborhood in France, the maritime culture... but there's been a wave of revitalization and stunning...

Read more

Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

about Normandy, France · 88 Comments

The past and next few years mark a number of World War 1 and World War 2 anniversaries. Commemorations take place here at home, and we hope everyone takes a moment to pause and reflect or attend a memorial service....

Read more

Remai Modern: A New Player on North America's Modern Art Scene

about Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

October 2017 saw the birth of a new destination for modern art lovers.  The nearly $100 million Remai Modern art museum at River Landing in Saskatoon is an ambitious project that puts this Saskatchewan city on the map for culture...

Read more

Video: How to Rock a Dirndl for Oktoberfest

Is Oktoberfest in your future? In Munich or a festival closer to home, you won't be fully into the spirit of the annual harvest celebration of Gemutlichkeit (fellowship), beer, pretzels and Wurst unless you also deck yourself in traditional Bavarian...

Read more

The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

about Chicago, Illinois

American Writers Museum is the newest addition to the city's Cultural Mile. It is the first and only museum of its kind celebrating the US literary scene and the men and women who captured and shaped American culture, point of...

Read more

Face to Face with the World's Largest Solid Gold Buddha

about Bangkok, Thailand

Most of the time, breaking an historic religious icon does not turn out well. But when workers moving a large and very old but otherwise unremarkable plaster statue of Buddha in Bangkok in 1955 dropped their load, they got lucky....

Read more

Video: Normandy WW2 Landing Beaches

about Normandy, France · 86 Comments

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...

Read more