August 1, 2017

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The Best Beaches in New York City

Los Angeles gets all the attention for being an urban city with beautiful beaches, and while that’s partially due to Southern California’s pleasant year-round climate, it would be a mistake to ignore New York City‘s easy, breezy summer beach access. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 14 miles of free beaches, with lifeguards […]

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August 1, 2017

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The 5 Best Family Vacation Destinations in Florida

When families — particularly ones with small kids — think of Florida for a vacation, the first destination that usually comes to mind is, inevitably, Disney World. And while that’s a great place to start (it does, after all, make this list), there are plenty of other options in the state for those looking for […]

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July 29, 2017

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6 Awesome Surf Spots in Australia

Surfers Paradise on Australia’s famous Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the continent. The “Paradise” part of the beach town’s name is pretty on the mark (there are almost two miles of golden sand and loads of places to eat, drink, and shop against the glittering Pacific Ocean), but “Surfers Paradise” […]

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July 28, 2017

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The Top Summer Travel Trends of 2017

Beach at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge/Oyster Family road trips, beach trips, and mountain and lakeside getaways enjoy enduring popularity in the summer — one of the most popular times of the year to travel. These classic summer-travel staples are as mainstream and treasured as ever, but we’ve noticed a few other travel trends defining summer […]

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July 28, 2017

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6 Popular U.S. Destinations That Have Committed to the Paris Accord

Chris Isherwood/Flickr On June 1, the U.S. announced its decision to pull out of the landmark Paris Agreement, a plan to address climate change that involves now 195 countries setting and reporting on progress toward benchmarks to mitigate it. The decision to withdraw doesn’t technically take effect until November 2020 (one day after that year’s […]

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July 28, 2017

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The 7 Most Adorable Hotels in France

Maison Rousseau at the Auberge du Bon Laboureur/Oyster  Not everyone has the same opinion on what qualifies as adorable when it comes to digs. Accommodations that are adorably charming or rustic to one person may be fussy or dated to another. Same with “chic,” which can be seen as too minimalist and cold — and […]

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July 27, 2017

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Our Favorite Family Vacation Destinations in the U.S.

Disney — have you heard of it? Of course you have. When it comes to planning a family vacation in the U.S., your mind will most likely wander to the Florida favorite. And why shouldn’t it? After all, it has all the ingredients — amusement parks, water parks, character-themed resorts, and loads of other kid-friendly […]

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July 27, 2017

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Top Hotels in the Lake District, the Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

At first glance, the Grand Canyon, Taj Majal, and Machu Picchu don’t have much in common with the United Kingdom’s Lake District, but as of last week, all four bucket-list sites share the same prestigious title. In early July, the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, making it the 31st place in the […]

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July 27, 2017

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The Best Wineries in the Finger Lakes

Anyela’s Vineyards/Oyster When it comes to planning a vino-focused vacation, the usual suspects — Napa, Sonoma, Tuscany, and Burgundy — will justifiably cross your mind. Unfortunately for oenophiles traveling from the northeastern part of the country, these can be costly and time-consuming getaways. The good news: New York happens to be the third-largest wine producing […]

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July 26, 2017

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4 Traditional English Meals and Where to Experience Them

English cuisine hasn’t always had the best reputation among foodies, whether it’s the ubiquitous take-away curries, the stuffy old Sunday roasts, or the greasy full English breakfast. Recently, however, a number of hotels and restaurants in hip neighborhoods, along with a few classic standbys, have been elevating the traditional British fare for the modern era. […]

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July 26, 2017

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The 8 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C./Oyster Washington, D.C. is so chock-full of museums, you could see them from star-spangled sunup to sundown for days on end (to say nothing of the Capitol and the White House, both worthy of a tour). But despite the fact that there’s an endless list of cultural treasures to […]

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July 26, 2017

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What to Pack for a Cruise: The 8 Items You Need to Bring

View of Cruise Ship and Akershus Fortress/Oyster Packing for a cruise can be stressful. After all, you can’t just run to the store and pick up a forgotten item when you’re hundreds of miles offshore. Though most ships have some shops onboard, prices are usually high and selection is limited. We’ve found that the least […]

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July 25, 2017

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Why You Should Use Couchsurfing to Travel

Hostels may be the typical go-to accommodation option for budget-minded travelers, but if the rise of Airbnb is any indication, many people on vacation are not only looking for cheap digs, but also somewhere that offers a homey atmosphere. If that sounds like you, couch surfing may offer a home-away-from-home vibe at a low cost. […]

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July 25, 2017

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The Best Things to Do in Riviera Maya

Pier at the Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort, Puerto Morelos/Oyster Mexico’s Riviera Maya is located just south of Cancun, along the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s a beautiful stretch of coast that has warm waters, a top-notch reef system, and soft sand beaches that host large tangles of seaweed. Thanks to […]

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July 22, 2017

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Best Places to Stay Near AT&T Stadium in Dallas/Fort Worth

With three million square feet of space and some 111,000 seats, AT&T Stadium is the second largest dome in the world. It’s the home of the NFL football team the Dallas Cowboys, and it hosts countless college football games, concerts, rodeos, and camps year-round. AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas, smack dab between Fort […]

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July 22, 2017

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A Guide to Vietnam’s 9 Best Destinations

Vietnam is a long, narrow country that snakes its way down the eastern shores of the Asian continent. Within the last few decades, it has emerged from its complicated and violent past as a top destination in Southeast Asia among many types of travelers. Vietnam is well worth crossing the Pacific for, offering diversely beautiful […]

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July 22, 2017

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Spend the Night in a Star Wars Hotel at Disney World

With four theme parks, two water parks, multiple golf courses, countless restaurants, and more than 25 accommodation options, Walt Disney World feels more like an out-of-this-world city — one where Mickey is king. But now, the Florida behemoth is ready to take travelers to a galaxy far, far away. At the company’s D23 Expo, a […]

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July 21, 2017

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Thailand vs. Vietnam: Which Is a Better Vacation Destination for You?

Chao Phraya River/Oyster Planning a trip to Southeast Asia and torn between Thailand and Vietnam? We don’t blame you. Thailand, nicknamed the “Land of Smiles,” offers mouthwatering food, gorgeous beaches, plenty of historical landmarks, a rich culture, and affordable hotel rates. But then again, so does Vietnam. Both countries are versatile and provide travelers with […]

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July 21, 2017

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U.S. vs. Canada: Which Side of Niagara Falls Is Better for You?

Boris Dzhingarov/Flickr Niagara Falls is arguably the most famous waterfall in the world, and most of us have a stunning postcard-perfect image of it in our mind. However, the geography of the popular attraction may be a little fuzzier. So, let’s clear things up. Niagara Falls is located 20 minutes north of Buffalo Niagara International […]

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July 20, 2017

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7 Budget-Friendly Weekend Trips from NYC

According to TripAdvisor’s Summer Vacation Value Report, New York City is one of the most popular destinations among tourists this summer. And if there’s one thing New Yorkers have some trouble dealing with (aside from waiting on line, bars that are too loud, bars that are too quiet, drivers who don’t know where they’re going, […]

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July 20, 2017

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The 12 Best Mexico Hotels with Water Parks

Mexico has long been a hot destination for travelers. In 2016 alone, the country saw 35 million international visitors. Yes, many of those travelers are couples looking for a romantic beach getaway, but thanks to affordable flights and all-inclusive resorts, families are drawn here, too. It’s no wonder then that the country received the 2017 […]

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July 19, 2017

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How to Make the Most of a Rainy Beach Vacation

We’ve all been there: Opening our hotel room curtains expecting clear skies over blue water, only to be met with downpours. Even if you plan your beach vacation around the wet and dry seasons, there’s always a chance of rain. If a sunny ocean getaway is your savior from a chilly winter or simply a […]

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July 19, 2017

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Niagara Falls Hotels With the Best Views

Niagara Falls has been a classic vacation destination for decades, both for romantic getaways and family trips. The area and its offerings on both sides of the American-Canadian border have changed a lot over the years, but one thing has remained constant: the iconic views of the falls. That said, choosing a hotel overlooking Niagara […]

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July 19, 2017

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Where to Stay in Tuscany: Your Cheat Sheet to the Region

Tuscany is a place where every single stereotype checks out: the glorious Renaissance cities, the medieval villages hovering on hilltops, the rolling countryside that looks washed in a golden glow, the patchwork farmland and billowing green hills dotted with moody cypress trees, the rustic farmhouses, and the stone villas. There’s a reason why Tuscany has […]

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July 18, 2017

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10 Not-to-be-Missed Experiences in India

A trip to India is not only about taking in its many tourist sights, but also experiencing a bit of this fascinating country’s unique culture, way of life, and special vibe. India’s vibrant colors, cacophony of noise, intense heat, and heady smells can be a shock to all the senses, but they are part of […]

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July 18, 2017

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Where You Should Travel Based on Your Harry Potter House

This year, the best-selling book series ever written, Harry Potter, celebrates its 20th anniversary, marking two decades since muggles of all ages became bewitched by the wizarding world. So, we decided to celebrate with a destination guide to having the best vacation ever, based on your Hogwarts house. (Need to find out which you belong […]

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