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20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Guide Books

What to do and see on a first visit to Portland

Portland’s sudden celebrity may seem to come out of nowhere (or as a direct result of a cutesy indie sketch show), but the folks who grew up here …

Oregon

A Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Chris GoldbergWaterfalls, caves, mountain peaks, and ancient forests. This probably doesn’t sound much like Los Angeles to those who …

Hiking

The 11 best places to see cherry blossoms in the US

Golden Gate Park

Best Beaches In The World: The Togean Islands, Indonesia

Among the thousands of Indonesian islands sprawled across the Indian Ocean, perhaps some of the finest are the Togean islands. Situated some 40km …

The 19 best countries in the world for adventure seekers

If so, these countries might be worth adding to your bucket list.<p>The US News & World Report surveyed more than 21,000 people from around the globe to produce a ranking of the best countries in the world, based on a series of specific criteria.<p>The study also produced a number of subrankings, …

South America

The Best Cities for Expats

Travel

Stop Pretending Everyone Can Travel

By now, you probably know that I detest travel snobbery with every fibre of my being. However, I wanted to discuss something else that raises my ire: the persistent belief in the travel community that absolutely EVERYONE can travel-- and if they can't, it's because they're not trying hard enough or …

Travel

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

The Best Shoes on the New York Fashion Week Runways

While the runways often fixate solely on the clothes (and the models, for that matter), shoes also play a major role. And, as evidenced by our accessories gallery, they're a pretty big deal.<p>The fall 2016 shows at New York Fashion Week showcased some serious winners this time around with killer …

Women's Fashion

The world's best beaches, according to reader reviews

1. Grace Bay -- Providenciales, Turks and Caicos<p>A sweeping crescent of sand on the north shore of the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay offers visitors both luxury and natural beauty. The beach has breathtaking surf and sand, plus it is close to resorts, a golf course and …

A couple who has traveled to 100 countries just got back from a crazy trip to Africa — here's what it was like

But there's one continent they always look forward to returning to: Africa.<p>The duo recently got back from their fifth trip to Africa, this time traveling through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.<p>"From the stunning landscapes and teeming wildlife to the agreeable climate and friendly people, it always …

Toronto Blue Jays

The Side Dishes to Serve When You're Entertaining, No Matter What

Making dinner, especially when you're cooking for a crowd, is as much a balancing act as it is simple and straightforward cooking. It’s the balancing of oven space and of dietary requirements; of food and wine; of cutlery and cookware and the creative alternatives you devise when you run out of …

Budget Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in the US, Mexico and Caribbean

We searched high and low (more like coast to coast), near and far (think Mexico and the Caribbean) to find ideal honeymoon destinations that won't have you spending more than you did on the wedding.<p>We found 12 honeymoon havens in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean offering value, romance and …

Rhode Island

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is a vibrant weekend getaway

Some consider the neatly laid-out town of San Miguel de Allende a Mexican Disneyland. Full of stucco colonial buildings whose paint jobs I would describe as watermelon gelato, electric cantaloupe and <i>tres leches</i>, San Miguel is an Instagrammer's playground. With a festive vibe and burgeoning food …

25 Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

*Pura vida*

Dining with giraffes at Kenyan manor hotel - in pictures

Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, where guests share the grounds with a herd of resident endangered Rothschild giraffes. The wild animals often visit guests in the morning and evening, poking their long necks through the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their …

Wildlife

The most unusual hotels in the USA

Best Sandwich Shops in San Francisco

San Francisco may not have a single iconic sandwich like some other cities in America, but that means the creativity on display between two slices of …

San Francisco

How to Dress for Winter Like a Street Style Star? Take a Cue From Sofía Sanchez de Betak’s Antarctica Packing List

In a sea of enviable holiday Instagram posts that showed our newly bronzed friends and loved ones frolicking half-clothed on the idyllic beaches of somewhere close to the equator, it was Sofía Sanchez de Betak making friends with a colony of penguins that made us all want to rethink even the most …

10 destinations that are surprisingly affordable in the winter

We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter.<p>So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.<p><i>Deals</i> …

Air Travel

An Actually Useful Guide to Miami, Florida

Heading to Miami? Let Victoria Gonzalez-Bredy be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to</i> …

South Beach

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for someplace just a <i>bit</i> more …

National Parks

Our Favorite Local Bakeries Around the World

Our picks for where to get your cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, and more in these local favorites around the world.<p>Every city has its beloved …

Tom Colicchio

6 Perfect B&B Weekend Getaways for Fall

<i>By Pam Mandel for BedandBreakfast.com</i><p>The days are a little shorter and the smell of dry leaves will soon fill the air. The calendar is turning to autumn, and it's time to make the most of sunny, crisp fall weekends before winter sets in. Grab a mug of warm apple cider and read about our favorite …

National Parks

5 Places to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

<i>by Allison Williams and Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of NHDTTD/George Murphy<p>While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long--fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best</b> …

New England

5 Affordable Off-Peak Destinations Worth a Visit This Fall

Many associate the end of summer with the return to the grind -- but it doesn't have to be so! As professional vacationers (hey, it actually can be a lot of work -- and someone's got to do it), we here at Oyster.com would beg to differ. The fall season can actually be a prime time for a getaway; …