Jake

@jakeatsea | Oyster Farmer, Traveler, Runner

18 Bizarre Tips for your Trip to Thailand

If you have ever traveled though Thailand you probably noticed things are done a little differently. From eye watering spicy food to laws you don’t …

Thai Food

The World's 30 Friendliest Cities

Hospitality and helpfulness reign at the planet’s friendliest cities. These are the 30 most congenial destinations, as selected by T+L readers.

Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on their favorite cities around the globe in our annual World’s Best Awards survey. While some are …

U.S. Travel

10 Beautiful Cities That Every Backpacker Should Visit

For each of these destinations, backpackers can find cheap flights and get to where they want to go quickly and easily.

When finding a place to sleep, …

European Travel

World's best islands

See the top-ranked isles that span the seas, from a well-kept secret in the Philippines to the electric blue waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Travel (UK)

8 Islands in Thailand for Every Traveler

When you think of Thailand, you might dream of exploring it’s white sandy beaches, or countless Buddhist temples. You may crave a plate of spicy pad …

Thailand Travel

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Europe? Nope—check out that maple-leaf flag. It's Montreal, where you can practice speaking French, get your crepe on, and save a bundle while having

Travel Deals

Top 10 European canyons and gorges for walking and hiking trips

Vikos, Greece

People don’t often think of Greece as a wilderness, but bears still range through the wooded Vikos in the Pindus mountains of the north-west, and groups of wild boar run amuck through its forests. At 20km in length, 1,600 metres deep and with its straight sections topped with uniform …

European Travel

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Here at Oyster, we can never get enough of bright lights, big cities, and the continuous buzz and hum of modern metropolis life. There's just something about the energy in the air that we find exhilarating. But that doesn't mean we don't take a moment every once in a while to step back in time. And …

Travel (Canada)

15 food festivals in the U.S. for the ultimate foodie

Food has become a serious hobby for many people, and keeping up with the latest trends is essential to your #foodporn status.

Food festivals are the perfect place to sample the newest flavors and creations, like grasshopper or beer cheese, but they're also the scene of some of the most exotic and …

Cooking

30 Stunning Photos of Tigers that Will Leave You Spellbound

I'm convinced predators like Tigers are so ridiculously beautiful so their prey can't help but stare as their last chance to escape ticks away.

Striped felines of un-matched beauty, each of the tigers in the photos below absolutely mesmerize us, captivating our imagination with the intensity of …

Photographers

16 Can't-Miss European Destinations

Europe has so many fabulous places to visit that it can be hard to choose a spot for your next escape. Here are some of Fodor's favorite destinations.

European Travel

Why Metaphors Beat The Snot Out Of Facts When It Comes To Motivating Action

Douglas Van Praet returns to tackle the magic of metaphors, and explain why they beat facts when it comes to creative persuasion.

Metaphors have long permeated creative expression from cave paintings to commercials. And there’s a good reason that Geico is "So easy, a cavemen can do it," Prudential …

Psychology

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.

1. Mono Lake

California | Car …

Camping

The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on the beach while you sleep. All while …

Outdoors

9 Awesome Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a one of a kind city that takes pride in having tourists and travelers alike enjoy there amazing attractions. This once sleepy fishing …

Singapore

5 Things to do During Your First Week as a Social Media Manager

It’s your first day as a social media manager for a new company. Where do you even start?This question is a common one, but one that often goes …

Management

Top Beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

When you think about Costa Rica what comes to mind? Do you dream about its rustic jungle, or powerful volcanoes? Do you lust for the taste of fresh …

Costa Rica

England's best wild swimming walks

The best English walking routes with wild swimming in lakes, rivers and ponds along the way, in the Lake District, Sussex, Dorset, and Yorkshire

The Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association, the authors of Wild Swimming Walks (Wild Things Publishing, £14.99), share their favourite country walks with us – …

Walking

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

Outdoors

Top 25 Hotels In The U.S.

North America Travel

5 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit Regularly

With a quick keyword search or the click of a button, most entrepreneurs can find answers to questions, resources, or the latest small business …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Best Coach-Class Airlines in the World

You see a lot of "best airline" stories, but many look suspiciously like they were based on business- and first-class. For most travelers, however, what happens at the front of the plane stays at the front of the plane—it's something to fantasize about, but prohibitively expensive and not even …

Flying

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

Business Planning

13 Things to Know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

1. Pura Vida: It’s more than just a saying, it’s a way of life. These two words sum up exactly what Costa Rica is all about. Enjoy what you have and …

Costa Rica

Top 10: best places and cities to visit in England

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for familes, kids and couples, including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Bath, Cotswolds, London and Brighton, and what to do when there

Yorkshire

Visitors flock to Yorkshire because there is no place on earth like God’s Own …

European Travel

Living in: The world’s best cities for expats

Where do foreigners find friendly locals, career opportunities and contentment? These five places ranked high in a recent survey.

Whether assessing the local climate, calculating the cost of living or understanding how easily you can make friends abroad, choosing a new country to live in comes with …

European Travel

20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Today, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, has a whopping total of 1,007 World Heritage Sites on its official list.

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.

From …

Adventure Travel

These Are the 10 Best Cities to Visit Around the World

Add these places to your travel bucket list

For globetrotting travelers, it’s easy to recognize a spectacular city. They are energetic, diverse destinations intent on preserving local heritage, revitalizing undervalued neighborhoods, and they possess distinct personalities that set them apart from …

Africa

Five Best Cheap Travel Booking Sites

Getting away for a little holiday shouldn’t have to be expensive. There are lots of great sites to help you plan your next trip, whether it’s for …

20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America

Beaches