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Entries by Oyster from 05/2013

The Most Luxurious Hotels in South America (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel

South America is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Whether you want to sit beachside in Rio De Janeiro or soak in views of the Andes ...

Summer Road Trips: Weekend Getaways from 5 Major U.S. Cities (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel

Summertime is fast-approaching and we can't wait till the days of top-down convertibles, cover-ups and flip-flops dress codes, and mini weekend getawa...

Our 12 Favorite Hotel Bars For After-Work Drinks (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.02.2013 | Travel

Hotel bars are often a convenient spot for a nightcap or a quick after-work drink (anything to take the edge off!) while on a business trip -- but not...

Coolest Hotel Amenities in the Hamptons

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel

Take a look at these hotel perks that make weekends away in the Hamptons even better!

Healthy Travel: 5 Hotel Chains that Make it Easy to Stay Fit on the Road (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel

Staying fit on the road is never easy, particularly when it comes to eating well. Many of us let our diets go out the window when we travel, partly be...

Forget Brunch: 5 Unique Ideas for a Mother's Day Celebration

| Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel

It happens every year -- suddenly it's May and you have NO idea what to do for Mother's Day. We've got you covered.

Guide to Florida Keys Activities (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

The Keys have a little something for everyone -- and fortunately, everything can be done under the Florida sun! Whether you want to hit the beach, set...

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too.

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC's Still Got It! (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

We made a recent visit to the hip Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC to see the results of their extensive renovations. The verdict? The Gansevoort's still go...

Photo Tour: Discover 5 Gorgeous Luxury Hotels in Istanbul (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

Istanbul is a city of contrasts. It's a city that's both modern and historic, where great restaurants, hopping nightlife, and horrific traffic exist a...

Top 10 Infinity Pools on the Caribbean Sea (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

The beach, the pools, the view - these are major reasons why we travel to the Caribbean. And when we can get all in one, that's ideal. So we scoured t...

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.10.2013 | Travel

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...

The 12 Trendiest Hotel Bars Across the U.S. (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel

Many hotels have on-site bars, even if they're merely situated in the glorified outskirts of the lobby, where guests can grab standard drinks after a ...

Gorgeous Napa Vineyards

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel

California's Napa Valley attracts plenty of visitors each year with its gorgeous scenery, gourmet eats, and, of course, some of the best wineries in t...

Never Use A Treadmill Again: Get Fit With These Original Fitness Features (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel

Getting fit doesn't have to be on your to-do list after you travel. While many hotels offer state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, w...

Grand Canyon Bound: 10 Stunning Luxury Hotels within Driving Distance (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

Summer is just around the corner, and if a trip to the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list (as it should be), there's no better time to visit! Whether...

Literary Hotels: Where famous authors have partied, waited arrest, and -- yes -- even written novels (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

Whether they're on business or leisure, with the family or solo, almost all travelers consider a book (or a Kindle, whatever) a must-have while on a t...

Romantic Eco-Friendly Stays (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

For those who love tree-hugging just as much as they love snuggling up with that special someone, we've found the best hotels for environmentally-friendly duos who don't want to skimp on romance.

Outdoor Dining: The Best Al Fresco Restaurants in New York City (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

The best spots to grub down outdoors this summer.

No More Megaresorts: 10 Unique Boutiques in the Caribbean (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Travel

Hidden among the Caribbean's many mega-resorts are some of the most unique, intimate boutiques travelers can imagine.

10 Memorial Day Getaways NOT on the Beach (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the official kick-off of the summer season. When that Friday hits, thousands of beac...

Hotels for Mixing Business With Pleasure: 6 Fab Spots for a Bizcation

| Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

These properties are sure to please any productive vacationers, so you'll have just the right mix of business with pleasure. Enjoy your bizcation!

The Hamptons: Where to Stay + Where to Party (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

The Hamptons isn't just about the beach -- it's about the hopping nightlife.

Skip the Summer Share: 5 Great Boutique Hotels in the Hamptons (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

Summertime is all about quick weekend getaways to enjoy some pampering in the sun. And what better way to relax and soak up the scene than heading to the Hamptons?

A River Runs Through It: 12 Amazing Riverside Hotels

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Travel

"Sun and surf" might be the stuff of summer, but that doesn't mean a trip exclusively to the beach is in order. Some of our favorite summer destinatio...