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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: St. Lucia Raises "Energy" Level; Discovering the Expanding BØRNS Identity

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don't. Why would you? Teabags don't automatically make yo...

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away from them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean.

Hidden Gems In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel

Fortunately some quaint bed-and-breakfasts can be found nestled among the beaches of the Caribbean, and our hotel investigators discovered 10 hidden gems during their recent travels.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

"AMY" - The Sad Price of Fame!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I only met British singer Amy Winehouse once...some seven or eight year ago, backstage at the Grammy Awards here in Los Angeles. When I was introduced to her as the producer of a movie about Billie Holiday, she turned to me and said that she idolized Billie.

Most Travelers Don't Know That These 6 Hotel Upgrades Are Actually Worth the Cost

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

A real deal can be found in the occasional gem of an upgrade. We plugged in August dates and found six hotel rooms where the upgrade from one room type to the one directly above it is well worth the indulgence.

Caribbean Facing Worst Drought In 5 Years

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a ...

10 Crazy Expensive Hotels With Rates That Will Blow Your Mind

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

Last week, we gave you the low down on just how low hotel rates can go. And we pleasantly discovered they can get quite low; all 10 properties that made our "cheapest hotels" list cost $22/night or less!

Here Comes the Sun: The Hottest Places to Melt Your Winter Blues Away

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Zoey Gulmi

Whether you're packing a suitcase to France, Costa Rica, or anywhere in between, I've rounded up the perfect vacation spots to melt your winter blues away.

Investigators Allege St Lucia Police Had A 'Death List'

AP | By STAN BISHOP and DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — A team of independent investigators is alleging that St. Lucia's police force maintained "death lists" of people deemed t...

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

7 Retreats For A Low-Key Caribbean Getaway

Oyster | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Fewer crowds, intimate spaces, and unspoiled tropical vistas are the hallmarks of these hotels, and these secluded spots are the places we like to visit when we're looking for a low-key getaway.

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

Your Hunger Games Vacation (Peeta Not Included)

Oyster | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel

All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!

Babymoon Like a Celeb: Six Gorgeous Hotels Where Celebrities Celebrated Their Babymoons

Oyster | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel

We're always looking for an excuse to go on vacation, and thanks in large part to pregnant celebrities, "babymoons" are becoming a very real thing.

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

5 Affordable Places to Hide From Summer Crowds

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While it's true that the price of a vacation and volume of domestic travelers have increased since 2013 (according to a recent survey conducted by, a summer getaway isn't out of the question for budget-minded travelers.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

8 Ways To Bounce Back From A Broken Heart

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

With Valentine's Day 2014 approaching, not everyone will be bubbling over with joy, receiving a red velvet covered heart box with chocolate and two dozen red velvet roses. Some of us may be feeling a bit sad and nostalgic over what was or could have been after a break up. Some of us may be mending our broken hearts.

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. Who wants to walk when you're on vacation in a tropical paradise?

In St. Lucia, Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Did someone say St. Lucia? I'm thinking of that time not so long ago (actually only a few weeks) when I found myself languishing in sunshine as airports around the country were canceling flights, thwarting everyone's plans to escape the deep freeze. I was one of the lucky ones.