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Summer Road Trips

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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...

Getting Outdoors In Napa Valley

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Northern California's gorgeous Napa Valley region has tons of wino-centric activities to offer throughout its lush, rolling hills and endless vineyards. But there's also plenty to do here even if you're not a wine connoisseur, from biking, to hiking, to hitting the Napa River.

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

Rooms With A View

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...

8 Impressive Hotel Art Collections Worth A Visit

Oyster | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Oyster

When traveling around the world, tourists often have famed art museums on their lists of must-see attractions. But what if the hotel they're staying i...

Big Cities, Small Stays

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.

The Best Places To Stay Near MLB Ballparks

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

So whether you cheer for the Yankees (or the Mets), the Red Sox, the White Sox (or the Cubs), the Braves, the Cardinals, the Dodgers, the Marlins, the Phillies, the Giants, or the Astros, we have the perfect hotel where the die-hard fans can stay.

Legends Of The Mississippi Delta

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

If you can't wait for the fall, take a virtual spin now of the featured tour stops.

The 10 Best Farmers' Markets In The U.S.

Oyster | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We've picked out our 10 favorite farmers' markets across the states, so no matter where your spring and summer vacations take you, you'll have plenty of tasty treats to bring home.

Hotels That Offer Cooking Classes

Oyster | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

But cooking can actually be fun, especially if you have a master chef offering instructions. Plus, the best part of going to a cooking class? You don't have to do the cleanup!

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

PHOTOS: America's Best Boardwalks

Oyster | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From Atlantic City to Santa Cruz, beach bums will strut their stuff down those sandy pathways, either taking in the views or letting loose on beachside coasters (or both!).

10 Gorgeous Hotel Room Views

Oyster | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel
Oyster

During our travels around the globe, we have stayed in some pretty gorgeous rooms. But a beautiful room means nothing if it looks out at a brick wall.

British Tourists Bitch About New York

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

What do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food? Are they comfy in our hotels? Do they think we're friendly?

PHOTOS: 9 Underrated Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Fewer people, untouched nature, you name it; underrated beach destinations are hidden gems that can be just what you're looking for.

Vegas Pools Reopen For Spring

Oyster | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Known for their ever-flowing liquor, bikini bodies and raucous behavior, Vegas pool parties are some of the most popular places to let it all hang out.

PHOTOS: Cabin Fever

Home Away | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Icy sidewalks, cold winds and not enough daylight have kept many of us indoors for too long, resulting in a wicked case of cabin fever. It's time to get away for a few days for a change of scenery, and, ironically, the cure for cabin fever just may be a cabin.

5 Things To Do In Austin

Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel

If you're going to SXSW, you'll want to bring this list.

PHOTOS: Truly Baffling Hotel Signs

Oyster | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Oyster

What on Earth could this possibly mean?

10 New Railroad Boom Towns

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

Last week, as congressional leaders announced a plan to reauthorize funding for railroads across America, a new Brookings Institution study showed tha...

PHOTOS: California's Lesser-Known Wonders

Oyster | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We kind of hate to be sharing our best-kept secrets, but it's our job, after all.

5 Hotel Health Risks You Didn't Know About

Oyster | Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Let's face it: Traveling can bring out the inner germaphobe in even the most adventurous of us.

PHOTOS: Where The Old Money Is

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Want to live like a Rockefeller on your next vacation? Want a voyeuristic peek into the world of the rich and powerful? These iconic resorts across ...

PHOTOS: Ski On Ski Off Spas

Oyster | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

What's better than crawling into a soft, warm bed after a long day of skiing? Well, very few things, but an après-ski spa session may just top it! It...

PHOTOS: Hotels Rock Shabby Chic Decor

Oyster | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Shabby-chic hotel design is a study in the art of textural contrasts: vintage leather, velvet furniture, deliberately faded rugs, woods and rich prints all add to the look.