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5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

10 Places Where Winter Never Happens

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

This winter -- filled with flight-cancelling snowstorms and polar vortexes -- is seemingly never-ending. It's got us thinking about packing up and moving to one of these perpetually warm and snow-free destinations.

10 Fun-filled Friends' Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Valentine's Day isn't going anywhere, so we singletons (and it's complicated-tons) might as well go somewhere. During the flurry of February 14th is an ideal time to skip town and indulge in some unadulterated fun sans romantic pressure.

7 Reasons to Visit Miami This Winter

Carrie Seim | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Carrie Seim

You've got four long months of bitter chill ahead of you and you've probably already lost a mitten. Now's the perfect time to review the seven reasons you should be taking a tropical time-out to Miami immediately.

7 Awesome Beach Getaways for Kids

Oyster | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Traveling with the kids is hardly a picnic, and all too often parents don't get to do a lot of vacationing on their vacations. If you're hoping to tantrum-proof your family beach getaway this winter, we have some solutions for you.

Sizzling Deals at Kid-Friendly Beach Resorts

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: The Landings St. Lucia) There's nothing like cooling temperatures to make families start yearning for the sand, surf and sun. Here are five...

Planning the Perfect Hawaiian Babymoon (...Yes, It's a Real Thing)

Janna Mandell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Janna Mandell

Whether you decide to take your Babymoon in Kauai or some other fantastic beach location, just remember relaxation is key. So skip the adventure trips and do Vegas another time.

Understanding Maryland's Ocean City: A Floridian's Perspective

Rebecca Bredholt | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Rebecca Bredholt

I have yet to find a reason to keep coming back to this beach, which is frustrating since it is the closest one in terms of driving distance. The novelty of this vacation destination wears off after one or two visits.

7 Classic Beach Boardwalks

MiniTime | Posted 09.22.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Saltwater taffy, carnival rides, and old-school fun are back on the upswing in classic beach towns whose boardwalks can make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine. Here are seven classic boardwalk towns that go out of their way to entice families,

Everyone Loves... Speedos?

Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

There are few things people around the world can agree on, but one of those things seems to be an unwavering love of the beach. Expedia released t...

6 Six Bay Area Beaches That Are Better Than Everyone Else's Beach

offMetro.com | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

Taking a trip to San Francisco? While the Bay Area has no shortage of beaches, not all beaches are created equal. For that reason, we've scoped out six sandy spots located just two hours from the city. Even locals couldn't have put together this list.

Catch a Dune

MiniTime | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Lose your woolly socks and thermal fleece and get ready for sandboarding -- arguably the coolest new way to have fun on a beach or desert getaway.

5 Great Boutique Hotels in the Hamptons

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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?

What Really Goes On Inside Nudist Resorts

JustLuxe | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

While the term 'clothing optional' may have different definitions at different nudist resorts, there is one practice that seems to be standard across the board: all guests must sit on a towel when nude. I'm sure the maid staff and cleaning crew are appreciative of that.

The 60 Best Beaches In The World

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Unsure where to head on your honeymoon? Check out some of the most incredible beaches in the world.

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.

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

There's no more thrilling way to discover lighthouses than to climb their towers, step-by-step, on the same staircases used by lighthouse keepers and their families a hundred years ago.

5 Awesome Los Angeles Beaches for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Miles of soft sand, swaying palm trees, and the lure of the sparkling ocean make the City of Angels a magnet for surf-and-sun devotees. Yet with over 90 beaches in Los Angeles County, it can be difficult for visiting families to know where to begin.

A Hawaii Hotel For Every Traveler

Oyster | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're on a budget or you're looking for luxury, Oyster has found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler -- and has the perfect Hawaii hotel for you.

Inside Some Of The Caribbean's Best Hotels

Oyster | Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Every day, Oyster.com continues to grow by visiting more and more places and adding more and more hotels to the site. You may have noticed, but we recently revisited the Dominican Republic and Riviera Maya to check out the scenes in our favorite beach locales. And we also made out first trip to beautiful Cozumel.

PHOTOS: The Old-School Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The assumption here is that travelers know how to handle both the a schooner and their rum.

PHOTOS: Hotels With Pick Up Scenes

Oyster | Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We look to answer the question: I'm looking for high-end resorts with an abundance of single ladies.

PHOTOS: Six Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

Oyster | Posted 12.15.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've stayed on some gorgeous private islands in our travels.

PHOTOS: Women's Luxury Leisure Travel Goes Solo

JustLuxe | Posted 07.15.2012 | Travel
JustLuxe

These days, a variety of single-serving travel options make it not only easy, but appealing, for women to take a vacation without their family.