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Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Some reviewers feel entitled and use the reviews to extract or obtain freebies from the hotels. Commenters who have a low number of reviews or a pattern of posting numerous harsh or auspicious reviews are dubious.

Enjoying the Wilds of South Africa at the Umlani Bushcamp

Susan Portnoy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

In June, I had the great pleasure of exploring the Timbavati game reserve in South Africa, a ruggedly beautiful region about six hours northeast of Johannesburg by car.

Getting Outdoors In The East

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From the tip of Maine to the Florida Keys, America's Eastern region is a diverse area filled with just about every type of terrain an active traveler could want: mountains, marshes, lakes, cliffs, forests and so much more.

Best Hotels In San Francisco For Mixing Business With Pleasure

Oyster | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Plenty of business people find themselves traveling to San Francisco for work. And while the city has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers, it can b...

Mixing Business With Pleasure In NYC

Oyster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Plenty of business people find themselves traveling to New York City for work. And while New York has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers, it can b...

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

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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

Top 10 Infinity Pools on the Caribbean Sea (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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...

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...

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.

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.

Top 10 Value Hotels in the U.S.

GAYOT.com | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
GAYOT.com

If you're looking for value without sacrificing style, there are a number of properties around the country that offer excellent escapes. Our Top 10 list takes a look at the very best from coast to coast.

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!).

PHOTOS: Ireland's 9 Most Memorable Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

People tend to go a little crazy on St. Paddy's day; most of us are familiar with the crowded parades, green rivers, and drunken revely. And it's unde...

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.

PHOTOS: The Caribbean's Hidden Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Oyster

There's nothing quite like the sense of discovery one feels when arriving at a hidden gem hotel -- a truly special spot that is intimate, remote, underrated or all of the above.

PHOTOS: Five Ways To Stay In Cancun

Oyster | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We've found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler, so whether you plan on bringing the kids along or hope to have a romantic getaway, Oyster has a hotel for you.

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Hotels For Every Kind of Traveler

Oyster | Posted 01.05.2013 | Travel
Oyster

There is a multiplicity of everything.

PHOTOS: The Best Hotel Coffee Bars Across The U.S.

Oyster | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've found five of the best hotel coffee bars across the states so you can get that jolt you need without having to leave your hotel.

PHOTOS: New York City's Smallest Hotel Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Ah, New York. There's really no place like it. It's one of the only cities in the world where you can pay hundreds of dollars for a hotel room smaller than your office cubicle.

PHOTOS: Berlin's Best Budget Hotels

Oyster | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Oyster

All of this would come at a high price in any other city, but Berlin is one of the most affordable destinations in Europe.

PHOTOS: Maine's Cozy B&Bs

Oyster | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel
Oyster

From seven-room inns to luxurious spa stays, the bed and breakfast is alive and well in this northernmost New England spot.