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The Best Time to Visit Spain: A Season-by-Season Guide

To be honest, visiting Spain any time of year is a good idea. The country is blessed with a mostly mild climate, meaning that even during wintertime visits, you might not need a jacket during the day. Of course, there are plenty of factors to consider, and particular parts of the country are more hospitable…

Our Most Popular Destinations on Pinterest

While many turn to blogs and guide books for vacation ideas, others find their dream trip on one of the many social media platforms. Instagram feeds flood with dreamy snapshots of spectacular mountain retreats, pristine beaches, and energetic cities waiting to be seen first-hand. Pinterest, too, is full of inspirational destination photos that can spark…

Where to Travel Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

We’ve all taken a personality test at this point — whether it’s a quick Buzzfeed quiz that tells us our secret cereal identity or a more in-depth character analysis. People want to know more about who they are. And when it comes to travel, your personality can be a crucial component in planning your next…

The Best Itinerary for Barcelona

{ImageMarkup https://images.oyster.com/photos/cathedral-of-barcelona–v5301114} To say that Barcelona, a city that boasts gorgeous beaches, abundant sunshine, vibrant local culture, a delectable foodie scene, and a relaxed pace, has it all might be one of travel’s biggest cliches and one of its biggest understatements. From Antoni Gaudi’s mind-blowing modernist buildings to the atmosphere of the Barri Gotic and…

9 Tiny Hotels That Prove the Best Things Do Come in Small Packages

When it comes to hotels, bigger isn’t always better. Sure, there’s something alluring about mega-resorts with seemingly endless activities, numerous dining and drinking options, and all the pools your heart desires. But there’s also the flip side of the coin, with some travelers looking for a more intimate, personalized experience. If you’re one of the…

Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

From our Instagram feeds to our book club picks to blogs like yours truly, travel inspiration can be uncovered anywhere. Movies, too, can trigger some serious wanderlust—and inspire us to go on an adventure through nature (“Into the Wild”), book an impromptu trip to Los Angeles (“La La Land”), road trip with our best friends…

11 Top Hotel Pool Bars With Gorgeous Views

For many warm-weather vacation planners, the pool is a major factor in deciding on a destination. And what makes a pool even better for many adults? A bar! But the setting is a crucial factor as well; no one wants to sip pina coladas while facing a concrete wall. So we searched the globe for…

The 10 Best Cities for First-Time International Travelers

The first step is always the hardest. This little nugget of wisdom is applicable to so much of life, but it’s also a helpful way to think about traveling abroad for the first time. Here at Oyster.com, we firmly believe that international travel is crucial toward broadening one’s world view and enjoying life. Understandably, though,…

5 European Destinations You Can See in a Weekend

New year, new travel plans to be made. With five more long weekends coming up this year, why not plan a European getaway? Take a six- to eight-hour overnight flight from New York or Boston on a Friday, and you can be in a major international city the next morning to enjoy a weekend abroad.…

7 Things You Have to Do Before Moving Abroad

Thailand‘s famous beaches and low cost of living make it a popular destination for expats. At some point, it happens to every traveler. There you are, sitting on a secluded beach or at an impossibly quaint sidewalk cafe, and the desire to move abroad comes charging in full speed. While it may seem like a…