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7 Bucket-List Trips to Blow Your Tax Refund On

According to the IRS, the average tax refund is around $3,000. At Oyster, we like to think of these yearly windfalls as zero-effort travel funds. Let’s just say $3,000 can cover some big bucket-list turf, making those far-flung places suddenly a “book now” button away. While we’re waiting on that deposit, here’s a dreamy list…

8 Unexpected Places Around the World With Stunning Fall Foliage

From apple picking and cider tasting to squash roasting and scarf knitting, there are many ways to embrace the autumn season. But none are more prevalent than leap peeping the stunning mix of green, bright red, orange, and golden yellow trees that comes with the transition between summer and winter. While New England destinations like…

10 of the Most Beautiful Gardens Around the World

For a solid portion of human history, people have been cultivating flora in gardens for both practical and aesthetic use. But we’re not just talking about tiny plots in your backyard where you grow tomatoes. Gardening is an art form, from the Zen-like gardens of the eastern tradition, to perfectly manicured Western sanctuaries. Here, we…

The World’s Top Travel Destinations for Single People

For travelers looking to make a connection (love or otherwise), it helps to go where the odds are good. To help, we sorted through statistics from the Singles Atlas, CityLab, and more to find cities with the best ratios of men to women (or vice versa) as we well the biggest population of singles in…

The 10 Most Popular Museums in the World

Showing a diehard art aficionado a list of the most popular museums in the world may spark a long, heated debate. Many museums entice visitors because they’ve gained a favorable reputation among other tourists. Some, like the Tate Modern, come with a great view and cool design. Plenty are countries’ national galleries. And while some…

Local Goods You Have to Buy in These 8 Countries

Next to noshing on local goodies, shopping for exotic souvenirs tops many travelers’ lists of must-do activities. Luckily, there’s no shortage of markets, boutiques, and roadside vendors around the world hawking clothing, art, liquor, jewelry, and other authentic knick-knacks. And while some are certainly tourist-trap tchotchkes, others are iconic goods that are worth snatching up.…