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Is This the Most Romantic Destination in Mexico?

Terrace at Mansion San Miguel/Oyster Way up in the central highlands of Mexico sits a little jewel of a town. San Miguel de Allende — a colonial-era city defined by bright colors, Baroque architecture, and bohemian spirit — has been inspiring love letters from visitors and expats since the turn of the last century. And…

9 Amazing Swim-Up Bars in Punta Cana

We know — a swim-up bar is a big draw for many travelers heading to Punta Cana. We can’t blame you! It’s a fun social space that blends two of the best things about tropical vacations (pools and bars, of course!). So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite swim-up bars in Punta Cana. Cheers!

What to Eat in Santorini and Where to Eat It

VIP Suite/Oyster This might not be breaking news, but it is important: Santorini has an incredible food scene. At first glance, a volcanic rock in the Aegean might not seem like the best place for gourmet goods, but Santorini’s unique volcanic soil and long days of sunshine are ideal for growing fava (yellow split peas),…

7 Hotels That Offer the Best Beachfront Dining Experiences

Six Sense Zighy Bay/Oyster Staying in a nice resort is one thing, but being able to eat on the beach while you do it, is next-level vacationing. We’ve traveled the world, from California to Oman, to create this list of our favorite resorts that offer stunning dining experiences right on the beach. From the adventurous…

6 Unexpected Things You Can Do at Versailles

Maria Teresa Hart/Oyster The Chateau de Versailles. The name alone is so full of pomp and circumstance, every word seems to carry a baritone boom followed by trumpets. It’s a must-see sight for just about every visitor to France (and French people themselves!) with good reason. The Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the…

The Ultimate Guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

erdquadrat/Flickr Oktoberfest 2017 is soon approaching, with the festivities kicking off on September 16th and running through October 3rd in the Bavarian capital of Munich. (Yes, Oktoberfest is mainly in September.) Millions will descend upon the city for what has become one of Europe’s most popular festivals, inspiring international celebrations paying tribute to the tradition.…

Oyster Editors’ Favorite Street Eats Around the World

Jirka Matousek/Flickr When it comes to street eats, there are two types of travelers: the timid and fearful and the load-up-my-plate fearless. Our editors are in the latter camp and firmly believe in seeking out the best food on our trips, whether it’s made in a sizzling roadside wok in Thailand, a deep fryer in…

Video: Just Plane Good Food — Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Are you sick of eating microwaved messes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on planes? As frequent travelers, we sure are. Plus, with the increasing popularity of budget airlines, you might not even get a meal at all — unless you pay, of course. Well, we’re here to make your next flight a little more bearable.…

Playa del Carmen vs. Cancun: Which Destination Is Better for You?

Blue Diamond Riviera Maya by BlueBay/Oyster Can’t decide between Cancun and Playa del Carmen? These two spots simultaneously seem similar and so different, making it a hard choice, especially for first-time travelers to the area. We’re here to help because we want to make sure you know what you’re getting into before you book your…

Paris’s Top Hotels With Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Paris may no longer hold the title for the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants (it’s currently third to Kyoto, with 135, and Tokyo, with a whopping 304), but it’s where the first étoile was awarded, back in 1926. Since then, the symbol has become the honor that can make a chef’s career — or…