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Historic Palm Springs Hotel Gets Modern Makeover

The upscale Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa in Palm Springs is renowned for its gorgeous 77 acres, replete with various wellness-centric amenities; there are pools, a meditation lake, a yoga dome, and tai chi classes, to name a few. Though it’s a beloved historic property (Al Capone apparently used to hide out here), the…

Crazy (and Cool!) Spa Treatments around the World

A deep, cleansing facial or classic swedish massage are great go-to spa treatments, but some spas have much more unique offerings. From New Age techniques involving crystals to practices using light and color to promote balance and harmony, spas around the world are offering atypical treatments that can be just as stress-reducing and beneficial to…

5 Vacations That Will Make You Live Longer

There’s no question about it: Vacations are good for your health. Studies have shown that taking time off from work can improve cardiovascular health, mental health, and sleep patterns. But while regular vacations of any kind might make you live longer, not all getaways are created equal. An all-inclusive calorie fest on the beach, for…

SCARY: Disneyland is the Source of Measles Outbreak

Photo Credit: Tom Bricker It has been confirmed that Anaheim‘s Disneyland is the source of the recent measles outbreak, which has spread to several other cities now that Mickey Mouse-loving travelers have returned home after visiting the “Happiest Place on Earth.” There are a reported 22 cases, and 12 of those diagnosed had not been…

Yoga-Friendly Properties that Offer More Than Just Downward Dog

Once exclusive to hippies, yoga has become an increasingly popular mainstream activity, so more hotels are stepping up to the (yoga) mat and offering Ohm-style amenities for yoginis on-the-go. And while we love a good, simple stretch, we still require a little something more than a bottle of water and place to roll out our…

4 Sweat-Inducing Workouts You Can Do in Your Hotel Room

Photo Credit: Flickr/Heather Dowd Okay, so we stuffed ourselves like turkeys over Thanksgiving…and it’s not over yet. In fact, the holiday smorgasbord of seasonal meals has really only just begun. What’s a traveling (and growing) waistline to do? Well, while we can’t argue that your grandmother’s pecan pie isn’t absolutely delicious and a must-have (two…

Plan Your Post-Turkey Detox Now: 10 Amazing Wellness Retreats

We here at Oyster are all about honesty — honest photos, honest reviews, etc. So we’re going to give it to you straight: you’re going to stuff your face on Thanksgiving. Fear not; we fully support uninhibited feasting on holidays. After all, a mouth full of sweet potato casserole might even save you from telling…