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Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

What does a travel lover want more than anything? Probably a trip. However, if your holiday budget doesn’t allow you to stuff airfare and a hotel stay in someone’s stocking, there are plenty of small gift choices that will still make many types of world explorers happy. The stocking stuffer ideas below are great for…

5 Underrated European Christmas Markets You Might Not Know About But Should

While the Christmas markets of Nuremberg, Munich, Vienna and Strasbourg are some of the best known, there are many other European cities hosting yuletide markets at this time of year. What’s largely a Germanic tradition has spread to cities across Europe in recent years with each one vying for the title of best Christmas market.…

Travel Accessories We Want to Buy This Black Friday

After piling your plate with two — nay, three — helpings of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, your post-Thanksgiving plans will likely consist of relaxing on the couch, contemplating whether that extra serving of pie was worth it (it was), and well, that’s it. One way to get your mind off the fact that you’re…

The Most Popular Travel Destinations for Christmas

Central Park, New York City/Oyster Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re already thinking about Christmas. But that’s for a good reason. When it comes to booking hotels for the holidays, the sooner the better. And this is particularly true for the most popular destinations of the season. Looking at data based on where Oyster.com users…

8 Bucket List Cruises Every Traveler Should Take

Avid cruisers seem to break down into two types: Those that gladly sail to the same sunny destinations again and again and those that have a bucket list of ports that keep getting more and more far flung. And while we’re happy to hoist a fruity drink with that first group, we’re proudly in the…

8 U.S. Trips to Take Instead of Going Home for Thanksgiving

There are many reasons why people don’t go home for Thanksgiving — maybe their family doesn’t celebrate the holiday, it’s too expensive to go home, or it’s a free long weekend and traveling elsewhere just sounds more fun. Whatever your reasoning for passing on heading home, we want to provide you with some amazing Thanksgiving…

6 Essential Tips to Make Holiday Travel Bearable

Josh Hallett/Flickr Last year, AAA estimated that 48.7 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home for Thanksgiving, an uptick from 2015, thanks to rises in consumer spending and low gas prices. It’s too early to tell if holiday travel in 2017 will have the same blockbuster travel numbers, but for the many…

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around the World

What originally started as a celebration of the marriage between King Ludwig I and Princess Therese in Munich in 1810 is now an international party that involves beer, sausage, sauerkraut, and more beer. But while Munich may be the birthplace of the event, which runs through some of September and most of October, many German…

5 Awesome Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaways

We’re a few short weeks away from the last long weekend before summer officially kicks in. And for those who have experienced an emotional roller coaster of weather these past few seasons (think idiosyncratic rises and falls in temperature as well as sudden heavy rain and snowfall), the start of summer can’t come soon enough.…

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Traveling Moms

Mother’s Day might conjure Hallmark images of cozy mothers keeping the home fires burning. And baking. So much baking. Not that there’s anything wrong with such pursuits, but — reality check — this is 2017, and plenty of us have jet-setting mamas who are happiest hitting the road and exploring new parts of the world.…