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6 Last-Minute Presidents’ Day Getaways to Take in 2018

By mid-February, many of us will have gone stir-crazy being cooped up inside during this brutally cold winter (even Florida has had snow!). Luckily, Presidents’ Day Weekend provides the long weekend needed to get the heck out of Dodge and take a vacation. We’ve rounded up some of the best vacation destinations for the long…

See New York City’s Spectacular Holiday Window Displays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — when the iconic department stores along New York City’s Fifth Avenue get all dolled up in festive attire. The spectacular window displays transport onlookers to a whimsical dreamlands. This year, look for massive rabbits, bedazzled dinosaurs, and an ode to Disney’s classic “Snow White.” The best…

12 Amazing Secret Santa Gifts for Travelers

Just when you thought you had crossed the final person off your gift list, the realization sets in: You still need to get that Secret Santa present. If the person you wound up with just happens to be an avid trip-taker, you’re in luck. We rounded up a dozen fun and clever finds to impress…

How to Spend a Christmas Weekend in NYC

Anthony Quintano/Flickr On any given day, New York City stands its ground as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, with nearly 13 million overnight visitors in the last year alone. But Christmas in New York is an attraction all of its own. The city lights up with festivities ranging from visual to…

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…