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The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that showcase the continent’s incredible landscape. Europe offers a diverse range of natural settings, from Germany’s Bavarian Alps to the rugged beauty of rural Ireland. And exploring the continent…

7 Bucket List Trips You Can Do on a Budget

When it comes to travel, the term “bucket list” can be synonymous with “budget-busting.” Sure, some bucket-list candidates, like safaris or around-the-world cruises, are so expensive that you might need multiple lifetimes to pay them off. But at Oyster, we know you can have an epic, life-changing trip without draining your bank account to the…

16 Things to Pack for Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re hitting the open road for a Jack Kerouac-inspired trip or tackling the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway, your drive will require some preparation. Of course, make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for the miles you’re about to clock in. That means checking the lights, water and oil levels, and…

Top Road Trip Essentials

Southeastern Iceland/Oyster Flying may get you to your destination quicker, but you’ll miss out on the stunning scenery below the clouds and hidden gem attractions that are best explored via a car. That’s why we love a good road trip, whether along California‘s breathtaking coast or through Iceland‘s geologic wonders. But before you hop in…

15 Must-Visit Spots Along Iceland’s Ring Road

Oyster At exactly 828 miles, Iceland’s Route 1 encircles the entire country. With an average speed limit of 55 miles an hour, you could technically drive the whole thing in less than 24 hours. But with all the incredible places along the way, we suggest you take at least eight days to soak it all…

The 10 Best Day Trips from Dublin

Dublin/Oyster Once you’re covered Dublin’s major landmarks and tourist sights, it’s time to escape the city and explore Ireland’s beautiful rural landscapes and many historical and cultural attractions. There’s certainly plenty to explore: quaint seaside towns, imposing castles, and majestic country estates set in landscaped gardens, not to mention historic buildings made of weathered stone,…

7 Bucket-List Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

When you’re traveling, driving offers a chance to slow down and let everything you’ve experienced up to that point sink in. And then there are the drives that you travel specifically for — drives that reveal incredible natural phenomena, a palpable sense of history, or just beautiful scenery. Whatever your reason for hitting the road,…

5 Coolest Roadside Attractions in the U.S.

David/Flickr Some things are a given for road trips. You can bet on ingesting greasy food and massive quantities of caffeine. You’re likely to have at least one brilliant ah-ha moment and one crushing realization about your life. And, you’ll definitely encounter roadside oddities to entertain your loopy, sleep-deprived brain. There’s the world’s largest this’s…

The Best Family Road Trips to Take in the U.S.

Between the thrill of the open road, the multitude of fascinating and quirky sights to see, and the sheer variety of roadside eateries, a road trip is a great way to explore the U.S. And what better way to gift the travel bug to your children than to pass down the grand tradition of road…

10 Stops You Can’t Miss on Your I-95 Road Trip

If you want to drive along America’s East Coast, chances are you’ll motor on I-95 for a good portion of it. Beginning in Maine and ending in Florida, the highway passes through more states than any other in the U.S. — 15 in all. Interstate 95 is also the country’s longest North-South road, but not…