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The 10 Best Party Islands in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has almost too much to love. It’s home to beautiful ancient temples, lush jungles, stunning beaches, amazing culinary traditions, and tons of cheap hotels. But as many tourists from around the world know, there’s another reason to splurge on a flight to this corner of the world: partying really, really hard. In fact,…

The 10 Best Islands in Thailand

The bluest water, the whitest sand, the most scenic sunsets, and the lushest forests — it’s hard to limit the superlatives when it comes to talking about the Thai islands. The truth is that, for many, a trip to any of these tropical gems is a once-in-a-lifetime escape. And that means there’s a lot of…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for All-Inclusive Brands

Location, style, and budget are probably the three most important factors for selecting an all-inclusive resort. Easy enough. But wait! You’ve found several options that fit your criteria, and you notice that one hotel charges for internet access and water sports, while its competitor down the beach offers free Wi-Fi and unlimited scuba diving. Or…

8 Places in the U.S. That Go Totally Over-the-Top for Halloween

Brian Watson via Flickr Fall is associated with lots of warm, cozy things — hot cider, wool sweaters, crackling fires — but the season is also known for one spooky, scary event: Halloween, the ultimate ghoulish festival. Christmas, Thanksgiving, er, Groundhog Day…sure, they’re all great; but nothing beats the fun of wild costumes, jack-o’-lanterns, apple…

Barcelona vs. Madrid: Which Is Better for You?

Plaza Mayor in Madrid; image courtesy of Kyle Valenta. Urban rivalries are no new thing — just ask residents of New York City and Los Angeles in case you’re curious. Throughout our travels, we’ve learned that the desire to prove your city’s superiority isn’t strictly an American thing, either. While we at Oyster.com love both…

The 10 Best Party Beach Towns in the World

Beaches and partying go together like, well, a hot summer day and a cold beer. It’s no wonder, then, that many of the gorgeous beach towns around the world are also hot spots for dancing and drinking the night (and day) away. Whether traveling for spring break, a bachelorette party, or just to enjoy a…

9 Reasons U.S. College Towns Are Great Spots for Tourists

Colleges and universities can be found all over the globe, in both massive cities and tiny locations that barely constitute a speck on the map. Some people went to schools in cities like New York or Chicago — places that have wonderful colleges and universities amid the urban sprawl, but can’t quite be categorized as…

Cancun vs. Cabo: Which Is a Better Vacation Spot for You?

Mexico is as popular a travel destination as ever. While beach towns like Sayulita, Tulum, and Playa Espiritu are coming into their own, Cancun and Los Cabos are still major draws for tourists. The two destinations emerged in the ’60s and ’70s, respectively, when the Mexican government discovered their potential in a search for tourism…

8 Awesome Booze Cruises in the U.S.

What’s better than a boat cruise that offers the chance to see your own city (or a brand-new one) from a different perspective? A boat cruise that offers the chance to see a city from a new perspective while enjoying a cocktail (or five). There’s just something exciting about hearing the sound of a boat…

5 NYC Hotel Pools Worth Booking a Room For

Although they’re ignored for the better part of the year, outdoor pools in NYC (most of which are found at the city’s trendiest hotels) become a hot commodity once again once it’s, well, hot. Visitors seek a cool dip mid-sightseeing, and locals hope to slip their way onto the pool deck for a multitude of…