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6 Vacation Ideas Inspired by This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

For cinephiles, movies are absolute magic, giving us a chance to escape our day-to-day lives and head to the California coastline, the London cityscape, or the salt planet of Crait (shout-out to Star Wars fans). Thankfully, you can visit those places even after the end credits roll — well, most of them anyway. The movies…

The Most Delightfully Retro Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has evolved into an ultra-hip destination that’s no longer just for golfers and retirees. Though this transformation is undeniable, there’s one thing about the Palm Springs experience that remains gloriously intact: its terrifically retro spirit. The town was once a hot spot for mobsters, Hollywood stars, and Rat Pack members all looking to escape…

7 Bucket-List Destinations for Movie Lovers and TV Buffs

How often are you watching a movie and wish you could visit the beach where the protagonist goes surfing, or the quaint town where a couple falls in love? Maybe you want to walk down the same road as your favorite character, or hang out in the pub where the friends on your favorite TV…

The Funniest, Cheesiest Vintage Hotel Commercials of All Time

gula08/Flickr The late decades of the 20th century are back with a vengeance. From politics that many argue have dragged us back in time to chokers, oversized Tommy Hilfiger tops, Adidas sliders, fanny packs, and Nirvana T-shirts, it can be hard to believe it’s really 2017 out there. Given the preponderance of all things ’80s…

Spend the Night in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Former Home

A good book has the ability to transport its readers to faraway — often otherworldly — places (no passport or pennies required). But sometimes, your imagination craves and demands a bit of reality. Luckily, you now have the chance to go straight to the source and spend the night in the former home of F.…

Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

From our Instagram feeds to our book club picks to blogs like yours truly, travel inspiration can be uncovered anywhere. Movies, too, can trigger some serious wanderlust—and inspire us to go on an adventure through nature (“Into the Wild”), book an impromptu trip to Los Angeles (“La La Land”), road trip with our best friends…

9 Inspiring Travel Vloggers on YouTube

Drone footage in Puerto Vallarta by Oyster.com Watching a travel video used to mean zoning out in the living room while being forced to watch your aunt and uncle’s painstaking tour of their hotel room. But today’s travel vloggers are going above and beyond. From soaring in hot air balloons in Africa to sampling bizarre…

The World’s Most Instagrammed Cities of 2016

As we near the end of 2016, it’s time to look back at some of the world’s favorite travel destinations of the year. To kick off the reflection period, we took to Instagram. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t Instagram it, did you even go? With over 500 million active users, the…