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9 Common Travel Emergencies and How to Deal With Them

For many vacationers, there’s a moment of panic that occurs about five minutes after leaving home. This is when all the “what if” scenarios start flooding in. What if I miss my flight? What if the hotel is overbooked? Can I get a refund if the rental car breaks down? To help keep you from…

8 Places Around the World That Are Beautiful But Surprisingly Dangerous

There are the type of destinations that take your breath away for their beauty and then there are those that have you holding your breath because they’re terrifying. For those who like a combination of both, turn your attention to our list of some of the most beautiful — but unexpectedly dangerous — places in…

The Most Haunted Hotels in Europe That You Can Stay In

From trick-or-treating and watching gory films to dodging creepy clowns at haunted houses, there are plenty of ways to ring in Halloween. But for those who are looking to up the fear factor even more, we rounded up 10 of the most haunted hotels in Europe that you can spend the night in. These houses…

The Most Astonishing Real-Life Hotel Heists

Heist movies like “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and “The Usual Suspects” never fail to grab our attention, push us to the edge of our seats, and leave us with one hand in a popcorn bag and the other biting our nails. But you know what they say — life imitates art. So here, we rounded…

A Haunted Hotel Stay in an Historic Niagara Falls Inn

Photo by Katherine Alex Beaven From the street, the Red Coach Inn looks cute, quaint, and adorably cozy. The sky may be an ominous blue-gray, but the 93-year-old, English Tudor-style inn, with a red-bricked first floor, black wrought iron gates, and deep-steeped roof, appears warm and welcoming. You can almost picture a fire roasting inside.…

6 Incredible Places to See Before They Disappear

With so many stunning natural wonders in the world and a small number of vacation days in which to see them, there’s an argument to be made for prioritizing the places that might not be around in 40 years. Some of the planet’s most awe-inspiring destinations are at risk of being destroyed or irrevocably altered…

Zika in Southeast Asia: Destinations You May Want to Skip

Malaysia has been added to the list of countries with Zika-related travel advisories from the CDC. Zika virus, the mosquito-related disease that’s prompted travel advisories across the Caribbean as well as Central and South America, is now in Southeast Asia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Related Link: What You Need to Know…

Oyster.com Editors Share Their Biggest Travel Disasters

You’ve made your plans, booked your trip, and set off on what should be a highlight reel of gorgeous sunsets, memorable meals, and great company. And then — disaster strikes: Your wallet gets nabbed; your car breaks down; or you’re checking into the ER instead of the hotel. This is why the gut-punch of a…

What You Need to Know About Your Hotel If a Hurricane Strikes

Photo Credit: NOAA Photo Library Currently a Category 4, Hurricane Matthew has thousands of travelers with upcoming trips to Florida scrambling to cancel flight reservations and hotel bookings. Of course, those who planned ahead by taking precautions such as purchasing travel insurance and tracking the storm are probably in the best shape as far as…

12 Spooky Spots to Visit This Halloween Season

It’s October and you know what that means — Halloween is approaching. With the holiday on the horizon, we are reminded of scary American legends, gruesome histories, thrilling horror films, ghost stories, and hair-raising events like haunted houses and hayrides. For the avid traveler and Halloween lover, we’ve put together a list of some of…