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The Best Time to Visit Japan: A Month-by-Month Guide

Kyoto, Japan/Oyster For many, the cost of flights, food, and lodging coupled with the lengthy travel time make Japan a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Thus, picking the perfect time to visit is absolutely key. While cherry blossom season is a rightfully popular and unique time to visit, there are several factors to consider that can either make…

Here’s How Hurricane Irma Might Impact Your Travel Plans

Just a week after the devastating storms and floods of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the U.S. and parts of the Caribbean are already in the throes of another hurricane catastrophe. Hurricane Irma, which strengthened to a Category 5 storm (the strongest type of hurricane), has already impacted popular destinations like Puerto Rico, Anguilla, St. Kitts…

The Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland

Kylemore Abbey/Oyster Deciding on the best time to visit Ireland isn’t quite as simple as figuring out when to travel to some other destinations. Year-round, the Emerald Isle’s temperature is a bit chilly, with summer averaging in the mid-60s and winter hovering in the mid-40s. Either way, you’ll probably need a jacket. Even more notable…

10 Incredible Labor Day Weekend Getaways

The Whiteface Lodge/Oyster Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer, but don’t feel sad, because that just means it’s a prime opportunity to cap off the season with an amazing getaway. To help you decide where to go, we’ve rounded up some fresh ideas for a long weekend trip. The following destinations are perfect…

Hurricane Season in Florida: What You Need to Know Before Your Trip

Hurricane season has officially arrived — and with that comes the loaded question: is it safe to travel? Many hit the road during this time of year to avoid the peak-season crowds and save more than a few bucks on flight and hotels, while others hunker down at home to avoid the risk of getting…

Top Hotels for a Summer Getaway From NYC

Summers in NYC walk a fine line between blissful (refreshing cocktails on rooftop bars) and unbearable (sticky subway seats, sweat-soaked streets). Luckily, when things veer towards the latter, it’s easy to flee the concrete jungle — and the hordes of tourists that flock here during the warmer months — in a jiff. From the Jersey…

Top European Destinations to Visit in the Summer

There’s something so romantic about Paris in the spring, when the winter clouds disappear, the gardens begin to bloom, and the sun-kissed streets fill up with tourists and locals in sidewalk cafes. Prague, on the other hand, oozes with charm in the wintertime, with its picturesque Christmas markets, twinkling lights, and snow-capped castles. Then there’s…

Video: What to Do in New York City in the Winter

They don’t call New York the city that never sleeps for nothing. It’s true; the always-bustling Big Apple doesn’t take a day off—not even in the winter, when shoe-soaking snow, rain, and sleet blanket the sidewalks and the thermostat shows off below-zero temps. Huddles of friends hide out in bars alongside fireplaces or cozy up…

19 Quintessential NYC Winter Experiences

One could wax poetic about all the ways New York City is perfect during the winter. There’s twinkling holiday decor, seasonal markets, speciality hot chocolates, and who could forget about the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree? So where should you start when plotting your Big Apple bucket list come cold weather? Here, we compiled some…

Top Experts Share Where to Travel in December

We recently shared the best places to travel in November, but just in case you dropped the ball on booking a trip (we know, we know, you’re busy), you still have some time to squeeze in a vacation before the year closes out. After all, with the holidays and New Year’s just around the bend,…