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Maui vs. Kauai: Which Hawaiian Island Is Better for You?

Whether you’re after adventure, nightlife, beautiful beaches, scenic views, or cultural highlights, booking a vacation to Hawaii is an easy decision. But unless you are lucky enough to have plenty of time (and money), you have a second, tougher decision to make: which Hawaiian island should you visit? Each one offers its own unique experience.  The two that often…

12 Things to Know Before Traveling to St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia/OysterInstantly recognizable for its towering Pitons, St. Lucia is a Caribbean island paradise that combines rugged volcanic mountains, tropical rainforest, and sandy beaches. It strikes a balance between a developed, tourist-friendly island and a rustic destination full of local charm and unspoiled natural landscape, making it the perfect getaway for honeymooners…

11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Caribbean Vacation

Beach at the Anse Chastanet Resort; Laura Hinely/Oyster Most Americans fantasize about escaping on a sunny Caribbean winter break every year. Just thinking the word “Caribbean” conjures of images of white beaches, crystal clear water, tropical fruit rum drinks, and sun-soaked days. If you’re actually headed south for a Caribbean vacation, you’re in for a…

12 Easy Ways to Keep Yourself Calm and Relaxed

Whether you get anxious from travel or reading the latest headlines, it’s important to have multiple ways to cope. We found 12 products on Amazon that can easily help you relax, calm down, and feel better. From adult coloring books to scalp massagers to weighted blankets, relief is on the way. Here’s how to make…

The 12 Most Beautiful Resorts in Jamaica

The third-largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is famed for its beautiful beaches, reggae music, and tasty jerk chicken. Its reef-lined shores, dramatic coastline, and laid-back vibe beckon travelers looking for a gorgeous escape. Meanwhile, travelers who peel themselves away from the coast are rewarded with stunning mountain hikes, rushing waterfalls, and insight into local…

9 Things You Should Never Pack in a Checked Bag

Camilo Rueda López/FlickrWhile we’re big fans of packing light and sticking to a carry-on bag, for longer vacations or trips with lots of souvenirs (hello, wine from France), checking a bag can be the best option. But before you stuff everything into your suitcase and send it on its way, check out the nine things…

The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re dreaming about staying anywhere that’s not our own house. What better way to celebrate traveling again than by staying in a brand-new hotel? From overwater bungalows to New York City luxury, these are the hotel openings that we’re most excited about for 2021.  Airelles, Château de Versailles Grand…

How to Have Plugged-in Fun in the House: 10 Unexpected Gadgets

A gentle reminder that you’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home. But if you’re getting restless (we don’t blame you), then it might be time to turn to a new toy. Here are 10 unexpected gadgets that can help you relax, learn a new skill, or start a dance party in your kitchen.…

Our 9 Favorite Cross-Body Bags for Travel

A cross-body bag ranks just as high on the necessary-travel-items scale as comfy walking shoes, a scarf or sarong, and a portable phone charger. Actually, cross-body bags aren’t so much travel essentials as they are life essentials. Meant to be worn on one side of the body, they feature long (usually adjustable) straps that stretch…