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How to Create the Ultimate All-Inclusive Resort Pool in Your Backyard

One of our all-time favorite vacation spots is at an all-inclusive resort pool. The refreshing water, swim-up bar serving unlimited drinks, and cushioned loungers make for a relaxing getaway that’s hard to beat. But as COVID-19 has caused us to press pause on our trips, we’re looking for ways to recreate that fun and stress-free…

Want an Immune Boost? Sleep Better. (Here's How)

Lack of sleep can negatively impact your immune system, according to the Mayo Clinic. In times of stress, it’s even more important for adults to get a solid seven to eight hours of sleep. Sleep better and consider it an immune boost. Here are the best products to help you get your zzz. Want to…

The Best Florida Family Beach Destinations for When Spring Break Returns

Though Florida is currently closed to non-essential travel, it won’t be that way forever. Florida has more than 600 miles of beaches. Chances are at least one section of the sandy stretch around the edge of the Sunshine State will make your family happy. But every brood has different spring break priorities. Maybe your perfect…

The Coziest Slippers for the Whole Family

There’s no hard evidence that shows COVID-19 can be brought into your home via your shoes. But in these anxiety-inducing times of flattening the curve and social distancing, it’s probably best to slip off your outside shoes and into something way more comfortable to wear around the house. Ease your mind and pamper your feet…

I Embarrassed Myself in Jamaica

Since Oyster staff is on a COVID-19 travel hiatus for the time-being, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the ways big and small that we’ve embarrassed ourselves on trips over the years. Sure, we’re professional hotel reviewers, photographers, and travel writers — but we’re also human and sometimes we…

Best Staycations to Dream About Taking in the Northeast

Although we love to pack our bags and fly to far-off destinations, money and time constraints can make that difficult. Fortunately, there are some amazing hotels within easy reach of our own backyard, creating the perfect escape for even just a night or two. Whether you’re looking to celebrate an anniversary, treat the family to…

Jamaica vs Mexico: Which Vacation is the Right Destination for You?

When your main ingredients for a much-needed vacation are warmth and water, it can be hard to decide between two destinations that offer both — especially when it comes to the beloved vacation spots of Jamaica and Mexico. Both countries offer white-sand beaches, epic food scenes, and specific cultural and geographical activities — that are…