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5 Hotels in Hong Kong That Should Be on Your Radar Now

From classic luxury to budget-friendly, Hong Kong is flush with hotels for all types of travelers. We recently scoured the destination and discovered some of the best accommodation options. Read on for five of our favorite Hong Kong hotels right now, all of which have just been added to Oyster.com.

21 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Hong Kong

Hong Kong has its reputation. In fact, depending on who you’re talking to, it has many reputations. To some, it’s a bland corporate hub for expats. To others, it’s a dizzying blend of old and new, mixing Chinese and Western cultures. In the end, Hong Kong is all of these things — and that’s what…

The 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in NYC

Gritty, congested, and loud — these are all words that accurately describe New York City. And here’s another one: romantic. Yes, it’s one of those eternal contradictions that the Big Apple is both the place that gave us “pizza rat” and “An Affair to Remember.” And despite the city’s grit, countless classic Hollywood movies have…

8 of the Best Women’s Walking Shoes for Travel

Jason Parrish/Flickr Sorry to be gross, but nothing spoils a perfectly good vacation day like a great big blister on your foot — the burning, bulging culmination of bad walking shoes rubbing your skin with every exploratory step. And the wrath of wrong footwear can go beyond a pesky blister: A bruised toenail, aching arch,…

Tuscany Faceoff: Florence vs. the Countryside

The view from Agriturismo Fattoria Lavacchio. One of Italy’s most visited regions, Tuscany boasts an impressive variety of experiences. You can see masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, do wine tastings in the vineyards of Chianti, admire breathtaking views of the rolling hills throughout the countryside, shop for antiques and traditional crafts in…

15 Hotels With Iconic Views for $150 or Less a Night

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned in our travels, it’s that you don’t have to be a real estate tycoon to enjoy million-dollar views. Yes, your money will go further in some places than others, but some of the world’s most iconic vistas are available for a relatively budget-friendly price tag of $150 or…

8 Awesome Urban Parks Around the World

People are drawn to big cities for their never-ending assortment of things to do. There’s always a new restaurant to check out, neighborhood to explore, or show to see. But sometimes, it’s nice to simply kick back and relax in the heart of a city while being surrounded by nature. For all those times, we’ve…

The Best Cities to Visit During the Springtime

Most people associate springtime travel with crazy parties like spring break, but these five cities are perfect for visiting this season — and will leave you without the boozy side effects. These are some of our top cities to poke around in while the weather warms up. NEW ORLEANS

5 Amazing, Over-the-Top Honeymoon Suites

When the last sparkler has gone out, the wedding’s over. For most people. Except the bride and groom, natch. The tradition of taking a honeymoon is a long and storied one, but there’s been a consistent for many of those newlyweds: They wanna stay in a seriously swag suite. After all, it is sort of…