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Mexico’s Best Value All-Inclusive Resorts

You think “all-inclusive,” and you think “money-saving,” “affordable,” “good way to travel on a budget.” But as any experienced all-inclusiver worth her wristband can tell you, all-inclusive does not necessarily mean cheap. In fact, some of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the world follow an all-inclusive model. And on the flip side, all-inclusives that…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

7 Affordable and Awesome Summer Vacations for 2017

Summer is a great time for a vacation, especially for families, since the kids are out of school. However, it can be difficult to find a great trip that doesn’t break the bank. But don’t worry, an affordable vacation doesn’t have to be boring by any means. From destinations serviced by cheap flights to ones…

8 Amazingly Quirky Budget-Friendly Hotel Chains

The words hotel chain might conjure images of lackluster decor, outdated carpeting, and unpalatable, uninspired food. And while many budget chain properties undoubtedly fall under that umbrella, others are quirky and cool, with hip amenities, affordable prices, and chic details that are worthy of a spot on your Instagram feed. Ahead, we bring you eight…

In the Spotlight: French Polynesia

When it comes to dreamy, paradisiacal destinations, French Polynesia puts up some stiff competition. Sure, the picture-perfect place can be difficult to reach, but the long trek is a small price to pay for a glimpse at heaven on earth. The exotic archipelago, which consists of more than 100 islands in the South Pacific (Bora…

How to Budget for a Trip in 4 Popular Destinations in Asia

For budget travelers, Asia is a dream. After shelling out for a flight, folks can stretch their cash for months with some careful planning. Southeast Asia, in particular, has welcomed a booming expat scene where digital nomads and other travelers make cities like Bangkok home. So if you’ve been dreaming of visiting some of Asia’s…

6 Hotel Booking Gimmicks and Ploys That Are Actually Worth It

The hotel industry is a booming, but nonetheless tough, business — so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of hotel marketing ploys out to snare your attention. While some aren’t worth the bandwidth they’re typed on, others can actually make the hotel experience less expensive, more convenient, and even a little altruistic (seriously). Here…

A Spot to Stay in Bali’s Most Popular Destinations for Every Budget

The Indonesian island of Bali offers just about everything visitors could want in a tropical getaway. There are numerous temples and cultural sites, breathtaking beaches popular for sunbathing and surfing, and lush landscapes peppered with rice paddies and volcanic mountains. While many may think Kuta is specific to budget backpackers or Nusa Dua is only…

A Travel Expert’s Guide on How to Master Haggling

Plenty of travelers prefer to just pay the listed price of the item and be done with it, but bargaining a price down is expected in many cultures—especially at flea markets and bazaars, where vendors often inflate prices and expect potential buyers to argue them down. There’s no better way to awaken your inner haggler…

7 Awesome Hotels on Our Radar This Week

We get a lot of compliments from our fans here at Oyster.com. They love that our experts write extensive, comprehensive reviews of hotel properties around the world. They love that our photographers take hundreds of shots of each hotel, and even include 360-degree imagery. They love that — no matter where they want to go…