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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…

NYC Hotel Rooms That Sleep Six or More

Manhattan is known for many wonderful things, but huge hotel rooms is not one of them. If you’re traveling with a big brood, you may have resigned yourself to the idea of having to cough up significant cash for multiple rooms, maybe floors apart. And what fun is that? We’re here to tell you it…

6 Luxury Hotels in Paris, and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

Whether you’re a high roller after the best the city has to offer or looking to celebrate a special occasion in style, you can’t beat the appeal of a super luxurious hotel in Paris. However, when super luxe is financially out of reach, that doesn’t mean you have to scrap your plans — there’s almost…