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5 Weird Hotel Amenities You Never Knew You Needed (Till Now)

Most hotels go out of their way to make sure guests feel taken care of. Although not every property offers evening turndowns and express dry-cleaning, many hotels try to do a little something extra, even if it’s just a morning donut or an elephant-shaped towel sculpture. However, a few properties have taken guest services to…

Don’t Do As the Locals Do: 5 Traditions That Are Super Dangerous

You know the old saying: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. We generally support this mantra; to really get a true sense of a culture, and garner a greater appreciation for the locals during an exotic vacation, it’s wise to try out various traditions and customs, whether that means tasting funky foods or…

The Country’s Most Bizarre (But Awesome) B&Bs

What do you picture when you hear “bed-and-breakfast”? Cozy sitting rooms with fireplaces, garden grounds, four-poster beds, and floral bedspreads, right? Us, too. The term is defined in the dictionary as “a guest house or small hotel offering sleeping accommodations and a morning meal,” so it makes sense that an image of a quintessential New…

5 Shocking Dishes That Are Considered Delicacies in Indonesia

Hard Rock Hotel Bali If you’re prone to getting a tad queasy you may want to stop reading now, as some of the strange Indonesian delicacies we’re about to divulge will most likely be a little hard to swallow. In this story, we’re listing five dishes that are weird (if you’re a westerner at least),…

10 Amazing Travel Experiences You Have to Add to Your Bucket List

You’ve probably heard that millennials, and consumers in general, are shifting their buying habits from goods to experiences. Instead of purchasing a new handbag or the latest technology, consumers are opting to splurge on trips to Phuket and scuba diving in the Bahamas. After visiting and investigating thousands and thousands of hotels around the world,…

You’ve Done the Cat Café…What About an Owl Café?

Cat cafés are old news now with these little eateries popping up all over the world. The next big thing across the world will be the owl café. The UK briefly got a taste of an owl bar (for just a week!) but these are going to start appearing all over the place. The best…

The Craziest Oreo Flavors You Can Find in Your ‘Round-the-World Travels

Photo: Wally Gobetz via flickr/CC Attribution Oreos call more than 100 countries home, making the cream-filled snack a contender for world’s favorite cookie. But when Oreos started taking over the world, odd things began to happen. Not only did a multitude of Oreo flavors emerge, so did many Oreo innovations. Here are some incredible ways…

10 Things You Can’t Control That Can Ruin Your Vacation This Year

We’d like a seaweed-free beach, please! As the saying goes, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” And nowhere does this statement ring more true than with travel plans. Sure, you can do all the research that you want, pack just about every first-aid necessity possible, and come up with backup…

10 Atypical (Read: Awesome) Hotel Stays That Are New on Oyster.com

It’s fun work doing what we do at Oyster.com; every day, we add new hotel properties to our site with comprehensive reviews, hundreds of photos, and dozens of panoramas — so, no matter where you want to go, you can get an accurate picture of just what it’ll be like when you arrive. Our daily…

Whimsical, Weird, and Wacky Ways to Spend a Weeknight in Sydney

Holidaying in a foreign country can be thrilling, adventurous, intimidating, reinvigorating, and exhausting; a roller coaster of emotions where you’re likely to experience some of life’s most definitive highs and lows. The experiences you have are ultimately down to you, and if good decision making skills are on your side, you’re likely to be left…