Latest Articles on Winter

9 Items to Pack for a Ski Trip

Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California/Oyster It’s that time of the year again — ski season. The mountains are fresh with snow and surrounded by chilly, crisp air. Whether you’re a fan of resorts or you’re a backcountry-skiing enthusiast, there are quite a few things you’ll need to pack for a ski trip to keep you…

10 Cheapest Destinations to Visit in Winter 2020, Ranked

Whether you want to escape the frigid weather or unwind after the holiday season, this upcoming winter is an opportune time to plan a getaway without breaking the bank. Many popular destinations hawk off-season deals on accommodations and flights, while others are just plain cheap. To stretch your travel budget, read on for our list…

Why You Should Visit Malta for Christmas (Plus These Other Mediterranean Destinations)

The small, rocky archipelago of Malta packs a wealth of attractions. Malta’s strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean helped it thrive as a trading hub, leading to numerous invasions and conquests throughout its history. Influences from Sicily, the Middle East, and Britain are apparent in Maltese culture, especially its cuisine and architecture. That…

8 Places That Are Warm in December in the U.S.

While some folks can’t wait to bust out their sleds and snow boots come winter, plenty of people prefer to ditch the chilly temperatures and flock to a warmer climate. And if you can leave your passport at home — well, that can almost seem like a holiday miracle. From sandy beaches and boat parades…

7 European Places That Are Warm in December

Europe isn’t usually our first thought when we’re planning a December trip. The Caribbean, Asia, and really the whole Southern hemisphere usually come to mind first — and for good reason. They are, on the whole, much warmer in the winter months. But there are some European destinations that avoid winter’s chill. Just look to…

The Best Time to Travel to the Bahamas

The Bahamas is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean — and it’s easy to see why. Crystal clear water, soft sand, and thousands of gorgeous cays are just a few of the appealing features here. Plus, the food is great, the seafood is fresh, the drinks are fruity, and the welcoming smiles…

10 Cheap Caribbean Destinations to Visit in Winter 2019

Freezing temps, fewer daylight hours, and post-holiday blues — there’s enough to put you in a slump this time of year. Avoid all of that with a cheap Caribbean vacation this winter. Using Oyster-specific data from last winter (December 2017 through March 2018), we found the average hotel price per night in various Caribbean locales. We…