Latest Articles on Winter

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.…

America’s Prettiest Towns in the Winter

It’s October, and that means — in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway — winter is coming. This is the season when even the most popular summer destinations look drab and make you want to duck under the covers. But many charming towns across the U.S. know how to do winter right. From cozy ski villages in…

The Best Time to Visit Switzerland: A Season-by-Season Guide

A trip to Switzerland offers unparalleled natural beauty and adventure no matter when you visit. Nestled between the Alps and Jura Mountains, the alpine nation is full of vibrant cities, incredible landscapes, and exciting activities. With distinct topographies throughout its regions, Switzerland is also full of diverse microclimates. Every season offers something different. The best…

10 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…

6 Reasons to Travel to Tuscany in the Winter

Castello delle Quattro Torra/Oyster There are two main schools of thought when it comes to planning a winter getaway: Escape the frigid January to March temperatures and grey skies and head someplace warm and tropical, or embrace the cold and travel to a snow-covered ski and snowboard destination. What if there were a third option?…

The Best Time to Visit Belize

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort, Belize/Oyster The Central American country of Belize is great to visit year-round, with warm weather one expects from the tropics and average temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. There are two major seasons in Belize: a dry season, which starts in December and goes through March, and a wet…

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Vermont This Winter

If you’re heading to Vermont with kids this winter, there’s more fun to be had beyond the slopes. For a real taste of what the state has to offer, we recommend carving out time to explore small towns outside the resort areas, where you can count on experiencing local family-friendly activities and events. Read on…

You Can Go Ice Skating on the Roof of D.C.’s Watergate Hotel This Winter

Courtesy of the Watergate Hotel There are few Washington, D.C, hotels as iconic as the Watergate, which underwent a $125 million renovation completed in 2016. The retro-sleek property is now one of the newest hot spots in the nation’s capital with a swanky restaurant, dynamic whisky bar, and a rooftop lounge, the latter of which…