Latest Articles on Winter

The Best Time to Visit Patagonia

Travelers who venture to Patagonia have to be more mindful of seasonal changes than most visitors to South America. The region encompasses about one-quarter Chile and three-quarters Argentina, and is home to everything from barren plains to coastal regions to some of the world’s tallest mountains. In the winter (June and July), the average temperature…

The Most Popular Travel Destinations for Christmas

Central Park, New York City/Oyster Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re already thinking about Christmas. But that’s for a good reason. When it comes to booking hotels for the holidays, the sooner the better. And this is particularly true for the most popular destinations of the season. Looking at data based on where Oyster.com users…

10 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

While conventional wisdom might say head south of the equator and to the tropics during the winter, you’d be missing out on some great travel deals across the world’s northern reaches as well. In fact, heading across the Atlantic to Europe during the year’s coldest months is likely to give you an awesome opportunity to…

8 Underrated Ski Destinations Out West

As the cold weather approaches, so do winter getaways. For many of us, that means a trip out west, where 18 of the 21 most-visited ski resorts await. But while Vail, Aspen and Jackson Hole get most of the attention, there are plenty of under-the-radar spots with all the powder you can shred. So for…

Where to Go for a Cozy Weekend This Winter in the U.S.

The Cottonwoods Villa at Spring Creek Ranch/Oyster With fall in full force (and winter on the horizon), now is the perfect time to step away from your workaday routine and nestle into a long weekend retreat. After a day in the brisk air, there’s little better than getting snug with a cozy blanket and cocoa…

The Best Time to Visit Japan: A Month-by-Month Guide

Kyoto, Japan/Oyster For many, the cost of flights, food, and lodging coupled with the lengthy travel time make Japan a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Thus, picking the perfect time to visit is absolutely key. While cherry blossom season is a rightfully popular and unique time to visit, there are several factors to consider that can either make…

The Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland

Kylemore Abbey/Oyster Deciding on the best time to visit Ireland isn’t quite as simple as figuring out when to travel to some other destinations. Year-round, the Emerald Isle’s temperature is a bit chilly, with summer averaging in the mid-60s and winter hovering in the mid-40s. Either way, you’ll probably need a jacket. Even more notable…

The Best Time to Visit Costa Rica: A Monthly Guide

Grounds at Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa in La Fortuna, Costa Rica Deciding to visit Costa Rica‘s lush rain forests and epic beaches is the easy part. Figuring out the best time to go, however, can be much more complicated. Costa Rica consists of microclimates and varying altitudes, which makes weather a tad unpredictable across…

This $300,000 Hotel Package Is Out of this World

Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Air Canada have partnered up to create an extraordinary hotel package with quite a hefty price tag. Called “Après in the Air,” the package will send you and 57 of your friends to the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa,…

13 Hotels That Will Help You Embrace the Hygge Trend

Do you like snuggling under a pile of cashmere quilts on a cold day? How about sipping a steaming cup of cocoa or cider when the temperatures tip below zero? Does curling up with a good book alongside a crackling fireplace on a snowy night sound like your idea of winter fun? If you answered…