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8 Destinations That Cater to Every Vice

Vices are often tied to the seven deadly sins — greed, gluttony, lust, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride — but these behaviors don’t always have to be so dramatic. Generally speaking, a vice is defined as an act that is viewed as pleasurable for some and wicked or detrimental to others. Far be it from…

7 Bucket List Trips You Can Do on a Budget

When it comes to travel, the term “bucket list” can be synonymous with “budget-busting.” Sure, some bucket-list candidates, like safaris or around-the-world cruises, are so expensive that you might need multiple lifetimes to pay them off. But at Oyster, we know you can have an epic, life-changing trip without draining your bank account to the…

The 9 Best Things to Do in Havana

Havana, Cuba/Oyster Despite the tightened travel restrictions posed by the current U.S. administration, Cuba remains a dream destination for many travelers. Full of old-school cool, the capital of Havana should be the first place you visit on a trip to the Caribbean island. The city’s name alone evokes visions of vintage cars, colorful architecture, and…

8 Bucket List Cruises Every Traveler Should Take

Avid cruisers seem to break down into two types: Those that gladly sail to the same sunny destinations again and again and those that have a bucket list of ports that keep getting more and more far flung. And while we’re happy to hoist a fruity drink with that first group, we’re proudly in the…

10 of the World’s Best Music Cities

papagaio-pirata/Flickr Music is an international language, spanning cultures across the world, and, in fact, across time. Looking at today’s musical landscape, certain cities truly stand out for their music scenes, whether for classical music, jazz, or even techno. In honor of International Music Day on October 1, we’re naming some of our favorite cities for…

The Top Summer Travel Trends of 2017

Beach at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge/Oyster Family road trips, beach trips, and mountain and lakeside getaways enjoy enduring popularity in the summer — one of the most popular times of the year to travel. These classic summer-travel staples are as mainstream and treasured as ever, but we’ve noticed a few other travel trends defining summer…

Cuba Money Diaries: How to Budget for a Trip to Havana

My friend, Madeline, emailed me on Christmas Eve with an alert that Delta had a Memorial Day flight direct from JFK to Havana for $260.16. Thrilled at the low price, I turned to my cousin, Erin, and asked if she wanted to join us for a five-day trip. Deciding to go to Havana was the…

Where We’re Going on Summer Vacation in 2017

Karen Cox/Flickr Now that Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, as much as we love our jobs, we can’t help but think about taking off for summer vacay. Some of us are jetting to international cities, or booking island escapes, and others are exploring destinations closer to home. We’re going on family trips, girls’ getaways,…

Where to Spend Memorial Day Weekend This Year

It has been a long, cold winter (at least here in New York), so we’re especially looking forward to Memorial Day this year as the informal kickoff to summer and a signal of longer, warmer days ahead. The holiday to remember our nation’s fallen veterans is a little over one month away. That leaves just…

Video: Take a Tour Through Cuba

Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, was, until recently, considered the forbidden fruit of travel destinations for Americans. In 2015, the U.S., which had placed a 50-plus year embargo against the country, loosened its travel restrictions, thrusting the exotic, enigmatic spot on the map in the spotlight. The first commercial flight from the U.S.…