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Maui vs. Kauai: Which Hawaiian Island Is Better for You?

Old Lahaina Luau, Maui/Oyster Whether you’re after adventure, nightlife, beautiful beaches, scenic views, or cultural highlights, booking a vacation to Hawaii is an easy decision. But unless you are lucky enough to have plenty of time (and money), you have a second, tougher decision to make: which Hawaiian island should you visit? Each one offers…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

The Most Amazing Waterfalls in Hawaii

Here’s a fact: New York may have Niagara Falls, but as the rainiest state in the U.S., Hawaii wins the prize as having more spectacular waterfalls than anywhere else in the country. There are stunners that span hundreds of feet and can be heard from a distance as they crash into pools below, and others…

5 of the Best Islands for Retirement

Whether you’re fleeing for warmer temperatures, looking for a cheaper cost of living, or have a desire to experience a late-in-life adventure, retiring to an island is an option that ticks all the boxes. While various visa restrictions can mean some places are harder to move to than others, there are plenty of islands around…

Where to Go Instead of Mexico: 7 Alternative Vacation Ideas

Mexico is an amazing and convenient vacation destination for tourists from the United States, with a plethora of different activities and regions to cater to anyone’s travel wish list. However, for many, it’s become a “been there, done that” trip. If you’re looking to branch out, there are plenty of other vacation spots with a…

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…

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that’s easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails throughout the U.S. for a family outing. Taking into account scenery, walkability, and accessibility from major cities, we’ve rounded up the nine best family-friendly hikes in America.

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…

What to Pack for a Trip to Hawaii

Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii/Oyster Whether you’re heading to Na Pali Coast State Park or relaxing along the beaches of the Hanauma Bay, Hawaii’s consistent climate makes it a relatively easy destination the pack for. With average temperatures hovering between 65 and 85 degrees year-round, it’s no surprise that the beautiful islands remain popular regardless…

6 Must-See Sights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

NPS Photo/Janice Wei/flickr While the Island of Hawaii (aka the Big Island) has its share of white-sand beaches with swaying palm trees, rainforests, and grassy plains, its terrain is mostly jet-black, hardened lava rock. In fact, the island is still forming, and two of its most active volcanoes—Kilauea and Mauna Loa—are located in Hawaii Volcanoes…