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These Are the Safest Cities in the World This Year

The world feels like a wholly unpredictable place these days. Between recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks, travelers are understandably exercising more caution when choosing their final destination. To help determine which cities are the safest, The Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2017 Safe Cities Index. The report judges 60 metropolises on four major criteria…

7 of the Best Beaches in Australia

Australia is flush with beautiful landscapes, amazing wildlife, and vibrant cities. It also happens to have some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Ringed by the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, there’s almost too much coastline to choose from — over 37,000 miles of it, in fact. Since criss-crossing this continent isn’t cheap, and…

Australia vs. New Zealand: Which Is a Better Vacation Destination for You?

Jong Soo (Peter) Lee/Flickr With so many things to do and spectacular places to see, choosing between Australia and New Zealand can be a difficult decision. These friendly destinations are a traveler’s dream, thanks to their beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, fresh cuisine, attractive locals, and an overall relaxed attitude. But with these similarities, which country…

6 Awesome Surf Spots in Australia

Surfers Paradise on Australia’s famous Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the continent. The “Paradise” part of the beach town’s name is pretty on the mark (there are almost two miles of golden sand and loads of places to eat, drink, and shop against the glittering Pacific Ocean), but “Surfers…

7 Gorgeous Beach Destinations That Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Beachgoers beware: The ocean may be pretty, but toxic. We here at Oyster.com love travel, but we aren’t blind to some of the more troubling issues confronting today’s globetrotters. This means everything from taking into account how badly climate change is already destroying major bucket-list destinations to considering which tourist attractions may be truly unethical.…

Where to Travel Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

We’ve all taken a personality test at this point — whether it’s a quick Buzzfeed quiz that tells us our secret cereal identity or a more in-depth character analysis. People want to know more about who they are. And when it comes to travel, your personality can be a crucial component in planning your next…

11 Diverse Melting Pot Cities Around the World

We travel the world to see new sceneries, taste new cuisines, discover new customs, explore new sites, and meet new people. Holistically speaking, we hit the road to experience an unfamiliar culture. It’s an added bonus when the destination we’re visiting happens to be home to not one, but several cultures, thanks to its diverse…

Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

From our Instagram feeds to our book club picks to blogs like yours truly, travel inspiration can be uncovered anywhere. Movies, too, can trigger some serious wanderlust—and inspire us to go on an adventure through nature (“Into the Wild”), book an impromptu trip to Los Angeles (“La La Land”), road trip with our best friends…

10 Destinations Worth Your Full Two-Week Vacation

Now that it’s the start of the year, everyone’s available vacation days are back to their full potential. Whether you live in the United States, where companies don’t legally have to give workers any paid-vacation days, or in the European Union, which by law has to give employees at least four work weeks of paid…

5 Unexpected Foodie Destinations That Are Hot Right Now

Pop Quiz: Are you one of those travelers who takes a photo of every single dish you eat? And when you return home from said trip, your mailbox (or inbox) is chock-full of Food & Wine, Saveur, and Bon Appétit magazines (or e-mails)? Do you know what it means to have an item cooked sous-vide,…