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The 6 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes

Flying to your destination may save time, but aside from fluffy clouds and a pretty sunset, there’s not much in the way of scenery. And while a road trip is fun, that requires you or your car mate driving — so eyes on the road! That’s why we love trains; they’ll take you where you…

9 of the Best Long Weekend Getaways in the U.S

Sure, you might want to take several weeks (or even months) for an amazing trip. We’re right there with you. But for those who are short on vacation time (and/or cash), there’s a lot you can do in 72 hours. Whether you want to wind through a wine region with your significant other, bond with…

11 Freebies You Didn’t Know You Could Snag at Hotels

No matter how well-traveled you are, you’re bound to forget something at home sooner or later. Or, perhaps your luggage will go missing. Either way, hotels are stepping up and standing ready to supply little necessities that their guests may find themselves without. Of course, we’re talking about essentials beyond the expected shampoo, conditioner, body…

The Best Trips for First-Time Solo Travelers

We could wax poetic about all the ways traveling alone can be beneficial, however, taking the plunge and traveling solo for the first time can be a daunting thing. Taking your debut solo trip is bound to unleash a series of emotions that range from sheer joy to touches of loneliness. Thankfully, there are some…

10 U.S. Cities Every Millennial Should Visit in Their 20s

According to FutureCast’s latest report, millennials contribute more than $200 billion to the travel industry each year. They’re traveling more than their Gen X parents did, and they crave something slightly different. They seek new experiences above all else and take frequent weekend trips. In fact, weekend excursions accounted for nearly half of all millennial…

The Best Fall Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

If you thought summer was fun, there’s a ton of stuff on the books for fall. Noncommittal temperatures may be throwing a wrench in your ability to plan for this year’s fall foliage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still plan a fantastic weekend getaway this autumn. While we love leaf-peeping as much as everyone…

Oyster Editors’ Favorite Street Eats Around the World

Jirka Matousek/Flickr When it comes to street eats, there are two types of travelers: the timid and fearful and the load-up-my-plate fearless. Our editors are in the latter camp and firmly believe in seeking out the best food on our trips, whether it’s made in a sizzling roadside wok in Thailand, a deep fryer in…

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…

The Best Birthday Trip for Each Month of the Year

This year, when your loved ones inevitably ask you what you want for your birthday, don’t default to the predictable options like a sweater or a spa day — unless it’s a thermal spa in Japan, of course. Think outside of the department-store gift box and treat yourself to an unforgettable present — an experience…

The Ultimate Guide to the World’s 10 Best Budget Destinations

Malaga, Spain. There’s a lot of world to explore and while seeing it all can mean draining your savings account and emptying your wallet, that doesn’t have to be the case. Whether you have a pack of kids you’re wrangling into a minivan or you’re an intrepid solo adventurer who operates on a shoestring budget,…