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Top 8 Destinations for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

We’ve come a long way since 1783, when King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, along with 130,000 French citizens, watched as a sheep, ducks, and roosters flew over Versailles in the first-ever hot air balloon ride. Eventually, humans became so comfortable in these pockets of silk and gas that they used them to cross oceans,…

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 Accessible (and Amazing) Places to See the Southern Lights

Photo courtesy of Ben via Flickr There’s no doubt the Northern Lights are one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. Numerous travel experts have even weighed in on the best places to witness the spectacular light parade. On the other hand, the Southern Lights, or the Aurora Australis, don’t get as much as love,…

Zealandia: What You Need to Know About the World’s Newest Continent

Not so long ago, Pluto was demoted and we lost a planet. Now, it seems as if we might be faced with a similar situation—only this time it affects Earth’s continents. Don’t worry, we’re not losing one. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. According to research, geologists are saying New Zealand and several surrounding islands…

10 Exotic Travel Destinations That Are Trending Right Now

As travel experts here at Oyster.com, we keep our eye on what’s trending in travel, so we’re constantly updating — and adding to — our coverage of destinations around the world. We keep a very close watch on the destinations that are particularly hot right now so you don’t miss out on any amazing vacations.…

9 Stunning Coastlines You May Not Even Know About

Need some inspiration for a scenic bay to explore or a coastal drive set out on this summer? There are plenty to choose from, but only a small slice of them are as dreamy as these ones. From Nova Scotia to Tanzania, here’s where to head for the crystal clear waters, plummeting cliffs, and far-reaching…