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The World’s Most Expensive Islands and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

If you’re anything like us, you’ve dreamt of jetting off to a far-flung island paradise, where the sand is soft and the sea sparkles as far as the eye can see. However, these idyllic destinations can be prohibitively expensive, due to their remote locations and high-end resorts. Do not despair, though, as we’ve come up…

9 of the Best Islands in Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, after Asia. In addition to the mainland, Africa is also surrounded by a plethora of islands, many with their own special set of geographic features, plant and animal species, and mix of cultures. Whether you’re looking for a thick jungle, volcanic coastline, idyllic beach, great architecture and…

11 Hotel Rooms With Private Beaches

Forget swim-up bars, swim-out suites, and in-room pools. When it comes to tropical getaways, staying in a room with its very own private beach — as in swim-naked-if-you-want private — is the ultimate way to go. (Well, short of chartering an entire island.) These dreamy hotel rooms around the world feature secluded shoreline, hidden-away coves, and…

The Best Hotel Brands for a Boutique All-Inclusive Stay

Generally speaking, all-inclusive resorts and boutique hotels occupy very, very separate Venn diagram circles, with a tiny slice of gray middle ground. That’s because all-inclusives are often 500-plus-room behemoths large enough to merit their own zip codes, while boutique hotels generally have far fewer rooms (Oyster considers 200 rooms a good cap), as well as…

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.…

10 Amazing Hotels in Africa to Add to Your Bucket List

From going on wildlife-filled safaris to staring up at the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, visitors to Africa can enjoy hundreds of jaw-dropping sights. But it’s not all elephant herds and Egyptian attractions here. Visitors can also opt for a romantic getaway in Cape Town or a family-friendly beach vacation in Mauritius, or go on a…

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…

7 Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites to See Before They’re Gone

So what does it take to make it on the revered UNESCO World Heritage Site list? Aside from having to “be of outstanding universal value,” a site must meet at least one of 10 additional criteria, ranging from representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, to containing superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural…

8 Amazing Travel Adventures You Can Only Experience in the Winter

Are you brave enough for #4? Photo courtesy of Marcel Ekkel. There are facts that most residents of the Northern Hemisphere must simply accept — first and foremost among them is the existence of winter. Once the glow of the holidays fades, January and February bring polar vortexes, skin-whipping wind chills, frost-bitten extremities, cars that…