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5 Reasons to Visit Majorca in the Winter

Often seen solely as a bucket-and-spade summer vacation destination, the Mediterranean island of Majorca has plenty to offer visitors during the off season, when the temperature dials down and the flood of tourists thins to a trickle. Here are our top five reasons to pay a visit to this gorgeous Balearic isle over the cooler winter months. Tip: you'll still need the sunscreen.

5 Awesome Hotels That Will Keep Kids Off Their Phones

There's a lot going on with kids, and more than ever, it seems like a lot of it is happening on their phones. After all, it's how they communicate with their friends, document their life, and stay tuned in to what's going on in their world. But when you take your family on vacation, the last thing you want your little ones to be doing is staying glued to their devices. Luckily, there's enough going on at these five hotels to keep kids entertained IRL.

7 Things You Have to Do Before Moving Abroad

At some point, it happens to every traveler. There you are, sitting on a secluded beach or at an impossibly quaint sidewalk cafe, and the desire to move abroad comes charging in full speed. While it may seem like a fever dream, this bucket-list goal is actually an achievable reality in the age of digital nomads and constant connectivity. And with this handy list, we guarantee that you won’t be getting sent home with an empty bank account when your dream finally comes true

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for All-Inclusive Brands

Location, style, and budget are probably the three most important factors for selecting an all-inclusive resort. Easy enough. But wait! You've found several options that fit your criteria, and you notice that one hotel charges for internet access and water sports, while its competitor down the beach offers free Wi-Fi and unlimited scuba diving. Enter: Oyster’s handy road map to major all-inclusive brands, where we break down their overall vibe and their characteristics.

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. And chances are you're already thinking about how you'll use them. Though even short vacations can give travelers the same benefits of a longer getaway, being able to shut off from work and daily responsibilities for two weeks may be just what the doctor ordered. Take a look at our picks for the 10 destinations truly worthy of your full two-week vacation.

8 Italian Castle Hotels That Are a Fairytale Come True

Once upon a time, you were sitting in your office cubicle daydreaming about what it would be like to be a king or queen. But today, you can turn that fairytale reverie into reality, thanks to Italy. The boot-shaped country happens to be home to some of the most spectacular castles-turned-hotels in the world (and here, you thought it was all ruins). To help you get a taste of the finer life, we’ve compiled a list of eight Italian castle hotels that merit the word “wow.”

Where to Travel in Europe in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

With so many different countries and cultures, Europe is likely to be a lifelong source of wanderlust for many travelers. So where should you travel and when? Any of the continent's destinations are a draw at any age, but to help you narrow things down -- and get your travel juices flowing -- we decided to focus on three places that suit specific stages of life.

10 Things You Never Knew About the Caribbean

The vast, diverse Caribbean has plenty more to uncover aside from its pretty facade of sunny beaches, lush rainforests, and mountains. For instance, did you know that just two percent of the Caribbean islands are inhabited? Or that there are -- on average -- 340 days of sunshine per year? Whether you're considering a vacation to one of the islands or just want to impress friends and family at dinner parties, read on for some more fun, insider facts about the Caribbean.

Will Cuomo’s $10 Billion Renovation of JFK Actually Improve the Airport?

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans today for a $10 billion renovation of New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as part of his bigger initiative to improve infrastructure in New York state. The airport is one of the busiest in the United States, and it's expected to get busier. But for many travelers, the experience at JFK is less than ideal. Will renovations truly make JFK world-class?

A Non-Skiers Guide to Ski Trips: What to Do Off the Slopes at These Popular Ski Destinations

When it comes to a winter holiday, some hit the slopes for skiing or snowboarding on fresh powder. Then there are those who like to travel to ski destinations, but would rather keep their feet on non-slippery ground. Luckily, some of the country's most popular ski destinations offer plenty to do off the slopes, whether it's marveling at internationally renowned art, taking a steam locomotive trip, or enjoying the gorgeous views (and a cocktail) after a gondola ride.