Last week, as the East Coast grappled with flooding, toppled trees and power outages due to superstorm Sandy, it seems as though our Pinterest followers were daydreaming of white sand beaches in Caribbean paradise. Specifically, the Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos, where Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner exchanged wedding vows. The resort was this week’s winner of Most Popular Pin of the Week! Ogle over even more stunning resorts, castles, coastlines and plantations in our gallery of Celebrity Destination Weddings. And be sure to check out our Pinterest board of jaw-dropping Hotels and Resorts.
A lot happened this week, in the world and in travel, and now the holidays are quickly approaching. If you’re looking for an opportunity to escape –whether it’s the cold weather, the post-storm clean up or just everyday life — let our This Week in Travel be your guide to getting away.
Planning a trip to Hong Kong? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly vacation or a luxurious escape, Oysterblog has a hotel just right for whatever type of traveler you may be.
This week, our favorite travel blogs are all about planning our next getaway! They’ve picked the best tech resources, ways to get the cheapest flights and how to get the most out of our upcoming journeys.
Let’s face it, traveling can take a huge chunk out of our bank accounts and may not be affordable for everyone. But Nomadic Matt disagrees and offers us his “Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money,” proving we don’t have to be rich to travel. From finding free flights to working overseas, he proves we can still see the world and pay off our college debt.
Jordan haggles with fellow Travel Channel host Sam Brown at Comic Con, Adam visits the State Fair of Texas and much more.
“With some of our brave US #Marines at @StateFairofTX #heroes” – Adam Richman | “Jesus did I shrink??? i need to stop this health food diet RT @scottgruenwald My Son “Cash”.” – Zak Bagans | “Me and the lovely @SamanthaBrown at New York Comic Con for #toyhunter on @travelchannel. We had a blast!” – Jordan Hembrough | “It is do hard to b me! Lol.” – Anthony Melchiorri
Last week, our Pinterest account lit up with likes and re-pins of one of our creepiest photo galleries — Creepy Crypts and Catacombs Worldwide — making it the very first winner of our Most Popular Pin of the Week. Apparently, our fellow pinners are in a serious halloween mood. Learn more about some of the world’s most haunting burial grounds and then check out the photo gallery. Warning: you may get the chills.
For more spooky treats and destinations, check out our shared Pinterest board Let’s Celebrate: Halloween.
Circuses without animals? Ice sculptures in October? Traveling without the stress? For This Week in Travel, we found posts that strayed from the ordinary.
With Halloween just 2 weeks away, Oysterblog gets in the spirit and offers their picks for the spookiest places for the brave at heart to spend a fright night. From vampires to voodoo, you’ll be sure to get your supernatural fix.
Tune-in to see where Travel Channel is headed this week — from the sultry sands of Rio to the frosty tundra of Alaska.
Tuesday @ 9|8c, we’re back at Miami International Airport for an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami. Watch the drama unfold as the Miami-Dade Police Department tracks down a baggage thief, and see where to stay in Miami if you ever find yourself passing through MIA.
From fitting in at the Austin City Limits music festival to reliving your Disney movie dreams, our This Week in Travel blog roundup hits the high points of the travel blogosphere. Travel Channel makes it easy to stay up to date on your travel news. By the way, it’s time to book those holiday flights — read on to make sure you’re not too late!
Not in the mood to buy your own private island? Yeah, neither are we. But Oysterblog has 6 private island resorts that you can borrow for a week or two.
“The prosthesis endured longer than our love. It was made of sturdier material.” See this memorial to a wooden leg and more with Gadling’s visit to Croatia’s Museum of Broken Relationships. See more wacky museums here!
From luxurious dining in hotels and on the street to the rocking good times of Oktoberfest, travel bloggers have it made. Get a glimpse of their adventures when we share our favorite picks from this week’s travel blogs.
2Backpackers explore Buenos Aires and unexpectedly spot many unique Asian-Argentinian fusions of culture due to a major wave of Asian immigrants in the 1980’s. From Chinese empanadas to Japanese pop music shops, you might forget you’re in South America.
A $5,000 burger?! Oysterblog finds the hotel meals with the biggest price tags for those who really want to splurge on an extravagant vacation.