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Home for Holidays, But Which One?

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By: Hipmunk Staff Want to go home for the holidays but can’t decide whether to go for Thanksgiving or Christmas? If you’re like most travelers, price likely has a big impact on when you travel home for the holidays. So we compared… Continue Reading →






Carry On with Comcast SportsNet’s Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman

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By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman are local fixtures for San Francisco sports fans. The veteran anchors host Comcast SportsNet Bay Area‘s three-time Emmy Award nominated show SportsNet Central, Northern California’s only live daily half-hour sports news program. Feldman is… Continue Reading →






The Hipmunk Guide to Free Hotel Wi-Fi

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By: Hipmunk Staff Wi-Fi has become an amenity that guests expect from the hotels where they choose to stay. We asked our Twitter fans what they think of free Wi-Fi and they spoke loud and clear. Perhaps Susan Breslow ‏(@susanbreslow)… Continue Reading →






The Traveler’s Guide To Building The Ultimate First Aid Kit






Whether you’re building libraries in Zambia or adventuring around Madrid, any trip warrants a first aid kit. While it’s hardly the sexiest of travel topics, having basic first aid items on hand can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a… Continue Reading →






Voluntourism: Helpful or Hurtful?






Jet to an exotic country. Get immersed in local customs. Help build a house or dig a well. Make buddies with fascinating people you’d never meet otherwise. A “voluntourism” trip seems like a great way to give back or improve… Continue Reading →






11 Travel Accessories Every Adventurer Needs






The number of travel accessories designed to make life easier on the road just keeps growing. From electronic luggage scales to portable Bluetooth speakers, there are so many things that can come in handy while traveling. Take a look at… Continue Reading →






Takin’ it Off in Texas: Beaches Where You Can Sunbathe in the Buff






Texas may be known as the epicenter of the conservative movement, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sunbathe in the buff. While Texas law doesn’t prohibit toplessness on any beach, you need to know precisely what the rules are and… Continue Reading →






See 1K Years of Irish History in a 5-Day Road Trip (Legendary Pubs Included)






There are as many reasons to see Ireland as there are people who travel to the Emerald Isle. History, geology, pub culture, folklore, and breathtaking views are all par for the course for travelers to the island. If you have… Continue Reading →






How To Pack Light For Any Trip, Anywhere






No one would prefer lugging four suitcases through the airport over picking up a backpack and whistling past the baggage claim. But that doesn’t mean packing light is an easy feat. Develop a strategy for packing light, and you’re much… Continue Reading →






Tips on Attending the Burning Man Festival






Every year thousands of people from around the world converge on the Nevada desert to celebrate the Burning Man Festival. It’s a celebration of art, culture, self-expression and humanity. Tickets Tickets to Burning Man sell out fast because The Bureau… Continue Reading →






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