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Hipmunk Debuts “Trip Planning” Feature

“Life is about the journey, not the destination.” We’ve all heard it before, this slight misquotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson. And we've all been instructed to just relax and enjoy the ride. Unfortunately, planning the ride is usually not so enjoyable. Just the exhaustive nature of repetitive searches is enough to sap the escapism fun…

5 Reasons Why Great Leaders Take Vacation

By: Fiona Moriarty At Hipmunk, we’re big proponents of traveling — and not just because we’re one of the best resources out there for booking flights, hotels, and car rentals. It’s also because taking vacation has bona fide benefits for everybody (and we mean everybody). Good leaders know this and prioritize vacation accordingly. Below are just…

6 Budget Friendly Reasons to Visit The Hague

Those who speed through The Netherlands on their Euro trip and only spend a couple of hazy nights in Amsterdam are missing out. Sure, the boisterous, touristy capital is an unmissable stop, but Holland has much, much more on offer, and you can find it a 45-minute train ride away in The Hague. Unlike Amsterdam,…

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway? The Cromwell — Las Vegas, NV Narrowing…

8 Hotels That Are Excellent for Last Minute Booking

Sometimes, it’s not the early bird that catches the worm--it’s the late one! The days of super advanced booking are over, which is great for travelers who prefer spontaneity over early planning. Many hotels offer generous deals for day before or same day reservations; check out our list below to see some of the great…

A Guide To Newark, NJ: The City With Iberian-Influenced Urban Appeal

Recognized for its close proximity to New York City and known as the "Gateway to New Jersey," Newark is often overlooked in favor of Goliath-like Manhattan and destinations along the Hudson River, such as Hoboken. However, the city is the urban heart of Jersey and has much to offer travelers in search of an affordable…

The Most Pet-Friendly Destinations in America

Hipmunk Releases Pet-Friendly Hotels Index Traveling, in itself, can be stressful. But traveling with a pet adds an extra dimension of complexities and costs: Will your furry companion be able to join you on the airplane, or will he be relegated to the cargo hold? If you drive, will it be comfortable in the car…

4 Must Do Adventures In Lake Tahoe

With summer in full-effect, why not head to the mountains for fresh air, a dip in the lake and some amazing outdoor adventures? The crystal blue water of Lake Tahoe covers approximately 192 square miles offering plenty of space for paddling, swimming, or simply relaxing on the shore. Although you may be using the vacation for…

5 Things Successful Leaders Do Before Traveling

By: Fiona Moriarty In my work at Hipmunk, I’ve observed a lot of would-be travelers—and I’ve noticed some patterns among those who identify as leaders. Great leaders, it seems, prioritize leadership qualities in all aspects of their lives. They uphold high standards, use time judiciously, plan ahead, and keep the big picture in mind. Even…
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