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From Nice to Naughty: When Good Travelers Go Bad

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By: Hipmunk Staff Being in a foreign environment tends to provide travelers with a feeling of anonymity. It’s regarded as a space governed by different social rules, and while abroad people often engage in behavior that they normally wouldn’t allow of… Continue Reading →






Carry On with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Luke Ingham

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By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff South Australia-born dancer Luke Ingham trained at the Australian Ballet School and performed with the Australian Ballet and the Houston Ballet before joining the San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2012. Ingham was promoted to… Continue Reading →






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 →






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 →






Miley vs. Taylor In “Who Travels Better?”






The 2015 VMAs were predictably full of drama, forced tension, and jaw-dropping live performances—in a good way or a bad way, depending on whom you ask. And who better to grace the stage but two of the queens of pop,… Continue Reading →






How to Get the Best Seat on the Plane






Traveling on a plane can come with a slew of seat-based comfort challenges, whether you’re assigned to a seat that doesn’t recline or located just adjacent to the bathroom. If you want to get the best seat without having to… Continue Reading →






A Bookworm’s Tour Through Tennessee’s Best Bookstores






A recent survey examining the U.S. states with the most bookstores had a few notable surprises. While large states like California and Texas have the largest total number of stores, when it comes to bookstore per capita, those two states… Continue Reading →






Travel truths you need to accept in order to stay happy on the road






Travel is one of the most educational and invigorating experiences that life has to offer. It allows you to get out of your routines and comfort zones, meet new people, experience different cultures and see more of the world. Couples… Continue Reading →






Time to Float On a Root Beer Boat






August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and it couldn’t come at a better time! The dog days of August practically demand fizzy, frozen goodness. It’s a simple treat that’s all about the quality of the root beer, and… 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 →






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