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Thailand’s Yi Peng Lantern Festival

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.Every fall, the Yee Peng (or Yi Peng) lantern festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, coinciding with the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong. The festival is one of the more photogenic in the world, with thousands of lanterns lit alight and set free into the night…

Record snowfall in Montreal? Why not snowboard the city’s urban mountain.

My mother keeps sending me photos of snow. As a Montrealer, we're used to it - but this December's snowfall has been recordbreaking, with a December 27 storm dropping 45cm (almost 18 inches) of snow in under 24 hours. So I can understand all the photos coming my way. Sebastien Toutant (@sebtoots) figured it was a perfect opportunity…

South America in 6 Minutes

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.In early 2012, Vincent Urban and friends began a journey to South America in their land rover, visiting Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil. While their trip was quite a bit longer, they've put together a wonderful video capturing the contrasts of the continent, from…

Instagramming LA

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.Continuing the Instagram series, I visited LA for the first time earlier this summer, and had a great time discovering the city. I'll be posting from my current location - Vietnam - in just a little while. But first, a few shots from that week in…

Top 5 Longreads about Food in 2012

Longreads has rounded up its picks - in fiction and non-fiction - for the best of 2012, and there are some wonderful picks here. If you're looking for some picks for a lazy Sunday, it's a great start!Since I write primarily about noms, however, here are my picks for the best food reads from the…

Celebrating the 2013 New Year in New York or Las Vegas? 

If you're ringing in 2013 in New York or Las Vegas, there's plenty to do after the clock turns 12. Here are ideas on how to welcome 2013. New YorkThere’s nothing that says “Happy New Year” like watching the ball drop in NYC’s famed Times Square—the iconic event has lured visitors from around the world since…

Exclusive Interview: Eat Your World

Scott Rosen and Laura Siciliano-Rosen are the founders of Eat Your World, a guide to the best indigenous, traditional foods and drinks in destinations across the globe. Since launching the site nearly a year ago, they have built up a database of local eats with the help of their users, from 125-plus destinations and growing. They’ve spent much of the…

Instagramming The English Countryside

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.I recently posted from my Instagram feed of London, and next up in the series is the English countryside, from the Cotswolds to Stonehenge and back. A small sample below. While Engalnd's says were rainy and quite cold during my visit, there's no question it had…

Aaron Draplin’s State Posters

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.Graphic designer Aaron Draplin has put together fun and colorful state posters, each filled with the things people love most about that state. For Georgia, for example, he notes:"We just went down to Savannah for a rock poster show. We made a poster for the event,…

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