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A Chicken Hotel

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.A short post to highlight what could be a booming business in strange and small lodging options: a chicken hotel, for when you are out of town and cannot look after your hens. Started by Julie, in Cowden, England, the hotel charges £7 per pen per night. While not…

Exclusive Interview: Chris Stout of MANJr.com

Chris Stout runs MANjr.com, an amazing site for men who like manly things. He’s an SEO guy by day and a Newcastle drinker by night. Chris loves football, vinyl records, traveling and track jackets.  1.  Who or what inspires you to travel? I traveled a lot as a kid. I have my family to thank for that. We…

Photos from Hong Kong Capture Big City Chaos in Freeze-Frame

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.Brian Yen decided he wanted to build a photo book about life and death in one of the most chaotic cities on earth. He started the series with long exposure photographs of Hong Kong, intending to document for a year. Six years later, he is still…

A Day in Barcelona, Spain through Video

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.Directed by Pau García Laita, this video combines techniques that can easily become too overwhelming taken together - timelapse and tilt-shift. But with Pau's diligent hand and watchful eye, this "day in the life of Barcelona" shoot turned out perfectly. Filmed in the summer of 2012…

Exclusive Interview: Beers and Beans

Randy and Bethany have been snapping photos, working on organic farms (WWOOFing), and cataloging their experiences on their blog, Beers and Beans. Their travel blog is a great resource for travelers planning a trip, and covers everything from volunteer opportunities to photo essays. How'd they think of their blog's name? Well, Randy likes beer and…

Teaching Thousands of Students to Program on Udacity with App Engine, Steve Huffman (part 1)

This post is the first of our two-part series discussing how Udacity uses Google App Engine. This interview was originally posted on Google Developer's Blog.Today’s guest blogger is Steve Huffman, founder of Reddit and Hipmunk.  Steve recently taught a web development course at Udacity, which offers free online courses in programming and other subjects.  Steve…

Western Ireland in Photos: Newport, Westport and Achill Island

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.While I love sharing videos and fun travel finds from around the web, it's also fun to share my own photos from the places I've been of late. This set below is from Western Ireland, where I spent a week in between work trips earlier this…

Thanksgiving Hotel? Better if it’s Free!

Here at Hipmunk, we've been weighing the pro's and con's of staying in a family member's home over the holidays versus staying in a hotel. Would a hotel room give you more space? Are hotels too expensive? While there are strong reasons for staying in each place, we thought we'd ask you, and the results of…

New! Hipmunk comes to Kindle Fire HD tablets

With so many Kindle tablets being released just in time for the holidays, we’re happy to announce the Hipmunk Flight & Hotel Search mobile app for Kindle Fire HD devices. Now, you can enjoy our unique visual flight and hotel search experience in between the an issue of Time Magazine or episode of Glee. Find…

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