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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 →






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 people often engage in behavior that they normally wouldn’t allow of themselves while… 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 →






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 →






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