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History of the Hotel: How the Modern Day Hotel Came to Be






For as long as we’ve had civilization we’ve had hotels, though the earliest iterations of the hotel were a little different than they are today. In early biblical times, wandering travelers often took up lodging in the homes of local… Continue Reading →






Utah Parks Trip Giveaway: Free Trip+Airfare for 2 from Intrepid and Hipmunk

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Sleeping under the stars, traversing the red canyons of the Southwest and scaling mountains are items we’d all like on our summer to-do list. If you’re thinking such an adventure (while undeniably awesome) is outside your budget, think again: Hipmunk… Continue Reading →






5 Ballparks to Visit This Summer






What’s more delightful than a summertime visit to the ballpark? The smell of the grass and the hot dogs, the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd … there’s nothing quite like it. Here are five of our… Continue Reading →






How To Be A Respectful Tourist Anywhere In The World






One might think carving your name on the Colosseum or posting graffiti in America’s national parks might be inappropriate vacation activities, but these are real things that real tourists have done—and they’re hardly the end of the list of egregious decisions tourists… Continue Reading →






HipHunt: The Berkshires






When hot, crowded, dirty, stressful day-to-day life in New York or Boston has caused city-dwellers’ eyes to glaze over, a weekend in the Berkshire Mountains may be necessary to rejuvenate and put things in perspective. The landscapes that inspired Herman… Continue Reading →






HipHunt: New Orleans






Attempting to articulate the essence of New Orleans, Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) once remarked: “everything mingles together… until nothing is purely itself but becomes part of one funky gumbo.” Get a taste of the gumbo that is the Big Easy,… Continue Reading →






Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Melbourne’s Laneways






Melbourne is the home of Aussie rules football, the film and TV industries, and a major center for literature and street art. Those interested in exploring something unique to Melbourne, and not seen in many other cities, should consider spending… Continue Reading →






Hipmunk Stars in Google Play’s Summer of Apps!






How did you plan your last trip? Pen and paper? Atlas and compass? We didn’t think so. The team at Hipmunk wants to make booking your summer getaway, bachelorette weekend or family reunion as easy on a smartphone or tablet… Continue Reading →






HipHunt: Austin






Between students and tourists, it can be hard to dodge the crowds eager to take in the best drinks, eats and experiences of Austin. Luckily, the Texas state capitol has plenty of quieter spots and lesser known locales to absorb… Continue Reading →






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