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Hipmunk News: Book Hotels Directly on Hipmunk’s Website and Mobile App

We’re always trying to make travel planning faster and easier for you. Today, we’re happy to bring you direct hotel booking on Hipmunk.com and through our iOS and Android apps. Your perfect hotel is even fewer clicks away! When conducting a hotel search, you will now see a "Book on Hipmunk" button for certain hotels,…

The Making of Hotel Search on Mobile

It began with a demo.  Our mobile hotel search app was weeks away from shipping. The UI was tight, performance was shaping up and the punchlist was shrinking.  But there was a problem. Jacqueline, our press whisperer, did a hotel search in the new app. She couldn’t figure out which, from the dozens of hotels…

Best Smartphone Apps for Worldwide Travel

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads As a part of an ongoing series on technology and travel (first up was my favourite USB gadgets while on the road), I’d like to post about the best smartphone apps for travel. These aren’t apps for booking your flights - I’m assuming you’ve…

iPhone users: Blurb is now supporting Instagram photos

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. For Hipmunks who never leave home without their iPhone, Blurb has partnered with photo darling Instagram to print books of your Instagram albums. Blurb already lets you create photobooks with SmugMug, Picasa and Flickr accounts. I’ve actually used it to make a photo album…

A Sunset from Space, Solo Freeclimbing and Customizing your iPad for Travel

  Rock climbing is becoming more and more popular. Even in my current city of Chiang Mai, there’s a robust rock climbing club and plenty of karst to scramble up - with ropes, safety equipment and helmets. But what about free form rock climbing, with nothing at all? The video below from North Face, showing…

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