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Tipping Etiquette, a Sombrero Galaxy & More Travel News

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg. Her views and opinions are hers alone and do not represent Hipmunk.  A galaxy that looks like a sombrero? Yeah, space has that. This image of the M104 galaxy highlights billions of old stars in its center, causing the diffuse glow of its “hat”: And speaking of space,…
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A Gecko about to Smack a Praying Mantis in the Face

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg. Her views and opinions are hers alone and do not represent Hipmunk.  Talk about a National Geographic moment! Following up on the Awesome Animals post on Tuesday, fellow traveler Lauren sent in this an amazing capture of a gecko about to smack a praying mantis - and most likely eat him…
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Awesome Animals of the World and Where to See Them

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg. Her views and opinions are hers alone and do not represent Hipmunk.  1. Land Iguana.  Endemic to the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin described these yellow and orange reptiles as “ugly animals . .  from their low facial angle they have a singularly stupid appearance.” Stupid or not, they’re incredible to…
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