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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the D-Day Invasion at Normandy (and why you should visit)

The American cemetery at Normandy. We celebrated Memorial Day yesterday here in the United States, which honors all the men & women who died serving the U.S. Armed Forces. My Boy Scout troop (874 representing) planted flags one year at Arlington National Cemetery, which was a moving experience topped only by my visit to the…

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…

Avalanches, Skydiving and Northern Lights: Amazing Videos from Around the World

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg. Her views and opinions are hers alone and do not represent Hipmunk.  For this post-Easter weekend roundup, I wanted to share a few videos that caught my eye. The first is from Mattias Giraud, a French skiier who climbed out of bounds in the French Alps for some…

Free Things to Do in Paris (via @CameronCRussell)

Writer Taras Grescoe discovers “the art of being authentically Parisian—the art, that is, of tasting, touching, buying, and eating with an extra touch of finesse” in the March 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler. And even though traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, not to mention your holiday joie…

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