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Spring in England

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

What better time to visit England than in the spring? With trees budding and green grass and – finally! – some sun, it’s a perfect chance to explore what the country has to offer, without the cold. Some photos from recent days in Brighton, London and the Cotswolds.

-Jodi

Postman's Park London by @legalnomads

Postman’s Park in London

 

Waiting for the train in London, by @legalnomads

Waiting for the train in London.

City Road, London by @legalnomads

City Road in London

Cheltenham, England

Cheltenham

Cheltenham, England, by @legalnomads

Cheltenham on a spring day.

Clear skies in Brighton

Clear Skies in Brighton

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Win a Trip to LA from Hipmunk and Virgin America – Contest Ends Tomorrow!

 

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Spring is just around the corner. If you’re stuck thinking about vacation plans, think no further – we’ve got the perfect getaway for you. Hipmunk and Virgin America are sending you and a friend to have some fun in sunny Los Angeles.  Enter here!

One lucky flyer will win two Virgin America round-trip tickets departing from Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Portland, or Washington DC to the southern California coast, good for travel starting March 1, 2013. The winner will also score a four-night hotel stay in Santa Monica at the Shore Hotel, courtesy of Hipmunk.

So stop scrambling to figure out last minute plans. Just head here by Friday, February 8, 2013 and share the link to let your friends know you’ve entered #HipmunkVX.
Time is a tickin’.. enter now before it’s too late!

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5 Spring Break Destinations with Airfare Under $500

SpringBreak1 copySpring is just around the corner, and another season brings us another excuse to travel.

We’ve curated five of our top destinations perfect for any traveler looking to escape the cold and bask in the sun. Best part, each location’s average airfare is just under $500 roundtrip!

SanDiego

San Diego
R&R with the Gals
With average airfare at $460 round trip, the beaches and shopping malls in San Diego make for the perfect girls trip. Layout in your new bathing suit at Ocean Beach while enjoying an acai bowl from O.B. Smoothie Bar and Subs. If you need a break from the waves, head to Mission Valley mall where you’ll find stores that meet every shopping need. When the sun sets, enjoy dinner at Sapori on the beautiful Coronado island. With mellow bars and gorgeous weather, San Diego is the best place to rest and relax with your girlfriends.

Miami

Miami
Collegiate Spring Break
Whether your University is on the east or west coast, all eyes are set on Miami for an epic spring break. With average airfare at $473, we can’t blame ya. If you’re vacationing with your roommates or friends from greek-life, South Beach is where you want to be. Bars, beaches, and boutiques all in one central location make it so you never have to leave (we doubt you’ll want to).

OrangeCounty

Orange County
Quality Family Time
Pristine beaches and suburban atmosphere make Orange County the perfect place to vacation with your family. Average airfare is $373 round trip, which makes it affordable for everyone. Laguna Beach has small beaches unknown to tourists, while Newport Beach has great shopping and family-friendly restaurants at Fashion Island. And of course, you can’t forget that Disneyland is just a quick drive away – any kids ultimate spring break trip!

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Las Vegas
Guys Trip
If you want to vacation with your best guy friends without any hassle for only $391 average round trip, then head to Vegas. Make your way to the strip and choose to crash at one of the amazing Vegas hotels. Mandalay Bay has outstanding pools and Caesar’s Palace boasts one of the best buffets. Last but not least, it’ll be March Madness! Go to Aria’s books to place your bets and hope you make some money from your winning bracket.

Phoenix

Phoenix
Couples Retreat
A trip to Phoenix is the ideal place for a couple who doesn’t want to deal with sandy beaches, college students, or kids during their spring travels. Fly to the scenic desert springs for an average of $377 round trip. In North Scottsdale, you and your plus one can choose from shopping at the outdoor mall, dining at Pizzeria Bianco, or a round of golf at The Raven Golf club. Just be sure to explore the beautiful desert rocks before you leave.

There you have it – 5 trips to take this spring for under $500. Share pictures of your spring travels with us using #SpringMunk on Twitter and Instagram.

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