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New: Hipmunk Teams with Cathay Pacific On The Heels Of HK Sevens

Considering a trip across the Pacific? Well, we just partnered with Cathay Pacific Airlines to help you with that! You can now book that trip on Cathay directly through Hipmunk. For all our rugby fans out there, if you missed experiencing Hong Kong Sevens live, be sure to book with Cathay on Hipmunk and we’ll get you there for game time. For all our stateside friends, the “HK7” as it’s known in the rugby world, is like the Super Bowl of the sport and held annually in China. Cathay is one of HK7’s longest running sponsors and they have the photos to prove it – it’s like the Superbowl and Mardi Gras had a baby.

We just caught this hilarious Cathay Pacific spot (above) for the recent event and thought we’d share. Note: No snack carts were harmed in the making of this video.

If there is anything these rugby players can learn from the Cathay ladies in red, it’s how to hustle! Happy travels on Cathay Pacific and remember – no scrumming, lunging, punting, or tackling about the cabin when the seat belt sign is illuminated.

Street Mapping Paris

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

French creative studio Le3 has put together a beautiful street mapping project of a tiger running the streets of Paris at night:

According to L3, no post-production FX was involved – they filmed the lights moving alongside them as they roamed the city. The full video is below. Mesmerizing!

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Golden Tiger from le3paris on Vimeo. HT @borntotrek

Up close & personal with lions, thanks to the BeetleCam

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

In 2009, U.K. wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas embarked on a project to take close-up, wide-angle photographs of African animals. To do so, he built BeetleCam, a small remote control buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top. He took it to Tanzania with his brother Matt… where it took a slew of up-close photos, and was soon dismantled by lions

The brothers decided to give the BeetleCam another go in 2011, this time in Kenya. Here are some of their photos:

Masai Mara Lion by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas (wildlife) on 500px.com
Masai Mara Lion by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas

Lioness Roar by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas (wildlife) on 500px.com
Lioness Roar by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas

The lions of the Masai Mara are even more wondrous when seen in video form, below:

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If you’d like to follow the BeetleCam, you can connect with Will on Twitter, his website or on Facebook. Lions like you’ve never seen them before!




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