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Hipmunk Tails Vol. 2

This week the Hipmunk is ready for a winter wind-down. There’s nothing like curling up with a good book by the fireplace to recharge when it's cold outside. In addition to a healthier vegan diet, the Hipmunk is dropping romance novels in favor of more non-fiction. (We spotted a few books on endangered species in…

Hipmunk Tails Vol. 1

Happy 2015! The Hipmunk is starting this year as it does every year with a resolution to scurry around a bit more and shed a few pounds. The plan is to couple exercise with a strict vegan diet of nuts, herbs, seeds and berries. Hibernation is a bit too mundane for this jet setter that…

Pho 888: A Taste of Vietnam in Chicago

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. After coming back from Vietnam, I was still craving some of the delicious eats from my months in the country. While visiting Chicago, friends and I went to Pho 888, a small BYOB restaurant near Argyle stop. Recommended! It was a meal full of nostalgia…

Sunset over the Mission, San Francisco

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Sometimes sunsets don't need a beautiful ocean or a mountain to be beautiful. Mission & 17th, San Francisco:

Tea in San Francisco

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. I love pu'erh tea, and try to find a tea house that serves it in the cities I visit. In New York, I usually go to Cha An, which has the added bonus of their fantastic black sesame creme brulee. In San Fran, I visited…

Golden Gate Pre and Post Fog

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. San Francisco is known for its fog (it even has a name, Karl, and a Twitter handle). It's no surprise, then, that part of the fun in visiting the city is in comparing the landmarks before and after the mists drift in. Here is the…

The History of the Whole World in One Chart

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Not a typo. Chart below, but full version -- and explanation -- is here. Incredible stuff.  

Mapping San Francisco’s Hills

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Sam Maurer created Hill  Mapper (screenshot below) as a way to navigate San Fransciso's major and minor inclines. Per an interview with The Atlantic Cities he muses that: "One day while walking it occurred to me that the beauty of digital maps is that they…

How would fonts taste if re-imagined as plates of food?

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Loved this site:  Taste the Font takes existing fonts and re-imagines them as plates of food.  For example, the plates below are reimagined versions of Times New Roman font, along with explanation:     Per the site's creator, the Taste the Font originated from a question…

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