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Holy Cheese Steak! Pope Francis in Philly

by thehipmunk Pope Francis once compared life to a journey. “When we stop,” he cautioned, “things don’t go right.” Taking cues from the hippest Pope to date, travellers from around the globe are journeying to the City of Brotherly Love, famous for its innovators (Ben Franklin), actors (Will Smith), and activists (Noam Chomsky), and infamous […]

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The Four Best Day Trips for Fall Visitors to Seattle

by thehipmunk For visitors to the Pacific Northwest this fall, there is no shortage of activities in Seattle, the region’s largest and fastest-growing city. Baseball fans can check out a Mariners game, foodies can stroll around Pike Place Market for hours, and brave souls unafraid of heights can take in the unparalleled view from the […]

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Healthy Habits to Keep You Going When You’re On-The-Go

by thehipmunk Travel can take a toll on your body. Swept up in the rush of adventure, it’s easy to forget to take care of your health. The result? You might return from your trip exhausted instead of renewed or, worse yet, lose valuable travel days to sudden sickness. Make sure you’re always ready for […]

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Better in September: Off-Season Gems of the Jersey Shore

by thehipmunk New Jersey natives have a saying about the shore: It’s better in September. The summer crowds are long gone, leaving miles of white sand beaches to enjoy in peace. The waves of the Atlantic are at their warmest in autumn, drawing surfers and locals back to the beach for the best swimming of […]

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Your Most Pressing Travel Questions (According to Google) Answered

by TheHipmunk Search giant Google has created a site that showcases travel-related data, including the top five inquiries asked by travelers online. We here at Hipmunk decided to answer these questions once and for all. Here are insights into every traveler’s need-to-knows. 1. When is the best time to book a flight? There are all kinds […]

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September Savings: Why the Off-Season May be the Best Time for a Vacay

by TheHipmunk Summer’s endless possibilities have ended, school is back in session, and vacations have come to their conclusion. Or have they? Because so many people travel to exotic destinations during the summer months, airlines face a huge drop in demand from August to September—and flight prices drop as a result. In travel industry jargon, […]

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Time to Float On a Root Beer Boat

by TheHipmunk August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and it couldn’t come at a better time! The dog days of August practically demand fizzy, frozen goodness. It’s a simple treat that’s all about the quality of the root beer, and some places do it better than others. If you’re craving the perfect root […]

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Los Angeles’s Lost Haunts: The Hidden City of Downtown L.A.

by TheHipmunk Los Angeles is known as a star-studded galaxy of excess and superficiality. It’s the land of reality television, struggling actors and failed musicians. However, away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, there is a hidden city full of history, culture and ghosts. After your neck is sore from looking […]

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Traveling With Pets: Making Your Pet’s Hotel Stay Purrfect

by TheHipmunk When it comes to traveling with pets on vacation, a little research can go a long way. It can be easier than one might expect to bring furry friends along on your trip and keep them happy and comfortable. Before Arrival Hipmunk has your back, as always, with your hotel search. Filter your results by […]

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7 Tips For Traveling Across The Country On A Budget

  by TheHipmunk 7 Tips for Traveling Across the Country on a Budget If you’re going to try to see the countless amazing sites across America, you’ll need to get started now. And if you’re hoping to remain within a budget, you should definitely follow these tips. Invest in a Federal Recreation Pass Some cities are […]

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