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Food on the Fly: Successful Self-Catering

by thehipmunk Picture yourself at lunch in Paris, sitting at a sidewalk café, eating salade niçoise and gazing at the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Perfection, non? Doesn’t get much better than that. Unless, of course, you were dining in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. This is the magic of self-catering. Skipping the restaurant […]

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Here’s Where Luggage Goes After You Check It

by thehipmunk As you queue up in security with a carry-on and contemplate the trip ahead, your checked luggage is embarking on a journey of its own. Thanks to Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol, you can now witness this voyage from the comfort of your own home. The airport recently released behind-the-scenes footage that reveals exactly what happens […]

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The Best Hotel Gyms For Fitness-Minded Travelers

by thehipmunk When choosing a hotel, we don’t always care about the workout facilities. A couple of free weights and a dusty elliptical may seem like no problem when you’re focused on vacation! But thanks to the rapid growth of wellness tourism, the hospitality industry is looking to up their game with more creative ways to […]

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Could The Side-Slip Airplane Seat Change The Boarding Process Game Forever?

by thehipmunk One of the most frustrating parts of a flight comes at the very beginning: The slow-moving and cramped boarding process is a constant hassle. Dozens of people, loaded down with heavy bags (and kids and strollers), attempt to navigate their way to their seats by squeezing past one another in an impossibly thin […]

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See 1K Years of Irish History in a 5-Day Road Trip (Legendary Pubs Included)

by TheHipmunk There are as many reasons to see Ireland as there are people who travel to the Emerald Isle. History, geology, pub culture, folklore, and breathtaking views are all par for the course for travelers to the island. If you have a few days to spare, you can soak up nearly all that Ireland […]

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Miley vs. Taylor in “Who Travels Better?”

by TheHipmunk The 2015 VMAs were predictably full of drama, forced tension, and jaw-dropping live performances—which was good or bad, depending on whom you ask. And who better to grace the stage but two of the reigning queens of pop, Miley Cyrus (host) and Taylor Swift (performer). While folks debate the quality of their deliveries and […]

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Where to Find the Best Cheesecake in New York City

by TheHipmunk July 13 is National Cheesecake Day, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the Big Apple. From famous bakeries to hidden gems, these are the best places to get a slice of cheesecake in New York City. Junior’s Junior’s is one of the most famous cheesecake spots in New York, and it […]

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Turn Your Tablet Into a Laptop

by TheHipmunk No one wants a 10-pound weight on the shoulder while strolling by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, perusing the Prado in Spain or walking the streets of NYC. One way to lighten the load is by subbing your laptop for a tablet. It’s light, portable and there are a range of hotels in metropolitan […]

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Showdown: London vs. Paris

by TheHipmunk From the face of Big Ben to the peak of the Eiffel Tower, some of Europe’s capital cities certainly hold a lot of attraction for tourists. Both London and Paris offer travelers not just some great hotels, they also provide top-notch cuisine, museums filled with artifacts, beautiful parks, and landmarks that hold significant and […]

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How To Pack Light For Any Trip, Anywhere

by TheHipmunk No one would prefer lugging four suitcases through the airport over picking up a backpack and whistling past the baggage claim. But that doesn’t mean packing light is an easy feat. Develop a strategy for packing light, and you’re much more likely to actually do it in spite of anxieties. Whether your goal is […]

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