How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/09/21. Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress… the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don’t let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits. Instead, follow our tips for […]

McKinley to Denali: Visiting America’s Most Talked About Mountain


This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/09/04. In advance of his three-day trip to Alaska, where he will advocate for more urgent action on climate change, President Obama officially changed the name of the tallest mountain in North America. Known to Alaskan natives for centuries as Denali (a native word meaning […]

5 Ways to “Find Yourself” By Travelling The Globe


This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/08/18. There are more benefits to travel than just having fun. If you’re trying to get in touch with your inner self, visiting other countries or just going outside of your comfort zone at home in the United States can help you learn about yourself […]

Voluntourism: Helpful or Hurtful?


This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/08/28. Jet to an exotic country. Get immersed in local customs. Help build a house or dig a well. Make buddies with fascinating people you’d never meet otherwise. A “voluntourism” trip seems like a great way to give back or improve the world in a […]

Quirky Places to Visit that Inspire TV Comedy

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America’s favorite TV shows play favorites when it comes to setting – New York City is the hands-down winner.  It’s by far the most popular TV sit-com backdrop, heavily exported to living room screens worldwide. New York City isn’t the only place that’s good for a laugh. Some of the funniest TV comedies paint hilarious landscapes of more offbeat parts of the USA. Go visit the real-life setting of these place-centric television hit series. Once you’ve been there, you’ll “get it”.