Where to Travel For The Best Stargazing In The World

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/12/16. In most urban areas, only around 500 stars are visible on a given night, but in the prized locations highlighted below, up to 15,000 are easily seen. That’s pretty incredible. It you’re planning a trip and want some nighttime eye candy, here […]

The 5 Best Places for Spectacular Northern Lights Viewing

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2016/01/08. The aurora borealis is the colorful phenomenon created when electrically charged particles within the earth’s magnetosphere collide with particles in the solar wind. The Northern Lights, as they’re also known, are best seen in late August through April from countries near the […]

Stock Up on Extra Passport Pages Before December 31st

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/12/04. If your passport is filling up but its expiration date is still years away, it’s time to load up on extra pages, stat. That’s because the United States Department of State plans to stop offering extra page inserts starting on January 1, 2016. […]

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Staying Productive on Long Flights

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/12/08. The lure of in-flight entertainment systems and bad magazines make it easy to drift into a lazy stupor on airplane trips. For fliers looking to boost their next trip’s productivity, here are the best strategies for tackling your to-do list. The Day […]

Pack Light and Stay Warm for Winter Trips

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/12/04. With the winter months approaching, packing for a getaway might get a bit tricky. Going light is always ideal, but is it manageable if headed somewhere especially cold? Luckily enough, there are easy packing hacks to keep the load off while still […]

International Christmas Traditions You Have to See Firsthand

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/12/07. This Christmas, replace chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with straw goats, rollerskates, and St. Nick’s demonic alter ego by venturing abroad for the holiday. Travelers interested in discovering such unique international Christmas traditions should plan a trip […]

5 Easy Tips for Getting Amazing Sleep on the Road

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/11/15. If you find that your sleep quality decreases while traveling, you’re not alone. A National Sleep Foundation poll found that most adults prefer the comfort and calm of their own bedrooms over a hotel room—even a luxurious one. And don’t even get people […]

Flying to Europe Might Get a Whole Lot Cheaper… in 2017

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This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/11/17. The airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA just announced its plan to sell $69 one-way tickets to Europe from select U.S. airports. The initiative is slated to roll out by as soon as 2017 (although for would-be international travelers, “soon” might be a relative […]