The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on 31 Mar 2016 by The Hipmunk Most people hear the word “rainforest” and immediately picture the Brazilian Amazon or the lush jungles of Costa Rica. Not surprisingly, trips to these rainforest destinations are priced accordingly: Everybody knows about them, so trips are in high […]
This post was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on March 25, 2016 by TheHipmunk From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Colosseum in Rome, sightseeing often entails reveling in the architecture and age of sites that have been around too long for us to fully fathom. But while classic architecture should of course […]
The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on ‘March 30, 2016’ So you’ve decided to spend your precious vacation time at raves and EDM festivals. You are undoubtedly in for a blast of epic proportions. Still, it’ll be helpful to employ a few strategies in advance of your trip in order to […]
One by one, major American airlines have been changing their loyalty program policies from a distance-based system to a price-based system, causing some angst among frequent travelers. Here’s an in-depth look at what exactly has shifted — and what this means for travelers across the board.
There is a foodie in everyone, especially when it comes to lip-smacking, tangy barbecue. The secret sometimes is in the sauce, but in places like New Braunfels and Midland, Texas it’s all about the meat and how it’s slowly cooked. Charleston, South Carolina barbecue goes for the equal-opportunity barbecue stance with offerings of the basic four styles of barbecue sauce.
This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2016/02/11. If you’re a grad student, it’s easy to come up with reasons not to travel. It costs a lot (and you’re low on funds). It takes time (and you have a thesis to write). If you’re a teaching or research assistant, it […]
This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2016/02/03. There’s no getting around it: skiing is an expensive sport. The equipment — skis, boots, poles, coats, goggles — can set you back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Lift tickets typically cost well over $100 a piece. And unless you’re fortunate […]
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 […]