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 […]
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 2016/02/03. 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]