5 Luxury Locations Off the Beaten Path for 2016

You don’t have to sacrifice luxury to travel where there are fewer crowds.  More and more hotels are opening up around the world to cater to people that are looking for luxury on their vacations. If you are interested in spa services, pristine accommodations, and to be treated like royalty you can go almost anywhere […]

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Traveling to Cuba? Don’t miss these spots…

Planning on traveling to Cuba this winter? There are many spots worth your attention in this country, and we have taken the liberty of briefly outlining four of them for your convenience … enjoy! 1) Havana The grand capital of Cuba may have crumbled since its glory days during the mid 20th century, but this […]

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Goa is just the beginning: other fabulous beaches in India

When you think of beaches in India, people’s mind shift automatically towards one place, and one place only: Goa. If you are as geographically aware as we are, you know that the Indian Subcontinent is a large land mass … surely there must be other beaches waiting to be discovered. With that in mind, here […]

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Thanksgiving in NYC: what to see and do

Spending Thanksgiving in NYC? While many locals leave the city to spend the holiday with family upstate and elsewhere, plenty more remain to enjoy the attractions of a city with an extended period of time off. Here’s what you can get up to on this cherished holiday weekend… Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (duh) […]

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Using your duty free allowance: alcohol you’ll want to bring home with you

With all the amazing adult beverages there are in the world, it’s a shame that many keep their enjoyment of them overseas. Many nations offer a generous duty free allowance to their citizens, which permit you to buy high quality alcohol at cheap prices, and then bring them back with you without having to pay […]

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10 Strangest Buildings in the World You Have to Visit

by thehipmunk This isn’t any ordinary travel list, but then again, you’re not an ordinary traveler. For the unorthodox globe-trotter, no bucket list is complete without some of the strangest buildings the world has to offer. From Brazilian museums to amazing Las Vegas hotels, these architectural works are definitely not your average buildings. Habitat 67 in […]

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The Four Best Day Trips for Fall Visitors to Seattle

by thehipmunk For visitors to the Pacific Northwest this fall, there is no shortage of activities in Seattle, the region’s largest and fastest-growing city. Baseball fans can check out a Mariners game, foodies can stroll around Pike Place Market for hours, and brave souls unafraid of heights can take in the unparalleled view from the […]

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Better in September: Off-Season Gems of the Jersey Shore

by thehipmunk New Jersey natives have a saying about the shore: It’s better in September. The summer crowds are long gone, leaving miles of white sand beaches to enjoy in peace. The waves of the Atlantic are at their warmest in autumn, drawing surfers and locals back to the beach for the best swimming of […]

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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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The Traveler’s Guide to Tipping Internationally

by TheHipmunk Tipping is a hot topic in the United States these days, as rising minimum wages call into question the standard practice of making servers reliant on tips. For travelers abroad, tipping is an equally sticky issue. Figuring out what to tip when can all too quickly turn a relaxing vacation into a stressful one. […]

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