• How To Pack Light For Any Trip, Anywhere

    September 17th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk No one would prefer lugging four suitcases through the airport over picking up a backpack and whistling past the baggage claim. But that doesn’t mean packing light is an easy feat. Develop a strategy for packing light, and you’re much more likely to actually do it in spite of anxieties. Whether your goal […]

  • Miley vs. Taylor in “Who Travels Better?”

    September 14th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk The 2015 VMAs were predictably full of drama, forced tension, and jaw-dropping live performances—which was good or bad, depending on whom you ask. And who better to grace the stage but two of the reigning queens of pop, Miley Cyrus (host) and Taylor Swift (performer). While folks debate the quality of their deliveries and […]

  • How to Get the Best Seat on the Plane

    September 12th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk Traveling on a plane can come with a slew of seat-based comfort challenges, whether you’re assigned to a seat that doesn’t recline or located just adjacent to the bathroom. If you want to get the best seat without having to pay extra cash, there are a few simple tips to follow. While you […]

  • From Nice to Naughty: When Good Travelers Go Bad

    September 11th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk Being in a foreign environment tends to provide travelers with a feeling of anonymity. It’s regarded as a space governed by different social rules, and while abroad people often engage in behavior that they would normally not allow. But we wanted to know just how naughty they would actually get—or at least, what […]

  • The Best Airlines For In-Flight Entertainment

    September 1st,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk Long flights can be a drag, but there’s nothing better to make the time fly and take your mind off cramped economy quarters than a good inflight entertainment system. These airlines have taken pains to make sure that your journey is about more than getting you from Point A to Point B, and have […]

  • Carry On with Top Chef’s Melissa King

    August 31st,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff Top Chef alumna and San Francisco resident Melissa King is used to being on the go. The chef has been in the kitchen since she was 6-years-old, holds a bachelor’s in cognitive science, and finished at the top of her class at the Culinary Institute of America. A finalist on the […]

  • Pack for a Multi-week Vacation in a Carry-on

    August 30th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk Maybe you’re going to Europe to enjoy hotels in London and other major cities on the culturally diverse continent. No matter where you’re headed, keeping your packing limited to a carry-on bag offers two benefits: You won’t have to pay any checked baggage fees on your flights, and you won’t have to lug around […]

  • Oahu Eats!

    August 29th,2015 Posted in Uncategorized

    by TheHipmunk Ask any Hawaii-born person what they miss when they’re away from home, and the answer you’ll probably get is, “The food.” The islands may be far away from, well, everything, but they have an incredibly diverse local menu influenced by cultures from all over the world. Immigrant populations that arrived in Hawaii throughout the […]

  • Port of call in focus: Phuket

    July 23rd,2015 Posted in Cruise Destinations

    Have a cruise coming up soon that includes the Thai island of Phuket as a port of call? Here’s what you need to know in order to make the most of your visit there… Attractions that will keep you occupied during your time in port Being the most developed tourist destination in Thailand, there is […]

  • Hot cruise destinations on the US Eastern Seaboard

    June 23rd,2015 Posted in Cruise Destinations

    While many world travelers opt to take cruises that explore places like the Caribbean or Mediterranean Europe, there are cruise destinations on the US Eastern Seaboard that are world class, but sadly get neglected by many people. Below, we mention a few ports of call in the good ole’ USA that you should strongly consider […]

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