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The 6 Best Hotels for Viewing Niagara Falls

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 2:31 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

 

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The vistas of Niagara Falls have beckoned travelers for centuries. Long visited by newlyweds -- and nowadays a mandatory stop for the Instagramming road-tripper -- the...

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6 Affordable Destinations to Escape the Cold

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 12:27 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

The leaves have fallen, the clocks have turned, and the winter coats are slowly starting to emerge from our closest. But there's no reason to stick around and watch the mornings become colder by the minute. Besides, who actually

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How to Avoid Holiday Travel Stresses

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 12:10 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

The stresses of holiday travel can bring out the worst in all of us. One survey found 44 percent of respondents admitted to losing their tempers during a trip, while one third have yelled at a stranger and...

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How to Get on Your Flight Attendant's Good Side

(38) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 7:53 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Flight attendant Taylor Tippett recently made headlines for making her passengers' travels a little brighter. Her method of cheering people up? She leaves uplifting notes on airplane windows and in safety cards, and encourages others to do the...

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The Best Farm Stay Destinations in the World

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 10:04 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Agricultural tourism is booming. Otherwise known as "agritourism," the principle is pretty simple: A working farm, ranch, or winery opens its doors (or fences) to travelers looking to reconnect to the land, learn about...

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An Art Lover's Road Trip Through The Hudson River Valley

(4) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 8:57 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Running along the eastern edge of New York State, from Albany south to Yonkers, the Hudson River Valley boasts tons of natural beauty. For art lovers in the tri-state...

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Read This Post and Take Better Photos

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 1:54 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it's only natural to want to take better photos and document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and--let's be honest--it's fun to show off a little on Instagram)....

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Texas Just Declared Its First World Heritage Site

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 12:38 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

This past weekend, the five historic missions in San Antonio received official designation as a World Heritage Site. Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the culmination of a nine-year effort to secure the missions with this elite status,...

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Leaf Peeping Across America: 30 Vacation Destinations

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 2:22 PM

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Autumn is finally here! Arguably our favorite time of the year here at Hipmunk, we're ready for crisp afternoons spent sipping pumpkin spice lattes and walking through falling leaves. And we're not the only ones. Indeed, leaf peeping has become a national pastime as visitors across...

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Watch Out for Malicious Wi-Fi Connections at These Popular Tourist Destinations

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 9:07 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Think twice about logging onto Wi-Fi while vacationing in popular locales. A new analysis found that travelers at highly trafficked tourist attractions are increasingly at risk from malicious Wi-Fi networks.

The study, which was conducted by...

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Where to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 10:10 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk
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It's not easy eating green, at least not in the stereotypically carnivorous United States. Luckily, there are a few cities and cultures that are known for their vegetarian eating habits, both Stateside and half a...

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The Most Majestic Architecture in Europe

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 12:31 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Traveling through Europe is a great way to experience not only some of the world's best food, art, and culture, but also some of its best architecture. Architecture in Europe seamlessly blends the ancient with the modern to create a...

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A Stone's Throw From Stonehenge Lies a Massive New Mystery

(3) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 5:38 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

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Located in Wittshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the world's most iconic man-made landmarks. Tourists flock to the raised stones to ponder...

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10 Strangest Buildings in the World You Have to Visit

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 9:02 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk
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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...

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4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 7:51 AM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk
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In ancient Rome, burial within the city walls was forbidden. The pagan culture of the second and third centuries preferred cremation, despite the objections of the Christian minority. As land for graveyards was scarce, the Christians of...

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Queen Elizabeth's Record Breaking Reign Is Even More Impressive Than You Think

(7) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:10 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

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On September 9th, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch in history, passing the record set by her grandmother, Queen Victoria....

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Inside Banksy's Dismaland

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:03 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

Dismaland, the warped "bemusement park" in the U.K. created by world-renowned street artist Banksy, will soon come to an end on September 27. Pre-sale tickets sell out almost as quickly as they they're released and non-ticketed fans have reported waiting for hours...

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How To Beat Boredom And Anxiety During Solo Traveling

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 8:58 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

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Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress... the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is...

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Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month With This Three-Day Kentucky Bourbon Tour

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 1:11 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

In 2007, Congress declared September to be America's National Bourbon Heritage Month--so it's time to get sipping.

The most popular type of whiskey in the U.S., bourbon is made from a grain...

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Here's Where Luggage Goes After You Check It

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:43 PM

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk

As you queue up in security with a carry-on and contemplate the trip ahead, your checked luggage is embarking on a journey of its own.

Thanks to Amsterdam's Airport Schiphol, you can now witness this voyage...

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