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Hipmunk City Love: Asheville, NC

by thehipmunk Known for its enthusiastic efforts in sustainable living and its support of local crafts, Asheville is a hip city tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Visitors will feel right at home mingling with locals at the farmer’s markets, micro-breweries, and craft shows as they learn more about the city’s offerings. Not […]

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The Best Places to Travel Now to Get More Bang for Your Buck

by thehipmunk The winter months of December through February — and sometimes through March — are notorious for flight delays due to bad weather. People risk delays during the holidays because they have long periods of mandated time-off and want to spend it with their families. But no one wants to request time off in […]

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Best Rooftop Bars Around The World

by thehipmunk Summer is the perfect time to sip cocktails alfresco, and what better place to enjoy the lazy days than on a rooftop with the gold-dipped skyline spreading out before you? Check out some of the best places around the world to grab a drink and soak in amazing views. The Rooftop Terrace, Berlin, […]

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2015’s Most Instagrammed Destinations

by thehipmunk Instagram’s more than 400 million users share over 80 million images a day—and many of those photos feature stellar travel destinations. To date, 353 million pieces of content on the social media site relate to travel. Many of those photos include tagged locations; industry intelligence site Skift recently used this data to compile […]

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The New Hotspot for Vodka Aficionados Is…

  by thehipmunk The best vodka in the world is produced in Colorado. We’ll pause for a moment to let that sink in. This vodka is not from Russia, it’s not from the Czech Republic, it’s not from anywhere else that’s stereotyped for its predilection to vodka. It’s from Colorado. Specifically, it’s from Basalt, a small […]

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Extend Your Life by Drinking Champagne Here

by thehipmunk “Come quickly! I am drinking the stars,” exclaimed the 17th century monk Dom Pérignon when he invented champagne. Both the invention story and expression are apocryphal at best, but it’s a lovely way of thinking about that elusive and often expensive sparkling beverage. And now, it turns out, he may have started a […]

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Inside Banksy’s Dismaland

by thehipmunk 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 to enter, with many not getting in. But don’t fret. Hipmunk […]

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6 Selfie Stick Variations Every Traveler Needs Right Now

by thehipmunk Selfie sticks: Love ‘em or hate ‘em (and boy do some people hate them), they’re becoming a legitimate trend for world travelers and homebodies alike. At no point has this been more apparent than with the recent creation of the selfie spoon, which allows anyone aspiring to Instagram fame to simultaneously showcase their meal and […]

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What Flow For Instagram Means For Travel Planning

by thehipmunk As of September 21, the popular Flow for Instagram app will be available to download on the iPhone for free. The app is designed with discovery in mind and could prove to be a useful tool for travelers looking to explore new destinations. Flow was initially released for the iPad in 2013 and was […]

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7 Destinations for Adrenaline Junkies

by thehipmunk If your idea of thrilling travel has more to do with pumping adrenaline than restaurants and shopping, here are some of the best places on the planet to get your fill of excitement. 1. Interlaken, Switzerland Interlaken is famous for its adventure sports and ability to set the pulse racing, and it’s not […]

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