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McKinley to Denali: Visiting America’s Most Talked About Mountain

by TheHipmunk In advance of his three-day trip to Alaska, where he will advocate for more urgent action on climate change, President Obama officially changed the name of the tallest mountain in North America. Known to Alaskan natives for centuries as Denali (a native word meaning “the high one”), the 20,237’ peak was renamed after […]

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A definitive guide to outlets around the world and how to use adapters without frying your electronics

by thehipmunk These days, most of us want to travel with our electrical gadgets, whether that be a cell phone, tablet or similar mobile device, laptop, camera, music player or hairdryer. But not using the right power adapter when you are traveling can be worse than an inconvenience–it can damage equipment and lead to electrical […]

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Food on the Fly: Successful Self-Catering

by thehipmunk Picture yourself at lunch in Paris, sitting at a sidewalk café, eating salade niçoise and gazing at the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Perfection, non? Doesn’t get much better than that. Unless, of course, you were dining in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. This is the magic of self-catering. Skipping the restaurant […]

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From Nice to Naughty: When Good Travelers Go Bad

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 […]

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Top 5 Places to See Street Art in Athens

By  TheHipmunk   Sari: Home to the Street Art Gallery and some gorgeous works. If you want the full hipster experience, get a cappuccino freddo at the appropriately named Dada Rock Bar and sit outside across from the gallery (which is really just the street lined with graffiti). Pireos: Right next to a busy street, […]

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Things You Should Do Before Landing at the Airport in a New Country

by TheHipmunk Crowds at baggage claim, long lines through customs, signs in foreign languages and different cultural norms–arriving at the airport in a new country can be stressful, even for the most seasoned jetsetters. Even after making it through customs, tackling unfamiliar currency exchanges and arranging ground transportation can put a jet-lagged traveler over the edge. […]

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Beyond Omelettes: 3 Unique Breakfast Rituals from Around the World

by TheHipmunk Perhaps the only thing better than a delicious breakfast to start the day is a free one, which is why Hipmunk recently crunched some numbers to see where in the world the most hotels include breakfast as part of the stay. The findings? Free breakfast is largely an American tradition: While 43% of hotels […]

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5 Ways to “Find Yourself” By Travelling The Globe

by TheHipmunk There are more benefits to travel than just having fun. If you’re trying to get in touch with your inner self, visiting other countries or just going outside of your comfort zone at home in the United States can help you learn about yourself and the world around you. Booking hotels in Sydney and […]

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