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Exploring Beyond the Wine in Napa, CA

by thehipmunk The Northern California city of Napa is famous the world over for its tasty wines, but this scenic valley has plenty to offer visitors of all types, ranging from outdoor lovers to art enthusiasts. Napa’s food and art scene has thrived over the last few years, and many of its non-wine related activities […]

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6 Football Stadiums That Beat Watching the Game From the Couch

by thehipmunk Fans across the U.S. are rejoicing as football season finally gets underway (or, more accurately, they’re yelling at their TV screens and drinking a lot of beer). While many fans opt for the comfort of couch viewership, they don’t know what they’re missing live and in person. NFL stadiums around the country are […]

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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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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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How To Pack Light For Any Trip, Anywhere

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 […]

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How to Get the Best Seat on the Plane

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 […]

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Serena Williams’ Journey to the U.S. Open (And Where to See History in Action)

by TheHipmunk As has become seemingly standard, star tennis player Serena Williams has had an impressive year. She’s been globe-trotting all over the place, racking up victories and enough trophies that she’ll probably need to check several bags in order to bring them all home. Now, she’s poised to achieve the greatest accomplishment in tennis: […]

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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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Your Guide to Thanksgiving Travel Savings

by TheHipmunk The holidays seem to come sooner each year, and while we’re advocates of enjoying each season as it comes, we’re even bigger fans of saving our hard-earned money. That’s right— it’s time to start thinking about your Turkey Day travel plans. After recent buzz that August 10 was the best date by which to […]

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Labor Day Destinations Away From the Crowds

by TheHipmunk This Labor Day, leave the crowded streets and city heat to explore a more peaceful waterside paradise. Just a short detour from four major cities (and airports), the following destinations offer a chance to relax, cool off, and celebrate the conclusion of summer. 1. Sausalito, CA Watch the evening fog spill over the iconic Golden […]

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