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October 16, 2015 3:12 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 13th October 2015. Although the Concorde flew for over 25 years, today the idea of a commercial supersonic jet seems like the stuff of legend. One group says they can revive the jet, however, and bring back a faster and more luxurious era of travel. Jointly developed by French and British and released commercially in 1976, the Concorde traveled at twice the speed of sound. Today, a normal passenger route from New York to Paris takes eight hours, but the Concorde could do it in three and a half. It once even managed London to Sydney […]

October 15, 2015 6:35 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 15th October 2015. In the USA, Halloween is truly an all-ages celebration. For kids, the day means trick-or-treating, costume parades, and an excuse to indulge in candy. For adults, the day/night entails house parties and bar crawls, costume contests, and an excuse to indulge in candy (among other things)! Throw in a haunted house or a Jack-O-Lantern carving party and Halloween has become a holiday with reliable traditions. Itching to try something new? Consider celebrating Halloween abroad this year! The following destinations have their own distinct versions of America’s spookiest celebration. 1. Mexico Perhaps the most […]

October 7, 2015 5:12 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 6th October 2015. 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 aisle. Even when boarding is staggered by section, the process can still be uncomfortable and irritating. Perhaps not for long, thanks to the work being done at the Denver-based Molon Labe Designs LLC. The minds behind Molon Labe Designs are […]

11:06 am    |    by Jonny Blair

Recently I found out about an excellent new European Trip planning website, called RoutePerfect. RoutePerfect is an online DIY trip planning tool that helps you design and create your own trip itineraries based on your travel preferences, budget and personal style. I haven’t seen anything like it for a long time and I’ve been testing the site the last few weeks, loving the way it works! When you click on the homepage on the right hand side, you input the following details: Where your trip begins How long your trip will last for Your style of travel Your budget of travel Where your trip will end So you fill all that in […]

October 2, 2015 9:59 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 30th September 2015. Photo by: Kelly Soderlund. Alexis Cozombolidis at home in San Francisco’s Financial District. By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff While it’s true that Alexis Cozombolidis might be best known to the public at large as San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence’s girlfriend, the whip-smart and talented host of Twitch TV’s LetsGetLexi has been a gamer darling with a huge following (her “Piñas”) for years now. The former IGN video game journalist (she also hosts “Covering Your Bases with LetsGetLexi” for CSN Bay Area) is a huge travel enthusiast with a major case of wanderlust; following college she backpacked throughout Europe […]

October 1, 2015 9:41 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

If you live on a lake, chances are you have a boat. Lake boating is a wonderful way to enjoy family activities and relaxation year-round. Whether you own a popular, old-style runabout or a luxury pontoon, strong, quality boat house lifts are essential to safely get your boat in and out of the lake. Runabouts During the 1950s, fiberglass boats became very popular. The boat of choice became the 15-foot to 18-foot runabout with a modest horsepower engine. Its design featured a seated driving position, a rear bench at the transom, and a front windshield that protected the driver and riders from water and wind. […]