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November 24, 2015 3:05 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 18th November 2015. Since 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed it a federal holiday, Thanksgiving has marked the official beginning of the holiday season. Many traditions have developed around the day over the decades from the standard turkey dinner with family, food drives to help the underserved, and of course, football. The day is also known for the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, held annually since 1924 and televised on NBC since 1952. While New York City’s parade may be the most famous, we rounded up five other favorites from across the United States! […]

November 23, 2015 3:06 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 17th November 2015. The airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA just announced its plan to sell $69 one-way tickets to Europe from select U.S. airports. The initiative is slated to roll out by as soon as 2017 (although for would-be international travelers, “soon” might be a relative term). Flying to Europe On a Budget: Here’s the Scoop While the lure of cheap international tickets may have travel-lovers drooling, travelers looking to take advantage of the deals will be limited to only a few destinations—namely, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Bergen, Norway. The airline believes it can reduce fares by flying out of U.S. […]

November 16, 2015 12:34 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 11th November 2015. There’s something magical about seeing the real life setting of a beloved fictional world. These destinations draw travelers to places they might not otherwise go for the pleasantly jarring sensation of finding Tatooine in Tunisia or Narnia in Norway. Here are five of our favorite places that serve as intersections of invention and reality, mixing the familiar with the surprising. Mdina, Malta: King’s Landing (Game of Thrones) Westeros may be fictional, but Game of Thrones fans know the series films everywhere from Iceland to Croatia to recreate locations from the books. The medieval […]

November 15, 2015 7:30 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 10th November 2015. Emirates Airline recently announced the creation of the world’s longest direct flight, a daunting 17.5 hour trip that will fly from Dubai to Panama City starting February 1st. That long flight time might sound daunting, especially when seated in economy. But a little effort and attention can go a long way in taking a flight from unbearable to relaxing, whether travelers are braving the new route from Dubai to Panama City, or just looking to make a transatlantic or transpacific flight more comfortable. Here’s a step by step guide for making the most […]

November 10, 2015 2:13 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
venetian in macau

Macau is China’s Las Vegas but on an even grander scale. This relatively small special administrative area is the only place in the whole of China where gambling is permitted, and it does it not only in scale but also in style. From the popular Venetian Macau, which is the largest casino complex in the world, right down to the small intimate casinos, every weekend they are packed with thousands of visitors who travel large distances to gamble there even though there are online casino such as Jackpot City available online at ease. Here is a small selection of that you can try out for yourself […]

November 2, 2015 12:30 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 6th October 2015. 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 landscape that honors history, while also being innovative and forward-thinking. Though nearly every European city offers up an array of beautiful museums and storied cathedrals, there are a few with magnificent architecture that set them above the rest. Valencia, Spain Popular for its sunny beaches along Spain’s Orange Blossom Coast, Valencia is also well known for […]

November 1, 2015 2:33 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 29th October 2015. National Siblings Day is April 10. There’s no better way to rediscover the joy of sibling relationships than to unite for some serious throwback fun. Celebrate your siblings with an amusement park outing that will inspire screams, smiles and giggles. Grab your planner and get busy plotting a reunion with coasters, Ferris wheels and tilt-a-whirls in one of these great American theme parks. Coney Island Home to Nathan’s Hotdogs, Mr. Softee ice cream and the iconic Wonder Wheel, Coney Island is an ideal amusement park destination for kids of all ages and kids […]