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December 13, 2015 12:04 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 7th November 2015. Granada has established itself as one of Spain’s youngest, hippest, and most energetic cities while simultaneously boasting some of the country’s most historic architecture. Plan to explore this city in true Spanish style, by setting out after a relaxing siesta and staying up late into the night. Start the afternoon with tapas at the renowned Bar Los Diamantes, which has been serving up remarkable food since 1942. If you’re still hungry, try the seafood or aubergine slices. Snap a pic of the meal and earn bragging rights by tweeting it our way. Take an after-lunch stroll […]

December 12, 2015 2:20 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 10th December 2015. Of all the reasons to travel the world, “to see a staircase” likely doesn’t show up on many lists. But it may be time to reconsider. The globe is dotted with remarkable staircases that are breathtaking to look at and exhilarating to climb, and each makes for a quality destination in its own right. Here are just seven of some of the world’s most trek-worthy staircases. 1. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco Truly a team effort, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project is the result of collaboration among neighbors around the intersection of […]

December 11, 2015 2:44 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 11th December 2015. The most wonderful time of the year is here, and that chill in the air and long list of parties mean it’s time to imbibe. This year, take in the merry sights and sounds of a new city with a holiday cocktail in hand. Make some new memories this year by trying out these versions of classic wintertime libations throughout the U.S. 1. Eggnog | Rye | San Francisco, CA The quintessential American holiday cocktail, eggnog is a classic yuletide indulgence. And as if it weren’t rich enough, San Francisco’s Rye lays it […]

December 9, 2015 2:45 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

One of the European countries that are still unpopular, but very attractive summer holiday destinations is Croatia, which offers gorgeous Adriatic coastline and more than a thousand picturesque islands. Great many entertainments and sights await tourists in this friendly region. Both young and old adventurers will find here lots of outdoor activities to enjoy during their stay. Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rivinj – these are only some of the Croatian hotspots that should be included in your summer holiday. But this is not all, as the uncountable exotic Croatian islands are going to make your trip unforgettable. The first hotspot to stop in Croatia is the […]

December 7, 2015 2:47 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

It’s time to dream up a life you never thought existed. It’s move over to the past and embrace the future with both hands! The digital Nomad is a recent development,wide ranging availability of internet connections, smaller laptops and smart phones have create an environment that will allow an enterprising person the ability to do a job from anywhere in the world. It may just be my ego, but I like to think that I am one of the original Digital Nomads and with this in mind it’s a great idea to proceed with this article. This is a great way to succeed and see […]

December 2, 2015 12:01 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 29th November 2015. There’s no better feeling than coming back to a freshly cleaned hotel room. After a long day attending a conference or sight-seeing in a new city, we take off our shoes, turn on the TV, hop up on the bed, and… catch something scurrying across the sheets. Wait a minute. A dreamy hotel can easily turn to a nightmare, and luxury accommodations are no exception. For the stout of heart, here’s a list of the grossest, creepiest, and oddest things ever found in hotel rooms. Blood This one is surprisingly common. Bedsheets are a […]

December 1, 2015 1:08 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 23rd November 2015. If you’re planning to fly after 2015, heads up: A driver’s license might not be sufficient identification for boarding an aircraft, even if you’re flying domestically. That’s because new restrictions on IDs used to board commercial aircraft are slated to take effect sometime in 2016. It’s the next and final phase of the REAL ID Act, which was enacted in 2005 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish federal security standards for government-issued IDs. Here’s what you need to know to be able to breeze through security even after the new regulations take effect. […]