Top hostels in Amsterdam

Heading to Holland soon, and want to book a cool place to stay? When you head to the Netherlands’ most famous city, knowing about the top hostels in Amsterdam before hand will give you a decided advantage over your competition… 1) Lucky Lake Hostel (open from late March to mid-September … check website for details) […]

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How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight

by thehipmunk Forget snakes on a plane. Worry about the germs. Research shows that air travelers are at a higher risk for infection than people going about their daily lives. Just how are illnesses spread on a plane? It comes down to two main factors: Airborne germs that are easily inhaled by people sitting in […]

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Making the most of a visit to Glacier National Park

Want to make the most of your visit to Glacier National Park? In this post, we have come up with several suggestions that will fill your stay with activity, from start to finish. 1) Take a Red Jammer tour of Going To The Sun Road Going To The Sun Road is one of Glacier National […]

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The 6 Best Destinations in the U.S. for Chocolate Cake Lovers

by thehipmunk We Americans love eating almost as much as we love excuses to celebrate. Luckily, some very smart men, women, and the odd industrial association or two granted our collective wishes over the years by instituting a number of “official” holidays dedicated to our favorite foods. Fan of soft pretzels? The whole month of […]

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A backpacker’s guide to Ecuador

Looking to make the most of your time in South America’s cheapest country? This backpacker’s guide to Ecuador will fill you in on the best way to make the most of your time in this value-packed nation. 1) See the Galapagos Islands Yes, it’s obscenely popular. Yeah, it’s expensive as heck. But the hype and […]

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Where to Go in Lake Tahoe When You’re Not Skiing

by thehipmunk Lake Tahoe, the cobalt blue lake where California and Nevada meet, boasts a reputation as the ultimate skiing destination for travelers seeking mountainside luxury and rugged adventure. This winter, Tahoe has experienced record snowfallfairly early in the season, so visitors looking to plan a trip should act fast, as local resorts will get […]

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Exploring Italy – 5 Great Places to Visit

Exploring Italy is something that must be on everyone’s bucket list. There are so many things to do and see in this juxtaposition of modernity and history that all visitors will be amazed. The culture, the food, and the beautiful sights will inspire you at every turn. You can load your days with sightseeing or […]

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Romantic attractions in Venice that are worth every penny

Not all backpackers out there are young singles; indeed, there are recently married couples that also choose to travel the world on a budget, and while they too take pleasure in experiencing the best it has to offer without spending too much money, some destinations deserve to have the purse string loosened. If you are […]

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Exploring the best national parks in Europe

Heading to Europe this summer, and looking to discover its best national parks? This post will highlight four of our favorite natural reserves, from the wilds of Scandinavia to the arid heartland of Turkey… 1) Plitvice Lakes National Park Situated amongst the karst rich highlands of Central Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park is home to […]

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The Best Travel Destinations for Chinese New Year

by thehipmunk While much of the world celebrated the dawning of a new year on January 1, the global celebration of a new annum isn’t over yet. Communities around the world are gearing up for another giant annual celebration in the form of the Chinese New Year. Otherwise known as the Spring Festival or Lunar […]

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Hike these trails in South America in 2016

Heading to the Latin portion of the Americas, and looking for a way to stay fit, and discover natural wonders and remains of old human civilizations? Hike these trails in South America in 2016, and you will find a way to make the most of your travels this year. 1) Inca Trail, Peru This one […]

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