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Holy Cheese Steak! Pope Francis in Philly

by thehipmunk Pope Francis once compared life to a journey. “When we stop,” he cautioned, “things don’t go right.” Taking cues from the hippest Pope to date, travellers from around the globe are journeying to the City of Brotherly Love, famous for its innovators (Ben Franklin), actors (Will Smith), and activists (Noam Chomsky), and infamous […]

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4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

by thehipmunk In ancient Rome, burial within the city walls was forbidden. The pagan culture of the second and third centuries preferred cremation, despite the objections of the Christian minority. As land for graveyards was scarce, the Christians of the day cultivated a sense of community away from the public eye by digging burial tunnels into the […]

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The Most Majestic Architecture In Europe

by thehipmunk 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 […]

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A Stone’s Throw From Stonehenge Lies A Massive New Mystery

by thehipmunk Located in Wittshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most iconic man-made landmarks. Tourists flock to the raised stones to ponder their origins and meaning. Are these the marks of an alien burial site? Were ancient sacrificial rituals conducted here? How were these stones raised before the advent of modern technology? Stonehenge […]

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Travel truths you need to accept in order to stay happy on the road

by TheHipmunk Travel is one of the most educational and invigorating experiences that life has to offer. It allows you to get out of your routines and comfort zones, meet new people, experience different cultures and see more of the world. Couples trips can be highly romantic, and travel with a large group can create […]

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Los Angeles’s Lost Haunts: The Hidden City of Downtown L.A.

by TheHipmunk Los Angeles is known as a star-studded galaxy of excess and superficiality. It’s the land of reality television, struggling actors and failed musicians. However, away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, there is a hidden city full of history, culture and ghosts. After your neck is sore from looking […]

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September Savings: Why the Off-Season May be the Best Time for a Vacay

by TheHipmunk Summer’s endless possibilities have ended, school is back in session, and vacations have come to their conclusion. Or have they? Because so many people travel to exotic destinations during the summer months, airlines face a huge drop in demand from August to September—and flight prices drop as a result. In travel industry jargon, […]

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Hipmunk City Love: Explore Baltimore

by TheHipmunk Hip, historic, and diverse, Baltimore is ripe for travelers seeking a unique experience in a classic American city. The side-by-side neighborhoods of Inner Harbor and Fell’s Point embody Charm City’s fusion of historical waterfront culture and modern-day urbanism. Strap on your favorite walking shoes and plan to be out and about from approximately 11 […]

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Top Things to do at Sunrise in London

by TheHipmunk There’s no better way to enjoy the best sights in London than at sunrise. It is amazing how much is within easy reach of most hotels in the city. If you are an early bird or just want to pack as much as possible into your stay in the British capital, here are some […]

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Showdown: London vs. Paris

by TheHipmunk From the face of Big Ben to the peak of the Eiffel Tower, some of Europe’s capital cities certainly hold a lot of attraction for tourists. Both London and Paris offer travelers not just some great hotels, they also provide top-notch cuisine, museums filled with artifacts, beautiful parks, and landmarks that hold significant and […]

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