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Month: August 2015

See 1K Years of Irish History in a 5-Day Road Trip (Legendary Pubs Included)

See 1K Years of Irish History in a 5-Day Road Trip (Legendary Pubs Included)

  By: Hipmunk Staff There are as many reasons to see Ireland as there are people who travel to the Emerald Isle. History, geology, pub culture, folklore, and breathtaking views are all par for the course for travelers to the island. If you have a few days to spare, you can soak up nearly all that Ireland has to offer while rolling through the southwestern half of the country. Here’s a road trip itinerary guaranteed to make you “ooh,” “ahh,” and promise…

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The Hipmunk Guide to Free Hotel Wi-Fi

The Hipmunk Guide to Free Hotel Wi-Fi

  By: Hipmunk Staff Wi-Fi has become an amenity that guests expect from the hotels where they choose to stay. We asked our Twitter fans what they think of free Wi-Fi and they spoke loud and clear. Perhaps Susan Breslow ‏(@susanbreslow) said it best: ‘Hotel wi-fi is essential. Free wins loyalty and cred.’ But according to a review of Hipmunk’s hotel database, only 70 percent of U.S. hotels offer free Wi-Fi. Another 27 percent don’t offer Wi-Fi at all (what?!?!). And the…

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Home for Holidays, But Which One?

Home for Holidays, But Which One?

  By: Hipmunk Staff Want to go home for the holidays but can’t decide whether to go for Thanksgiving or Christmas? If you’re like most travelers, price likely has a big impact on when you travel home for the holidays. So we compared historic airfare prices to the top 50 U.S. hometowns to see whether your best holiday budget bet is a flight home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Take a look at the map below to see which holiday airfare is cheaper to your…

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Best countries to visit for art lovers

Best countries to visit for art lovers

  If one of the things that you look forward to the most when traveling is seeing how different cultures express their innermost thoughts on canvas, then you will enjoy today’s post. Below, we will reveal the best countries to visit for art lovers. From the grittiness of Colombia, to the Old World classics of Italy, there is much to love about the countries on this list…   1) Italy A serious discussion on the best art destinations in the…

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