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Experience Christmas in a different land this year

Experience Christmas in a different land this year

  Want to experience Christmas in a different land this season? If you are looking to shake up your celebrations at the last minute, this post will give you some suggestions to make this dream happen for you and your family… 1) Germany Home to the rapidly spreading concept of the Christmas market in other parts of the world, Germany has a holiday charm that cuts to core of its original origins. The best market to visit is in Dresden, which first put…

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Cultural must see attractions in Beijing

Cultural must see attractions in Beijing

  Looking for some must see attractions in Beijing that show off its culture? Below, we go over 4 points of interest that will accomplish this goal…   1) The Forbidden City Serving as the Chinese imperial headquarters for 500 years from the 15th to the 20th century, the Forbidden City is no longer off limits to outsiders or commoners, allowing you to see how the Chinese royals of yesteryear lived. Covering 180 acres and consisting of just under 1,000 structures, the…

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Delighting in Santa Fe’s Culture

Delighting in Santa Fe’s Culture

  by thehipmunk It’s the oldest town in the Southwest, but Santa Fe offers a tremendous assortment of modern sights and attractions intermingled with the historic sites for travelers to explore. Although visitors love to dive into the many cultural destinations on an extended stay, it’s possible to enjoy the best of the city in a single day. This exciting itinerary showcases the best of Santa Fe and leaves you wanting to come back for more. Enjoy Views of the…

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Yummy Foods, Happy Bellies: Preventing Mishaps in Adventurous Eating

Yummy Foods, Happy Bellies: Preventing Mishaps in Adventurous Eating

  by thehipmunk Tongue-tickling spice combinations. Unfamiliar ingredients. New delicacies to explore. Half the fun of venturing to exotic locales is sampling new foods. Unfortunately, adventurous eating can also lead to an unhappy belly. Take advantage of a couple simple tricks to stave off disastrous travel sickness.   Seek Out Local Know-How Looking for the best som tam and pad thai the street stalls of Thailand have to offer? Ask a local. Poll the front desk staff at your hotel in…

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4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

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 soft volcanic rock called tufo. These ancient sites can now be found on the outskirts of the city, along major roadways and close to many Roman…

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Here’s How You Can Save On Your Travel Expenses

Here’s How You Can Save On Your Travel Expenses

  What’s different about the fanatic travelers across the world? They urge to travel a variety of places, not just for any other family vacation or at relatives place, but for the enthusiasm they experience through such travel. Apart from learning and acknowledging beauty through travels, a core factor of effective money saving is very needy for further travels in future. So what to follow for building up a bank in your pockets through the cash needed to pile up?…

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Making Romantic Moves In Nashville, The Music City

Making Romantic Moves In Nashville, The Music City

Nashville is the city that provides visitors and inhabitants with an unparalleled world of access to America’s greenest parks, freshest eats, and twangiest, tune-blaring venues. Dress to impress and call that friendly passenger you met on the plane, the fellow traveler who accepted your card at baggage claim, or the bright-eyed receptionist in the lobby of your fashionable hotel. Invite that kindred spirit to join you for the a date night to remember. Nashville awaits, y’all, and we’ve rounded up the best…

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First Timers Guide to Orlando

First Timers Guide to Orlando

  Orlando is the city of fun. With over a dozen amusement parks at your disposal, great weather all year round, and genuinely friendly people, you can’t go wrong. If you are planning your first trip to Orlando, it can be a bit overwhelming at first. From the multitude of Disney theme parks to Universal Studios to The Holy Land adventure and more, you could spend a week exploring Orlando and not make it to every park. We have decided…

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Your Most Pressing Travel Questions (According to Google) Answered

Your Most Pressing Travel Questions (According to Google) Answered

  by TheHipmunk Search giant Google has created a site that showcases travel-related data, including the top five inquiries asked by travelers online. We here at Hipmunk decided to answer these questions once and for all. Here are insights into every traveler’s need-to-knows. 1. When is the best time to book a flight? There are all kinds of theories out there, among them: 50-100 days prior to departing (for domestic flights) More than 100 days before departure (for international flights) Tuesday afternoon Wednesday morning…

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

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 at the stars on Hollywood Boulevard, head east to the lost haunts of downtown Los Angeles. The Haunted Hotel Built in 1928, the Cecil…

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