New York State Vs New York City

New York State Vs New York City

So, you’re thinking of visiting New York. But which one exactly? After all, there is New York State and New York City! Sure, you could try and fit both of them into your trip, but there is so much to see and do in each one, it really will be better to focus on one and do it well. Are you wondering which one is worth it? I’ve put each of them to the test in this blog post. Continue reading

Travel Guide to Paradise in Thailand – Koh Yao Noi Island

Travel Guide to Paradise in Thailand – Koh Yao Noi Island

When you’re ready to pack your bags and take a trip, Thailand must be at the top of your bucket list. Thailand is a southeast Asian country famous for its food, beaches, temples, and Muay Thai kickboxing. But nowadays, has only a few places where you can find a remote paradise island like you once could. One such place is called Koh Yao Noi Island. It draws only a trickle of travelers because it only has some basic beach huts, a few cafes and bars, and the occasional resort. Continue reading

Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know

Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know

It’s probably pretty obvious that Hipmunk loves animals (I mean, they have one as their mascot and they also boast a dog-friendly office). And as a travel company, they’re highly sensitive to the conflicts that arise between wanderlust and the love for one’s pet. They are also pretty good at mitigating the risks when they choose to take pets on planes.

Following the news of the untimely death of Simon the Giant Rabbit, they asked around the office for tips on keeping your furbaby safe on flights. Continue reading

3 Things To Know For Beginner Photography

3 Things To Know For Beginner Photography

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get involved in photography! You’ve seen amazing pictures that your friends and family have taken whilst on holiday and you want to get in on it. But where do you start? What camera do you buy, and should you buy a new lens? Protective equipment? What are you going to take photos of? There are a lot of questions that need answering, but if you keep reading you’ll find those answers and get you started on your journey to beginner photography.  Continue reading

The Best Alternative Attractions In Europe

The Best Alternative Attractions In Europe

If you visit Rome, checking out the Colosseum, no matter how touristy, is a must. The same goes to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But, there are other lesser known attractions in these and other popular European cities worth a visit. Check out the visual guide below to the best alternative attractions in Europe. Continue reading

3 Destinations To Explore Wildlife Like Charles Darwin

3 Destinations To Explore Wildlife Like Charles Darwin

Nowadays it’s impossible to think of the history of humankind and animal-kind without having a thought for Charles Darwin. Whether you believe in it or not, you’ve probably come across references based on his evolution theory, such as joke images showing the evolution from the cave man to the cyber man. But Darwin’s scientific mind had a love for all things nature, especially wildlife. There are three destinations in the world where you can follow Darwin’s adventurous steps and explore wildlife.  Continue reading

7 Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas

7 Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of gambling, nightlife, and partying, but this lively city has so much to offer to everyone in the family. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a museum lover, or a foodie, Las Vegas has something for you. While you might still want to check out a casino, the dancing fountain show at the Bellagio, and the erupting volcano at the Mirage, a myriad of interesting and lesser-known experiences await. Use this Las Vegas airport and accommodation guide to get you started, and then get on with these seven unique things to do in Sin City. Continue reading

Planning Your Dream Beach Wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand

Planning Your Dream Beach Wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand

It’s the most important day of your life. Make it the most memorable. Destination weddings are a unique, meaningful way to unite with your soulmate. They’re also highly cost-effective and practical because they combine the wedding ceremony with the honeymoon. They give the couple a chance to reunite with old friends and celebrate their nuptials with loved ones. The benefits to having a destination wedding can’t be overstated. Here’s your guide to planning your dream beach wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand. Continue reading

Weekly Small Pleasures #122

Weekly Small Pleasures #122

Had a bit of a rough week. Spending half a day outdoors in 100+ degree F weather last Saturday while 37 weeks pregnant, put me out of service for 3 days. Felt really bad and I thought I would feel that way for the remaining of the pregnancy. Every time I have a couple of bad days, as in I feel tired and not up to doing anything, I feel that I won’t come out of it, but I always do.  Continue reading