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5 Pieces of Street Art to Visit in NYC

New York City is full of street art, some famous and some not-so-famous. The famous pieces became so because of their creators, the zeitgeist they represent, or the statement they make when put in a certain setting. You’ll find that the city is full of painted walls and free-standing sculptures to view and peruse. Some pieces stay put, while others are always changing as new artists come along to make their mark on New York City’s ever-changing art landscape. Following are five pieces of street art to visit when in NYC.

January 18th, 2017|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments

Hipmunk Hotels: Grand Rapids, Troy, Lansing, and More!

Michigan has experienced a resurgence in tourism over the past few years. Detroit is slowly building itself up again with interest from investors and business owners who are reclaiming storefronts. The population of Michigan is surging slightly as well, with more professionals buying reasonably priced housing.

All this growth positions Michigan as a more attractive destination for travel, and there are many gems to enjoy outside of Detroit. If you’re interested in taking a tour of this state, here are some sparkling spots, complete with what to do and where to stay.

September 28th, 2016|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments

Hipmunk’s Guide to Landing the Lowest Summer Airfare

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 12, 2016 by Kelly Soderland.

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Gas prices are down, the temperature is heating up, and travelers are inevitably looking to take advantage of both this summer.

In fact, with all the sunny news about oil prices you may be itching to plan an escape of your own. But summer is three whole months long, airfare is usually priced at a premium, and there tends to be a lot of confusion for travelers around the optimal purchase date to obtain the best deal. Indeed, the most asked travel advice questionposed to Hipmunk Navigators concerns the best time to purchase a ticket.

As of March 31, 2016, overall domestic summer airfare (flights departing and returning during June, July, or August), is down from a median price of $330 to $286.

Similarly, flights from the US to major European countries – Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland – follow the same trend: travelers this summer are paying about 15 percent less than last year, from a median price of $1331 to $1129.

And those savings seem to translate into a higher proportion of people planning longer getaways: In 2015, 46 percent of summer vacations that involved flights lasted four days or fewer, while just 33 percent lasted between seven and 10 days.

In 2016, however, 40 percent are four days or fewer, while 38 percent are between seven and 10 days, indicating a shift towards longer vacations.

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To ensure that the hardest decision you’ll have to make this summer season is which umbrella drink you’ll order, Hipmunk analyzed its historical booking data

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments

Hipmunk Hotels: Family Fun in Santa Cruz, Carlsbad, Fresno, Costa Mesa and Obispo

The post below was originally published on ‘Sydney Aaliyah Michelle on June 14, 2016 by Sydney.

My family recently had a travel planning session over Sunday dinner. We threw around ideas for the family vacation we take every five years. Our trips are unique because they have to appease everyone from age six to seventy years old. I did my research and suggested the California coast. These are some of the cool destinations I found that would make great family vacation spots.

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Hipmunk|2 Comments

Millennials Share Their Tips for Working While Traveling the Globe

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 11, 2016 by THEHIPMUNK.

When you’re still new to a career and trying to make a name for yourself on the job, it can be stressful to take vacation time.

Heck, forget traveling for pleasure—even business travel can feel stressful. When you’re juggling delayed flights or bad cell service with the desire to make a good impression on your clients and coworkers, travel can feel anything but relaxing.

But take a deep breath, because we’ve got some good news for you: You can travel the globe and continue to rock out at your job. Here’s how four hard-working millennials make it happen.

September 13th, 2016|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments

Generation Gap: What Your Age Says About How You Travel

This post was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog by THE HIPMUNK on March 9, 2016

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By Hipmunk Staff

For the third year in a row, we polled US travelers of all ages to find out more about the travel habits and trends of the coveted millennials as well as gen Xers and boomers. Last year, we reported that millennial travelers were “cheap, plugged in and always looking for pleasure“. Guess what, not much has changed.

August 28th, 2016|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments