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5 Hotels in North America to Pop the Question

by thehipmunk When a fella or lady is ready to pop the question to their lady love or main-man, they might start sweating bullets over choosing the ideal spot for the grand gesture. Luckily, some of the most romantic hotels in the world just seem to be made for getting down on one knee. Here […]

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The 6 Best Hotels for Viewing Niagara Falls

by thehipmunk The vistas of Niagara Falls have beckoned travelers for centuries. Long visited by newlyweds — and nowadays a mandatory stop for the Instagramming road-tripper — the self-styled Honeymoon Capital of the World has plenty to offer in addition to its thundering falls. Gambling is available on either side of the river, but it […]

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Underwater Hotel Stays May Get (Slightly) More Affordable

by thehipmunk If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a pineapple under the sea, that fantasy may be one step closer to reality (only replace “live” with “stay for a few nights” and “pineapple” with “underwater hotel room”). That’s because a new proposed hotel promises to make underwater luxury stays a bit more affordable. The […]

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6 Luxury Hotels in the American Midwest

by thehipmunk “Luxury” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of the American Midwest, which is all-too-often glossed over by travelers seeking thrills in America’s coastal cities. But luxury is what you will find at each of these six Midwestern hotels, which prove once and for all that the […]

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Extend Your Life by Drinking Champagne Here

  by thehipmunk “Come quickly! I am drinking the stars,” exclaimed the 17th century monk Dom Pérignon when he invented champagne. Both the invention story and expression are apocryphal at best, but it’s a lovely way of thinking about that elusive and often expensive sparkling beverage. And now, it turns out, he may have started […]

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7 of the World’s Most Beautiful Staircases

by thehipmunk Of all the reasons to travel the world, “to see a staircase” likely doesn’t show up on many lists. But it may be time to reconsider. The globe is dotted with remarkable staircases that are breathtaking to look at and exhilarating to climb, and each makes for a quality destination in its own […]

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Exploring Beyond the Wine in Napa, CA

by thehipmunk The Northern California city of Napa is famous the world over for its tasty wines, but this scenic valley has plenty to offer visitors of all types, ranging from outdoor lovers to art enthusiasts. Napa’s food and art scene has thrived over the last few years, and many of its non-wine related activities […]

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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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Making Romantic Moves In Nashville, The Music City

by thehipmunk 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 […]

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Hipmunk’s Guide to Crushing Wine Harvest Season

by thehipmunk By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff                         Exploring Established & Emerging Wine Regions With Eater Drinks Editor Kat Odell  It’s crush season, and no, we’re not talking about football. We’re talking about wine harvesting season, which begins when the grapes are picked and continues […]

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