Hipmunk City Love: 7 Spa Hotels in Toronto

Toronto is a world-class city that offers many attractions to explore and photograph. The winters are long and cold, and the shoulder seasons are cool with chilly evenings. With an average monthly temperature of 11 degrees Celsius / 51 degrees Fahrenheit, relaxing and rejuvenating in a spa or sauna is a perfect way to end…

Four Roman Neighborhoods to Experience Authentic Italian Life

“Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled” The Eternal City of Rome is internationally recognized by millions. Known for tourist attractions such as Vatican City, The Colosseum, The Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trevi Fountain, Rome always ranks high on travelers’ must-see destinations. What about the lesser-known attractions and local hot spots in the districts that…

10 Do’s, Don’ts’ and Tips For Traveling to Amsterdam

“Blog Post Type: Planning a Trip to a City” Amsterdam is one of Europe’s premier cities. Capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme — dam on the river Amstel. Amsterdam is the financial and business capital of the Netherlands and is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations with over…

Hipmunk City Love: A Cultural Guide to Vienna

Blog Post Type: Planning a Trip to a City Lying on the banks of the Danube River and surrounded by the scenic beauty of Wachau region, Vienna is one of the world’s top cities for quality of life. This noble quality is not strictly attributed to the locals, but it also extends to tourists who visit…

13 Eco-Friendly Hotels in Chicago

Blog Post Type: Best of List The hotel industry operates 24 hours a day and incorporating eco-friendly practices is important to clients. Here is a list of 13 hotels in Chicago that have gone green. Photo by Andy Arana via Trover.com 1. Hotel Allegro, a Kimpton Hotel, is a Green Seal certified hotel. Hotel Allegro takes…

The Sights and Sounds of New York City by Foot

“Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece” I’m a walker. To experience New York City by foot is the authentic way to see the sights and sounds of this robust city. Ask any New Yorker. They’ll tell you. Knowing this, I fit in — not as a genuine New York City dweller, but as a pseudo,…

Going Out of the Way For A Special Moment in Houston, Texas

Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece I enjoy walking into an antique shop converted from an old home. A building refurbished and opened as a funky bar with quirky gadgets that make up its theme. A boutique store that started as a thought – turned into an idea and transformed into reality. They are all individualized,…