Jelly Beans – A Flavor For Everyone

Elizabeth, our conductor, is standing proud, smiling, and wearing an old train uniform from days past that touches the heart of my inner-child. “You can sit anywhere you want,” she says greeting everyone in our group. Stepping on the light blue colored section of the train, I don the paper hat given to me, clip the…

The Civil War Museum

For a brief second, the room went dark and quiet. Gunfire started popping above me. From my peripheral vision I saw rifles take aim then fire across the battlefield. Explosions of cannon fire found my backside, and as I caught my bearings, a soldier pointed his musket in my direction. With a loud crack, smoke…

Hipmunk City Love-ing Everything About Munich

“Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece” Beer for breakfast. Wait?!? A cup of coffee? Cappuccino or espresso instead? Which drink pairs best with a Munchner Weisswurst? Munchner Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian breakfast consisting of a veal-based sausage served with sweet mustard, a Brezn prezel, and accompanied by a Weissbier (‘white beer’). When in Rome do…

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…

Where The Locals Go – Providence, Rhode Island

Today I welcome Tamara Gruber from Providence, Rhode Island.  Located at the head of the Narragansett Bay with The Providence River running through the center of the city, Providence, once known as the “Beehive of Industry” has in recent years rebranded itself as the “Creative Capital” due to the many institutions of higher learning and…

Where The Locals Go – Innsbruck, Austria

The next spotlight in my series is with Irene and Stefano from Innsbruck, Austria.  Located in the Inn Valley, Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol and is internationally known for its winter sports.  If you are an adventurer who enjoys outdoor sports and recreation, Innsbruck has many opportunities for you…

Where The Locals Go – Bangalore, India

Over the last 5 years I have connected with amazing people from all over the globe on my Facebook page and I am proud to call them friends.  I wanted to hear stories about their hometown.  We as travelers go to experience new cultures, foods and festivals while on the road.  It would take a…

Where The Locals Go – Virovitica, Croatia

Over the last 5 years I have connected with amazing people from all over the globe on my Facebook page and I am proud to call them friends.  I wanted to hear stories about their hometown.  We as travelers go to experience new cultures, foods and festivals while on the road.  It would take a…