11 Activities to Consider While in Naples, Italy

“Blog Post Type: Planning a Trip to a City” Naples is one of the oldest cities in Italy with its historic center as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Italy’s third largest city is home to fine art, exceptional architecture, and a world-class food scene serving pizza, pasta, and coffee that is worthy of being the best…

Hipmunk City Love: Explore Local London

Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece London is one of the world’s greatest cities. With ubiquitous coverage in the media, photos of its famous landmarks published and shared everywhere, it is instantly recognized by tens of millions. It is Europe’s most visited city, attracting 14 million visitors annually. The Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and…

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…

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…

Where The Locals Go – Leuven, Belgium

The next spotlight in my series is with my friend Sofie Couwenbergh who resides in the Belgium town of Leuven.  Leuven, the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium is known for two features travelers will enjoy – being a “student city” and having a lively bar scene.  Leuven has…

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…