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…

Love Chicago and She Will Love You Back

“Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece” Chicago is big. It’s a metropolis. It’s a global city. Concrete and steel mountains stand tall over everything. Cars, buses, trucks, and limos play a waiting game at street corners occupied by people–suits and briefcases going to work, travelers strolling to their next attraction, and cabs being hailed by…

Hipmunk City Love: Inexpensive Exploration of Philadelphia

Philadelphia is synonymous with freedom, liberty, and modern-day American democracy. Known as the “City of Brotherly Love” and referred to by many as “Philly,” Philadelphia played an important role in the Revolutionary War. The first Continental Congress convened here, and the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, written in the hallowed halls of late 18th-century buildings…

Chi-Town: A Few of the Lesser Known Places

“Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled” Chicago has many nicknames known throughout the world, all being embraced by the locals. “Second City” (the locals will say no way to being second except for the comedy troupe), “Chi-Town,” “Chicagoland” (inclusion of the suburbs), “Hog Butcher to the World,” and “The Windy City” (because of the weather, the…

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…

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,…