Hipmunk’s Guide to Landing the Lowest Summer Airfare

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The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 12, 2016 by TheHipmunk.

Gas prices are down, the temperature is heating up, and travelers are inevitably looking to take advantage of both this summer.

In fact, with all the sunny news about oil prices you may be itching to plan an escape of your own. But summer is three whole months long, airfare is usually priced at a premium, and there tends to be a lot of confusion for travelers around the optimal purchase date to obtain the best deal. Indeed, the most asked travel advice question posed to Hipmunk Navigators concerns the best time to purchase a ticket. Continue reading “Hipmunk’s Guide to Landing the Lowest Summer Airfare”

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Where To Stay in Panama City, Florida

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Florida is known for having stunning beaches and lots of attractions, and Panama City is no exception. Situated along the beautiful Gulf Coast, the opportunities for water activities like fishing, boating and swimming are abundant. Not only can you spend a good time enjoying the beautiful beaches, Panama City also offers many fun attractions for families, business travelers, and spring breakers including amusements parks, golf courses and go-karts. Continue reading “Where To Stay in Panama City, Florida”

Xpat Matt’s Budget-Friendly Adventures in the American West

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The post below was originally published on XPATMATT on April 14, 2016.

Not every trip “out west” needs to empty your wallet and your savings account. In fact, there are plenty of adventurous destinations in the west that are affordable, uncrowded, and full of awesome outdoor activities for you and your traveling family. These five budget-friendly destinations offer everything you need to make the most of your adventure-based getaway. Continue reading “Xpat Matt’s Budget-Friendly Adventures in the American West”

Generation Gap: What Your Age Says About How You Travel

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on March 9, 2016.

By Hipmunk Staff

For the third year in a row, we polled US travelers of all ages to find out more about the travel habits and trends of the coveted millennials as well as gen Xers and boomers. Last year, we reported that millennial travelers were “cheap, plugged in and always looking for pleasure“. Guess what, not much has changed. Continue reading “Generation Gap: What Your Age Says About How You Travel”

Hipmunk Hotels: Places to Stay in North Carolina — Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville and Chapel Hill

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North Carolina has a diverse landscape ranging from beaches, mountains, and cool cities in between with lots of history. If you haven’t gotten to know this state yet, you will not regret a visit. If you don’t know where to start, the cities of Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville, and Chapel Hill all have plenty of things to do. Each have their own charming personality. Continue reading “Hipmunk Hotels: Places to Stay in North Carolina — Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville and Chapel Hill”