Backpacking in a New Area: What Every Traveler Should Know

Adventure, intrigue and freedom are just a few words used to describe the experience of backpacking in a new area. Backpacking offers the luxury of traveling without bulky rolling luggage and provides an efficient way to pare everything you are… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Eiffel Tower: 5 Lesser-Known Paris Destinations

Although the beautiful Eiffel Tower is a can’t-miss Paris destination, don’t let your trip stop there. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best lesser-known Paris attractions to help you see all that the City of Love has to… Continue Reading →

Street Mapping Paris

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads French creative studio Le3 has put together a beautiful street mapping project of a tiger running the streets of Paris at night: According to L3, no post-production FX was involved – they… Continue Reading →

Unveiled at the Paris World Exposition of 1889, the Eiffel Tower was finished despite much skepticism and was nearly scrapped two decades later, but ultimately kept for “its usefulness as a radio tower.” Of course, now it’s the primary tourist… Continue Reading →

6 Great Travel Reads That Inspire Wanderlust

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  Reading is one of the pleasures of travel, be it during the journey to get somewhere or as a lazy afternoon treat on a beach or in a new city’s cafe. Here… Continue Reading →

Free Things to Do in Paris (via @CameronCRussell)

Writer Taras Grescoe discovers “the art of being authentically Parisian—the art, that is, of tasting, touching, buying, and eating with an extra touch of finesse” in the March 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler. And even though traipsing around pricey… Continue Reading →

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