4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

In ancient Rome, burial within the city walls was forbidden. The pagan culture of the second and third centuries preferred cremation, despite the objections of the Christian minority. As land for graveyards was scarce, the Christians of the day cultivated a sense… Continue Reading →

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 →

Hipmunk’s “Off the Beaten Path” Guide to Rome

Although attractions like the Coliseum and the Vatican top must-see lists for a reason, don’t let your trip to Rome stop there. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best lesser-known Rome attractions to help you see all this… Continue Reading →

Incredible footage: a peregrine falcon hunting in a murmuration of starlings

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Not too long ago, I posted about a murmuration of starlings in flight over Istanbul. The sight of it stopped me in my tracks nightly as clouds of birds circled their… Continue Reading →

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