The Ultimate Guide To Tipping in the U.S. for Food, Travel, And Hospitality

The conversation about tipping in the U.S. has been in the news more than ever recently, with stories of miserly and generous restaurant patrons alike taking stands on the subject. The restaurant industry is beginning to experiment with alternative tipping,… Continue Reading →

That Was In My Hotel Bed?!

There’s no better feeling than coming back to a freshly cleaned hotel room. After a long day attending a conference or sight-seeing in a new city, we take off our shoes, turn on the TV, hop up on the bed,… Continue Reading →

Protect Your Data During the Year’s Busiest Travel Weekend

If you ever travel with a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, your data is at risk of being lost or stolen. Whether it’s the result of a bag disappearing, a drink being spilled, or a cybercriminal hacking your online accounts, data… Continue Reading →

What the REAL ID Act Means For Your Travels In 2016

If you’re planning to fly after 2015, heads up: A driver’s license might not be sufficient identification for boarding an aircraft, even if you’re flying domestically. That’s because new restrictions on IDs used to board commercial aircraft are slated to… Continue Reading →

The Beginner’s Guide to Renting a Car for Vacation

For anyone who’s been living under a rock, we’re here to break the bad news: In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the busiest travel period of the year—and if you’re planning to rent a car, the competition is going to be… Continue Reading →

What To Do if Something Gets Stolen from Your Luggage at the Airport

A TSA agent at New York’s JFK International Airport made headlines this week for stealing a $7,000 luxury watch that a passenger accidentally left in security. This isn’t the first time the TSA has been charged with theft. A 2012 ABC News… Continue Reading →

5 Thanksgiving Day Parades Worth Seeing in Person

Since 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed it a federal holiday, Thanksgiving has marked the official beginning of the holiday season. Many traditions have developed around the day over the decades from the standard turkey dinner with family, food drives to… Continue Reading →

Flying to Europe Might Get a Whole Lot Cheaper… in 2017

The airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA just announced its plan to sell $69 one-way tickets to Europe from select U.S. airports. The initiative is slated to roll out by as soon as 2017 (although for would-be international travelers, “soon” might be… Continue Reading →

Hipmunk Launches AI Travel Planning Assistant, ‘Hello Hipmunk’

Sticky post

By: Hipmunk Staff “Hey, it’s Mom. Have you booked your flight for Christmas?” It’s an email we’ve all received in one form or another, one which essentially turns travel planning into a dreaded to-do list. People consistently say, “I still… Continue Reading →

© 2015 Tailwind by Hipmunk

Up ↑