Category: USA

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Hipmunk Hotels: Thrill and Adventure in Flagstaff, Saint George, Billings, and More!

This post was originally published by Backpacking With a Book on March 4, 2016 by Jona. The beauty of the U.S. mountain states lies in their diversity. Imagine climbing some of the highest mountains in the country or driving through a wide expanse of desert lands — or...

Boutique Hotels You’ll Love in Santa Barbara 0

Boutique Hotels You’ll Love in Santa Barbara

This sponsored post is brought to you by Hipmunk, written by me.  In between breaks at the university, I often took the train up to Santa Barbara for the weekend. Cliff lined beaches, a busy main center, and the laid-back vibe was perfect for getting away...

Boutique Hotels in New York City That You’ll Love 0

Boutique Hotels in New York City That You’ll Love

This sponsored post is brought to you by Hipmunk, written by me.  It can be hard to know where to stay in the City that Never Sleeps, but here are a few boutique hotels up for your consideration. Whether you prioritize location, amenities, or luxury, there’s...

Hotels Perfect for Virginia Beach Beach Bums 0

Hotels Perfect for Virginia Beach Beach Bums

This sponsored post is brought to you by Hipmunk, written by me.  Virginia Beach has everything a beach-goer could ever want. Imagine dolphin spotting, riding along the coastline in a beach-cruiser, swimming in the warm ocean, dining on fresh seafood (or fishing for it), and so...

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Hipmunk Hotels: Hotels for Adventurers in Napa, Monterey, Costa Mesa, and More

This sponsored post is brought to you by Hipmunk, written by me.  Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego get all the attention when people talk about California. However, there are other lesser-known destinations that deserve a lot of chat-time too. With Hipmunk’s Hotel...

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Newport Beach: More Than Just Yuppies

Newport Beach: The next logical step for pretty much every well-off Southern Californian business degree graduate. The people are toned, white, wealthy, and always have a challenging time finding parking for their imported European cars.  UCLA and USC flags are flown high, below proud fabric of stars...

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The Human Element of Balboa Park, San Diego

“Missing the rapture and going to hell” “Boogeymen” “Getting eaten alive” “My loved ones dying” “Unsuccessful life” “Ending up alone” “Geckos” “Bankruptcy” “Losing people I love, especially my children” Handwriting scrawled on paper feathers revealed people’s greatest fears. Fears from physical monsters such as aliens, bears,...

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A Chilly Scuba Diving Surprise in La Jolla, California

The first thing you need to know is that Moritz has no interest in heights. He’d rather surf waves over razor sharp rocks than go bungy jumping, and simply doesn’t fathom the appeal of climbing something high and unstable. From my interpretation of this, he’d rather be...