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The Accessory That Every Traveler Needs: The 5th Watch

Every traveler needs a good watch. Personally, my life revolves around constantly being in one place or another. I´m always on the go, and there´s always planes, trains, and other things to catch. Plus, since moving abroad I have definitely had to adjust my punctuality habits more like the lack thereof. So when I got the opportunity to collaborate with The 5th watch company  I was ecstatic. No more digging through my purse aka the abyss of random stuff looking for my phone to check the time. No more distractions when I pick up my phone, but end up on...

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Where to Stay in California

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This article is part of the Hipmunk Hotels Campaign   Headed to California? Here are 5 boutique hotels you should keep on your radar when visiting the Golden State. [spacer height="20px"] Hyatt Place San Jose: Enjoy Family-Friendly Attractions Located near tons of family attractions, the Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown is the perfect hotel for a family getaway. Spend the day whizzing and whirling on rides at the action-packed Great America theme park. Take flight on the thrill ride Flight Deck, or if slower rides are more your speed, check out the Carousel Columbia. Want to cool off a bit? Hop on over to...

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Carry On with Bravo TV’s Tour Group Host Brandon Presser

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk's Tailwind Blog on March 4, 2016 by Kelly Soderlund.   As a travel expert, TV host, and writer, Brandon Presser is no stranger to life on the go. Presser, who has visited more than 100 countries, has penned over 50 travel books, and is a regular contributor for such publications as Afar, Travel + Leisure, The Daily Beast, and National Geographic Traveler. And while he may be well known in the travel industry, he’s about to experience a whole new level of recognition: Presser is the lead host of Bravo TV’s new...

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HIPMUNK HOTELS: SPENDING FALL IN VIRGINIA CITIES LIKE RICHMOND, HARRISONBURG, AND MORE

The post below was originally published on The Girl and the Globe on September 12, 2016 by Becky.   Fall in Virginia is the best time to visit. The state bursts with natural color, events, and weather too good to be true. I’m lucky enough to take advantage of weekend getaways, but it’s worth the trip even if you fly in. TRICK OR TREAT IN RICHMOND’S FAN As a former resident of “The Fan” neighborhood in Richmond, I can attest that most area residents are college students or adults without children. You’d think that means Halloween trick or treating is a...

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Skyroam Review: How to Stay Connected While Traveling Internationally

Skyroam Review: How to Stay Connected When Traveling Internationally

As a travel blogger staying connected is imperative. I mean, how else am I going to show you the world of a wanderer, via Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, if I have shoddy or non-existent WiFi? I can't! And that's just not ok. Right?! Right. But, besides staying connected to the social world, I need to be able to have access to more functional things such as Google Maps, a translator, and the internet to pull up information on the fly while traveling abroad. If you've ever traveled internationally, you know this is not always an easy or cheap feat. Relying on...

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Hipmunk Hotels: Where to Stay in Indiana

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This post is part of the Hipmunk Hotels campaign Indiana may be best known for the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or as the birthplace of the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, but it is also a great destination for travel. Whether you're looking for historic luxury or family friendly, Indiana has accommodations for it all. Here is a list of boutique hotels for your next trip to the Hoosier State. Family Friendly What do you get when you combine a 154-room hotel with a 40,000 square foot water park? Pure AWESOMENESS, that's what! Big Splash Adventure Indoor...

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