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Off the beaten track: Unusual places to explore in Cornwall

Situated in South West England, Cornwall is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK and is famed for its natural beauty, sandy beaches and surfing. With an array of things to explore in the county from historic houses, castles and museums there is something for the whole family. Holiday cottage specialists Blue […]

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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels To Boost Your Creativity

by thehipmunk Tourists looking to combine creativity and relaxation should consider boutique hotels offering immersive art experiences. This year, try checking out the hotels below, all located in American cities with their own thriving art scenes. Visitors may even return to their homes with a new piece of art!   1. Atlanta, GA: The Artmore […]

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Underwater Hotel Stays May Get (Slightly) More Affordable

by thehipmunk If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a pineapple under the sea, that fantasy may be one step closer to reality (only replace “live” with “stay for a few nights” and “pineapple” with “underwater hotel room”). That’s because a new proposed hotel promises to make underwater luxury stays a bit more affordable. The […]

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Why Airlines Are Making Major Changes to Loyalty Programs

by thehipmunk One by one, major American airlines have been changing their loyalty program policies from a distance-based system to a price-based system, causing some angst among frequent travelers. After announcements from Delta and United last year, American Airlines was the final hold out until November 18, when theyannounced changes to AAdvantage. At all three […]

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6 Boutique Hotels that Promise a Great Night’s Sleep

by thehipmunk Top-notch hotels understand that a good night’s sleep requires more than a set of clean sheets. Instead, restful stays often hinge on the entirety of the setting in which hotel guests find themselves, from the amenities, services, and activities on offer to the design of each room. In other words? One of the […]

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6 Destinations to Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

by thehipmunk Stats suggest 45% of Americans typically make resolutions with the turn of the calendar year, and yet only 8% actually fill them. Perhaps the best way to increase that 8% is to combine an epic vacation with going after goals! Below are three popular resolutions many of us try to attain, along with […]

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Texas Just Declared Its First World Heritage Site

by thehipmunk This past weekend, the five historic missions in San Antonio received official designation as a World Heritage Site. Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the culmination of a nine-year effort to secure the missions with this elite status, reported San Antonio news station KENS5. The missions join an impressive list of other U.S. World Heritage […]

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The Shining to Become the World’s First Horror/Museum/Hotel

by thehipmunk Built in 1909, the Stanley Hotel in Estes, Colorado features views of the Rocky Mountains on all sides, as well as a beautiful and stately interior. Its real claim to fame, however is that it served as the inspiration for Stephen King’s 1977 classic horror novel “The Shining.” On October 16, the hotel […]

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Enjoy Virtual Reality Experiences in Your Room at These Marriott Hotels

by thehipmunk Marriott Hotels is taking the concept of “travel” to a whole new level. Thanks to their new virtual reality room service, physically checking into a new locale is only one way to take a trip. In the new version of travel, sightseers won’t even need to leave their rooms. As part of a […]

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What Happens When a Former Facebooker Transforms the Hotel Experience

by thehipmunk Facebook’s sixth hire, Ezra Callahan, has moved on from the world of social media and is focusing on a decidedly different kind of startup: an innovative hotel in Palm Springs, CA. After leaving Facebook in 2010, Callahan has since developed a Los-Angeles-based real estate company, Artist and Recreation, LLC. His latest project, Arrive […]

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