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Hipmunk Hotels: Northeast Summer Festivals in Annapolis, Jersey City, Providence, and More

As the cold weather melts away, regions that tend to experience the brunt of Mother Winter start to come alive. It always amazes me how they make the most of the little sunshine that they have through an endless number of summer festivals. The Northeast is a great example. Cities like Annapolis, Jersey City, and Providence delight in shedding their parkas for t-shirts and flip-flops. Here are five festivals that celebrate the…

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Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Explore Washington DC Neighborhoods – Hipmunk City Love

When I lived in Washington, DC, I both loved and hated it when friends and family would come to visit. I’d love it because I’m always excited to catch up with loved ones. I’d hate it because all they’d want to see was the typical Washington, DC tourist circuit attractions — the monuments, Smithsonian, White House, capitol buildings, etc. Don’t get me wrong, everyone should visit those spots, especially as I feel that…

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Eating, Food, Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Best Cuban Food in Miami – Hipmunk City Love

Maybe that title is a little misleading. Is it really possible to define the best Cuban food in Miami when there are so many delicious options available? Actually, it is. The best Cuban food I had in Miami was at my friend Eddie’s house for his birthday. His mother made the most flavorful masas de puerco fritas that I’ve ever tasted. The pork chunks weren’t dried out like they tend to be…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Anaheim Craft Beer Guide – California’s Forgotten Beer City

Even though I live in North Carolina – which has a stellar craft beer industry – I still get a twinge of jealousy towards California. The industry permeates the entire state of California, from north to south and all areas in between. Some cities, like Anaheim, have even structured their laws to welcome craft breweries, knowing the boost they give to the local economy. So if you’re planning a beercation through the state…

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Hipmunk CityLove, Travel

A Guide to Summer Festivals in Montreal – Hipmunk City Love

So you’re thinking of visiting Montreal this summer but can’t decide on a date? How about lining that trip up with one of the city’s many summer festivals in Montreal? While most festival guides list festivals by date, here I’ve grouped them by type because we all have different interests. It’s more fun to book hotels in Montreal for a festival that actually interests you and not just any old festival. All dates…

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Asia, Eating, Food, Hipmunk CityLove, Travel

What to Eat in Hong Kong – Hipmunk City Love

Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures uniting expats from throughout Asia, mainland China, and other far-flung corners of the world. Each of those cultures brings its own cuisine helping the city to create a culinary scene where almost any ethnic food is available. Many wealthy residents and visitors are also attracted to the city’s open business scene. Fine dining establishments have followed their wallets helping further to define Hong Kong…

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Europe, Hipmunk CityLove, Travel

Exploring London Neighborhoods – Hipmunk City Love

Ever since Hugh Grant slipped while illegally climbing into one of Notting Hill’s private gardens in the movie Notting Hill and exclaimed, “Whoopsie Daisy,” I’ve been obsessed with exploring London’s many quirky and colorful neighborhoods. Secretly, I hope to catch a glimpse of Spike walking down the street wearing a scuba mask and an inappropriate T-shirt (preferably not in his whitey tighties). This is the London I want to see – the…

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Hipmunk CityLove, Travel

Exploring Toronto Neighborhoods – Hipmunk City Love

Now that “The Phantom of the Opera” has passed through the big screen and into our home DVD collections, there’s no reason to visit Toronto anymore, right? Wrong! Toronto is a vibrant city with many unique and funky neighborhoods to visit. Go ahead and book that hotel in Toronto, put your walking shoes on, and start exploring!

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Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Exploring Atlanta Neighborhoods – Hipmunk City Love

Most people who book hotels in Atlanta find a high-rise in downtown and get sucked into what I describe as an overcrowded fish bowl. They hit up the mainstream chain restaurants, visit the surrounding sites, and come away with an experience that feels like something is missing. If they can only flop out of the bowl to explore life beyond the World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium, and Centennial Olympic Park. While…

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