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How to Buy More Than Flights with Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

Just like any other type of rewards program, frequent flyer miles are what you make of them. Many people hoard their points in order to purchase flights, and we’re big proponents of that. After all, getting to fly more often means getting to travel more often, and that means opening yourself up to all the unique experiences and lessons that travel affords. But redeeming miles for flights isn’t the only way to take advantage of frequent flyer rewards programs. Regardless of whether you fly every week or once a year, here are some surprising ways to get the most out of those points beyond the sky. The Lowdown on Frequent Flyer Miles...

4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

Skulls in the Catacombs In ancient Rome, burial within the city walls was forbidden. The pagan culture of the second and third centuries preferred cremation, despite the objections of the Christian minority. As land for graveyards was scarce, the Christians of the day cultivated a sense of community away from the public eye by digging burial tunnels into the soft volcanic rock called tufo. These ancient sites can now be found on the outskirts of the city, along major roadways and close to many Roman hotels. History buffs will find them a fascinating way to experience early Christian art, and to visit the resting places of numerous saints and martyrs. St. Callixtus and St....

Could The Side-Slip Airplane Seat Change The Boarding Process Game Forever?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

One of the most frustrating parts of a flight comes at the very beginning: The slow-moving and cramped boarding process is a constant hassle. Dozens of people, loaded down with heavy bags (and kids and strollers), attempt to navigate their way to their seats by squeezing past one another in an impossibly thin aisle. Even when boarding is staggered by section, the process can still be uncomfortable and irritating. Perhaps not for long, thanks to the work being done at the Denver-based Molon Labe Designs LLC. The minds behind Molon Labe Designs are busy at work crafting a slideable aisle seat that retracts inward during boarding. The design makes for a 41”...

Making Romantic Moves In Nashville, The Music City

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

Nashville is the city that provides visitors and inhabitants with an unparalleled world of access to America’s greenest parks, freshest eats, and twangiest, tune-blaring venues. Dress to impress and call that friendly passenger you met on the plane, the fellow traveler who accepted your card at baggage claim, or the bright-eyed receptionist in the lobby of your fashionable hotel. Invite that kindred spirit to join you for the a date night to remember. Nashville awaits, y’all, and we’ve rounded up the best spots to kindle new romance (or re-spark old flames). Warner Parks Treat your date to an afternoon at Warner Parks. Located 9 miles south of downtown Nashville, Warner Parks — comprised...

Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month With This Three-Day Kentucky Bourbon Tour

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

In 2007, Congress declared September to be America’s National Bourbon Heritage Month—so it’s time to get sipping. The most popular type of whiskey in the U.S., bourbon is made from a grain mixture (aka “mash”) that’s at least 51 percent corn. Federal law also mandates that bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels and bottled at 80 proof or stronger, and nothing other than distilled water can be added to the bottles. There’s no better place to celebrate this American spirit than in its birthplace: Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. Fly into Lexington and prepare to drink up on this multi-day tour. Day One: Buffalo Trace Distillery – Frankfort, KY Where else to start exploring the...

What Does “Continental Breakfast” Actually Mean?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

Here at Hipmunk, we’ve got breakfast on the mind. Ever since we produced the Free Breakfast Index, which explored what percentage of the world’s hotels offers free breakfast, we’ve been keen to unearth all there is to know about the hotelbreakfast scene. When it comes to budget-conscious travel, perhaps no words excite hotel guests as much as “free continental breakfast.” But while travelers’ eyes may gravitate to these words on a hotel’s booking page, few people actually know why this popular hotel amenity is called that in the first place. Here’s the scoop. A Tale of Two Kinds of Breakfast Continental breakfasts are all about simplicity. They’re convenient for travelers who...