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Discovering the Big Apple on a Budget

Discovering the Big Apple on a Budget

It’s no secret to anyone that New York City is an expensive place to visit. Budget conscious travelers can easily make the most out of their Big Apple trip without spending a fortune, however, simply by following some of these money-saving tips. Discover NYC on Foot Image via Flickr by…

Hipmunk City Love: Free or Almost Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Hipmunk City Love: Free or Almost Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

It’s no secret that everything in Las Vegas is ridiculously expensive. An average three-course dinner at a standard decent restaurant on The Strip will cost you around $75 per person. The prices cocktails at a club like Bond at The Cosmopolitan will run you somewhere between $15-$20 each and the cheapest show tickets for shows will likely start at $45. However, if you’ve done your homework, you’ll know that not everyone in Sin City lives or can afford such excesses. They take advantage of the free and almost free events, shows, and attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. …

Hipmunk City Love: Best Hotels in Paris Under $100

Hipmunk City Love: Best Hotels in Paris Under $100

Do you want to gaze at the Eiffel Tower, visit the gargoyles at Notre Dame, and climb the steps at the Sacre Coeur? Then start planning your Parisian getaway by booking a room in one of these budget hotels. …

Rant or Rave: Eat, Downtown Las Vegas

Rant or Rave: Eat, Downtown Las Vegas

There was so much I wanted to love about Eat. After all, many foodies have raved about it. The premise of the restaurant is also something I look for when trying new places during my travels: incorporating local cuisine and using local ingredients. Their website is easy to navigate and provides good content and excellent photos of mouth-watering dishes. It looked like a win-win; that is until I finally got there. …

Tentative and Cold in Budapest, Hungary

Tentative and Cold in Budapest, Hungary

Why I went here? My interest with Budapest started a few years ago when I first heard that American Airlines started a direct flight to the city from JFK (no longer the case, btw). After reading about it and watching countless travel videos, I became fascinated with the city and added it as a must visit on my Eastern European itinerary. They also have one of the best Christmas markets in Europe (I went in December). …