Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

I went back and forth on the whole feeding kangaroos and taking a picture holding a koala thing. I boycott zoos and anytime someone suggested I visit the SeaWorlds here, I politely declined. I’m acutely aware how tourism is one of the many factors in animal abuse so I try to avoid being part of […]

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Hipmunk City Love: Unique Things To Do In Hong Kong

Blog Post Type: Planning a Trip to a City Hong Kong is unique in of itself. As a former British colony and located within China, it has a special history. Lonely Planet describes it as having, “a complexity that eludes definition, sometimes even by its own people.” You could “be soul-searching near the Chinese border, […]

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Hipmunk City Love: Beaches in New York City

Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece I will admit that people don’t visit New York City for the beaches. Even though the city is surrounded by water, it’s not one of the city’s claims to fame. The few beaches found in the city do not resemble the crystal clear waters and white sands found on […]

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Microlight Tour of Port Douglas

Hang gliding has been on my wish list for the longest time. I’ve never been in an area where it was easily accessible though until I came to Port Douglas. There is one company in the area that offers tandem hang gliding and microlight tours. I didn’t even hesitate, I immediately booked a 20 minute […]

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And Then I Went Bungee Jumping

I never had any intention to bungee jump. I was okay with jumping out of an airplane, no problem. But jumping off a platform without a parachute, no thank you. Heading into Cairns, I was bombarded with all sorts of reef tours, day trips, and brochures for adventure activities. And since Cairns doesn’t have a […]

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Hipmunk City Love: Vienna’s Attractions For Cheap

A lot of major cities feature┬ásome sort of attraction pass. For a single fee, visitors enjoy access to numerous popular attractions in the area. Sometimes these passes even include transportation. Almost all of them have to be used in a certain time frame, so they provide a budget-friendly way to see the top sites in […]

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