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From the Water to Air – Adventures on Grand Cayman Island

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the resort life, spending long days on the beautiful, white-sand beaches, sipping on cocktails at bars with unforgettable sea views, or rejuvenating yourself at the hotel’s on-site spa as the sun sets and soft sherbet colored skies float overhead. However, the Cayman Islands are full of activities for the adrenaline seekers to fashion lovers, and on the biggest of the three islands, Grand Cayman has it all. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do and hope they can help you make your Caribbean adventure the most memorable holiday yet. Water Adventures From diving and exploring a ship wreck to spending the day at sea on a catamaran cruise, find your perfect water-based adventure on the island. Choose between various diving expeditions, visiting the reefs, walls, or putting fears to the test with night-diving. Head out off the coast for a day of deep-sea fishing and bring the catch home to eat! Don’t want to get wet? Check out the Atlantis Under Water Adventure, taking riders …

Hipmunk City Love: Best Green Hotels in Singapore

Singapore has a great reputation for being eco-friendly and one of the “greenest” cities in the world. In 1968, then Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, set forth a project to convert Singapore into a Garden City. Today, everybody is welcome to visit the Garden By the Bay and take part in the city’s contributions to save the world – even if only one little step at a time.  You can join Singapore in the green movement by staying at one of their eco-friendly hotels. Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa Designed with preservation in mind, the Siloso Beach Resort has maintained its grounds as naturally as possible. With rooftop gardens made with eggshells and soil to help reduce heat in the building, air conditioner use is not as high–helping to save energy. Located along the beach and within lush foliage, Siloso Beach Resort has many options for rooms with all the basic amenities. Learn more about their green initiative and how Singapore works hard to do its part for a healthy planet. Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay Working as …

Hipmunk City Love: Best Boutique Hotels in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most monumental buildings in the country from the White House to the Capitol Building, and all the museums and government buildings in between. But what do you look for in a place to stay when visiting such a famous city? Why, nothing less than the best boutique hotels in Washington, D.C. will cut it. We’ve compiled a list to help make your boutique hotel hunting even easier. Image by gavvykins via Trover.com The Jefferson Hotel Enjoy your stay in Washington, D.C. in one of the 99 individually decorated guest rooms at the five-star Jefferson Hotel located near the White House, National Geographic Society, and George Washington University. Treat yourself to the spa or any of the full-body treatments and facials during your stay. Unwind in the mahogany-accented lounge and bar. The Graham Georgetown Located in a gorgeous brick building in central Washington, D.C., guests will be close to The Old Stone House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The decoration in the rooms at The Graham Georgetown is simple yet sophisticated. The …

15 Tips for Exploring Boston on a Budget

Image by Ryan via Trover.com Planning a trip on a budget isn’t always fun to think about, but in Boston its super easy to do! With loads of free walking tours, museum entrances, and simple money-saving tips, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of our favorite tips for enjoying this New England city to make your stay fun, cheap, and leave you wanting to come back for more! Forget the Car The United States is known for its car culture and while it’s easy to want to rely on it getting from point A to B, Boston really is a city made for walking! Whether you join many of the free walking tours around the city, or lead yourself on a self-guided tour, ditch the car and hit the pavement to explore Boston. Walking Tours Whether it’s a free Harvard student-led walking tour or one of the many other tours that help visitors really explore the ins and outs of Boston, you’ll be sure to find one that suites your needs! All it takes is a …

Hipmunk City Love: Best Hotel Pools in Miami Beach

While exploring all the ins and outs a city is exciting for many travelers, sometimes a relaxing day by the pool is the best thing for the body and soul. To help you find the next place to thrown down your towel and relax for the day, we’ve compiled a list of the best pools that Miami Beach hotels have to offer. Image by Sam Clemens via Trover.com Grand Beach Hotel Surrounded by palm trees with beachfront views, the Grand Beach Hotel pool is ideal for those looking for a tropical escape from their not-so-tropical life. Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront With poolside service and beachfront views, you can forget about all your worries at the Courtyard. Sprawl out alongside the gorgeous pool, or take a short walk to the beach to dip your toes in the sand. Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Guests can choose lounge chairs or tables to relax by the pool at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. Straw walls and palm trees give the pool a touch of exclusivity, and …

Best of Luxury in Buenos Aires

If you’re looking for luxury on your next holiday to Buenos Aires, be sure to check out these gorgeous hotels in cultural hub of Argentina. Boasting spa treatments, top-notch restaurants, and not to miss roof top terraces – this collection of Luxury Hotels will leave you wanting to book a night at each place. Mansion Vitraux Boutique Hotel In the heart of the historical district of San Telmo, this beautiful hotel has 12 uniquely designed rooms to choose from, a rooftop sun deck, and complimentary wi-fi. The Mansion Vitraux Boutique Hotel is great for visitors looking to stay fit with a sauna and cardio gym for guest use as well as an indoor heated pool and outdoor heated pool with upstream swimming and Jacuzzi. Let the staff help you with all your hotel needs 24 hours a day. This small boutique hotel is fantastically located and an even better way to relax after a day in the city. Prices run around $75 USD per night. Be Trimos Hotel The simple design of Be Trimos Hotel …

Planning a trip to Marbella? Here is your Guide.

You’re ready for your Spanish holiday with sand, sun, and sea in Marbella. But, what exactly is there to do while in this Costa del Sol city? We’ve made a guide of not-to-miss sights and activities to make your holiday unforgettable. Old Town Marbella Take a tour or just go for a stroll around Old Town Marbella. The stone streets, wrought iron balconies covered with overgrown plants and colorful flowers, and ground-floor boutiques drawing every passerby near – this is the Old Town in Marbella. And when you start to smell oranges, you’re heading in the right direction. Stop for a coffee in the outdoor seating area in La Plaza de los Naranjos – best known as, you guessed it, Orange Square in English. Whether day or night, you’ll feel the magical presence of the small square, filled with an enchanting ambiance created by the gardens, the people, and the smells. Carriage Ride I’m a sucker for carriage rides in any historic city, and Marbella is no exception. It’s such a beautiful way to see the …

Cities Less Traveled | Marbella’s Best Day Trips

While you can mingle with the glamorous nightlife of Marbella or relax and stroll through the quaint and picturesque side of the town, don’t forget about the surrounding areas. One of the best parts of this beach destination is the geographical location fit for some amazing day trips. Stay nearby in one of the Marbella hotels and soak it all in. Malaga Malaga is not only a bustling hub on the Costa del Sol with downtown beaches, but one of the oldest cities in the world. You can spend your day wandering the Alcazaba, the Moorish fort that once protected Malaga from thieves, or visit the oldest remains in the city: the Quecha Theater, which dates back to the first century BC. The Gibralfaro Castle boasts can’t-miss views of the city, and the Picasso Museum, filled with drawings, sketches, and paintings by the great artist, is a must visit for art lovers. Malaga is a one hour drive by car. Gibraltar You’ll need your passport for this one! To visit this British territory on the southern …

Best of List: Reshuffled – Spa Hotels in Marbella

Taking a vacation from your hectic world is step one in achieving relaxation, and step two? A day at the spa. Or, many days at the spa, whatever you feel you deserve. Before arriving in Marbella, you can have your hotel booked and spa days scheduled. Embrace the sand and sun exploring Marbella’s beaches and the Puerto Banus, but come back to your hotel to spend a few hours relaxing during an unforgettable spa experience. To help choose, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Marbella hotels and spa packages to help make your decision easier. Senator Marbella Spa Hotel Located close to the beaches and Marbella’s city center, the Senator Marbella Spa Hotel, a four star hotel, offers two star prices plus a top-notch spa. The Acquaplaya Spa & Wellness center includes a spa circuit to give you the relaxation experience of a lifetime. The circuit includes: Turkish bath, bubble beds, ice cave, sauna, and pebble pools to name only a few. Massages and body treatments are also available. Hotel Fuerte Miramar …

Best of: Bed & Breakfast in Buenos Aires

While the city is filled with amazing places to stay — from private apartment rentals to big name hotels — there are some seriously charming bed and breakfasts in Buenos Aires. From downtown chic to a countryside getaway in the surrounding towns, we’ve made a list of some of the most beautiful B&Bs where you have to make your next reservation. Ada & Valentyn Located in the historical center of Buenos Aires between San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo, this little B&B is run by a Dutch-Argentine couple looking to make any visitor’s stay comfortable and homey. This little neighborhood is the perfect place to wander on a sunny afternoon, popping in and out of shops, cafés, and restaurants. With old stone streets and a mixture of architectural wonders, it’s the perfect little spot to call home while visiting Buenos Aires. Posada Gotan Bed & Breakfast In a more traditional, working-class neighborhood of Boedo – you’ll find a cozy home away from home while visiting Buenos Aires. The owners have sensational reviews regarding their hospitality …