Favorite Website of the Week: Hipmunk.com
Many of us are used to booking travel through the typical websites, such as Kayak, Hotwire, Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, etc. I honestly can’t even remember what traveling was like before the internet. Maybe I’m aging myself? Whoops!
Just two years old, Hipmunk is a new take on travel, and it strives to make travel planning less agonizing. A cool feature about the travel website is that it displays flights in calendar format. All the usual flight info is included, however, you can also see if Wi-Fi is available on your flight so you can plan ahead on whether you want to use the travel time for leisure or for work. Obviously, Wi-Fi availability is subject to change depending on the carrier and any changes they make to planes. After signing up with Hipmunk, you can enable calendar integration and find flights that work with your schedule. Nice! You can book hotels on the website too. Hipmunk displays hotel locations using Google maps and includes Trip Advisor ratings for each hotel. Another really awesome feature for the hotel search is that you can select heat maps to display various hotspots for dining, nightlife, shopping, tourism, vices, and Walk Score.
Hipmunk is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about the place that you are traveling to, and they have a mobile app. How cool is that? They are definitely taking the agony out of traveling. Woohoo!
Let us know if you’ve used Hipmunk.