New Orleans Travel Guide

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Founded by the French, ruled for 40 years by the Spanish…

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Tips for Your First Trip to Iceland

There are plenty of reasons why Iceland is one of the hottest travel destinations: it’s home to some 30 active volcanoes, steaming hot springs, and bubbling geysers, to name a few of its natural attractions. The Land of Fire and Ice is also famous for specific sites, like the largest glacier in Europe by volume and…

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Fall in Love with Skiing in Utah

Salt Lake City is close range to a variety of different ski resorts, each one having it’s own special highlights.  Spend some time hitting the slopes and enjoying the fine dining that each ski resort has to offer.  While exploring be sure to check out Robert Redford’s upscale restaurant in Park City to fuel up…

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Discover New England!

New England is a northeastern region of the United States comprising the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. It’s known for its Colonial past, Atlantic coastline, changing autumn foliage and forested mountains. Boston, Massachusetts, the region’s hub, pre-dates the American Revolution, and its Freedom Trail passes sites that were critical…

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Portugal Road Trip

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful…

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Must See Destinations in Ireland

Storytelling, falconry, harvesting oysters, step-dancing and staring off the edge of a cliff at Dun Aengus on Inis Mor. today I’m dreaming of Ireland and my memories of the wonderful times I have had on the Emerald Isle. You can go to Ireland for many reasons, but the locals, food and customs will always be…

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Best Food Cities in the World

Travelers love to eat, and one of the most unique aspects of travel is the luxury to sample great restaurants and exotic cuisine from all around the globe. The excitement is in experiencing new tastes that broaden your culinary horizon, and new flavors that calibrate your taste buds. Mapping Megan gives TripHound The Best Food Cities in…

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Italy Travel Blog

The history of Italy can be characterized as two periods of unity separated by a millennia and a half of division. In the sixth to third centuries BCE the Italian city of Rome conquered Peninsular Italy; over the next few centuries this empire spread to dominate the Mediterranean and Western Europe. Today, Italy has an…

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Things To Do in Tokyo

It’s huge, it can jangle your nerves and it tends to be expensive, but for an experience that feeds all of your senses and leaves you wanting more, go to Tokyo and go now. Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine…

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Experience……Ecuador!

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and churches including…

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Morocco Budget Travel Guide

Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. From skiing to desert sand-boarding, there are…

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TripHound Weekend in Chicago

  Chi-town, the Windy city, the Second city, home of the Modern Skyscraper, Sports Town. However you want to describe Chicago not much compares to it.  Team TripHound decided to spend a short weekend in the historical city and would like to share our experience.   Chicago is home to world championship sports teams, an…

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Eat, Travel, Singapore!

Singapore is a little island city-state on the bottom tip of the Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia. Due to its strategic location, it has had numerous cultural influences, not only leading it to become one of the most powerful and important sea ports in the world, but also the melting pot of cultures has made it…

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Weekend Getaway to Portland!

  From amazing food and downtown shopping to beautiful mountains and forests, Portland has something for everyone!  If you’re looking for a day of downtown life go rent a bike and explore everything this unique city has to offer.  Spend the day experiencing the food trucks, local coffee shops, historical Chinatown, and tons of local…

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

From stunning nature to delicious food, there’s no shortage of reasons to put this country on the top of your travel list. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica…

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Four Perfect Local Escapes From LA

In Los Angeles, but want to breakaway from the normal tourist attractions? There are plenty of places to go to (including dog beaches) that aren’t swarmed with tourists and hard to find parking places.  Looking for food and bars? Check out Monrovia which has a variety of food including a build your own donut truck during…

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How to Fly with an In-Cabin Dog

Wanting to travel, but don’t want to leave Fido at home?  You don’t have to, traveling with your pets is becoming easier and easier.  Here are ten tips to make bringing your small fluffy pal on board with you as easy and stress free as possible!  Everything from choosing carriers to making your buddy as…

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Tips on Travel to Jamaica Mon!

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in vibrant Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob…

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Greece – Meze and Mythology and History

While its economic reputation has taken a battering, Greece remains a premier-league travel destination. Its incredible historic sites span four millennia, encompassing both the legendary and the obscure. Its convoluted coastline is punctuated by superb beaches, while its mountainous interior urges you to dust off your hiking boots and explore. Yet perhaps its greatest riches…

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