Score! @thehipmunk lands on Travel Weekly's Most Useful Travel Websites List A surprising number of industry friends are unaware of this off-the-charts-popular new site. Rather than just do flight searches, Hipmunk has an Agony scale pointing out a flight schedule's shortcomings. There is also an Ecstasy scale that incorporates information from TripAdvisor to create a sense of how reviewers really feel about a hotel property's amenities. Gen Xers love the site's color-coded "Heat Maps" that include neighborhoods with great dining, shopping and even local "vice." There are links to major hotel sites including Orbitz and but also Airbnb and

Thank you, Richard Turen!