Amsterdam was once a place where college kids and marijuana aficionados flocked in order to enjoy herb out in the open, eliciting no more than a glance from passersby. But the times, they are a-changin'. Now that marijuana is legal in five U.S. states and the District of Columbia, American pot smokers need not cross the pond for the experience.
According to Hipmunk airfare search data, Amsterdam has fallen from the #7 most-searched international destination in 2014 to #10 in 2015. We speculated it has something to do with domestic cities like Denver and Portland (both of them) joining the small group of pro-ganja cities.
We took a look at Hipmunk data to see if there was an increase in flight searches shortly after Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. legalized marijuana back in November 2014. And there was.
Increase in Share of Searches on Hipmunk From November 2013 to November 2014
With so many more options and the Amsterdam government imposing stricter regulations on herb, we thought it’s time to outline all of your pot tourism destination options along with estimated budgets for each.
Pot-Friendly Vacation Destinations by Price
|Destinations||Average Flight Price||Average Nightly Hotel Price||Estimated Cost of a Weekend Trip for Two|
We dug even deeper to bring you estimated weekend getaway pricing for popular cities in each of our domestic pot-friendly states.
Pot-Friendly Domestic Vacation Cities by Price
|Cities||Average Flight Price||Average Nightly Hotel Price||Estimated Cost of a Weekend Trip for Two|
|Colorado Springs, CO||$424||$114||$1,076|
Did we miss your favorite 420 destination? Or have you traveled to one of these locations to take a toke? Let us know in the comments below.
*It's illegal to operator a pot shop, sell, and purchase marijuana in Yakima, WA. However it's legal to possess and consume a certain amount within Yakima. The purchase of pot is legal in Union Gap, WA–only 3 miles outside of town.
This article was posted on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by The Hipmunk on October 7th.
Being in a foreign environment tends to provide travelers with a feeling of anonymity. It’s regarded as a space governed by different social rules, and while abroad people often engage in behavior that they would normally not allow. But we wanted to know just how naughty they would actually get—or at least, what they would cop up to.
From stealing food to skinny dipping, Hipmunk got the dirt (anonymously, of course) on just how badly travelers behave while en voyage. Scroll down after the infographic for even more naughty traveler behavior:
Stealing Souvenirs 12% of travelers surveyed have swiped a towel or robe.
Supporting Stowaways 37% of travelers surveyed have snuck in an extra, unregistered guest into their hotel rooms to stay the night
Skirting (U.S.) Laws Travelers take advantage of activities that are perfectly permitted in their host countries, but may put them in legal hot water in the U.S.
This article was posted on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by The Hipmunk on September 2nd. Methodology: Hipmunk surveyed nearly 1,000 travelers from from July 7th through August 6th, 2015, about their travel habits and behaviors.
No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a tour of Alcatraz. I highly recommend taking the night tour. Be sure to book your tickets in advance via Alcatraz Cruises) as they sell out weeks in advance. They are the only official ticket provider and any tickets purchased elsewhere are merely AC tickets repackaged.
Photos of friend Jesika, who came to visit for the weekend and let me test out my new 50mm 1.4 lens on her
How about THAT sunset!