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Travel Talk with Adam Goldstein, CEO of Hipmunk

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We caught up with Adam Goldstein, CEO of Hipmunk to learn about some of his best moments while traveling…

Culture-ist Magazine: What is the best early morning experience you’ve had while traveling?
Goldstein:
Showing up too late to check in, but then the airline making an exception and letting me check in anyway.

Culture-ist Magazine: If your life as a traveler could be described through the lyrics of a song what song would you choose?
Goldstein:
 “When I come home cold and tired it’s good to warm my bones beside the fire ” from the song Time (Pink Floyd)

Culture-ist Magazine: One of the most memorable meals you’ve had while traveling”…
Goldstein:
 An amazing dinner that consisted of an entire eggplant, in Israel.

Culture-ist Magazine: Most profound lesson learned through travel?
Goldstein:
 Everywhere I’ve been I’ve seen the same people. Not literally the same, but the same in every way that matters: fears, goals, personality types. I keep waiting for things to be different somewhere, and they never are.
Hipmunk LogoCulture-ist Magazine: Favorite Town/Village? Why?
Goldstein:
 Tough to choose! One that sticks in my mind is Monterey, California, where I had a very relaxing weekend once.

Culture-ist Magazine: Favorite City? Why?
Goldstein:
 I went to Istanbul with some friends in college and had a great time. The food is great, the geography is cool, and the sites are amazing.

Culture-ist Magazine: A person you met while traveling that you still think about today.
Goldstein: 
The current Prime Minister of Ireland, at a pub in Dublin, before he was elected Prime Minister.

Culture-ist Magazine: Biggest gripe with traveling often.
Goldstein:
Jet lag.

Adam Goldstein, CEO of HipmunkAdam Goldstein is the CEO and co-founder of the most complete flight and hotel search site, Hipmunk.  He is a full-time travel nerd and founded Hipmunk just weeks after his graduation from MIT in June 2010 where he earned degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Find flights and hotels on Hipmunk for your next getaway, and catch some wanderlust from Hipmunk’s travel pros on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Photo by: Eric C Bryan
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