Hello There & Welcome!

Hello There & Welcome!

Welcome to The Blonde Banana, a travel blog for those of us desperately trying to balance a full time career with a severe case of wanderlust. I’m not letting an allotment of two weeks of vacation cramp my travel style, and you shouldn’t either! Follow along as I explore the world on weekends, holidays and far too few days off. Click here to learn more about me or check out my FAQ.


Glamping: That Time I Slept In a Tipi….

Glamping: That Time I Slept In a Tipi….

Posted by: on Oct 24, 2014 | One Comment

When I reserved a tipi for four online, I didn’t know quite what to expect. But as part of my 2014 resolution to spend more time in the great outdoors, I finally had the “glamping” trip that had lingered on my weekend travel bucket list for years confirmed on the calendar. So on Friday evening, four of us piled into the car and set out for the 2.5 hour drive to Narvon, Pennsylvania.

What To Pack For a Weekend in San Antonio

What To Pack For a Weekend in San Antonio

Posted by: on Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

San Antonio, Texas makes for a fun weekend getaway, with plenty of historical and cultural attractions to pair with its swanky cocktail bars and endless dining options along the famous Riverwalk. If you’re planning a quick trip to this up-and-coming city, here’s my guide on what to pack.

Weekend Escape to Ft. Lauderdale & Miami

Weekend Escape to Ft. Lauderdale & Miami

Posted by: on Oct 20, 2014 | One Comment

I’ve never considered myself to be a “Florida person,” because as a travel destination, Florida just seems so… basic (hate to use that word, but it’s true). I mean, who hasn’t been there? My trips to the Sunshine State have been limited to two childhood vacations to Disneyworld and one family reunion in Daytona. But when my friend Camila invited me to go to Florida with her for her birthday weekend, I decided it was finally time to make my first trip to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.

48 Hours in San Antonio, Texas

48 Hours in San Antonio, Texas

Posted by: on Oct 17, 2014 | One Comment

So I wasn’t even in San Antonio for 48 hours but that title has a better ring to it and sounds slightly more doable than the whirlwhind 30 hours I was actually there. Why on earth was I flying halfway across the country for such a short time? My friend Camila was there for work, and I decided to tag along because, why not?

Going totally against my normal travel style, I didn’t do much research on San Antonio before taking off due to an incredibly hectic work schedule. I honestly didn’t expect much of the city, but sometimes it’s those unexpected places that turn out to be amazing (like Nashville!).

Photo: Nan Palmero via Flickr

Where I’m (Hopefully) Going Next: Mexico!

Where I’m (Hopefully) Going Next: Mexico!

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2014 | No Comments

While I’ve traveled to far away places like Denmark, Argentina and Morocco, the place I’ve always wanted to visit the most is the USA’s southerly neighbor: Mexico. This year is looking like the year I’ll finally make it there, as I’m planning a short escape from the cold in December (fingers crossed!). I have been taking Spanish classes at Fluent City Brooklyn for a few months and I’ve finally made it through every single episode of my favorite Mexican telenovela, Porque El Amor Manda. I now know how to confess my love, foil an evil plot and fake cry hysterically in Spanish – so it only makes sense that I book my flight, right?


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