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.
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.
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.
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
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?