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Hotel Dylan :: A Catskills Escape For Sophisticated Hippies

Hotel Dylan :: A Catskills Escape For Sophisticated Hippies

I’m not sure how I originally stumbled across Hotel Dylan. But once I saw a picture of the Woodstock property’s hippie-chic rooms, I was sold, and the wheels of my mind were already turning and plotting a weekend getaway in the Catskills. Continue Reading…

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How to Plan a Glamping Trip

How to Plan a Glamping Trip

A couple weeks ago I had the chance to sleep in a tipi, sip wine by the fire and eat dinner by candlelight with a group of friends – a far cry from the dreadful powdered food camping excursions I remember as a kid. While legitimate camping works for some people, “glamping” is much more my style. And while it might be easier to show up to a yurt or tipi vs. pitching your own tent, a glamping weekend requires just as much planning as a normal camping trip.

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Hitting the Airbnb Jackpot in Cuenca, Ecuador

Hitting the Airbnb Jackpot in Cuenca, Ecuador

There are times when I’ve had a less than stellar experience staying with Airbnb hosts. For example, the time I found myself in a roach infested apartment in Paris, or just last week when I was in a slightly creepy and secluded cabin in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee where I couldn’t get a taxi to take me to the airport and almost missed my flight home**. But then there are times that Airbnb is AWESOME. Continue Reading…

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The best place to wake up in Bergen: the boutique Klosterhagen Hotell

The best place to wake up in Bergen: the boutique Klosterhagen Hotell

If you’ve been reading The Blonde Banana lately, you know that I spent a couple days in Bergen, Norway to explore the city and take a tour of the fjords. One of the best things about my whirlwind stay in Bergen was my cozy home base for two nights: the Klosterhagen Hotell. Continue Reading…

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Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

In the last post I showed you around Nørrebro, the affordable hipster neighborhood of Copenhagen. But today’s we’re going somewhere with a completely different vibe: Vesterbro. Continue Reading…

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