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The Blonde Banana is now The Weekend Jetsetter!

The Blonde Banana is now The Weekend Jetsetter!

Have you noticed? I’ve got a new name and a new look. As my blog and lifestyle have become so focused on weekend travel, it was time for an update. If you’re already subscribed to my email list or following me on Instagram, you’ll still see my updates. If not, head over to The Weekend Jetsetter (theweekendjetsetter.com) and hit subscribe. If you follow via RSS (Feedly, Bloglovin’, etc.) you’ll also need to resubscribe. Sorry to complicate — but I’m excited about this change and hope you will be too! Awesome things are in the works, including a trip to Iceland in just a couple of weeks…

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10 Tips To Survive An Overnight Flight In Style

10 Tips To Survive An Overnight Flight In Style

While many people hate flying overnight, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because it’s necessary to make many of my weekend getaways worth the time and expense. Continue Reading…

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6 Things I Took For Granted Before I Was a Frequent Traveler

6 Things I Took For Granted Before I Was a Frequent Traveler

The ability to travel often is a privilege I’m always thankful for, but that doesn’t mean traveling comes without its cons. Continue Reading…

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Travel tip: learn to drive a stick shift before traveling to Europe!

Travel tip: learn to drive a stick shift before traveling to Europe!

I hate driving, but I love road trips. Does that make any sense? Let me explain: the thought of having to drive every. single. day. makes me nuts. Listening to the same songs over and over again on the radio and sitting in a traffic jam every morning and evening sounds like hell to me. I’d much rather park myself on a subway seat, read my Kindle and listen to Spotify for 30 minutes during my commute. Continue Reading…

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My 9 Favorite Travel Apps (That I *Actually* Use)

My 9 Favorite Travel Apps (That I *Actually* Use)

As sad as it may be, I don’t remember how I functioned in the days before the iPhone. How did I ever find my way around without Google Maps? Or go all day without checking Facebook? While the iPhone is essential, no doubt your phone is stuffed with useless apps. Today I’m breaking through the clutter with my 9 favorite travel apps that I actually use on a regular basis. Continue Reading…

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