Getting Artsy + Outdoorsy at Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley

Getting Artsy + Outdoorsy at Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a museum person. While I can appreciate the historical and cultural significance of art, there are very few museums that can hold my attention for more than 30 minutes. I’d rather be out and about doing something than simply looking at paintings or sculptures. But this weekend I discovered an art museum that’s perfect for adventure-loving active travelers: Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley. 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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48 Hours in Nashville :: My Weekend Guide to Music City!

48 Hours in Nashville :: My Weekend Guide to Music City!

Yesterday I came across a snapshot of the DCXV Industries “Believe in Nashville” mural on People magazine’s Instagram (they’re in town for the CMA Awards tomorrow night) and I realized that it’s about time I finish posting about my June 2014 trip to Music City on The Blonde Banana. Continue Reading…

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3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” It’s a travel quote I see constantly on Pinterest and Instagram. But how many people actually make it everywhere? In truth, hardly anyone. First of all, going “everywhere” is virtually impossible, but even if we just break it down to countries, the chance that the average person will reach all 190+ countries in their lifetime is slim. Many people set travel goals like “25 counties by 25,” but at that rate they won’t even make it to half the world’s countries in their lifetime. How crazy is that?! 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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