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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Denmark Road Trip: Witches, Vikings and Storks in Ribe, Denmark’s Oldest Town

Denmark Road Trip: Witches, Vikings and Storks in Ribe, Denmark’s Oldest Town

We’d traveled to Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus and had yet to meet a single Dane not fluent in English. Not that this is a bad thing – in fact, it was quite convenient since I obviously don’t speak Danish. But I was surprised that everyone was so used to foreigners everywhere. This was not the case when we finally arrived in Ribe, the last stop on our Denmark road trip. Continue Reading…

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Denmark Road Trip: Aarhus, the Danish Party City

Denmark Road Trip: Aarhus, the Danish Party City

The first part of our Denmark road trip took us to Odense, a relatively quiet city compared to what was next: Aarhus. Home to Aarhus University, the majority of the Jutland city’s population are students and it’s known for being a bit of a party town. 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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Denmark Road Trip: Odense, the Birthplace of Fairy Tales

Denmark Road Trip: Odense, the Birthplace of Fairy Tales

Copenhagen was amazing and quickly became one of my favorite cities. But we wanted to see what else the happiest country in the world had to offer, so we set off on a Denmark road trip. Continue Reading…

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