Travel

False Alarm! At Least Two More Months to Book Top Marriott Properties At Reduced Award Rates

One more bite of the apple? Marriott has announced that the increased category 8 pricing for awards won’t go into effect until at least March, 2019. We had assumed this would happen in January. That means you may still have time to book at least one or two more “once-in-a-lifetime” vacations at unbeatable redemption rates.

How Amazon HQ2 Will Affect DC-Area Airports

HQ2? 3? 1.75? Amazon announced 3 new campuses, one of which will be situated in Northern Virginia across from DCA airport. The DC area is served by 3 airports. Reagan National is the closest to Amazon’s campus and also the most crowded. BWI is the low-cost alternative while Dulles has a ton of business traffic. How will Amazon affect the airports in the nation’s capitol?

The Next DC-Area Travel Meetup Is Set. Come Join Us!

Things have been a bit quiet here the past week or so.  Between some work travel overseas and ending up sick (sick travel is the worst) I’ve done a bad job keeping up with all of you.  I’m hoping we can get back to some normalcy pretty quickly.  In the interim, I have some good news for local DC folks.  Many of you have asked me when our next DC travel Meetup would be.  Well, thanks to persistence by my partner-in-crime Jeanne as well as Trevor, we’re back in business. […]

If You Had One Day In Porto, Portugal

Nightfall on the Douro

Let’s get back to our “If you had one day in…” series where readers help each other with the best tips for a destination.  Recommend only the top things you would do if you had just one day.  We’re not looking for run-of-the-mill.  We’ve already covered: Rome Sydney Dallas This week, what would you do if you had one day in Porto, Portugal?  I had just that recently, and did a really poor job planning it.  Flying by the seat of my pants has had hit or miss results over […]