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Slay the Vacay, Part 2: #Missing Luggage

“Lost luggage is just an opportunity to start afresh…” Chris Evans   NOT when you are on your dream vacation and you’ve packed every outfit by day and event.  Then it’s no longer a vacation- it’s a trip. Here are some tips and helpful information: 1) Go to the baggage claim office immediately. If your bags are not there, […]

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Slay the Vacay, Part1: Holding On to Your Baggage

First rule of travel:  Keep your friends close and your bags closer.  If you have a phone, you have your friends.  With luggage it may not be that easy.  That said, here are some simple tips to keep you tethered to your baggage: 1) Put all important items like, medicine, passports, visas, toiletries, at least one change of […]

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Be Safe and Carry On: How to Pack a Suitcase

Summer is quickly approaching and if you are lucky you will be going on vacation. Learning how to pack can save you money and prevent the of stress paying for extra bags.  Here are some trip tips: ALWAYS take a carry-on.  This subject is personal to me because I have lived the LL (lost luggage) nightmare.   I went […]

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Go Tell It on the Mountain: REI is Having a Grand Opening

Adventure Alert REI has moved from Rockville to North Bethesda and the Grand Opening is from  April 28 – April 30! While store doors open at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11a.m. Sunday, the tailgating starts at 8:00 a.m.   There are food, games, classes, and giveaways.   The vendors are phenomenal.  I went on Friday and had a […]

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The Roosters and the Hen Quarter

It is Wednesday night, the ambiance is  perfect, the  music is as intoxicating as the wine, and the food is tasty. Where am I? If you guessed the Hen Quarter (HQ) in Silver Spring, Maryland, you either saw my tweet or you were there with me.   For those of you who have not had the experience, do not deprive […]

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Hotel Lombardy: Stepping Back in Time With All the Modern Conveniences

For New Years Eve, we decided to book a hotel for the night so that we would not have to drive home after the concert at the Kennedy Center.  Rather than to stay at Marriott or Hilton properties, we opted for an adventure and booked Hotel Lombardy, a historic boutique – type hotel in Washington D.C. What […]

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The Greenbriar Getaway: A Marriage of Luxury and Intrigue

Nestled in the hills of West Virginia, the Greenbriar offers, panoramic mountain views, timeless Draper décor, a stellar spa, fun activities  and  connectivity for those who are tethered to their electronics. Political junkies, historians and conspiracy theorists, definitely take the bunker tour. No cell phones allowed. It is VERY interesting…. Check their vacay packages for a more affordable experience.  You will […]

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Fun Times in the DMV!

‘Black Side of the Moon’ – Nov. 12 – Jan. 1, 2017 Second City returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre to dish out another serving of outstanding improv comedy. Black Side of the Moon features Chicago’s funniest African American sketch and stand-up performers diving deep into the Black experience. Expect a gamut of sketches that cover […]

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Down Time in the DMV

Here are some interesting leisure picks for this week: ‘POTUS Among Us’ Washington Improv Theater hosts this interactive, election-themed play at Source Theatre in Logan Circle throughout the weekend. Improvisers let you pick the candidate and tell their story. Then the actors add scandals that made history. If you like Saturday Night Live you will […]

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D.C. Free Time

Here are some interesting leisure picks for this week: Bentzen Ball Comedy Fest. Want to LOL? Join Tig Notaro and friends at the Lincoln Theater on Friday October 29th. Lincoln Theater 1215 U St. NW, Washington DC 2009. http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1193207?utm_medium=899918 Escape Room Live – The Escape Room Live in Georgetown challenges participants to use their wits […]

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Down Time in the DMV

“In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.” Ovid   People who live in the District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area, called the DMV, are a diverse group. While it is impossible to categorize people, we’ll update you periodically on some of our most interesting picks for entertainment:   1.  The National Museum of African American History and Culture. This museum […]

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