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Spotlight: Library of Congress

February 26, 2015

The Jefferson Building: Upon first entering the building there is a moment of adjustment, as you go from the drab gray stone exterior to the intricately detailed Great Hall. There is so much going on in-between the marbled floor with brass inlays to the skylights with aluminum plating that it’s hard to know what to look at first. Evidence of the more than 50 artists that contributed to this masterpiece is strewn throughout every inch of the building. Two grand staircases flank both sides of the Great Hall each one decorated with putti, which are figures representing occupations or pursuits of contemporary American life of the time. read more

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Paris, France

February 12, 2015

Paris is one of those places you just expect to find street art. However, upon first arrival my findings were quite scarce. With some searching I noticed that you have to get off the main roads, and head for the smaller neighborhood streets. After that adjustment I started to encounter a taste of what the city had to offer. We were only in Paris for a few days so I am anxious to go back and do some more exploring. read more

A Change in Philosophy Will Have You Traveling Cheaper and More Often

February 5, 2015

Do a fair amount of traveling and inevitably you’ll get asked, “How Do You Travel So Much?” To that I give a simple one word answer, Flexibility. When February rolls around Glinda likes to take a trip to a nice warm beach, and escape the cold for a few days; which is a reasonable enough request. What she doesn’t say is, “Take me to Pink Sand Beach in the Bahamas”. There are literally thousands of beaches, and on any given day of the year more than half of them are nice and warm. read more

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

January 29, 2015

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. We visited the camp a few years ago and it is an experience that neither of us will ever forget. If you are unable to make the trip to Poland, but can make it to Washington D.C., I would recommend a visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. read more

Travel Hack: Using Currency Conversion to Save on Airfare

January 22, 2015

Looking for a way to shave another $10-50 per person off your next flight out of the country? Using currency conversion might just be the answer you have been looking for. By changing the location in which you purchase the ticket from, for example if you’re in the U.S. using Air France’s website and select France as your location, you can take advantage of this hack. read more

Spotlight: Fort Washington Park, MD

January 15, 2015

Just 4 miles outside the beltway in Washington DC on the banks of the Potomac River you can find Fort Washington Park. Fort Washington was constructed in 1824 to replace Fort Warburton which was lost in the War of 1812, it stood quietly defending the nation’s capital for over 180 years. The fort was turned over to the Department of the Interior in 1946 when the last military presence left and the current park run by the National Park Service was established. Touring the fort is done in a self-service manner, but Park Rangers are on hand to answer any questions you might have. There are a surprising number of nooks to explore in the fort and on the surrounding grounds. read more

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