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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

5 Travel Apps You Should Be Using

January 8, 2015

With hundreds of apps being developed every week, it is all too easy to miss one. Here is a list of 5 travel apps you should be using right now.

Findery, developed by the co-founder of Flickr, is a travel guide with a personal touch. This is your chance to arrive at a new destination and view it through a fellow explorer’s eyes. Unlike TripAdvisor or Yelp that is full of multiple reviews of the same place, Findery’s aim is to provide a more intimate look into someone’s experience. read more

The Freemasons are Hiding in Plain Sight

December 29, 2014

[Maynard’s View] Labeled as one of the world’s notorious secret societies, a quick visit will surely prove they are anything but. Just outside the tourist area of Washington DC at the corner of 16th St., NW and S St. you’ll find a temple that most certainly stands out amongst its neighbors. The House of the Temple is home to the world’s oldest and largest fraternity known as Freemasonry. read more

Our Favorite Holiday Markets in New York City

December 18, 2014

In New York City or headed that way in the next few days and still looking for that perfect gift? Then there is still time to take part in the holiday markets that spring up all over the city. Here is a list of a few of our favorites. Bryant Park’s Winter Village: If boutique style shopping is what you have in mind then Bryant Park and its 125 mini shops are right up your alley. read more

Pocket Language Guides, Are They Helpful?

December 4, 2014

There is an abundance of Pocket Language Guides or phrasebooks as they are called, but are the necessary or even useful? And if so, which one is the best one for me to get? Traveling is a lot like school, particularly college, the more you put into it the more you will get back. I cannot count the number of times my traveling experiences have been improved by just attempting to speak the local language. We can consistently see the expressions of the people we are interacting with change or lighten when we just put the most basic effort in to communicate with them on their terms. read more

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