Winner: September’s Subscriber Drawing


Congratulations to Rikka from New York City! Rikka was randomly selected from the email subscribers to this blog and wins a gift card to! Rikka is also an aspiring travel blogger and blogs at “Deviating the Norm.” If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up to receive the occasional, once in a while email, that groups together some ... Read More »

Batter Up with the Memphis Redbirds in Memphis, Tennessee


I’m relating this a couple months afterward, but having finished the business portion of a trip to Memphis, I had all of the day to explore the city and meet up with two friends of mine, one of whom lived in Memphis. That evening we met up with her Church group to attend a minor league baseball game, the Memphis ... Read More »

Superb Service at the Westin in Alexandria, Virginia

Walking into a hotel after spending $0 on parking is always a good way to start a trip.

I had to be In the DC metro area for the 4th of July holiday weekend for business, and wanted a nice hotel close to public transportation and major roads. I’d stayed before at the Westin in Alexandria, Virginia and been impressed. However because I knew it was a nice place, coupled with the holiday, I didn’t think I’d want ... Read More »