Last weekend I drove into Washington, DC after donating some stuff at the Salvation Army. I was excited to check out the Adventures in Travel Expo which was making it's fourth and final stop. I got a great, free parking spot across the street from the convention center. I walked confidently to the front door, though noticing no banners announcing the event, or people around for that matter. Right before I reached the door, I remembered the flyer I received said March 3-4. I had gone on the wrong weekend! So on my 10-minute drive back to Arlington, I decided to snap some pics of the buildings and monuments I pass on a routine ride home. The point was to share how lucky I am to live outside the capital of the US, surrounded by monuments and buildings that tell the tale of our country's history.
Travel Writing class – I'm attending a 6-hour travel writing class tomorrow, taught by a travel writer for the Washington Post, LA Times and Baltimore Sun. It's offered through Arlington's adult education program. $56. I'll let you know if I pick up any cool tips!
Review of Adventures in Travel Expo 2007 – Sponsored by National Geographic (HQ in DC of course). I'll be going on Sunday, thereby missing keynote speaker Arthur Frommer, and the first couple to have traveled around the world by human power (rowboat, bike, ski, walk) alone.
Lake Rewalsar and Manali – More stories and photos from Stefan's travels to India!
And more – survival shows, couchsurfing, strategies for saving money, and my super-duper Excel spreadsheet for developing an itinerary and budget.