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How to outdo DC transit snafus

How to outdo DC transit snafus

In my first six months in DC, I’ve spent at least five Fridays sitting at a bus stop until I gave up on my plans or opted for an alternate mode of transportation. I’ve tried every option the city has, from driving to transit and transfers to Uber, Sidecar, Car2Go and ultimately Lyft. Continue reading

How to suppress wanderlust when you must

How to suppress wanderlust when you must

It sounds terrible, I know. Why would you even click on such a title? Well, because all of us have things that delay travel–obligations, full-time jobs, family dependence, financial constraints, passport or visa issues, life… At some point, for some reason, we all have to sit still for a bit, and when you must: try … Continue reading

How to Gift A City

How to Gift A City

It’s no secret that I love New York City so much I try to force everyone else to, from over-planning visitors’ stays to over-gifting I “heart” NY shirts. While NYC is one of those things you can’t fit into a box—both because it’s overwhelming and something you have to see for yourself—several occasions have prompted me to try to. Continue reading

How to Be a Traveler and a 9-to-5er

How to Be a Traveler and a 9-to-5er

I know, I know, how dare I? To many an adventurer, the full-time cubicle gig is a slap in the face to wanderlust, but you can do both, I promise. And even afford it. I’m not a miracle worker, but I take simple steps that you too can use to turn a few of your daydreams into reality on the road. Continue reading

How to Get to the Getaway

How to Get to the Getaway

The only thing that flew by faster than this summer was Labor Day (seriously, did it already happen?) and if you missed this free vacation you have to hold on to that regret the next time a three-day weekend creeps up on you. Guilty (and shameful) of working on the 4th of July, I determinedly … Continue reading

How to Stop a Delay from Ruining Your Day

How to Stop a Delay from Ruining Your Day

As a frequent flier I should know better than to make plans for right after I land, but last week I got ahead of myself and made that and other rookie mistakes I’d like to save you from. Even on the shortest or most routine flight, unexpected delays can arise, and here’s a few ways … Continue reading

How to Travel with an Injury

How to Travel with an Injury

My doctor describes my running injury–a stress fracture of the femoral neck and labral tear–as a saga, because it has seemed never-ending, to both of us. When something went terribly wrong and felt incredibly painful on a run in late January, I never thought I’d still be using crutches and getting MRIs, CT scans, ultra … Continue reading