3 Hot Coffee Shops in Washington, DC

Washington DC is brimming with unique, local coffee shops. Having visited many coffee shops throughout DC, I am going to highlight three must see shops next time you visit our nation’s capital. Compass Coffee Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC, this beautiful building displays the compass logo on the corner of the brick. The cafe is large and well lit with a friendly feel. … [Read more...]

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Price of Procrastination

This post is originally published on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by Kelly Soderlund and Meg Ellis, on March 8, 2017. Let’s face it: procrastination is almost as American as pie. More than one-fourth of us identify as procrastinators, while 20 percent identify themselves as chronic procrastinators, meaning it affects every area and spans every spectrum of their life. But people usually plan … [Read more...]

A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies

Whenever I chat with people about weekend trips, I often hear about trips to Vegas, trips to LA, etc. You people are missing out! A San Francisco weekend chock full of food exploits is the place to be! San Francisco is small but mighty. 7 miles by 7 miles, but packed with great things to eat, drink and do. It is an awesome place to come for the weekend and this post is intended to convince … [Read more...]

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How to Spend a Weekend in Charlotte

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