Getting Around Mexico City

People who visit Mexico City are the same type of people who visit New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC. Travelers who go to these great world cities, go for food, sites, culture, museums, and history.  And just like the great cities in the USA, Mexico City has an exceptional transportation system. There are a…

Being A Chilango For Three Days – Mexico City

I am an adopted Chilango.  That is what Mexico City natives call themselves, and if you move beyond the confines of your snug cacoon like resort,  you can have an authentic experience, and enjoy the city just like a native. Don’t be a tourist. Be a Chilango! I traveled to Mexico City for a about a year, and…

How To Get A $20K Kitchen for $7,200

We haven’t remodeled our kitchen at our current place, but we have remodeled our Frederick property and have learned a few things we’d do again, and a few things we’d do differently. We did almost all the work ourselves, and if you are curious or so inclined, you can do most of it yourself. You…

Duckpins and Pinball – Faded Teenage Memories

Duck Pin Bowling and Pinball, two past times from my childhood that are slowly fading from our post art deco industrial landscape.  I grew up in Glenmont, Maryland, just a bit outside of Washington, DC.  It was a great place to grow up near.  Just a short walk across Randolph road from my home was Bambino’s…

Getting What You Want From Priceline

When using Priceline, one challenge is that if you have a specific amenity or room type you are looking for, you won’t have as much freedom in assuring you have specific amenities or room types (e.g. Queen, Two Queens, King), if you are using opaque pricing options (i.e. Express Deals or Name Your Own Price). …

Where’s Great Beer

It’s all about the beer. No sports bars allowed on this list. Sorry Buffalo Wild Wings….

Where’s Great Pizza

No national chains allowed. These are very well rated pizza places in the DC area.

Gearing Up for Homebrew Con 2016 — American Homebrewers Association

Homebrew Con is the most wonderful time of the year! Over 3,000 beer drinkers and beer makers from across the country will descend upon Baltimore, Maryland for the biggest weekend in homebrewing of the year. If you are a beer enthusiast or homebrewer, it’s a can’t-miss event that you might just end up attending every…