It’s official! I have finally booked my long-overdue excursion to Washington, D.C.! Now that one of my good friends has made DC her new home, I have a built-in tour guide and a place to stay that will feel like home for a week! I’ll be heading over in March for about 9 days and am hoping to take a couple of those days to head up to New York for a quick jaunt.
Shout out to my friend, ADR, who is letting me stay with her for the week! If it wasn’t for her hospitality, a trip to the East Coast would have been way beyond my budget. With accommodation already under control, the only thing I had to worry about was the flight. For a long time I had put off flights to the East Coast because the $600 R/T tickets from SFO put me off a bit. There are deals to be had, of course, but I always felt that if I were going to spend that much on a ticket, I might as well escape the US and head to Europe. While looking on Expedia’s website though, I found an incredible deal: $240 roundtrip from SFO to Dulles… including taxes! The best deals right now can be found through Delta, but Southwest has a pretty great selection of cheap seats, too!
I’ve been perusing loads of DC sites to get extra pumped for my trip, and this one is particularly awesome for folks on a budget: 100 Free (or Nearly Free) Things to Do in DC. Between hitting up the White House for an obligatory photo, visiting the monuments and the museums (hello, Smithsonian!), I think it’s going to be an awesome and eventful trip! Finally, finally, finally The Traveling Scholar will be able to see the East Coast! Perhaps a potential location for a PhD?
Love and excitement,