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Not Quite Economy

Not Quite Economy

At my usual speed, a June post about a November trip is right on time. To all those, like me, who found themselves transferred from Star Alliance to oneworld when US Airways became American Airlines, I hope it’s useful for some time to come. In a nutshell, oneworld gives us...
Euro Vittles

Euro Vittles

Well, not just vittles. Some beverages and drinking spots must also be included. Gay bars, too, because, well, “all your appetites,” reads the tagline. The source material is a trip with friends and family during Thanksgiving week 2014 to Paris and Zurich. We were, altogether, my mother, Dora; husband, Fernando;...
Bonita Birthday

Bonita Birthday

While there’s certainly an argument to be made that this blog is nothing but Fernando birthday reports, let’s just move on. This time I took him to San Juan, where we met up with Jenny. You may remember Jenny from “Fernando Takes Manhattan.” With her Puerto Rican heritage, among other...
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New Italian neighbor

New Italian neighbor

After learning of it via a friendly neighborhood tweet from ANC Commissioner Mike Bernardo, we spent last Saturday at our neighborhood’s new Italian bistro, Tortino. We grabbed a couple buddies with extensive Italian experience – one’s last name is Pesce, for God’s sake – and then grabbed a table. From the exterior, Tortino isn’t much...
Convention Center cuisine

Convention Center cuisine

Few may be thinking about food so soon after Thanksgiving, but I’m compelled to mention two newish standouts in my neighborhood (which I consider to be anything within a couple blocks of the convention center). First, there’s 901 bar and restaurant. Penn Quarter it may be, but I can walk there easily from my home...
Pan Am perfection

Pan Am perfection

Although I’m sad there’s not much left in the way of Pan Am as a commercial airline, compared to its past glory as King of the Skies, I’m thrilled that ABC is capturing some of that glory with the launch of Pan Am, the series. I’ve been fascinated by the airline industry since I was...
Trip report: PRG-FRA-IAD

Trip report: PRG-FRA-IAD

This is a long time coming, writing an entry about a trip in March. But, better late than never, and nothing’s changed too dramatically in air travel in the past months. Getting this out of the way also clears the runway for a US Airways trip report from July…. So, after a few days in...
Bear Happy Hour at 1

Bear Happy Hour at 1

D.C. has seen its share of “bear happy hours” come and go. But the current execution, Bear Happy Hour at Town, marked its one-year anniversary Friday, Aug. 19. And it was a grand birthday. DC Bear Crüe party promoter Charger Stone said some appropriate words, which were followed shortly after by Glitterlust. There’s not much...