Charm City Part 1: Start with Sunshine, Great Food, and Some Important Landmarks

Somewhere between reminders to “Be careful!” and short interrogation sessions – “Why would you even want to go there, what is there to do?” – we planned our visit to Baltimore over President’s Day Weekend. We weren’t scared off.  We didn’t feel scared at all, even walking through some of the trickier…

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Thoughts on the Airline Reimbursement Perk from American Express

American Express just isn’t what it used to be.  (Ask your grandfather.)  Sure, there’s this lingering air of prestige* when you pull out the Platinum card, but there are plenty of cards licking at its’ heels.  You can make (and probably win) the case that a card like the Citi Prestige…

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An Overnight Amtrak Ride, BOS-BAL

We survived! I mentioned briefly a few weeks ago that I’d be taking an overnight train with the family down to Baltimore, and we made it!  Honestly, I was a little apprehensive at first.  I really hit the rails running, making my first Amtrak journey a nine hour overnight ride.…

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