This is pretty cool. My friend, Chad, just pointed out to me that Florida is the only state of the union to have their own embassy in Washington, DC. The Florida House is centrally located on Capitol Hill with the intention to serve Floridians visiting the nation’s capitol.
If you’re from Florida and looking for a place to grab a computer or looking for some information on things to do you can check out The Florida House. They also have fresh squeezed orange juice.
The Florida House
Number One Second Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546 – 1555 VOICE(202) 546 – 1558 FAX
Images via Ryan Somma
If you’re like most travelers one of the last things you do before leaving on a trip is print all your various confirmations – airline, hotel, shuttle. This is how I traveled for many years – with a big bulging pocket full of confirmations or more often a manila folder that I was constantly removing from my backpack so I could check my reservation.
About five years ago I stopped printing any paper reservations. Instead I rely on a free online service called Tripit.
Attending Summit 2011 and traveling in by plane? Want to save on taxi fare from Reagan Airport to the Gaylord Hotel? When Sage was last at the Gaylord in 2008 I noted that the fare cost about $4 to get from the airport to the Gaylord Hotel and Convention center. The route is fairly easy – provided you know the secret. Traffic in Washington DC is notoriously awful – so your time to travel via mass transit might actually be quicker than a taxi or limo.
To use the DC mass transit, you will need to take two trains (about 20 minutes each) plus one bus (about 20 minutes). The bus drops you directly in front of the Gaylord Hotel. Washington DC traffic is such that mass transit is probably faster than Super Shuttle or a Cab (it’s also significantly cheaper).
This Flip Ultra HD video camcorder is on sale for about half what you’d pay on Amazon or elsewhere. This small device is great for use at events (like conferences) where maybe you don’t want to use your cell phone (think battery drain or concern about theft). These “throwaway” video recorders are great for use in exhibitor booths where you may want to take an impromptu testimonial or two from visiting customers.
To be certain the reason that Flip video is on sale is that Cisco decided to discontinue the product line (which they paid $590 million for in 2009). That doesn’t mean these aren’t great devices (my favorite feature is that the batteries are easily replaced with common AA variety). There’s also a built in USB connector so when you’re done shooting video you can upload straight to YouTube!
Flip Ultra HD – 4GB – $49 via wayneschulz.com