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Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

My Talk Today at the Library

Hi! Some of you were at my talk today at the library.  Thank you SO much to everyone who came out.  I thought it was a great conversation. I’ve been assembling a running list of resources we discussed here. Feel free to leave a comment if there’s a resource you ...

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Tomorrow! NoVA/DC/MD-travel geeks meetup :)

We can’t wait to see all of you tomorrow!  We’re meeting from 6-9pm just a few steps from the Clarendon stop of the Orange Line.  Hope to see you 🙂 In addition to seeing your fine faces, I’m looking forward to the bao. mmm….   Register below! —– Love to ...

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Joselito: A Spanish Gem in Capitol Hill, DC

I just returned from Madrid, but I still can’t stop thinking about the meal I had before I left for Spain in DC at Joselito. I’ve been to a few Spanish restaurants in DC but most of them have felt like the theme-park version of Spanish cuisine.  (I’m very specifically thinking ...

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Come to the DC Travel Happy Hour Next Week!

A reminder that the next DC travel-meet up is next week!  I can’t wait to see all of you.  And you’ll have a chance to say a belated happy birthday to the PizzaMan himself. —– Love to travel? Live in the greater-DC/NoVA area? Come to our (free) travel meetup! Meet ...

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Lightning Deal: Great International Power Adapter for $11.99

I’m currently using this travel adapter to write this blog post!  For the next ~5.5 hours (from the time of publication), you can get a highly-rated travel adapter with fast charging and USB ports for $11.99 (I paid $17 for mine). PORS-ELA International Travel Power Adapter with 2.4A Dual USB Charger & ...

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Next DC Travel Meet-Up: August 22nd

Love to travel? Live in the greater-DC/NoVA area? Come to our (free) travel meetup! Meet up with two of Boarding Area’s bloggers–Le Chic Geek aka Jeanne, and Pizza in Motion aka Ed. Our next DC meetup will be in Clarendon on August 22nd from 6-9 pm. You can register for ...

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TSA Blames United for Comic Book Ban During Comic-Con

Attendees to Comic-Con found they were not allowed to check their comic books in their baggage after Comic-Con this year.  United blamed TSA, though I noted it was strange that only United passengers were tweeting about this problem. TSA has finally commented on the issue to say, “it wasn’t us.” ...

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TSA Bans Comic Books in Checked Luggage for Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con has become so much more than just a comic book convention. But comic books remain the heart and soul of Comic-Con. In addition to attendees being there to buy comic books, vendors flock to Comic-Con to sell their comic books as well. That’s why participants in Comic-Con ...

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Why You Should be Wary of Amazon Prime Day

Amazon prime day

Amazon Prime Day is sort of like Amazon’s Christmas in July–except instead of Christmas, it’s Black Friday.  It’s definitely a huge day for deals, but not every “deal” is an actual deal. There are a few things to think about. 1. Amazon bases the discount percentage off their “full-price” When ...

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