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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

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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Fly to Norway for Only $363

There’s a great fare to Oslo, Norway on Finnair from New York to Oslo for only $363. The fare goes from October of this year through March of next year. As always, the Flight Deal has the details. I subscribe to the Flight Deals tweets and check them pretty often. ...

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Act Quickly: Flights for $19.10 on JetBlue (ends tonight)

Last second flights are on sale on JetBlue through tonight, so act quickly if you are interested. Flights are (not surprisingly) short hops, but you also get longer flights for relatively cheap. This sale is on very specific dates and contains mostly last-second flights. As always, the Flight Deal has ...

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Summer Fare: West Coast to London for $582

Here’s a good summer fare if you were hoping to make it out to London this summer.  You can fly from San Francisco to London on Delta for only $582. The fare is good for dates in August but requires a seven-day stay (so no quick weekend jaunts). The Flight ...

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Dogs and Fireworks: Keeping Puppers Safe on the 4th

Dogs and fireworks don’t mix.  Fireworks create extreme anxiety in dogs and can cause them to act erratically. The good news is, there are some things you can do (and other things you shouldn’t do) to help your dog out today. Dogs and Fireworks: Why are they terrified? Dogs have ...

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Taking Heels Through Security

I’ve had many over zealous TSA agents insist on inconsistent rules with my shoes.  But the one part they have in common is that my shoes should either be placed straight in a bin or flat on the belt.  These are the shoes I am wearing. Shoes: Please remove shoes before ...

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