Have a great weekend everyone! Here are some words to inspire your travels from the master of the American roadtrip himself – Mr. Jack Kerouac.
This Local’s Take is brought to us by Natalia Montalvo, one of our favorite DC-based RidePost members. We asked her to share some of her favorite DC spots for anyone planning a trip to our nation’s capital – enjoy!
Many have said (i.e. Thomas Jefferson), “All is politics in this capital.” For some that may be true – but DC has become a cosmopolitan city that offers more than just caucus conversations and historical sites. Without a doubt, the District has no deficit of museums, parks, and shops to visit while filling your minds with knowledge and culture. But once you’ve tipped your hat to Honest Abe on the monument steps (and affirm you could still ace American history), check out some of these spots to discover the other sides of DC:
For over 35 years, New Vegas has become a DC institution. Nestled in the heart of Logan Circle, you’ll
hear the sounds of The Out of Town Blues Band (a 7-piece band) bursting from the entrance doors.
New Vegas Lounge is only open Friday and Saturday nights, bringing you best rhythm and blues this side of the Mason Dixon.
You can’t go wrong with this modern take on Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Jose Andres proves to never disappoint and this is a shining star in his collection of DC restaurants. The mezze-style menu allows everyone to taste a variety of dishes from traditional lamb, seafood, crispy Brussels sprouts (a-mazing!) and an endless supply of fresh pita bread to feed the masses. Even with seating of 282, this spot is packed every night of the week, so be sure to make reservations.
H Street has gone through a complete revitalization bringing an array of new restaurants, bars, and
shops to this area. My favorite part of H Street is that many of the establishments are themed (and I love a great theme). What better way to celebrate spring than a German Biergarten? Check out Biergarten Haus for authentic German food and brews. Craving some Taiwanese-style ramen and dumplings? No problem, Toki Underground’s got you covered with a cool atmosphere to match. Looking to kill some time playing DC-themed miniature gulf, stop by H Street Country Club and attempt a hole-in-one while sipping margaritas. Feeling over-the-hill and want a great throwback night, Rock & Roll Hotel will have you on your feet and belting your favorite tunes.
Alternatives: None, you’ve gotta check this area out.
We’ve added a little something-something to the RidePost site that we’re hoping will make your experience with us that much more delightful. It’s all about the RidePost Notifications, people.
Now, when you log-in, you’ll notice a bell in the top navigation bar. That little icon signifies us, Team RidePost, calling for your attention. When you see said bell with an orange-encapsulated exclamation point – you’ll know you’ve got something to tend to. Is it a new trip request? A pending trip review? Or did someone comment on your trip? Simply hover over that little bell and all will be revealed…
Pretty nice, right? We thought so, too. Let us know what you think!
Clemson University has partnered with RidePost to bring the Tigers their own private ridesharing network: Clemson.RidePost.com! Exclusive to students, faculty, and staff, Clemson now has a closed ridesharing and carpooling network of their own that meets the specific needs of the University and that requires a verified Clemson email address to join.
We recently created private networks to help Universities and Organizations more accurately measure ridesharing and carpooling activity specific to their community. Because the network is exclusive to University and Organization members, we can translate that activity to miles, emissions, and cars on the road saved each day / week / month / year / etc…
We’re working directly with Clemson’s Parking & Transportation Services to not only bring down the costs of transportation, but to lower congestion and reduce the number of cars on campus. You can learn more on Clemson’s website, here.
If you’re affiliated with Clemson University, be sure to check out RidePost Clemson and start posting your trips, asap!
Questions about our private networks? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happy Monday, everyone! We have some oh-so-exciting news to share with you: we are now the official ridesharing partner for Firefly Music Festival this summer! Here’s our super awesome section on the Firefly site:
Firefly is produced by the folks at Red Frog Events, who – through the efforts of their Green Team – brought us on to provide Firefly-goers a more sustainable and affordable transportation option.
So if you’re headed to Firefly up in Dover this June, be sure to book your trips with us. Why? Well, it’s a more sustainable way to travel and you’ll make new friends, of course! But perhaps ever better: we’re putting together some Firefly Survival Kits to help you make the most of your weekend with RidePost. Book your trips with us, and you’ll be entered for the chance at prizes, swag, and on-site competitions at the RidePost tent, live in Dover.
Visit the newest section of our site, RidePost Events – to find your travel companions for Firefly! Happy RidePosting :)
In the spirit of the wandering traveler, we decided to compile a list of the most iconic roads in the USA. These roads have been portrayed in film, music, and photography and are a great place to start your next roadtrip with RidePost!
Route 66 may be the single most Iconic road in the United States today. Though not used in its entirety anymore, this road that spans most of the nation has been immortalized through song, video and photo.
Home to the stars’ Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard has literal proof of all of the famous people who have been there.
Home of the financial center of the country, Wall Street is always in the spotlight.
Bourbon Street is the center of Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Las Vegas Boulevard
Best known for its wide selection of Casinos, this is the center of Vegas at its most famous.
What do you think of our list? Are these the first roads that come to mind when you think of iconic roads in our nation? Let us know in the comments below!!