Sunday Picture Post – Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park

Went out to Dallas’s new Klyde Warren Park, which covers a highway near downtown Dallas.  Enjoyed getting some long exposure shots at night and hope that you will too!

When you’re reading this, I’ll most likely be at Machu Picchu, so hopefully you can look forward to some great pictures from Peru soon!

Arches

Arches

Pavilion

Pavilion

Entrance to play area

Entrance to play area

Fountain area

Fountain area

Park area with pavilion in foreground

Park area with pavilion in foreground

Benches

Benches

Light trails

Light trails

And, my favorite!

Tree line

Tree line

 

Best,
Andy

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Off to Machu Picchu!

Well, by the time you all read this, I’ll be well on my way to Machu Picchu on a cheap LAN Airlines ticket via Mexico City.  Look forward to some great pictures, a hell of a story about me almost ruining the trip, and how even the most astute travelers sometimes screw things up.

All my US readers, have a great holiday weekend!

 

Best,
Andy

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Etihad Diamond First Class AUH-IAD

Let’s get down to business.  I had many options for my return flight from Europe, and a few people have asked why I chose the long way home via Dubai.  You know why?  Because of Etihad Diamond First Class.  It’s a well-known and well-reviewed product, but I had never been to the Middle East and kinda just wanted to treat myself after flying to Europe and Dubai in Coach.

So, how was it?  Did it live up to the hype or was it all glam and little substance?  Read on to find out.

My closet mirror

My closet mirror

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Sunday Picture Post – Kyle Field in College Station, Texas

Friends,

I’m back this Sunday (although it’s late, sorry) with another picture post.  I’ve been getting better with my Sony a7 and decided to take it down to my alma mater today to shoot some pictures of campus as well as Texas A&M’s new football stadium development.  Enjoy!

(friendly reminder: you’re free to use these on personal and/or non-commercial sites, if you’re interested in licensing full resolution versions please contact me)

Kyle Field Panorama 

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Washington Monument at Night

Well, I was in DC again last week and finally made my way to the Lincoln Memorial.  President Lincoln casts an eternal glaze towards the Washington Monument past a seemingly never-ending reflecting pool.  I won’t be doing a trip report for DC, since it was a work trip, but thought my loyal readers (Hi Mom!) would want to see some of my favorites.  I’ll share some more in tomorrow’s Sunday Picture Post.

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

And, my favorite…

Washington Monument at Night

Washington Monument at Night

Enjoy!

 

Best,
Andy

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Sunday Picture Post – Washington DC

Last week I was in Washington DC for work (my actual job, not anything blog-related).  Well, not Washington DC, we were actually staying and working in Chevy Chase, Maryland, but my client’s office was on the street that functions as the border between Washington DC and Maryland, so close enough I guess.  It was a busy week and we didn’t really do much aside from going to the office, going to dinner, and back to the hotel.

I just purchased a new camera (a Sony a7) and really wanted to get some shots with it to get ready for my big trip coming up later this month.  I hadn’t really had a chance to shoot anything because we had been so busy, and I wasn’t sleeping very well anyway, so at about 4:30am on Friday morning I took an UberX to the National Mall to try and get some Blue Hour shots.  I really liked how some of them turned out!

national-air-space-museum-1

I’m very much a new photographer, especially with all of the post-processing capabilities of things like Lightroom and Photoshop, but some of these pictures from the Capitol turned out much better than I expected.  Anyway, just thought I’d share them with you, enjoy!   Continue reading

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The Park Hyatt Dubai

Ok, full confession: this trip report has taken probably a month longer than it should have.  It’s almost done though.  Let’s get everyone caught up:

Planning
DFW-Venice on US Airways
Venice
Paris: A Stroll
Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
Going to the French Open
Where to go in Dubai if it’s too hot outside
Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab: A Guide for Posers

Everyone caught up?  Good.  Let’s continue with a fantastic hotel: the Park Hyatt Dubai.

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Etihad Amenity Kit Giveaway Winner!

Well, I plugged in the number of comments on the giveaway post, random.org spat out a truly random number.  This is that number:

Yep, number 1

So sometimes it does pay to be first on the internet!  Here was the first comment left on my post.

Winner!

So congratulations Jamie and check your email soon so we can get it in the mail to you.

For everyone else, stay tuned!  Andy’s Travel Blog is very close to 100,000 all-time views, which means there’s a bigger and better giveaway in store!  Until then, have a great weekend!

 

Best,
Andy

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Bluebird Discount on gas at Walmart

This just came across my News Desk (by “news desk” he means he got an email -ed.).  It probably came by much earlier, but I never read it until recently.  This may be old news to most of you, but it was news to me.

If you have a Bluebird card from Walmart, you can save 15c/gallon at Walmart or MurphyUSA gas stations through 9/8/14.  This will be good for those of you who make frequent visits to Walmart for whatever reason.

Details are here.

QUICK REMINDER:  Entries for my Etihad Amenity Kit giveaway end at 7pm CDT tonight!  Make sure to leave a comment on this post to enter!

 

Have a great weekend everyone, safe travels!

Best,
Andy

 

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How to override your hotel air conditioning sensor

In addition to terribly insufficient closet space, another thing I dislike about some business hotels are the thermostat sensors that control the air conditioning.

So I did some research, and it turns out overriding a specific model thermostat is much easier than you’d think…

Also, a reminder that I’m giving away an Etihad First Class amenity kit!  Details here.

 

Best,
Andy

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