Check This Out!

I just added my review of Hyatt Place Dulles Airport North, the hotel I stayed at during my recent trip to Washington D.C. The review can be found here, and my example trip video of my trip to Washington D.C. can be found here.

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Here it is!

Hello everyone I just finished editing the Washington D.C. Example Trip video that I filmed on my road trip this weekend. Hope you all like it.

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Washington D.C. The College Road Trip from Deanna van Woerkom on Vimeo.

Let’s Talk Distance

When choosing a hotel distance always plays a role. While everyone wants to be closer to their destination if that destination is a city or major tourist attraction the closer you are to it the more expensive your sleeping arrangements will be.

For an example, I used and looked for hotels within the Washington D.C. area and sorted them according to the proximity of the City Center. In a quick overview, you can see that all of the hotels listed are expensive just for one night alone let alone an extended stay.

After looking at these I changed my search a little to allow for hotels that are farther away to be seen. The hotels are shown below and as you can see are a lot cheaper than the ones above without having bad reviews or low customer satisfaction.

On my upcoming trip to Washington D.C., which will be posted under Example Trips once I come back, my hotel cost around $79 a night just because we weren’t that close to the City Center. The only problem with factoring distance is while the hotel might be cheaper, you might have to pay more for gas to travel. To solve this problem many hotels that are near large cities have complimentary shuttle services from the hotel to the nearest transportation station, whether that be a train or bus stop.

Until next time, Happy Trails!

Welcome Everyone!

Hello everyone and welcome to The College Road Trip! The blog was made with the broke college student in mind, but any age is welcome to come and learn some awesome travel tips! I am pleased to announce that I will be taking a trip to Washinton D.C. during spring break which is next week. This trip will be the first “Example Trip” that I will be venturing on, this means that I will be creating a video to show the helpful steps I took to save a few dollars. I will post the video in a regular blog post as well as posting it in the “Example Trips” page, which you can find by clicking on “Example Trips” in the main menu bar.

Happy Trails!