In the second of our three part blog series focusing on our professional adventure at America’s Small Business Summit, here’s a quick review of our stay.
There’s something thrilling to be said about dropping everything & traveling to an unfamiliar city, with no set plans. Spontaneity is key – planning leaves a free spirit feeling restricted & that would be a damn shame.
With 48 hours to spare, two adventure-seekers decided to take on Washington, DC on a whim. We hopped on a 5a train out of Philly and by 7a found ourselves sitting outside of America’s Small Business Summit presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sipping on our coffee, searching for a place to crash. Fighting against time excluded us from taking advantage of the group rate provided by the Omni Shoreham Hotel & finding a room in this city at the last minute is both pricey & hard to come by.
When all else fails, find a hostel. Neither of us knew what to expect & comfort zones were definitely pushed, but HighRoad Hostel eased our worries. This vintage Victorian mansion turned modern hostel set us within walking distance to everything in the heart of DC. Life is a gamble & finding this hostel was equivalent to hitting the jackpot.
Due to our late check-in and a long day of networking, we didn’t get to fancy the common space, but from what we saw, it was cozy & equipped with everything you needed to feel right at home!