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As most of you know, in addition to running this blog you see here, I also work a full-time job. A lot of you ask me how I manage both, and I have to be completely candid here: it’s not always an easy task!
Since I have a lengthy commute to work Monday-Friday, I have to plan out my weekends pretty wisely. It’s a fine balance of making sure I can schedule in all of my blog appointments and photoshoots, and also maintain a social life and run any necessary errands at the same time. I really can’t remember the last time I was simply able to veg out on the couch for an entire weekend, but I can’t complain. I personally function a lot better when I have a lot going on!
The most challenging part about my weekends lately however, is that I find myself having all sorts of blog appointments and photo shoots in different parts of town. For example, earlier this month, I spent my Saturday grabbing brunch with my photographer in Arlington, checking out a new boutique in North End Shaw called Blush Skincare, went to Union Market for a Facebook event and a mini photoshoot with their amazing murals, and ending my day with a salon visit in Petworth. Bouncing from Northern Virginia to Shaw to Northeast then Petworth? Crazy. All while we have reduced weekend Metro service due to SafeTrack as well.
The folks at car2go introduced me to their new fleet of next-gen smart cars just in time for my hectic blogger Saturday. I wasn’t 100% familiar with the concept before I tried it, but now I’m a huge fan. It’s honestly one of the most unique services I’ve ever used: you can use their app to find a car near you. Then you can ensure no one else hops in by reserving it for up to 30 minutes, pay for the minutes you drive or book it for their hour or day rates. When you’re done, you can just drop it off within their Home Area.
What I love most about car2go is that you can park the car almost anywhere in D.C. and Arlington with ease: if you park it at an unrestricted on-street metered space or a residential area, you’re covered. No need to pay or worry about getting ticketed in a residential zone, as long as you’re within the authorized car2go D.C. Home Area. Mind blown. This comes in handy especially when you’re driving to tricky spots such as Logan Circle and Shaw.
There’s also no need to use the car on a round-trip basis. If you prefer to take a car for a one-way service, you have the option to do so. For all of you non-bloggers out there, it’s a really neat way to perhaps travel home with a large load of groceries, or find your way back home when you’re unable to book a cab. The possibilities are endless! Right now, D.C. and Arlington members can enjoy limited time lowered pricing. Sign up here to hop in any car2go for just $10.00 an hour (regularly $14.99) or $50.00 per day (regularly $84.99).
Overall, car2go made my “Blogger Saturday” run relatively smoothly: no-fuss parking, a spacious trunk to fit all of my photoshoot supplies (and goodies I picked up from my appointments!), and a super convenient booking process. Even if you don’t blog, car2go might be the MVP of a busy Saturday!
Thank you to car2go for partnering with me for today’s post!