Fall is allegedly in the air. I say allegedly because DC is pretty hot and humid and I am praying for sweater weather! However I used the new season as an excuse to get a group of DC Travel Bloggers and writers together. This time we met at the beautiful rooftop of Sakerum on 14th Street. No set agenda other than meeting up and getting to know each other.
This time I co-hosted the event with Allianz Global Assistance whose representative Danielle shared their travel insurance tips with our guests. The event was intimate, with 25 guests, mostly travel bloggers and freelance writers with some destination and hospitality public relations reps in the mix. From Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel to Tierney Plumb of Eater DC, the guest list was as diverse as the travel stories.
— Jessica van Dop (@DiningTraveler) September 27, 2017
The Happy Hour
Let’s talk about the Happy Hour at Sakerum. Although Sakerum is located on the vibrant 14th Street Corridor, the rooftop is a hidden gem. As you enter the restaurant the lower level is dark with a sushi bar and cozy booths designed for date nights. However, when you enter the rooftop is a completely different scene: it’s colorful, light and airy. The best part is their happy hour menu! $5 glasses of wine and $5 sushi rolls is something you don’t see often in the district! I think I found my new happy hour place…
— Aparna (@aparnakris) September 26, 2017
The Gift Bag
We worked with some great brands that were generous to contribute to our #DCTravelBlogger bag. It ended up being the perfect travel kit! Who doesn’t love wine and travel magazines? #DCTravelBlogger gift bag contained Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Wine, Source Naturals Melatonin, PowerBar, Premier Protein, Lexli Skin Care, latest issues of NatGeo Traveler & Washingtonian, and The Bizarre Truth by Andrew Zimmern Book, courtesy of The Travel Channel. Also, several lucky guests won giveaways from Sakerum, Smith Publicity, and Samsonite.
I’ve been organizing the #DCTravelBlogger meetups for the past two and a half years and love meeting fellow like minded people. I love how diverse our travel blogger community is in DC. Looking forward to hosting more events. I am working on an educational event for the beginning of 2018. Is there a specific subject you’re interested in?
Again, big thanks to Sakerum and Allianz Global Assitance for co-hosting this lovely event.
All photos by Estefania Rincon