FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Segway Touring Around the Nation’s Capitol

by John Wroblewski

Jul 1, 2019

© Jason Farber

Last weekend my friends and I went on our 19th annual Boys of Summer trip. While the trips are always built around baseball, we include plenty of sightseeing. This year we took a Segway tour through the area.

Bike and Roll DC offers several guided Segway and bike tours. Our Segway tour covered the National Mall, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and other interesting spots.

The experience started with a short tutorial video about riding a Segway. Next, our tour guide, Emily, gave each of us a short, one-on-one practice session on the Segway. I was the only one from our group who had previously ridden a Segway, yet I was also the most nervous. Fortunately, this Segway was much easier to handle than the last one I rode, and I quickly felt comfortable.

The tour lasted about 2.5 hours and covered five miles. The Segway speed topped out at 12 mph. There were a handful of stops along the way, with Emily discussing the history, facts and figures of the various points of interest.

The tour ended with a long, straight stretch that allowed us to have a little extra fun racing and freestyling. The refreshing freeze pops Emily provided at the end were a really nice touch.

The Segway tour was a great way to see a lot of sites. We saw and learned a lot more than we would have walking by ourselves. Plus, we had a lot of fun cruising through the area.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Jan 18, 2021

Work and Play at The Bungalow in Nantucket

If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.

Peace of Mind

IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.

Daily
Jan 15, 2021

Sail Around the World with Viking

While cruising paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Viking plans to come back better than ever with a 136-day World Cruise. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime by sailing around the world.

Daily
Jan 14, 2021

Dry January Mocktails from Restaurants Around the Country

Are you participating in the Dry January challenge? If you aren’t indulging in alcohol this month, try these mocktails from restaurants around the country.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.

eFlyer Reviews
Jan 13, 2021

Suraya Review

My husband and I enjoyed outdoor dining with another couple at Suraya in Philadelphia. The Lebanese restaurant makes frequent appearances on many local and national Best Of lists, including being named Best Restaurant in Philadelphia by Philadelphia magazine.

eFlyer Lead
Jan 13, 2021

Hilton Launches Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events

As we begin 2021, it’s clear hybrid meetings and events are the trend of the immediate future. To meet pent-up demand, Hilton introduced Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, a new suite of offerings directing event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels and providing them with planning resources.

What To Expect When Flying: oneworld Debuts Information Portal

Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.

Daily
Jan 13, 2021

JetBlue Updates Emotional Support Animal Policy

JetBlue is the latest airline to adjust its emotional support animal policy. As of Jan. 11, the airline will no longer recognize emotional support animals as service animals and travelers cannot book flights with emotional support animals moving forward.