We had some great cost saving suggestions for SAA 2010 in the comments of our last post. @archivesnext noted on Twitter that finding grocery stores next to where you are staying is a great way to save money on meals. I agree, last year at SAA in Austin I walked into the conference hotel lobby with a CVS bag and had at least 5 people ask me where it was located. I charged each of those people $1.75 for the answer, but as a loyal NewArchivist reader, I am giving that information to you for
only $1.50 free! So, if you are like me and your out-of-town diet will consist mostly of Snickers and Red Bull, please feel free to use these maps as starting points.
Search for “Grocery” around the Conference Hotel
Search for “Pharmacy” around the Conference Hotel
Search for “Grocery” in Dupont Circle
I am not in the conference hotel and used Hotwire to book a cheaper room in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. On a side note, I will also be hanging one of these from my door (the first one) and hope you do too! I think several people are also staying in this area so here are the same searches as above but with Dupont Circle as the starting point.
Search for “Pharmacy” in Dupont Circle
Hope this helps!!