Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

Home renovation trends for the new year

In previous years, home remodeling projects were often done with the goal of increasing resale value. Recently, however, homeowners have been staying in their properties longer and are making these projects a priority of functionality as well as a reflection of personal style.


The Washington, D.C. Auto Show returns with more hands-on experiences

The region’s largest indoor event and one of the top auto shows in the United States is back from Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 29. The 2023 Washington, D.C. Auto Show will fill the 750,000 square foot center Walter E. Washington Convention Center with hundreds of new vehicles — showcasing the latest advancements in motor technology.