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.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest returns for 21st year

The Rosslyn Jazz Fest is returning for a three-week celebration of music, food and fun. Marking its 21st anniversary, the popular event has been reimagined with live performances throughout the community beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 1; and culminating in an all-day event in Gateway Park on Saturday, Sept. 18.


Native plants and water conservation are key to turning your yard into a climate change fighter

Globally, 2020 was the warmest year on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warmer record years are likely on the horizon, resulting from human activities, specifically emissions of greenhouse gases.  With predicted increases in temperature, fluctuating precipitation, which causes both flooding and droughts, the question becomes how can you help? And, one of the answers could be, start with your own yard.