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Day Trips from D.C.

Washington, D.C., has enough going on to keep you busy for weeks—or months!—but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Lucky for you, D.C. has tons of beautiful, exciting, fun, historic things to offer within driving distance! Here are my favorites, organized by state. All distances are calculated from the D.C. city center.… Continue reading Day Trips from D.C.

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National Treasure: Movie Moments in Revolutionary America

It’s #MovieNight! One of my favorites since moving to D.C. is definitely National Treasure! I really like Nicolas Cage, and you know history is my thing! My husband and I re-watched it recently on Netflix, so I was inspired to include it in my Year of Movie Moments. Check it out! The Storyline Nicolas Cage… Continue reading National Treasure: Movie Moments in Revolutionary America

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Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

What is the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and various other accommodations—everything from hostels and Air BnBs to real bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels! My favorites have one thing in common: history! I just love staying in a place steeped in history, seeing unexpected pieces preserved,… Continue reading Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

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How to Get into D.C. from Dulles (IAD)

If you’re flying into the D.C. area, you have three options: Reagan National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), or Washington-Dulles International (IAD). If you’re coming from DCA, you can simply take the Blue Line into D.C. for $6 or less. But if you’re coming from BWI or IAD, you’ll have to make a connection or two… Continue reading How to Get into D.C. from Dulles (IAD)

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in D.C.

We have had one rainy year in D.C.! It’s not unusual to have several days—or even a couple of weeks!—of rain all in a row in the summer and during hurricane season, but it’s been raining quite a bit more often than usual this year. For the life of me, I could have sworn I… Continue reading What to Do on a Rainy Day in D.C.

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Religious Sites in D.C.

Let’s be serious… D.C. is not the first city I think of when I think of religious places. However, Washington, D.C., is home to some important religious sites that might interest you. Here is a quick run-down of the top religious sites in D.C. Washington National Cathedral Location: 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW; Washington, D.C. Hours:… Continue reading Religious Sites in D.C.

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Arlington National Cemetery: A Guide

This weekend, Americans will be taking time to remember those who fought for our freedoms. We will remember those who died for it and those who lived to tell unspeakable accounts of what they did, saw, and survived so their fellow Americans and America’s allies could secure and preserve freedom. There is no place I’ve… Continue reading Arlington National Cemetery: A Guide

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Kid Friendly D.C.

It’s Motivation Monday! I do not have kids, but I have tons of friends who do. D.C. is a hot spot for school trips, family “edu-vacations,” and young families who move to the area for jobs. As a result, there are tons of things for kids to do! If you’re planning a trip to D.C.… Continue reading Kid Friendly D.C.

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What to Know Before You Visit Washington, D.C.

It is Motivation Monday, and this week I’ve got all you need to know before your trip to Washington, D.C.! D.C. is not a hard city to figure out, but if you know these insider tips and tricks, you’ll be buzzing around like a local! Terminology The Metro: The Metro System is out public transportation and… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Washington, D.C.

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A Guide to D.C.’s Smithsonian Museums

It’s Museum Monday! Today I’ll be giving you the ins and outs of the largest museum institution in the world: The Smithsonian. Why do I say “museum institution” and not just “museum”? Because, you may or may not know, the Smithsonian is not just one museum; there are 19 museums across the country. Eleven of… Continue reading A Guide to D.C.’s Smithsonian Museums