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Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

2018 is a brand new year with brand new potential! Want to make solo travel a part of your life this year? I think that’s a fantastic idea! I moved to Washington, D.C., completely solo nearly 10 years ago, and I can definitely recommend D.C. as an excellent solo travel destination! Here is the low-down… Continue reading Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

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How to Tour the U.S. State Department

It’s Museum Monday! This week I’m letting you in on a bit of a secret: You can tour the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Rooms! Well, maybe it’s not a secret, but it’s definitely something most people don’t know or think of when they visit Washington, D.C. My friend Kelly and I recently took a tour… Continue reading How to Tour the U.S. State Department

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How to Tour the Treasury Department

It’s Museum Monday! Today I’m letting you in on a well-kept secret. You can visit the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.! Who knew, right? I’ve lived here nearly 10 years, and I never knew until just recently that this was available. It does take a bit of planning and legwork on your part,… Continue reading How to Tour the Treasury Department

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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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Tennessee at the U.S. Capitol

It’s Museum Monday! If you’ve been to the United States Capitol before, you know it’s not only a Federal Government building, it’s also a big museum. From statues to artwork to artifacts, there is a lot to take in! Each state in the Union has contributed to the museum that is the U.S. Capitol Building… Continue reading Tennessee at the U.S. Capitol

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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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The Best Way to Visit the White House

It’s Museum Monday! A White House Tour is arguably the most coveted tour in Washington, D.C., and that’s because it can be complicated. Yes, it’s the people’s house, but it’s also the home of the President and his family, so you can expect to jump through a few hoops to land a spot on a… Continue reading The Best Way to Visit the White House

Uncategorized · Washington DC · World Foods

What I Ate in D.C.: Part II

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! It’s true, I’ve already done a What I Ate in D.C. blog post, but my dad was in town recently, and his “Love Language” is the rare 6th one… Food! So we ate well on his visit, and I want to share it all with you! Here’s what we ate… Continue reading What I Ate in D.C.: Part II

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White House Fall Garden Tour

It’s Motivation Monday! In this week’s post, I want to motivate you to find something cool to do in your own hometown or nearby. My dad just happened to be visiting the weekend of the annual White House Fall Garden tour, and my friend who works on Capitol Hill offered us tickets! White House Fall… Continue reading White House Fall Garden Tour

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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.