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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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Free Things To Do in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is known for its history, monuments, and, of course, politics. But when I moved here right out of college, I was delighted to find that so many things to do here are totally FREE! Here’s my list of the top free things to do in my adopted hometown! 10. Museums So many of… Continue reading Free Things To Do in D.C.

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The Right Way to Visit the U.S. Capitol

It’s Museum Monday! The United States Capitol is part museum, part history factory, and part office building. It is also one of the most sought-after sites in Washington, D.C. You can certainly go through the Capitol Visitor Center at the Capitol when you arrive, but you will get a better tour if you request a… Continue reading The Right Way to Visit the U.S. Capitol

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DC in Fall

With the change of seasons comes a new seasonal D.C. blog post! Today is the first day of fall, which is a beautiful time to visit my adopted home town! Here are my top 10 recommendations for things to do in D.C. in the autumn. 10. Go to a Baseball Game This is something to… Continue reading DC in Fall

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Obscure DC

This Motivation Monday, I’m here to encourage you to think out of the box and find a little something out of the ordinary–find the obscure wherever you are! Washington, D.C., has plenty of interesting places to explore if you go just a few steps off the beaten path–sometimes even if you just cross the road!… Continue reading Obscure DC

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What to Know Before You Visit Washington, DC

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, DC

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1 Week in DC

Lucky you–you get to spend a whole week in DC! Many people who come to town are only here for a business trip (with little time for sightseeing) or a quick two- or three-day visit after full day of riding in a charter bus (often on an 8th grade trip), but if you’re here for… Continue reading 1 Week in DC

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3 Days in DC

Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a whirl-wind trip to visit friends in the area, or a quick trip because you found a deal on a flight, you can see a lot of DC in just three days! You want to see the monuments, the documents, the museums! You want to eat the food and catch a… Continue reading 3 Days in DC

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1 Day in DC

It’s Motivation Monday! Have you ever found yourself with a day in a new city–no more, no less? Maybe you were on a business trip and decided to take a personal day after, or maybe you just felt adventurous and took advantage of an incredible travel deal! No matter the circumstances, if you find yourself… Continue reading 1 Day in DC

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A Guide to DC’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 DC’s Smithsonian Museums