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)
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.
People come to Washington, D.C., for work, vacation, educational trips, and any other number of reasons. One of the things that drew me to my nation’s Capital is its history. The monuments and memorials exist for the sole purpose of helping us all remember the past, and the Smithsonian, the largest museum institution in the… Continue reading D.C. for History Lovers
So, I’ll just be honest: I have this hate-hate-need-hate relationship with Instagram. All the follows that turn into unfollows, comments that mean nothing, likes just so hopefully I’ll go and like some of their photos. It’s all just a little too reminiscent of junior high for me, and I’m not willing to play the… Continue reading Instagrammable D.C.
Is it time for date night? Are you in D.C. for a weekend getaway with your loved one? Here are my top 10 date night picks for every budget in Washington, D.C.! 10. Bike the Mount Vernon Trail (FREE with your own bike; Price varies with bike rentals from Georgetown or Alexandria’s Old Town) Are… Continue reading 18 D.C. Dates for Any Budget
It’s Faraway Friday! But this week’s destination is not so far away from me. In fact, it’s my adopted hometown of Washington, D.C.! I moved here 10 years ago tomorrow, and in celebration of that, today’s blog post is giving you 10 reasons you should consider a visit! 10. Taste International Flavors D.C. has some… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit D.C.
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
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
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.
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.