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 on public transportation. The next time you fly into IAD, this guide will help you know your options!

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

For the life of me, I could have sworn I already had a post written up on what to do on a rainy day in D.C., but I have not. So here it is! These are the best ways to stay busy and not feel like you’re missing out if your trip to D.C. is a rainy one!

Instagrammable D.C.

Instagram really is a nice way to find travel inspiration for future trips. That’s why I’m sharing a local’s (that’s me!) insider info on the best places in Washington, D.C., to take photos for your own Instagram account, or just to take iconic photos for yourself! Take a look at my top picks and top “pics”!

How to Tour the U.S. State Department

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 ourselves, and I’m letting you in on the process so you can plan to visit, too!

What to Do with Kids in Washington, D.C.

Washington, 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. with kids, here is your ultimate guide!