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Urban Adventurers: Volume 9

A look into the life and times of Urban Adventures’ Guides Adisa, Washington DC We had the pleasure of speaking with Adisa to ask her 6 questions for all of you to get to know her better! Read on to learn more about this Urban Adventurer! 1. Where are you from? I am originally from…

Urban Adventurers: Volume 8

A look into the life and times of Urban Adventures’ Guides Juliana, Washington DC We had the pleasure of speaking with Juliana to ask her 7 questions for all of you to get to know her better! Read on to learn more about this Urban Adventurer! 1. Where are you from? I’m from Bogotá, Colombia…

DC for Cinefiles: Independent Movie Theaters in the Nation’s Capital

Author: Leila Farrer Action/adventure or avant-garde? Superheros or silent films? Teen dystopia or documentary? Whether you’re a cinephile who’s visiting the area or a local just looking to switch up your movie-going experience, Washington DC theaters have got you covered. The nation’s capital may not be known for an over-the-top experimental arts scene, but it’s…

DC Day Trip: St. Michaels, MD

Author: Leila Farrer Locals know that Washington DC is pretty much perfectly placed geographically. Within a three hour drive – and oftentimes much less – you can reach the Atlantic ocean, the Appalachian mountains, beautiful Chesapeake Bay inlets, vast swaths of forest, rolling farmland, and plenty of other urban areas like Richmond, Baltimore, and Philadelphia….

Get on the Water to Beat the Heat

Author: Leila Farrer It’s not news that summer in DC (and, let’s be honest, most of spring and fall) is stifling. A Washingtonian’s favorite phrase between May and September is without a doubt, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” The weather might seem hopeless to locals pounding the pavement toward a Metro commute, or…

Capital Spotlight: Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Author: Leila Farrer Among the many hidden gems in the nation’s capital are the Aquatic Gardens, part of Anacostia Park and under the National Park Service umbrella. The gardens, open almost every day of the year, are an oasis within the city, accessible by car or by bike via the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. A visit…

Urban Adventurers: Volume 7

A look into the life and times of Urban Adventures’ Guides Cortland, Washington DC We had the pleasure of speaking with Cortland to ask him 9 questions for all of you to get to know him better! Read on to learn more about this Urban Adventurer! 1. Where are you from? I am a true…

Bridges of Washington DC

Author: Leila Farrer You know the phrase, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” Well, if you have a little time and want to explore some of the best overlooks in Washington DC, it’s time to get to that bridge! Discover the nation’s capital by foot, bike, or car to take in incredible…

Urban Adventurers: Volume 6

A look into the life and times of Urban Adventures’ Guides Julia, Washington DC We had the pleasure of speaking with Julia to ask her 10 questions for all of you to get to know her better! Read on to learn more about this Urban Adventurer! 1. Where are you from? Bridgewater, Massachusetts 2. How…

Hidden Staircases of Washington DC

Author: Leila Farrer There’s no doubt that northwest Washington DC is known for its architecture. Gorgeous Victorian row homes tower over tree-lined streets in Dupont Circle, Neoclassical monuments grace the National Mall, and the Gothic Revival Washington National Cathedral perches high on its hill above it all. Some structural features we may take for granted,…

Urban Adventurers: Volume 5

A look into the life and times of Urban Adventures’ Guides Leila, Washington DC We had the pleasure of speaking with Leila to ask her 10 questions for all of you to get to know her better! Read on to learn more about this Urban Adventurer! 1. Where are you from? Silver Spring, Maryland 2….

Literary DC: Washington Trip To Delight A Bookworm

Author: Leila Farrer If you’re one of those people (like me) who always find themselves in a bookshop while traveling, regardless of the fact that you cannot possibly fit yet another tome in your suitcase, never fear, your guide to literary DC is here! Outlined below is a road map to the District’s best bookshops,…