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

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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

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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

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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…

Bridges of Washington DC

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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…

Hidden Staircases of Washington DC

a statue of a cement benchAuthor: 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,…