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Literary DC: Washington Trip To Delight A Bookworm

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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,…

Circle the Globe: Celebrating International Cuisine in Dupont Circle


Author: Tim Taft   For more than a decade, Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour has taken visitors inside Dupont Circle’s famed Embassy Row. Dozens of embassies open their doors and offer guests a taste of their unique cultures. And we do mean taste: each nation serves up regional cuisine alongside artistic and historic demonstrations….

Escalator Etiquette and More: How to Navigate the DC Metro Like a Local


Image:DC Metro (fisheye) by Chris Dag, 2008 Written By: Julia Tibert Upon arriving to Washington, DC visitors tend to be struck by our abundance of  beautiful green spaces, amazing architecture, and interesting museums. However, during your exploration, you may notice one key thing there is certainly no abundance of in our city. Parking spaces. The…

“The Berkeley of the East”: A Day in Takoma Park, MD


Written By: Leila Farrer If you’re an out-of-towner, there are a few iconic spots that come to mind when you think of Washington DC: the Smithsonian, the monuments around the National Mall, and the manifold offices of the federal government. We recommend you check them all out during your stay in the nation’s capital, but…

Local Favorites: Visiting Hidden Gems of Washington, DC


Written By: Cortland Wingfield   Millions of people travel to Washington, DC every year from near and far and they all want to see the same thing: the memorials, monuments, and museums along the national mall. But are they missing anything? As a local, I’ll tell you about some things that people miss out on,…

Winter in DC: A Guide to Getting Outside


Written by: Leila Farrer With brisk winds rolling in from the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, colder weather is just around the corner in DC. Washingtonians are retreating into warm museums or cozying up at local cafés (we highly recommend the chai latte at Tryst in Adams Morgan!). The holidays will be here before we know…

How To Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season In Washington DC

Springtime typically conjures up thoughts of warm weather and birds chirping, but for those who live in Washington DC, one can’t help but think of the annual celebration of the famed cherry blossoms. Since 1912, the cherry blossoms have represented a long-standing friendship between the United States and Japan and have attracted millions of visitors from around the world…