Category Archives: For Tourists

[PHOTOS] My First Presidential Inauguration


If you get an opportunity to do something that only happens every four years, guess what: YOU DO IT. It was my distinct joy to be part of the 2013 presidential inauguration – and not only just to stand in … Continue reading

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The White House ala Springtime


It is easy to forget that I live in the nation’s capital: the proximity of everything, the frequency with which I pass famous places makes everything seem so normal. The Capitol rotunda becomes just another part of the skyline on … Continue reading

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Beyond “Christmas in Washington”


Christmas is a strange holiday for Washington, D.C. Since so many residents aren’t actually natives, the city practically clears out. And while it’s certainly not as sparkling as the Big Apple at Christmastime, DC has its own offerings for those … Continue reading

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For The Amateur Researcher: How to Master the National Archives


Even if you live in DC, you don’t always realize how many resources are at your fingertips. This weekend, I was reminded about a phenomenal resource – free to the public – known as the National Archives. I picked up … Continue reading

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Obscure Museums in Dupont Circle


Dupont Circle is not just about embassies, and Washington, D.C. is not just about the Smithsonians. This weekend, I hosted a friend who asked to see more “uncommon” sights. We visited two places I had never heard of before, probably … Continue reading

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Fall is for Lit Fans, Crafty Bastards and Local Historians


Spring brings the tourists, but I like to think fall is dedicated to the locals.  I’m entering my third fall in DC, and it brings good memories — like the time I saw Nicholas Sparks at the National Book Festival, and … Continue reading

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Cherry Cherry Boom Boom


How many times can you photograph the same thing, but from different angles? Yes, it’s Cherry Blossom season in Washington, D.C.  This year, the weather was unpredictable, which made the peak of the blooming season extremely brief (total duration is … Continue reading

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