29 01, 2012

The Perfect 3-Day Weekend: Washington, D.C.

By | January 29th, 2012|3 Day Weekend, D.C., Travel Tips|25 Comments

What was once a swampy piece of land along the Potomac River is now the pulse of a nation, beating non-stop with political, historical, and cultural activity. I speak of [...]

27 01, 2012

The Weekly Worldview: Washington, D.C.’s LaFayette Park

By | January 27th, 2012|D.C., Weekly Worldview|1 Comment

25 01, 2012

Where the news makes history: a brief guide to Washington, D.C.’s Newseum

By | January 25th, 2012|D.C.|17 Comments

How would you like to see the Berlin Wall, a guard tower located next to Checkpoint Charlie, a thank-you letter written by Saddam Hussein, four decades of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, [...]

22 01, 2012

10 must-see monuments in Washington, D.C. (Part Two)

By | January 22nd, 2012|D.C.|7 Comments

Last week, we posted Part One of our top ten recommendations of  Washington, D.C.'s best monuments and memorials to help you better plan and prepare for your trip to America's [...]

20 01, 2012

The Weekly Worldview: Vietnam War Memorial

By | January 20th, 2012|D.C., Weekly Worldview|0 Comments

18 01, 2012

10 must-see monuments in Washington, D.C. (Part One)

By | January 18th, 2012|D.C.|12 Comments

I've never hit them all in one go. Not even close. I've had to go back ten times. And I still haven't seen them all ... More than perhaps [...]

16 01, 2012

A nation pays tribute: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

By | January 16th, 2012|D.C.|11 Comments

 “It is right to remind ourselves that such progress did not come easily. . . it came from the smack of billyclubs, and blasts of fire hoses . . . the nights of [...]

12 01, 2012

“Mr. President: Can I please meet your dog?” How I fell in love with Washington, D.C.

By | January 12th, 2012|D.C.|3 Comments

The year was 1989.  Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" dominated the airwaves. The Berlin Wall was on its way down. George Herbert Walker Bush had just taken the oath of [...]

2 01, 2012

Beyond the Bucket List: 8 places to experience in 2012

By | January 2nd, 2012|Canada, Croatia, D.C., Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Maine, Montreal, Nashville, New England, New Hampshire, New York City, Peru|14 Comments

My list is in the blue notebook, toward the back, hidden, and written in short-hand to avoid potential embarassment should I accidentally leave it in the back seat of a [...]

9 12, 2011

The Weekly Worldview: Christmas in Washington, D.C.

By | December 9th, 2011|D.C., Weekly Worldview|0 Comments