Washington DC

Exploring History and Politics in Washington, D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 26, 2017

Washington D.C. offers an array of memorials, museums, and attractions to explore for those wanting to learn more about the history and workings of the United States. Many government offices are open to the public and available for tours, free of charge. Prior to visiting, I strongly recommended that you contact your local congressman or senator to secure tour tickets […]

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The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 12, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution is the collective name for the world’s largest research and museum complex. Of the 19 museums, galleries and zoological park that comprise the Institution, most are found in Washington, D.C. with the majority located on the National Mall. The National Mall is the area of D.C. between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building with the Washington Monument right in between the two. […]

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Historical Bars of Washington DC

by Rita Cook on January 25, 2012

Blues Alley Washignton DC

With an average age of about 35 years old, folks in Washington D.C. like their bars.  While there are numerous bars and lounges to consider when hitting the scene in the nation’s Capital, the eight bars below will take you through a smorgasbord of the city’s history one drink at a time.  If you don’t […]

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The Washington Monument: Honoring Our First President

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 17, 2012

Washington Monument at dusk

It’s 897 steps to the top of the Washington Monument, and while the record time for climbing to the top is 6 minutes and 42 seconds, it’s probably a better idea to take the elevator to the top – it only takes 70 seconds.  Or at least it will once the Washington Monument opens to […]

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Baltimore By Water Taxi: An Inner Harbor Experience

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 16, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland or “Bawl-mer”, as it is pronounced by the locals, is located approximately 40 miles from Washington, DC.  Since its founding in the 1700s, Baltimore has been a major seaport and one of the most visited areas of the city is the Inner Harbor.  Steeped in history, the Harbor offers a variety of attractions, entertainment, shopping […]

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Honoring Heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 7, 2011

Visitors to the nation’s capital, have long made Arlington Cemetery an important visitation spot.  Located in Arlington Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington DC, Arlington is the most well known cemetery in the United States. About 230,000 veterans and their dependents are buried on this 624 acre site, which is one of the most […]

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