Washington, DC

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Mid-Atlantic Cities with the Best Outdoor Adventure

Sometimes you just need an outdoor adventure. Climb some rocks. Swing from the treetops. Bike down a mountain. Kayak class 3 and 4 rapids, either natural or manmade. You might think of the American West for these things but rest assured, these outdoor adventure cities on the East Coast have you covered, too.   Richmond more »

Bookalokal: Local Dining Adventures with a Global Twist

We glanced at each other as we waited for the elevator door to close in a nondescript apartment building in Adams Morgan. “Are you going to the dinner?” I said tentatively, though I already guessed the answer. “Yes, I think it’s on the sixth floor,” she replied. We were greeted at the door by one more »

Beaches near Washington, DC: Flag Ponds Nature Park

Need a taste of salt air and the feel of sand between your toes but you can’t bear the thought of 4+ hours in Bay Bridge traffic? We’ll be featuring some of our favorite beaches near Washington, DC this summer. If you have a favorite, please let us know in the comments below. Just an more »

What to do in Washington DC with kids during the federal shutdown

So you’re in DC with kids with plans to visit the Smithsonian, the National Zoo, and all the memorials on the National Mall, but those dag blasted legislators in the Capitol building have managed to shut them all down just in time for your visit. So what can you do? What’s open? The Newseum, Washington’s more »

Home is Where the World Is: 10 fall global activities in DC

School is in session, your vacation budget’s in the red, and the leaves are falling but that doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling! In fact, this fall is more exciting than ever in the DC area, with global activities ranging from Luxembourgish juggling acts to Day of the Dead mask-making workshops. So go ahead, more »

Home is Where the World Is: Summer 2013 DC Global Family Events

  We’ve rounded up some DC-area global fun to take your family around the world in the comfort of your metro car. After all, isn’t access to free, or mostly free, cultural treasures the reason we love DC in the first place? This year, we’re particularly excited about the number and diversity of family programs more »

Home is Where the World Is: Summer 2013 DC Global Family Events

  We’ve rounded up some DC-area global fun to take your family around the world in the comfort of your metro car. After all, isn’t access to free, or mostly free, cultural treasures the reason we love DC in the first place? This year, we’re particularly excited about the number and diversity of family programs more »

Home is Where the World Is: 15 spring global activities in DC

APRIL International Pillow Fight Day, massive pillow fights breakout in cities around the world. Check out the following photos of the pillow fights in Washington, DC. April 6th, National Mall. (Note: No Down Pillows, they make too much mess!) Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and is the more »

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