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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC
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America’s Catholic Church: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

September 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s not everyday that you get to walk where former popes have strolled, but that’s exactly what visitors get to do at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Pope John Paul II was the first reigning Pope to visit this impressive Catholic church in… (more)
National Gallery on Washington, DC
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View Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art

September 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – While most art galleries are named after their art-collecting founders (think: The Phillips Collection and Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art among others), the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC is an exception. Conceived by financier-cum-art connoisseur Andrew Mellon, the National Gallery of Art began with… (more)
US National Arboretum in Washington, DC
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One-On-One with the U.S. National Arboretum

September 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to visiting Washington, DC, any number of the city’s museums, memorials, or galleries might come to mind. But just outside of DC’s bustling tourist hub lies one of the city’s relatively unknown gems. And with more than 400 acres of lush greenery, it’s no… (more)
International Spy Museum in Washington, DC
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Sneak into Espionage at DC’s International Spy Museum

August 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — In the world of espionage, spy gadgets, and human intelligence, no U.S. city has played as pivotal of a role as our nation’s capital. Home to the CIA, FBI, and NSA, this scintillating metropolis is a hotbed for spy activity. Add in a few recent TV… (more)
American Art Museum in DC
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Explore America’s History at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

August 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s hard to deny the stately appeal of DC‘s most historic buildings. With their regal white columns, imposing structure, and classy styling, they reign among the city’s elite architecture. And while some of the capital’s more prominent buildings might come to mind (think: US Capitol and… (more)
Rock Creek Park Trail Washington, DC
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A Gloriously Green Getaway to Rock Creek Park in DC

August 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Sadly, summer will soon be coming to an end in our nation’s capital, but luckily for the lot of us, that means more time can be (bearably) spent outdoors in the fresh air during the long days. Sure, DC is generally an outdoor friendly city what with… (more)
US Supreme Court
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More than Justice at the Supreme Court

August 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – One of the selling points of visiting our nation’s capital is the educational factor involved—the thrill that it is to walk through the same institutions that were instated when our founding fathers were laying the mere foundations of our government. Paying a visit to the Supreme Court… (more)
Arlington National Cemetery
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Respecting Tradition at Arlington National Cemetery in DC

August 18, 2013

Cemeteries aren’t usually at the top of travelers’ priorities when going to a new city, and admittedly, we fall victim to that same description. The whole haunted stigma attached brings about eerie and spine-chilling vibes that really aren’t what vacationers are looking for. But, the beauty and order that is… (more)
Photo courtesy of the Newseum
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Long live print at the Newseum in Washington, DC

July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In the past several years, cartoonists have had a field day with the concept that print media in general, and newspapers in particular, are on their way to the grave. They’ve depicted gravesites and headstones for print newspapers alongside other outmoded media like analog TV, VHS, the… (more)
Photo courtesy of krossbow on Flickr Creative Commons
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Flowers, not fanny packs, at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC

July 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In our nation’s capital, it’s challenging to find significant sights that are off of the typical tourist grid. The monuments are larger than life, the museums are mostly free and clustered together on the National Mall, and places like the U.S. Capitol and the White House aren’t… (more)
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