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Hitting more than the books at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC

July 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – For many travelers, hitting the library on vacation may sound like a bookish chore rather than a sightseeing delight. Stacks of books, shushing librarians, squirming school groups…what’s the allure? Well, the Library of Congress is certainly not your average library−far from it. First off, it’s an architectural… (more)
National Zoo in Washington, DC
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Get Up Close and Personal at the National Zoo

July 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — For those visiting our nation’s capital, it’s impossible to overlook the Smithsonian’s vast holdings throughout the city. From the Air and Space Museum to the Museum of Natural History to the Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Institution (home to 19 museums and galleries, to be… (more)
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DC’s Holocaust Museum: Many Feelings and Few Words

July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In chatter over DC and its many museums, voices quiet down for discussion of this museum, as there are few words that can adequately describe it. Conversations switch from being full of expressions of beauty, opulence, grandeur, and artistic wonder to ones of remembrance, distinction, and struggle,… (more)
US Capitol in Washington, DC
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See and Feel the History at the U.S. Capitol

July 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to the good old U.S. of A., nothing is more symbolic of what our nation represents than the U.S. Capitol. And while it may be easier to visit other historic complexes throughout the National Mall (like the Lincoln or FDR memorials, to name… (more)
MLK Memorial, Jr. in Washington, DC
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A Stone of Hope in Our Nation’s Capital

July 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to our nation’s capital, nothing is more quintessentially DC than the hundreds of monuments and memorials scattered throughout the city. And while the renowned World War II or FDR memorials might catch your eye, no trip to DC is complete these days… (more)
Union Station - Washington DC
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Our Grand Portal into Washington, DC

July 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA- Pragmatically speaking, it is just a train station. A destination for travelers venturing into the nation’s capital, or a starting point for residents making their way out of town. But beyond all that, Union Station holds much more, and is indubitably one of DC’s most impressive pieces… (more)
Old Town Marina Washington, DC
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Just Down DC’s Potomac River

July 13, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA- Washington, DC, is well on its way to becoming a super-hip, fashion-forward, and chic city, but it’s really known for being laden with historic nooks and crannies and neighborhoods grounded in times past. There is one particular locality nearby that has remained virtually untouched—a preservation of the cobblestone… (more)
Air and Space Museum Chantilly VA Washington DC
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Soaring High at DC’s Air and Space Museum

July 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA—Many of us take planes into our nation’s capital. In fact, many of us take planes into Washington Dulles International Airport. But never before has there been such an opportune time to think about planes beyond disembarking the stuffy one you rode in: Paying a visit (only… (more)
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Introducing: Washington, DC – Capital Chic

June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Purple Passport has gone to Washington! No, we haven’t been tapped to serve as a congresswoman or ambassador (though we’d of course be honored…). We’ve simply launched the latest addition to our growing collection of online guides: our Guide to Washington, DC! The guide is arriving… (more)
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