D.C. Restaurants

Washington restaurants come and go. While we have favorites, we always try to find new places. On our 2019 trip to Washington DC, we had a chance to explore some new places to eat. St. Anselm We made a meal of small plates at this American tavern. Tom enjoyed the grilled clams with chanteuse, but [Read more …]

Washington DC Museums– Spring 2019

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Our last visit to Washington DC was a few years ago What better time to go back than in spring. We began with several of the city’s incomparable collections of free museums that are part of the National Treasure that is the Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African-American History Get Tickets in Advance We didn’t [Read more …]

Catching Up with Washington, D.C. Restaurants—Spring 2015

Washington DC Restaurants One of our primary missions on any trip is to catch up on restaurants. This trip was no exception. We were able to indulge in four dinners and three lunches. We tried to make the best of them. Washington DC Dinners Rose’s Luxury 2015: Given the ultra-long line at this place, we [Read more …]

Walking D.C.—Spring 2015

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We, as always, walked everywhere, from our base by Thomas Square, to Georgetown, Capitol Hill, the U Street Corridor, around the Mall and Tidal Basin to some of our favorite monuments and for one of our restaurants (Rose’s Luxury, the Barracks Row section of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. [Read more …]

Washington, D.C. Science and History Museums—Spring 2015

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As with our return trips to most of our favorite cities, this trip focused on museums, walking tours (both guided and independent) and of course, restaurants. We devoted so much time to museums and visitor centers that we have divided these stops into two posts: One focused on art museums and on science and history [Read more …]

Washington, D.C. Art Museums—Spring 2015

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  As with our return trips to most of our favorite cities, this trip focused on museums, walking tours (both guided and independent) and of course, restaurants. We devoted so much time to museums and visitor centers that we have divided these stops into two posts: One focused on art museums and on history [Read more …]

Revisiting the Southeastern U.S.

Mall-Lincoln

It had been a number of years since we were in the southeast (excluding Washington, D.C., which we visit every couple years. A return trip was long overdue. This trip covered parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and, of course, D.C. It was bookmarked by two of our favorite cities: Charleston, South Carolina, [Read more …]

DC Walking Tours

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We have done guided tours of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Pentagon. this trip, we were looking forward to a few others–Georgetown, the State Department’s Diplomatic reception rooms, and especially the White House. We had, for the first time, submitted an application for a White House tour in plenty of [Read more …]

Washington D.C. Museums

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Washington is the ultimate museum city. Not only does it have a huge number of absolutely world-class museums, but it has some that are absolutely unique (such as it’s Museum of American History (aka, “the Nation’s Attic), but many of these museums are absolutely FREE. Not surprisingly, we spend much of our DC time in [Read more …]

DC Restaurant and Hotel Experiences

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Washington DC Restaurants Our never-ending quest to sample some of the most interesting restaurants in the world continues. This trip included returning to two restaurants that we visited on previous trips and as many interesting new restaurants as we could fit into our very limited time in the city–including a much-anticipated dinner at Komi–one of [Read more …]