Hidden Gems of Washington, DC

Our group in a tuk-tuk at the Embassy of Bangaldesh

For the month of November, I’ll be participating in BootsnAll‘s Indie Travel Challenge.  Click here to go to the beginning.  In this post, I discuss one of the best hidden gems in my current city of residence – Washington, D.C.  No travel lover should miss this!

Tell us a place in your hometown, or in the town you’re in now, that you think more visitors should experience.

Washington, DC is an interesting city.  I definitely think people who are from this area take for granted the 20+ free Smithsonian museums, incredible monuments, and excellent day trips (some less than 1 hour from the city).  You don’t need a car to take advantage of all it has to offer, either.  If you’re considering adding Washington, DC to your United States itinerary, remember that the same museums would cost $20+ in any other city.  I’m happy to answer questions below, too, if you have them.

That being said, most visitors hit the same places ad nauseam – Smithsonian museums and art galleries, the city’s free zoo, monuments, tidal basin, White House, Capitol building.  Locals know the hidden gems.  I have a few favorites (Hillwood Estate, Glenstone in Potomac, MD, Great Falls National Park, Maine Ave Fish Market), but I really love Embassy Day.

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I’m baaaaaack!

Hi readers — welcome to the new blog!

You may have noticed a definite… lag… in posting frequency.  I already have a long list of trips to recap: Cambodia! Vietnam! Montreal! Colombia! Turkey! Utah!  Please add my new site to your blog roll, and look out for updates soon (I pinky swear).

Since late 2013, I’ve called Washington, DC home, and will probably also include updates from around the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.  Never fear – despite living back in my home country, my wanderlust is far from sated and I still seek out adventure where I can get it.  One more trip to Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia is currently planned, and a trip to the UK looms overhead.  Stay tuned!

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