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West Wing and Oval Office Tour – Feeling Like a VIP in DC

When I learned I could bring a guest with me on my West Wing and Oval Office Tour, I knew right away who to ask: my dad. An invitation to visit the White House enabled me to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with my ever generous, American history buff dad. Why was I invited for a West Wing and Oval Office tour? […]

Life Coming Full Circle at the White House Travel Blogger Summit

The White House Travel Blogger Summit brought me full circle this year. The first time I visited Washington DC, I flew there in an airplane with about 100 or so other noisy, excited eighth-graders…without our parents! We visited numerous museums, memorials and the Library of Congress. The one disappointment was not getting to visit the White House. The freedom, excitement […]

White House Christmas Tour

Everyone wants to see the White House holiday decorations, right?! As part of the White House Travel Bloggers Summit on Global Citizenship and Study Abroad that I attended in Washington DC last week, I got the chance to tour the White House all dolled up for the holidays. Cameras are only allowed in the White House during […]

Study Abroad Because…My Thoughts After the White House Travel Blogger Summit

Study abroad because it kills prejudice, encourages peace and expands opportunities. That was the essence of the messages shared by such leaders as Chief of Staff Denis McDonough at the White House Summit on Global Citizenship and Study Abroad. I was lucky enough to be invited to this event in Washington D.C. as one of […]

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown for Families

Located within walking distance of Washington DC‘s most famous landmarks lies the Hilton Garden Inn, a friendly hotel with plenty of practical amenities. For traveling families who want to tour America’s capital city but avoid lengthy bus rides, crippling walks, and pricey cab fares, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown makes a prime choice. […]

Washington DC Museums for Kids – Beyond Politics and Hot Spots

Pick up any Washington, DC travel guide and you’ll see one of three cover photos: the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building or the Washington Monument. All are must-sees, but here are three unique Washington DC museums for kids that are a great break from all of the historical and political hot spots.   International Spy Museum […]