Tools for Exploring DC

An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

DC’s display of cherry blossoms each spring has rarely disappointed! Since 1912 many devoted locals and even more visitors eagerly await their arrival! Today there is even a festival to celebrate their pink and white beauty. But, the road to today’s spectacular season of blossoms has not always been easy. There have been a few most interesting bumps along the way…

Here’s the story ---

Haiku In the Nation's Capital

Haiku In the Nation's Capital

 Haiku...

…a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey an experience.

– Haiku Society of America

The District of Columbia’s Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID --- a 43-block neighborhood that stretches from the White House to Dupont Circle.) has just announced it is open for and ready to receive entries to the city’s Annual Golden Haiku Literary Competition. It’s the 6th year for this event and it’s incredibly popular. Last year there were more than 1,600 original entries from 45 countries, 34 states and the District of Columbia itself. 

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Have you ever thought about it ---- How do we know what our earliest presidents looked like?  Hmm! Well? There is no one living today who has ever seen our early presidents in person. So, think about it! How DO we know what our early presidents REALLY looked like?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

If you are un-aware of this connection, you definitely need to get to Washington, DC ASAP and do some research in person!

Hint: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt can be found bobbling around out “in left field”!

5 DIFFERENT Ways to Embellish Your Washington, DC Visit

5 DIFFERENT Ways to Embellish Your Washington, DC Visit

Exploring a destination always works better when you give it some meat! I definitely believe in that old saying “You get out of it what you put into it!” So here are some tips for you for getting more involved and embellishing your visit to Washington, DC in a few, very different ways!! I know all of these tips are going to sound quirky --- and they are!! But try them! You just might be surprised with the results!