Tag Archive | DC

A Civil Rights Tour of Washington, DC

A Civil Rights Tour of Washington, DC

I was raised in a politically conscious household. Both of my parents, who grew up near Washington, DC, marched for various causes in the 60s from ending the U.S. involvement in Vietnam to Civil Rights.  I grew up with tales of great civil rights leaders like Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as bedtime stories. […]

Christmas Music, Not on the Radio

I know that we, or at least I, have already had our fill of Christmas music this year and just can’t wait for New Years and the chance to move on with our lives. I mean how many times can you listen to Mariah Carey before stuffing your ears with your Santa beard? But there’s still […]

Witnessing American History at the Supreme Court

Witnessing American History at the Supreme Court

Here at No Kids, Will Travel we typically focus on far-flung places, but this week we can’t help but celebrate an historic moment right here at home. Back to far-flung next week! I have seen a lot of history during my career as a photojournalist. Some of it on the national stage, like inaugurations of U.S. […]

An Historic Hideaway: Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens

An Historic Hideaway: Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens

I have gotten to know the city of Washington, DC intimately over the last decade as a photojournalist, and yet I was absolutely stunned coming across a 25-acre estate covered in trees and streams right in the middle of the northwest quadrant of the city. Hillwood Estate, the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post (a businesswoman, diplomat, […]

A Walk Around DuPont Circle

A Walk Around DuPont Circle

DuPont Circle in North West Washington, DC is probably one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan neighborhoods in the nation’s capital. You can’t walk a block without coming across a restaurant, bookstore, bar, or club. The active, open and alternative nightlife is often what draws the college crowd from across the city. One of the […]

The Best Neighborhood that Used to be in DC

The Best Neighborhood that Used to be in DC

In 1791, when the borders of the District of Columbia (DC) were drawn, the nation’s capital covered both sides of the Potomac River, crossing into today’s Maryland and Virginia state lines. The City of Alexandria and the surrounding area was ceded back to Virginia in 1846, prophetically ending the nation’s capital’s rule over both North and […]

The Blossom and the Tourist

The District of Columbia isn’t short on tourist attractions. The Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution… they definitely needed one more reason — or should I say 3,700 more reasons — the cherry trees of the tidal basin.  The original 3,020 cherry trees were a gift […]