Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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I am married with grown children, a community volunteer, a lover of art and photography and a bit of a world traveler. My most incredible trip was gorilla trekking in Rwanda. I am crazy about D.C. and spend most of my days living as a tourist in our nations capitol. I walk the National Mall most nights and see something different each time.
Hi Michael! I would suggest Friendship Heights Chevy Chase D.C., which is right on the Maryland line. Try the Embassy Suites there. Many restaurants from casual to sit down are in the area. Dupont Circle in D.C.is a great area to stay with several ho... See More
Yes to walking. When we travel we leave the hotel by 7AM and return around 11PM. Long days. But guess what? We walk the entire time. I have never put on any weight when traveling and we stop at every pastry shop, gelato shop, we eat the fresh bread, ... See More
...track. When you leave WWII and head towards Lincoln, go to the path on the right. It will take you to Constitution Gardens. You can follow the path straight and get to Lincoln quicker or walk around the small pond to... See More
Yes, WMATA.com is the website you need to checkout. If you want to take the train (Metro) click on the Trip Planner. You can actually put in your location, where you need to go and about what time of day. It will tell you what time trains will arrive... See More
I have always collected matchbooks, although in recent years, they have become quite difficult to collect in the states. To me they are mini pieces of art and a wonderful reminder of traveling the world. I keep some in a very large bowl but the most ... See More
Yes! I have hundreds of door photos from all over the world.I have individually framed around 50 photos and have them on one of the walls in my home. One of my favorite photos is the one above from Venice. I photograph many beautiful doors but I real... See More
Well you didn't mention when you would be traveling to D.C. If it is between now (May) and most of September the hotel prices are extreme! Since you did not say whether you had an unlimited budget I am going to assume you are trying to keep costs dow... See More
If you google summer 2015 free events in Washington, D.C. you will get a very large list! My favorite art museum is the National Portrait Gallery. It is not located on the National Mall but it is free and has amazing works of art. Check out their web... See More
...to see!!! You really have to do your homework and see what each museum offers and select what interests you. The National Gallery of Art is amazing but very large and very tiring. Select a few exhibits you'd like to see and walk straight... See More
Wow! Two days is really not enough time so you'll have to use your time wisely. Decide which monuments and museums you want to visit. They are all free and very busy year round, so there may be specific things in each place you will want to see inste... See More