Tag archives for Washington D.C.

Virtual Photo Workshop: Cherry Blossom Edition

Washington, D.C.’s famous cherry trees are nearing full bloom. Last spring, Nat Geo Travel took you there in real time with Dan Westergren, the head of photography for Traveler magazine, leading the way. Dan went down to one of the District’s most photogenic spots—the Tidal Basin—to capture this world-class capital city in all its springtime glory and offer…

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

The first official day of summer is on Friday (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in March

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…

The Radar: Eclectic Eastern Market, Challenging Communication, Winterthur’s Bag Balloons

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by Travel Aficionado, Flickr.

The Radar: DC’s Cherry Blossoms Arrive Early, When to Visit Capri, A Look Back at Prague

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Free to See: 20 U.S. Museums

These 20 top-notch museums—of art, fashion, dinosaurs, and more—are free to the public some or all of the time. What are you waiting for? Get a sneak peek of the list below, then find all 20 online.

Top 5 Reasons To Visit Maryland’s Waterfowl Festival

1. The Old Bay steam that drifts up from a cup of Maryland crab soup when you eat it outside under red and orange sugar maple trees in Easton’s colonial downtown square in mid-November. 2. The hot crabcakes and warm mulled cider that complement the Old Bay steam rising off of your cup of Maryland…

Should Tour Guides Be Licensed?

The owners of a Segway tour operator in Washington D.C. sued the city last week in federal court to protest a requirement that their tours guides be licensed, arguing that the city’s new regulations infringe upon their right to free speech. The company claims that the District shouldn’t designate who can and can’t talk about…

Washington Inside-Out With Kids: The Nation’s Capital From the Inside

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National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited the Washington area with his family. His three-part series, Inside-Out With Kids, explores the D.C. region from different perspectives. Today, on their final stop, they return to the nation’s capital. Read the first and second blog posts in the series. What does it mean to be an “insider” in…

Washington Inside-Out With Kids: A Family Adventure in the Nation’s Capitol

National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited the Washington area with his family. His three-part series, Inside-Out With Kids, explores the D.C. region from different perspectives. Today, the outsider’s point of view. You don’t know Washington until you’ve shared it with your family and a hundred thousand tourists all trying to squeeze into the monuments, the…

Kids Love D.C.

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Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. Last week, I found myself in the familiar situation of being invited down to National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., only…

Travel the World Without Leaving D.C.

A pal and I ventured to Colombia, Singapore, Haiti, Croatia, Korea, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic in less than five hours this past Saturday without ever leaving D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. How’d we do it? We attended Cultural Tourism D.C.‘s Passport D.C. Around the World Embassy Tour event. Over 30 embassies and ambassadorial residences representing…