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Bringing Your Dog to DC?

Kaylee and Bo enjoying the fireworks on July 4th a few years back. Please note Bo’s fabulous mutton chops. Fancy DC private schools aren’t just for people! Becca and Oliver on Oliver’s obedience school graduation day. One of the observations our tour guests often make is how many dogs they see while on our walking…

A Very Old Problem

It’s no secret that DC has struggled to keep the Anacostia River clean. Major policy changes and clean-up efforts have proved quite successful in recent years, and local residents are finally starting to feel like “D.C.’s forgotten river” has been welcomed back into the fold. So today when we were perusing the February 25, 1863…

Spotlight on: The Hirshhorn Museum

Whenever we take our tour guests to the National Mall, they always ask us the same question: “what’s that round thing?”  We completely understand their curiosity and bewilderment as they point to a strange, circular building by the National Air and Space Museum.  That round thing is in fact DC’s oddest-shaped and hardest-to-spell museum, the…

The Best Way to Pretend it’s Warm!

We’ve always regarded the U.S. Botanic Gardens as a must-see in Washington in the winter.  Walking into the heated greenhouse into a sea of flowers and plants is the best cure for cold-weather blues, and is sure to thaw you out even after lengthy snow and ice spells like we’ve been having. Things are about…

Our Pick for a Romantic Valentine’s Venue

There is one place in DC that never fails to sweep us off our feet: the National Mall!  So what better place to spend a romantic night then taking in the best view in the city?  That’s why our pick for most swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day outing is the The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden…

Flight Wine Bar, Our New Favorite Spot!

Chinatown has a new resident!  Its name is Flight Wine Bar, and we are officially in love. As you may have gathered from past posts, we tend to be a little difficult to please when it comes to our bellies.  It has been a long time since we have been impressed by a new local…

What Do You Think Thursday: Magnetism by Hand, Discharged Catfish, and Poor Willie Thompson

This week, on “What Do You Think Thursday”, we present to you one of the greatest untold mysteries of Washington, DC.  What do you get when you put together a young boy, Foggy Bottom, hand magnetism, and a bunch of stomach-dwelling catfish? We honestly have no clue, and our heads are starting to hurt from…

Bringing the Zoo to You!

Stuck inside under a mountain of blankets on this frigid Tuesday?  Not to worry!  You can enjoy the city and indoor heating at the same time!  Just head over to the National Zoo’s lion webcams to get a heart-warming peek at the zoo’s newest arrivals, two lion cubs born to 10-year-old lioness, Nababiep. And if…

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Sunrise

This photo (courtesy of Davebdc on Flickr) is circulating around Twitter, and it took our breaths away!  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is truly stunning in the sunrise, and this photo shows off some of its best features.  It’s not a coincidence that the Memorial is reflective and points toward the Lincoln Memorial.  Join us on…

WHAT DO YOU THINK THURSDAY: Feminism and Feet?

Get excited, folks!  This is the inaugural column of our new weekly installment, “What Do You Think Thursday”! Ever heard of the Evening Star?  It was a local DC newspaper in publication for 128 years, and is a crucial historical resource for the DC Insider Tours team.  Over the weekend, we were reading through some…

Snow Day Fun!

DC shut down today and braced itself for the most snow we’ve seen in several winters.  The nation’s capital truly shines under a blanket of crisp, white snow, and is one of our favorite times to walk around the city.  If you can trek through the snow down the the National Mall, you won’t be…

Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!

You probably already know that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (see yesterday’s post for our MLK Day Insider Tips)!  Did you know it’s also Buzz Aldrin’s birthday?  Part of the beauty of DC is that you get the opportunity to see first-hand the memorials and legacies of so many different influential people.  Like…

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