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Wordless Wednesday: RFK at Arlington National Cemetery

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Wordless Wednesday: On the National Mall

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Arlington National Cemetery

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Wordless Wednesday: Freedom Plaza

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Wordless Wednesday: The Willard

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Saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet

I love summer, but by the end I’m ready for its end. The searing heat has worn me down. So have the sweaty tours and sweaty tourists. Beach residents have a saying about summer and tourists — they’re glad to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Window into history

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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln Memorial

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Wordless Wednesday: Washington at night

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Where do tour guides go on vacation?

The plan last spring seemed simple: head to New York City for a couple of days I had free in mid-August and see the sites. Who knew it was going to feel like 107 degrees? I know, it was even … Continue reading

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It’s Redskins season already?

Nothing says football like midsummer heat, but the Washington Redskins open training camp on July 28. It’s the fourth straight summer in Richmond for three weeks of workouts, then comes the preseason and regular season that even includes a game … Continue reading

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Save George Washington, get a statue – Casimir Pulaski

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski was a Polish count who came to America to fight for freedom. He once saved George Washington’s life, but is best known for teaching American troops the discipline needed to fight the mighty British troops. Pulaski … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

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Who’s the boss? Why ‘Boss’ Shepherd, of course

George Washington may be the father of our country and namesake for the our town, but Alexander Robey Shepherd, better known as “Boss Shepherd,” is considered “The Father of Modern Washington.” Shepherd actually stopped an 1870s movement to relocate the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arlington National Cemetery

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Another spring season ends . . .

What did we learn as the 100-day invasion by school children that swarms our city each spring finally ends and a short interlude awaits before family and international tourists follow? It was a grind. First it rained forever, including 16 … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Jefferson Memorial

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Check out our new Sex, Ghosts and Guns tour

Every year, I try to come up with a new specialty tour to keep locals interested. While the Lincoln assassination tour consistently draws well and the Kennedy homes of Georgetown is a good attraction, other tours ebb and flow. So … Continue reading

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Juarez points the way

My first thought was “Oh great, another person telling me which way to go.” But as I sat at a red light near the Watergate I realized here was another of the Latin American liberators. Former Mexican President Benito Juarez … Continue reading

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