Welcome to Friday, friends! It’s been a fantastic week here in Washington D.C. – spring is here, plenty of sunshine, soon everything will be in bloom, and the prettiest season of all will be here. Cherry Blossoms! It’s absolutely my favorite time of year in D.C. You should come visit!
March 2015 Snowstorm in Washington D.C., USA. Bonus points if you know what neighborhood this is…
In the meantime, to hold you over / entice you / or just for the fun of armchair travel, here is some neat wanderlust inspiration around the web:
Last weekend we attended the Travel Show in DC (more soon), and heard Rick Steves talk. Here’s a gem he dropped: “Art should be fun, if it isn’t you don’t know enough about it.” Here’s a cool thing — all of Rick’s lectures on Art, History, and Travel are available for free on his website. As is his personally narrated Europe Guide travel app. Brilliant, eh?
Speaking of museums and art, all of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. are free! We recommend this gem for the art, and this spot for the breathtaking architecture.
Oh and if you are coming to Washington D.C. for the cherry blossoms, check in here to find the dates for peak bloom. Tip: getting up at dawn to get to Jefferson Memorial for sunrise is absolutely worth it.
And finally, this is the best city guide we’ve seen for Washington D.C.!
Formerly a Moscow expat, Polly came home recently to Virginia — if you head that way, check out her recommendations for what to do in the state.
If you are heading up North, I have had luck with this excellent guide to Brooklyn borough of NYC put together by Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone.
And if you really want to do the USA properly, check out this computer generated map that plans out the best route to hit a major landmark in all of the States + Washington D.C. (but of course).
And don’t forget to head over to our facebook page to check out our wanderlust inspiring video pick of the week!