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Video: How A Government Shutdown Will Affect DC Tourism

Video: How A Government Shutdown Will Affect DC Tourism April 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
As Congress has been unable to come up with a compromise to address the budget deficit, it looks likely that there will be a government shutdown beginning on Friday, April 8. If that happens, Washington’s tourism industry will take an enormous hit, as a majority of DC’s attractions, including...

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian February 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The recent budget discussions between the White House and the U.S. Congress has brought up the specter of a government shutdown, an event that could see U.S. national parks, the Smithsonian Institution, and all other facilities managed by the U.S. government locking their gates and closing their doors...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Some Insider Tips on DC Transportation

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Some Insider Tips on DC Transportation May 12, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
On the road in the DC area. Photo credit: Mr T in DC, flickr. Those of us who grew up in DC take certain things for granted when it comes to understanding the city’s transportation system. From an outside perspective, though, there are definitely a few quirky (or downright confusing) details associated...

Concierge Picks at the Topaz Hotel

Concierge Picks at the Topaz Hotel March 30, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Sitting just south of Dupont Circle within the heart of shopping, restaurants, culture, and nightlife is the Topaz Hotel; a vibrant boutique hotel specializing in making hospitality and “spiritual” experience. We spoke with two front desk managers at the Topaz who team up to offer that hospitality...