Tuesday, April 30, 2013

travel tips

I am planning a few trips over the next few months so travel tips are on my mind! The first trip on my radar is to DC at the end of May. Neither Jim or I have been so we are looking forward to days of museums and nothing else. We haven't settled on where to stay but know we want to be in walking/biking distance to the major sites. When we planned our trip to Charleston a few months back we have great success booking through Priceline and using this website to help us bid. Any suggestions on where to stay?

One of the most exciting things about the trip is we are taking an overnight train! We will be leaving from a town 20 minutes away at 6:30 pm and arriving in DC around 7:30 am. I loved this option because it was less expensive and it gave us more time in the city instead of having to leave early the last day to catch a flight. Amtrak always has great promotions running to especially if you are traveling within the northeast.

I am in the beginning stages of planning details so please let me know any suggestions you have for tours, restaurants or other fun things! Thanks for your help!

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  1. It sounds like a really fun adventure! :D

    xx Denysia Yu

  2. I LOVE DC. I had an internship at a flower farm not too far away. Luckily I had a chance to visit DC a few times. Here are my suggestions!

    - I only had the chance to visit some of the major art museums like the National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum & Freer Gallery. They were amazing!

    -Of course the typical, most important sights; the White House and National Monument! If you are into historical things, here's a list of all the popular places to see: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/washington-dc/sights

    -Dupont Circle Farmer's Market on Sundays, be sure to get a Pleasant Pop!

    -If you want/can wander away from DC, visit Mt Vernon! You can take the metro or a bus and it's about a half hour trip. The gardens there are pretty!

    -In Georgetown, a suburb of DC, there is a breathtaking estate called Dumbarton Oaks. I highly suggest visiting there!

    No hotel or restaurant suggestions though! Have fun planning your trip!

    1. Forgot to mention that I also took a train from Savannah to DC and it was such a relaxing, unforgettable way to travel! You will love it!

    2. Thanks so much Hannah! These tips are amazing!! I can't wait to check out your suggestions :)

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