Our New Home, Washington, DC, Mired in Controversy

Last month we relocated to Washington, D.C. (yes, chorus the boos). In 12 years of marriage, we’ve now lived together in 7 cities on 3 continents. This past winter was our first as snowbirds. Last September we temporarily relocated from Boston to Florida, working remotely as we continued to travel extensively, including a month long…

How to Enjoy Washington, DC for Free!

We currently live in the Washington, DC area, and have come to know the US capital well. The famed Smithsonian includes 21 different museums and galleries, and along with the National Zoological Park, comprises the largest collection of free museums in the world. Many of the most important US artifacts are clustered in free museums…

Boston to DC: Pros and Cons of Travel Options

We’ve made the trip between Boston and Washington D.C. many times. Bell’s company’s home office is located in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is conveniently connected to Washington, D.C. via a short 20 minute Red Line metro ride. The first two trips we flew. This time I saved some money off a last minute plane ticket by…

Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Beautiful Virginia Estate

George Washington was not only America’s first president, he was also the general who led the American revolutionaries into battle, ultimately defeating England for independence. This has been forever immortalized with the United States capital named in his honor, along with his face adorning the front of the US dollar bill (with the back having…