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Washington DC’s Hot Hotels

UPDATE: There are a few DC hotels that have closed or are under new management, but this list remains up-to-date and I thoroughly recommend them. For more information, please check the websites. The Line Hotel  in Adams Morgan 1770 Euclid St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-588-0525; thelinehotel. This trendy, new hotel was a 110-year-old historic bank in…

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Plan a Gettysburg Getaway for Kids

Gettysburg is known as the turning point in the American Civil War. This small town, only 90 minutes from the Washington D.C. Area, is a well-preserved site of great conflict and reconciliation. Kids understand the gravity of these events, yet Gettysburg is also fun, packed with family friendly activities that trick kids into learning while…

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Road Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country-Lancaster, PA

Best known as “Amish Country,” Lancaster, Pennsylvania is surrounded by bountiful fields and farmland, making it a perfect getaway for foodies looking to sample hearty Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and the best soft pretzels anywhere. To learn how these iconic snacks are made, check out the Lancaster pretzel tour! Lancaster’s historic downtown has perfectly preserved 18th and 19th century architecture…

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