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Freelance writer and photographer specializing in vivid, deeply reported stories about food, travel and family.

Washington DC’s Hot New Hotels

Washington DC is bursting with new hotels in 2019. Here are a few worth noting: 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 Adams Morgan. The founding was a community effort from various local chefs and broadcasters, and it has…

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WHERE TO EAT in DC: The DC Wharf

                  Open only since 2017, the Washington DC Wharf has become the most popular destination in the city this summer. This development, which is set to expand in 2021, is a community beloved by visitors and locals alike. Perched along the Wharf’s one-mile-long boardwalk, nearly every restaurant features views of the Washington Channel.                    With a variety…

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Why Baltimore is Great!

I was born in Baltimore, and my Italian family heritage is deeply embedded into the city’s Little Italy neighborhood. Charm City, as Baltimore is known, is rich in culture and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse in the arts, MidAtlantic cuisine and Early American history. I want to show you why Baltimore is not only…

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Why I Love Philly: History, Food, Art & Architecture in One Great Package

I’ve traveled to Philadelphia multiple times, and I’m always struck by how much it reminds me of a European city. Of course, Philly served as the capital of the United States from 1790 until 1800, so some of its most significant landmarks were constructed in the 1700’s. In addition, many wealthy industrialists lived in Philadelphia, and they helped…

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: Where to Stay, Dine and What to Expect

Imagine a wonderland bursting with flowers, fountains and waterfalls. Blossoms hang from the ceiling; scents from orchids and flowering vines tickle your nose. No, this is not a conservatory, though it’s as close you can get in downtown Philadelphia. What you’ve entered is the fairy-tale landscape of the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show inside the Philadelphia…

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Where to Stay in Washington DC in 2019

Where to Stay in DC: Let’s Explore Washington DC Neighborhoods There are dozens of outstanding hotels in Washington DC, the problem is deciding which one is right for you. While researching the Unofficial Guide to Washington DC, I was able to create a list of my favorite hotels—accommodations that offer comfort, luxury and location. I’ve also described…

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