Top Destinations: DC

How to Get Tickets to The Best-Kept Secret White House Tour – the Gardens

Spring is a lovely time to visit Washington, DC.  Cherry blossoms are in bloom, the annual Easter Egg Roll is held on the White House lawn, and families have the opportunity to tour the White House Gardens. The Tour of the White House Gardens is one of the best-kept secrets in Washington.  The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The People’s House Known as the People’s House, the White House is the most visited house in the United States.  We see its image on our $20 bills. The Oval Office, the South Lawn,...

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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break is just around the corner. Got plans? Never fear… is here. (That sounded like Superman). Anyway, I’ve complied a list of my Top 5 Spring Break Destinations. Maybe one of these amazing locales will have you packing your bags and making your reservations. One of David Letterman’s most popular bits was his Top 10 List. I won’t be so ambitious, so I’ll just go with a Top 5. Five can be plenty, especially when it comes to honing down a list of Top 5 Spring Break Destinations. Cue dramatic music! (Think Mission Impossible or better yet, Jeopardy!) Sure,...

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Cherry Blossom Spectacular of Washington D.C.

Did you know that famous cherry blossom festivities of Washington D.C. are a result of one woman traveler’s dream to bring the trees to America? During her visits to Japan, she became so fascinated with blossom celebrations that she developed a plan of creating similar tradition in Washington D.C. Her vision realized into one of the biggest springtime festivals in the USA attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world.   I visited Washington D.C. many times before but never during the cherry blossom season. It was a trip long overdue. Normally I plan my travels well in advance, but with this one I wanted a perfect weather so...

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Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms Peak Dates Announced- 4 Tips to Know Before You Go

Visiting the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. is a must-do but if not done correctly can just be the pits! The National Park Service has just announced the Cherry Blossom peak dates. Read on for the details and what to know before you go. It’s Cherry Blossom season!  Droves of tourists, many for the first time, attack the Tidal Basin (the area that has the nearly 1,700 trees around the Jefferson Memorial) in Washington D.C. The Cherry Blossom peak dates for 2016 – when 70 percent of the trees are expected to be in bloom- are March 18-23. As a 20...

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Celebrating Black History Month Around the U.S.

February is Black History Month. Throughout the country, there are rich opportunities to learn more about African-American history in the United States, and about African-American culture. Traveling Moms have been there – and we’ve brought back tips to help you plan your own family visit. Whether you are in the South, the Midwest, the northeast, or elsewhere in the U.S., your family has many opportunities to learn more about African-American history, especially during Black History Month. Black History in the South The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia is both to educate and inspire...

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