Things to Do and See in Washington DC

Declaration of Independence and Other Government Sights

You can see the Declaration of Independence and other important historical documents through The National Archives Museum. The museum website recommends leaving 90 minutes for your visit. To avoid the line (which commonly stretches out the door), arrive right when it opens at 10AM.

As for the White House and capitol building, both are organized through official tours. You can find out information about applying for admission here (for the White House) or here (for the Capitol).

But let’s have some real talk: Our seat of government is great and something you should do if you have the time, but it’s also not all that fancy. My British friend and I will wave at the White House as we walk past it, but I’m not worrying about showing her the inside. This is partially because Corsham Court, the English historic manor house where we had our master’s degree classes, is bigger than the White House itself. And once you’ve seen the Doge’s Palace in Venice, it gets a little harder to be impressed by our Capitol.

So definitely give it a shot if you are going to be around for a while. But don’t worry about it if you’re only in DC for a few days.


Washington DC is host to numerous festivals year-round, from concerts to cultural celebrations. For instance, just recently I was able to attend the Turkish Festival, where there was traditional dancing, Turkish tea, and (of course) Turkish delight.

Before you go, check out the list of events here and make sure you know what’s coming up. You might find something you just can’t miss!



Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.