• Life,  United States

    Getting Around DC: E-Scooters

    E-Scooters can be found all over Washington, DC (as well as many other urban areas). There are several companies available now throughout the city – so which are the best to use?  DC offers a myriad of public transportation, so it may be surprising for some that e-scooters have become so popular. Some rent them for convenience while some rent them for the fun of it (they are surprisingly fast!).  E-scooters can be great, but also dangerous if not ridden with caution.   I started renting scooters on my way to work when I discovered that I could get to the office in half the time it took me to metro…

  • Travel,  United States

    Cherry Blossom Festival

    It’s that time of year folks! It’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC! Every year around this time, people from all over come to DC to see the coveted cherry trees blooming around the tidal basin and other areas. This also sparks a festival with various events in the city. The trees were planted beginning in 1912, but new trees have been planted regularly since then. Peak bloom was Monday, April 1st! This was no April Fool’s joke, because I brought my puppy and walked around the basin on Monday and indeed the trees are blooming! Peak bloom is supposed to be when at least 70% of the trees are…

  • Travel,  United States

    Washington, DC Bucket List

    National Mall Having grown up in the area, I didn’t fully appreciate DC until the past few years.  I usually associated the city with my 5 consecutive field trips to the SAME Smithsonian Museum snoozefest.  After I went off to school, and began traveling more, I started looking at DC completely differently.  I am finding myself weeks from leaving the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia), with a bucket list that is way too long! Working in DC the past year or so has definitely pushed me to take more advantage of the area.  However, I kept finding time was passing and I wasn’t doing half of what I wanted to!  So now…