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Michelle and Barack Obama in Hawaii with their daughters.
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9 Lessons Learned: Michelle Obama on Becoming a Family Traveler

I recently learned some family travel lessons from former First Lady Michelle Obama. As one of the most traveled women in the world, she spent some of her White House years becoming a family traveler. Anyone...

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Kids can see how aircraft are restored before display at the Udvar-Nazy Center of the NASM.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers looking for some "space" away from the crowds should plan a weekend around the recently reopened, and still amazing, Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Steven...

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Classic train waiting to depart the Strasbourg Pennsylvania station.
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7 Top Train Trips for Exploring the East

It’s a good time for thinking about family-friendly trip ideas, and these seven top train trips – all short ones -- are ideal suggestions for families with little ones and...

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Screenshot of lobby from National Museum of Natural History on Smithsonian VR tour
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7 Great Destinations Offering Virtual Visits from Home

Whether you’re sheltering in place by choice or command, we hope you’ll enjoy touring seven great destinations offering virtual visits from home.

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Cataract Hotel tableau
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore these historic sites, institutions and destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural conversations too few travelers know about.

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Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms
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Washington DC Family Attractions

There are hundreds of free family attractions in Washington DC, the American capital where presidents and their legacies are celebrated, and now it's also a very cool city to visit, with...

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Capitol building in Washington DC at night with snow.
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Washington DC Hotels

Washington DC has approximately 132 hotels with 31,673 hotel rooms, (DC Press - 2019) ranging from economical chains to 5-star blowouts frequented by presidents and kings from the world over. The list...

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Ice slide installed in the Gaylord National lobby for ICE!
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Finding Holiday Magic at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington DC

Situated on the National Harbor, the expansive Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center...

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Luke's Lobster Roll with Petrossian Caviar
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What’s Red and Black and White All Over? A Caviar Lobster Roll!

‘Tis the season for holiday revelry and last-minute shopping, and how great would it be if you could bundle these two activities into an easy breezy family afternoon outing? It would be awesome, right? This...

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A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from

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