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washington dc

Vogel twins travel

Experience the heartbeat of American history and culture in Washington DC! Marvel at the iconic monuments and memorials, explore the world-class museums and witness the power of democracy in action at the U.S. Capitol. Indulge in diverse culinary delights, immerse yourself in vibrant neighborhoods, and join the excitement of festivals and events that make Washington DC a truly unforgettable destination.


When we visited

The best time to visit Washington DC is during the spring (March to May) when the famous cherry blossoms bloom, transforming the city into a stunning pink paradise. Fall (September to November) is also a great time with pleasant weather, vibrant foliage, and fewer crowds. However, if you prefer milder temperatures and want to explore the museums and landmarks without the peak tourist season, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of early summer (June) or late summer (August).

Packing Essentials


When packing for a trip to Washington DC, it's important to consider the season. In general, pack comfortable walking shoes, as you'll be exploring a lot on foot. Be prepared for varying weather conditions by bringing layers, including a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Don't forget essentials like sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and a small backpack or bag for carrying your belongings while sightseeing. Feel free to check out our amazon storefront to see what we packed for DC 



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Feel free to check out the tours we used on our trip! Simply click on the image, and you'll be directed to a website that offers additional details about the tour, so you can decide if it is right for you!


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Washington DC

Podcast Episodes


CIA agent's personal tour of Washington DC's espionage hot spots

with Rebecca Minchew

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