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Explore D.C. Like a Local

People flood in from all over to visit our nation's capital. While the White House, the monuments, and the museums are all worth a visit, they can get a bit crowded during the height of tourist season. If you want a more authentic experience in DC, we’ve compiled a list of some off-the-beaten-path spots for you to try. Our guide will help you navigate the streets like a seasoned local and cultivate some great memories along the way.

Where to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

  • Where to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
On Monday, August 21st, 2017, a solar eclipse—a celestial event where the Moon passes through the Sun and the Earth—will take place. According to NASA, a solar eclipse can cast a shadow on Earth’s surface up to 168 miles wide. This shadow is referred to as the path of totality, and locations within this path will experience a total solar eclipse, when the moon’s disc completely covers the sun, causing temperatures to drop and the sky to darken.

Tips for Traveling with a Pet

  • Tips for Traveling with a Pet
Can’t stand those wide sad eyes whenever you have to leave your pet behind? Traveling with a furry friend means never having to say goodbye—but it is also important to plan ahead and make sure that they are comfortable. Here are some helpful tips for bringing your four-legged friend along and keeping their best interests in mind: