“Food Hacks” are Obnoxious

Don’t get me wrong; I’m a sucker for clickbait. Yes, I want to see thirty-three dogs who “literally just can’t right now.” But as recently as a year ago a genre of clickbait has emerged that offends my conventional (though reliable) sensibilities; it’s “food hacks,” and they’re the stupidest thing ever. Food hacks are presented as shortcuts …
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A Miraculous Day at the Bed and Breakfast

Today I left the bnb for a short while intending to pick up some sausages to cook for lunch and then I stumbled upon a pleasant surprise. A group of Peruvian Americans were gathered in the southern tip of Kalorama park (just a short walk from our D.C. Inn) to get lunch at a pop-up …
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KALORAMA, DUPONT CIRCLE AND ADAMS MORGAN AREAS OF DC

Our Washington DC bed and breakfast is located in the mixed residential/commercial side of this one of a kind neighborhood and one of the top areas in DC.  The Kalorama neighborhood is known for its majestic historical homes and buildings and of course high priced mansions and high end apartment buildings.  A neighborhood full of …
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(Kinda) Fun Facts about Travel Visas!

In addition to cooking at the American Guest House and slumming it around D.C. like an itinerant wastrel, I also work part-time at a visa agency near embassy row. I had zero experience with travel documents and embassy work, and my responsibilities as a courier have been relatively slight; however, after a few months in the …
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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown

Last week I discovered that the canal in Georgetown isn’t called the “Georgetown Canal,” as I just blindly assumed it was. During the day I deliver passports to various consulates around the district, including the consulates of South Sudan and Venezuela on 31st street and 30th, respectively. The last few locks (large basins that compensate …
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AACTE – Washington Week 2014

On June 10th – 13th educators from across the nation will convene in Washington D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for an annual conference held by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).  Our Washington DC Inn is about 10 minutes away by foot from this hotel.  The three day event is …
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