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The Ultimate Washington DC Travel Guide (2023)

You’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital – awesome! In this Washington, DC travel guide you’ll find all the information you need to prepare for a great trip – everything from getting in and navigating the city to accommodations, transportation, and where to eat. You’ll also learn about exciting things to do and see…

Podcast Ep.56 Managing Your Washington DC Travel Expectations

What do you expect from your visit to Washington, DC? Do you expect beautiful weather? Believe the cherry blossoms are in bloom all year? Or think you’ll spot politicians on every street corner? Many visitors arrive in Washington, DC with misconceptions about the city and these can ultimately impact your trip. In this episode, we’ll…

Podcast Ep.55 What to Expect for Washington DC Tourism in 2024

Washington, DC tourism has finally reached a state of equilibrium; but that doesn’t mean it’s the same as in the beforetimes! What changed exactly? In this episode Rob looks ahead to 2024 and what tourism might look like in the coming twelve months. He covers topics like the return of tourism seasonality, restaurant openings and…

Podcast Ep.54 Every Holiday in Washington DC

In this podcast episode we’re diving into the world of holiday traditions and how they might impact your travels. We’ll cover the official federal government holidays, unofficial holidays and basically anything you might experience on a trip. Maybe you’re curious about what Washington DC is like on a specific holiday. Or maybe you already booked…

DC Airports: a Guide to Navigating DCA, IAD and BWI

There are three Washington, DC Airports – which is the best? Well, it depends. Read on to learn more. The three airports in the Washington DC area are: Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD) , and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). There are pros and cons to each of these airports. Reagan National is…

Podcast Ep.53 Why I Don’t Recommend Airbnb in Washington DC

It’s not your imagination, Airbnb is different now! With a noticeable shift in the platform’s service quality and pricing structure over the past few years, and I am going to take a deep dive and explain why, in 2023, I can no longer recommend it for most Washington, DC travelers. However, since every traveler and…

Podcast Ep.52 Washington DC Experiences to DO and SKIP

Washington, D.C., is packed with history, culture, and sites. Planning your visit can be tough with so much to see and do. Most visitors don’t have endless time, so making smart choices is key. In this episode, Rob breaks down the top tourist spots, sharing which ones are worth your time and which ones you…

Podcast Ep.51 Rob’s Washington DC Travel Philosophy

Planning a trip comes with a lot of questions: When should you go? Where’s the best area to stay? How do you put together a great itinerary? Every traveler is different, with their own likes, dislikes, and budgets. Over the years, I’ve learned some useful things about Washington, DC travel. In this episode, I’ll share…

Podcast Ep.50 Trip Hacks DC Turns 50!

This is a milestone episode for the Trip Hacks DC podcast! Almost exactly five years after this show launched we’ve reached 50 episodes. Rob invited some friends and former guests back to ask questions and give you a behind the scenes view into being a tour guide, running a tour company, and creating travel content…

Podcast Ep.49 Washington DC’s Food & Restaurant Scene in 2023

How has Washington DC’s restaurant scene changed since Covid? Is Georgetown a good neighborhood to go for a meal? Can you trust influencers on TikTok for restaurant tips? Jessica Sidman returns to the Trip Hacks DC podcast to answer all of these questions and more! Jessica is the food editor for Washingtonian Magazine where she covers…

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