Touring Egypt: From the Sublime to the Surreal

March 25, 2020

For the first two weeks of March, my main concerns were whether I was brave enough to ride a camel (no) and wondering out the window of an air-conditioned coach […]

Profs & Pints: The Great American Road Trip

July 22, 2019

Profs and Pints presidents: “The Great American Road Trip,” with Allen Pietrobon, adjunct professor of modern American history at American University and visiting professor at Trinity Washington University. Perhaps no […]

Tailgating at the Middleburg Spring Races

April 20, 2019

Tailgate and picnic with fashionable Middleburg crowd all while watching the thrilling sport of horse racing. The Middleburg Spring Races is an exciting and fun event in our historic Virginia […]

Voyages: Travel Photography by Michael Horan

March 2, 2019

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Voyages: Travel Photography by Michael Horan. This exhibition is a collection of travel photography spanning more than thirty years and drawn […]

Traditional Christmas Fun in Middleburg

November 22, 2017

One of the things for which the quaint yet sophisticated village of Middleburg, Virginia, is best known happens on the first Saturday of December. Since 1979, most of the town (pop. 800) and some […]

Georgetowners Love Living in St. Michaels

September 13, 2017

Many Georgetowners consider St. Michaels their favorite out-of-town hangout. In fact, for a growing number of D.C. residents, the town on Maryland’s picturesque Eastern Shore — about two hours’ drive from […]

Kazakhstan: A Land Almost Lost, Now Found

August 9, 2017

Our flight from Washington took us through one of the world’s oldest capital cities, Istanbul, once Constantinople, to set us down in one of the world’s newest. At 4 a.m., […]

Liverpool: Beatles and Birdies at the British Open


Standing beneath the liver bird-topped buildings of Liverpool, surrounded by “Scoucies” wearing Doc Martens next to statues of the Beatles, I found it hard to believe that the British Open […]

How to Travel Wisely

August 8, 2017

To travel wisely, one needs to think about why one is traveling to a specific country in the first place.

A Tony, Townie Getaway to Frederick

July 26, 2017

Stroll north from the Square Corner, the intersection of Market and Patrick Streets in downtown Frederick, Maryland, and a freestanding mansion will appear mid-block, like a bolt from the blue. […]