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Wait… who’s leading this tour? Introducing the 2019 New Guide lineup!

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I can’t believe we’re already here! Five days left of the summer of ’19! It has flown by with a lot of great milestones and new developments. One thing we’ve been keeping busy with here at Carpe is adding some new members to our team.  So be on the lookout for some new faces walking…

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New Year New U Street!

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So can I just say how excited we are about entering YEAR FIVE!  I mean seriously, where has the time gone… Seems like just yesterday, my partner/hubby Stefan and I were leading all the tours ourselves and enjoying a half smoke or two along the way! But fast forward five years later, we have hosted…

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Live like you’re traveling 365 days a year

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I still remember my first solo trip abroad so vividly that it feels like I am still there. I was lucky enough to travel to Melbourne, Australia for a semester, in Spring 2006.  I can clearly remember how scared I was at first, and how it was a huge culture shock- even going from the…

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No Tree Skirts Allowed

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Happy December! It’s here, we’re smack in the middle of it- Holiday Season! (insert appropriate song here) Now for some of you- you thought jingle bells, some of you are hearing angels sing, and the rest of us are hearing the theme from Jaws. So, I wanted to do a quick lil holiday check in….

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That time I quit my day job

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I’m bustin out! (cue Diana Ross ‘I’m coming out’ song!) It’s true! In case you haven’t been following my every post on social….I QUIT MY DAY JOB! And now am working on full time on Carpe! (insert quit scene from Jerry Maguire  here) Now, my first thought was to wax poetic about how travel has changed…

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Five Principles of Fantastic Food Tours

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As we kick off our 2018 season, proudly entering our fourth year in business there is a lot of fondly looking back, hand horizontally perched on the eyebrow ridge, thinking about how far we have come. I’d like to think I knew what we were doing in year one, and I’m sure I believed me….

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Best of DC

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Every year, the Washington City Paper asks DC residents to vote for their favorites in just about every category imaginable from favorite Bloody Mary to favorite doctor (One Medical Group, oh yeah!) to favorite strip club. Yep, no service goes unnoticed. And they also throw a fun party to showcase the winners. This year it…

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Adventures with Mom

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It’s rare that my mom and I get to spend time together in DC by ourselves, so when she decided to come down from Pennsylvania for a mother daughter visit, I knew I had to cram in as much of the fun stuff we both like to do as possible. We love history and visiting…

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Cherry Blossom Pub

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If there is one thing to know about DC in the spring, it’s that cherry blossoms rule all. Droves of tourists from all over the world come to the city to see the famous Japanese blossoms that line the tidal basin and the reflecting pool of the Washington Monument. However, this year has turned out…

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Drumroll please…

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We finally made it to Spring! Although the word feels a bit overdramatic given it was one of the warmest winters on record, and that mushy white slush last week was the only venture into a white winter we had all season. Never the less, the warm weather is upon us and that means the…

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First we crawl, then we walk, then we march!

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One of the cool things about this march was it represented a lot of different points of view and covered a lot of issues. I thought I was going with my family to take a stand for women’s rights, which was true, but experiencing this march with my 8 month old made me realize that…

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We know what we’re thankful for!

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It’s Bread, but this ain’t no wonder bread we’re talking about! Carpe DC Food Tours is Thankful for Bread for the City For the past year, our food tours has been taking locals and tourists alike on culinary and historic adventures through the U Street & Shaw neighborhoods and the 14thStreet dining scene. However, aside…

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