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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers and even fresher tour updates

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Sitting outside on this gorgeous early spring day- basking in the evening sun staying out an hour longer, and relishing the fact that it’s too early for mosquitos- I gotta say I’m pretty jazzed.   This is that perfect time of year when everything is new.  Grass is coming up, buds are popping out, even…

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What does your food feel like?

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So you know that saying ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’? Full disclosure, I have been trying to turn that into a food tour tweet for much longer than I’d like to admit. (I know there’s at least um.. 7 of you who have just done this and are wondering what’s wrong…

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The Power of Produce!

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So I know it’s been a while since the last post… which for us is actually a good thing since it means we’ve been busy seeing your beautiful faces out on our tours! (insert audience applause here) But that being the case, we wanted to bring the blog back with a BANG! And I can…

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One Hell of a Brewery

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So not sure if you guys are as big NPR fans as I am, but I love a good Saturday morning Car Talk. Listening to Click and Clack on my way to brunch is a must. And I’m not in it for car knowledge. Their puzzlers are pretty epic, and they’ve inspired me to try…

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Community, Power….&Pizza!

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If you can’t tell from my previous winter-bashing excerpts, I’m a warm weather kind of gal. Smelling all the flowers,  and finally getting to sit on a park bench for lunch makes me feel a little nostalgic for all those carefree afternoons as a kid, playing outside, going to camp, and my parents making a…

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