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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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Carpe DC’s blog series- The Power of Food! Can your carrots do this?

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So, full disclosure here- in case you didn’t know- I’m an Anthropology Major (no, not the clothing company- that’s anthro with an ie- although if you could major there, I would… in a perfect world) And anyone who’s ever dipped their toe in the warm, hazy, blue green waters of the subject knows that Anthro…

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Here’s comes the sun! Time to get our spring on!

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We did it!  A big  HUGE Congratulations to you all for surviving another cold season! Ok, I know we’re not in Fairbanks and didn’t need  snowshoes , but I still think we all deserve a pat on the back for successfully getting though the never-ending span of time between the holidays and the Cherry Blossoms….

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Tell Poseidon to get his own, this cocktail’s all yours!

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Now, I love the classics as much as anyone- give me a Gin & Tonic or Manhattan, and I’m one happy camper.  Really, there’s a reason they’re called classics.  But every now and then, you’ve got to CRAWL out of your COMFORT ZONE and try something NEW! That’s why I love finding and sharing new…

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