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Adventure Walking Washington DC

Georgetown Gardens: Dumbarton Oaks

Georgetown gardens are numerous, but there is a century-old specimen that outshines all of its competitors. Dumbarton Oaks is a country estate built in a city. Located on R Street NW in Washington, DC, it nestles between Rock Creek…

Activities International

Visiting Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

During the long starry winter nights of February, I plowed through author Steven Naifeh’s 1,514-page biography of Vincent van Gogh: The Life. I began to feel as crazy as the tortured painter as he argued with his parents, lost…

Activities U.S.

Kelleher Rose Garden

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Although my mom died in 1977, her love of roses compels me to visit gardens whenever and wherever I travel. (Favorites include Biltmore Estate, Selby Botanical Gardens, and Winterthur Gardens. Leaning in to sniff a red…

Adventure International Walking

Trinity College: Top-Ranked Dublin Tour

Trinity College, located in the heart of Dublin, is Ireland’s oldest university. It was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. The monarch wanted to create an institution in Ireland modeled after Oxford and Cambridge. The iconic university campus…