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Blue Fern Travel’s Cherry Blossom Events Roundup

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    The National Park Service predicts DC’s favorite cherry blossom trees are set to blossom the first week of April and with so many fun ways to explore, we put together a roundup of some fun Cherry Blossom centric events so you can get your bloom on!  Update your wardrobe for spring in DC…

Blue Fern Travel’s Five Women-Owned Food and Drink Businesses You Need to Know!

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This Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our own  food and drink businesses within the DC area we love to support and you need to know! As a women-owned business, Blue Fern Travel aims to showcase the diverse flavors and history within the DC region and we take…

A Love Letter to DC

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My dearest DC, I love you.  I love how you merge big city and small town perfectly, where there’s always something new going on, but things are still familiar.  a small house in a body of water surrounded by trees

Top 8 Local DC inspired ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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Looking for some locally sourced gifts for the sweetheart who put up with you through quarantine? Whether you’re looking for IRL (in Real life) or URL Valentine’s and Galentine’s ideas, we’ve got 8 locally sourced V-day solutions that’ll be sure to make you look like the DC expert you are (or want to be!)   Igloos,…

Blue Fern’s 5 Favorites- Black-Owned Food and Drink Businesses

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Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to our past and the ongoing struggle for racial justice.  Carter G. Woodson is responsible for establishing this month as a time to correct the lack of knowledge about Black contributions to our nation’s development, but ultimately, he strove to…

Importance of Community, especially now..

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All this pandemic chaos has got me thinking about the importance of restaurants, our local community and how vital it is they have our support in these difficult times. So we wanted to share our first (holiday themed) post on how they shape our community. To that end, we are DOUBLING OUR DONATION to Bread…

Discover Baltimore’s Best Restaurants With Carpe DC’s Scott Gilbert

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(As of July 1 , 2020, Carpe DC Food Tours has rebranded as Blue Fern Travel!) Carpe DC Food Tours kicks off March with our new Baltimore Fells Point Food Tour, giving you an inside look at the fascinating history and food culture of one of America’s most exciting food destinations. We sat down with…

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…

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…

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…