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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’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…

DC Winter Event Roundup

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Whether you’re just visiting, new to the area, or a true Washingtonian, winter in the District is such a magical time. Here’s our roundup of the must-dos during the winter season in DC. How many can you check off this winter! Use the bingo card to share your adventures with us with the hashtag #BlueFernTravelBingo….

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…

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…

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….