Trip Hacks DC

Trip Hacks DC

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Washington, DC travel tips and hacks.


The Future of Trip Hacks DC
Jul 1 • 26 min
2020 is a rough year for the Washington, DC travel industry. Halfway through the year, it’s clear that tourism is not going to be the same because of Covid-19. As a result, it’s time to discuss the future of Trip Hacks DC. In this episode Rob takes the…
Washington DC Movies to Watch Before Your Trip
Jun 1 • 37 min
Whether you’re looking for something to watch during the 2020 quarantine or trying to get inspired for an upcoming trip, these Washington, DC movies will provide hours of entertainment. Washington, DC doesn’t have nearly as many movies set here as New…
How Washington DC Tourism Evolved over the Years
May 1 • 48 min
What is Washington, DC tourism going to look like post COVID-19? We don’t know! No one does. Rather than guess wildly about the future we thought it would be more useful to look back for lessons from how things changed over the past few decades. How did…
Coronavirus & the State of DC Tourism
Apr 1 • 34 min
The Washington, DC tourism industry is upended because of Coronavirus. In fact, that’s true every where in the world as there is currently nowhere that safe for travel. There were many hints that a crisis was coming, but the damage happened quickly and…
Airbnb: the Good, Bad and Ugly
Mar 1 • 51 min
Accommodations is one of the most important decisions that travelers make. Airbnb and other home rental websites like Vrbo offer an alternative to standard hotel stays. Are they better? What do travelers need to know before they book one? We’ve got a few…
National Parks near Washington DC
Feb 1 • 37 min
Washington, DC visitors spend a lot of time on the National Mall, a National Park Service unit that gets more yearly visitors than Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, combined! Park enthusiasts won’t have to spend all of their time on the Mall.…
Washington vs. DC
Jan 1 • 34 min
Washington is the capital of the United States and the seat of federal government. But it’s also DC, a city where lots of regular people live and work. In this episode Rob is joined by Alex Baca to breakdown what it’s like to live in “DC” and how visitors…
Abe Lincoln Historic Sites in DC
Dec 1, 2019 • 38 min
If you’re an Abe Lincoln history buff, this is the episode for you! Rob is joined by Rebecca Grawl, a local tour guide, and history to talk all about Abe Lincoln Historic Sites in Washington, DC. Rebecca is a veteran tour guide with Free Tours by Foot and…
Washington DC’s Coffee Scene
Nov 1, 2019 • 41 min
Visiting local coffee shops is a fantastic way to explore a new city. Washington, DC has a robust coffee scene and everyone can find a few shops that they enjoy. Rob is joined by Austen Brower to talk about drinking great coffee in Washington, DC. Austen…
Washington DC Sports Team Tips
Oct 1, 2019 • 37 min
Professional sports are a big part of every city’s identity and culture. Washington DC has professional teams in almost every major sports league. Rob is joined by Dave Murphy to give our best tips for checking out one of these games. We cover the…
Washington DC Restaurant Tips
Sep 1, 2019 • 47 min
Every visitor wants to know: what are the very best Washington, DC restaurants? It’s a tough question, not because there aren’t good places to eat, but because there are so many! Even if you ate at a new restaurant every single day, it would take years to…
Everything You Need to Know About Washington DC Weather
Aug 1, 2019 • 38 min
Washington, DC is a city with four seasons. Visitors will get a different experience depending on the time of year they come. Don’t let Washington, DC weather catch you off guard! Rob is joined by Jason Samenow for an in-depth weather discussion and…
Mistakes Washington DC Travelers Make (& How to Avoid Them)
Jul 1, 2019 • 32 min
Nobody is perfect. Even the most seasoned travelers occasionally make mistakes. Don’t stress! In this episode, Rob is joined by Ali Zeller, a world traveler and Washington, DC tour guide to talk about the mistakes that they see Washington, DC travelers…
Washington DC Live Concert Tips
Jun 1, 2019 • 34 min
Washington, DC is a major concert destination and stop for many artists as they tour the east coast. You can find concerts large and small and the perfect venue for every act. Rob is joined by Brad Garrigues to talk tips for attending concerts in…
Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s Main Street
May 1, 2019 • 37 min
Pennsylvania Avenue is an iconic street in Washington, DC. In a few short blocks visitors can see the Capitol, White House, National Archives, U.S. Navy Memorial, and Old Post Office. However, this area wasn’t always such a grand avenue. For much of the…
Riding a Bike in Washington DC
Apr 1, 2019 • 38 min
Taking a bike ride is a great way to see the sites in Washington, DC. The city is well suited for biking because most of the major things to see are located downtown near the National Mall. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by…
National Cherry Blossom Festival Tips
Mar 1, 2019 • 35 min
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the kickoff to spring in Washington, DC. The festival begins on the first official day of spring (March 20th) and runs through mid-April. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Nora Strumpf…
Tips for Visiting Washington DC with Kids
Feb 1, 2019 • 35 min
Families with kids make up many of the millions of Washington, DC annual visitors. DC is a family-friendly destination but it’s not Disney World or a place specifically designed around fun for kids. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is…
All Aboard the DC Metro
Jan 1, 2019 • 34 min
Visitors love riding DC Metro, but those who don’t have a lot of experience with public transit have a lot of questions about how it works. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Matt Johnson, a transportation professional and DC…
The Holiday Season in Washington DC
Dec 1, 2018 • 37 min
Happy holidays from the nation’s capital! On this special seasonal Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Rebecca Grawl, a local tour guide, historian and museum educator. She also runs Top Things To Do DC on Instagram and YouTube. Rob and Rebecca…
Off the Beaten Path Sites in Washington DC
Nov 1, 2018 • 40 min
Rob is joined by local armchair historian Eric Fidler for this episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast. They developed a list of cool off the beaten path things to see and do in Washington, DC. These are perfect for anyone who has been to DC before and is…
Washington DC Photography Tips
Oct 1, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast, Rob is joined by Nicole Glass of Nicole Glass Photography. They discuss a range of photography topics, from some of the coolest Instagram spots to ways to spice up your Washington, DC photos. Check out…
Stories of Washington DC’s Monuments and Memorials
Sep 1, 2018 • 31 min
In this inaugural episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast, Rob is joined by Carolyn Muraskin from DC Design Tours to discuss the life cycle of monuments and memorials on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Learn about who decides when to build a new…
Introduction - Welcome to the Trip Hacks DC Podcast
Aug 26, 2018 • 3 min
Welcome to the Trip Hacks DC podcast! This podcast is hosted by Rob, tour guide and founder of Trip Hacks DC. You’ll get trips, tricks and travel hacks for your visit to Washington, DC. In this introductory episode Rob will describe his vision for the…