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places to visit near DC: Great Falls National Park.

Great Places to Visit Near DC

Washington DC is one of the most popular and visited destinations in the world. Even though visitors can spend weeks in Capital City there is so much to do in the areas surrounding and near Washington DC. So, happy travelers, please stick around Washington DC for an extra week or so to experience some of […]

8 Great Surprising Things to See in Washington DC. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Surprising Things to See in Washington DC

For many people, visiting Washington DC means making sure the family sees the monuments, zipping through a White House tour, then heading off to Philadelphia or Williamsburg. I have lived near USA’s capital city for over 20 years, so Expedia asked me to share some of my favorite, surprising things to see in Washington DC. 8 […]

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8 Great Things To Do In Georgetown (Washington, DC)—Not Including Cupcakes

Many people know Georgetown as the home of Georgetown Cupcake, featured on a popular television show. Oh, but there is so much more to Georgetown than sweets. Georgetown existed long before cupcakes and will continue to thrive after the fad passes (bold prediction). Georgetown was founded as a tobacco port in 1751 and today is […]

tropical drink in OBX, Duck, NC

Road Trip Travel: Summer Foods

Some vivid highlights of summer revolve around glorious road trips and delicious summer foods. Below are some amazing summer foods—from ice cream to incredible BBQ and fluffy biscuits—experienced on McCool Travel road trips—from Massachusetts to Virginia to Tennessee and North Carolina. Road Trip Travel: Summer Foods   This biscuit was practically a meal in itself, but, […]

Fun Places to visit in Washington DC. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Ways to Have Fun in Washington DC

It is seemingly a rite of passage to visit Washington, DC. Reluctantly, it seems for many people, visiting DC means checking off a list item, making sure the family sees the monuments appearing on US money, and zipping through a White House tour before heading off to the next location. Fun in Washington DC, of […]

DC food trucks. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Washington DC Food Trucks

A little over a year ago I completed a work assignment in Washington DC. Every weekday workday I rode the train into Capital City, did some work, and looked forward to lunch from one of the many DC food trucks. Working at Union Station—a magnificent building (go visit!)—several quick bite places inside the building tempted me but […]

Fun places to visit in Washington DC. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Fun Places to Visit in Washington DC

Please enjoy this starter list of fun places to visit in Washington DC. Whether you visit Washington, DC often or seek fun places to visit in DC for your first trip there. While most visitors prioritize seeing the amazing museums and the National Mall (rightly so), there is so much more to see and do […]

Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys

Florida Keys Lobbies DC Commuters With Clever Ads

The Florida Keys and Key West tourist office is currently running an awesome advertising campaign in Washington, DC directed at DC commuters.   DC commuters at two Metro stations are bombarded—in a refreshing way—by a saturation of various sized print ads showing off the Florida Keys region. While the other stations have the customary ads for current or upcoming […]