Tag Archives: Travel

Start DC Travels: Scandinavia

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. Entrepreneurship often involves long days and weeks, balancing family, friends, and sometimes another job with launching and growing a business. (See our interviews with Michelle Sampson of Taffy Floral and Marta Staudinger of LATELA Gallery for a few examples.) In the midst of this hustle and our uber-connected, “always-on” …

Start DC Travels: Entrepreneurism in Liberia

Entrepreneurism takes all forms. On even a quick walk in Washington, DC, you can find handfuls of enterprising businesses, from booths hawking screen printed political merchandise to women making and selling elote on a street corner. We recently returned from Liberia, a country that lacks formal business infrastructure as it struggles to recover from years of civil …

Funk Parade

Start DC at Washington, DC’s Annual Funk Parade. This past weekend, tens of thousands of people gathered on U Street for Washington, DC’s annual Funk Parade. The event, started in 2014, is a parade/street fair/music festival celebrating the U Street neighborhood and music and arts in the District. I checked it out, and here are a few of …

Cherry Blossoms

Start DC braves the crowds for peak Washington, DC, cherry blossom viewing season. Cherry blossom season (happening now!) is a magical time of year in Washington, DC. The cherry trees, gifts from the Japanese government in 1912, are rivaled only by those I saw while living in Japan. Here are some shots from sunrise at the Tidal …

Wonder

The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery is back after two years of renovation. The museum’s grand re-opening exhibit, “Wonder”, is not to be missed! The whole exhibit runs through early May and here are a few highlights.   “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never …