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DC Winter Event Roundup

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….

Announcing Blue Fern Travel

When we opened over five years ago, we were committed to being more than just a tour company. We saw an opportunity to increase the impact of each tourist dollar that passed through our business by directing it to locally owned businesses, and giving back to the community that made Carpe DC possible. Carpe DC…

Importance of Community, especially now..

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…

This Time Calls for Action

Learn about our COVID-19 Measures… As much as I would love to tell you we are keeping our doors open, the past few news cycles have made it abundantly clear that that is an irresponsible decision. It is with a heavy heart that we announce we are closing until further notice. We all have to…

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

(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!

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!

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

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…

No Tree Skirts Allowed

Happy December! It’s here, we’re smack in the middle of it- Holiday Season! (insert appropriate song here) Now for some of you- you thought jingle bells, some of you are hearing angels sing, and the rest of us are hearing the theme from Jaws. So, I wanted to do a quick lil holiday check in….

The Art of Tradition

Whether it’s the holidays, my adorable 2-and-a-half-year-old or just my general desire to always understand culture and society on a deeper level (raise your hand Anthropologists!), lately, I find myself thinking a lot about traditions. As a parent, I am now in the role of tradition-maker/creator, which any parent knows, is a big responsibility. Last…

That time I quit my day job

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…

Why You Should Start an Urban Garden

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_gallery _builder_version=”3.0.67″ posts_number=”1″ show_title_and_caption=”off” show_pagination=”on” gallery_ids=”2471,2475,2473,2472″ fullwidth=”on” orientation=”landscape” zoom_icon_color=”#666666″ hover_overlay_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” border_style=”solid” auto=”off” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.67″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] The weather’s warming up. There are pansies everywhere and perennials are starting to show their colors. All this has you thinking that you should start a garden, but what would you plant and where would you put it? These are the questions my friends and customers ask, and as an urban farmer, I can tell you that even in small spaces or rowhouse yards, there are infinite possibilities for growing. Sharing a meal with friends and family with food you’ve grown, seeing people taste a homegrown tomato or unwrap ground cherries from their husks like kids with candy wrappers–are some of the most rewarding moments. Now is the time to start planting your summer crops. Many gardeners use Mother’s Day…

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