out these hotels...
Maureen can help
you find a D.C. room...
If a JourneyWoman has trouble finding a hotel room
in Washington, DC. during those 'no room available'
times, try contacting Ford
Hospitality Services and speak to
Maureen Ford. Maureen works on a finder's fee from
the hotels, no charge to you. I've used her company
many times and she has never failed to find me rooms
for my visiting business colleagues. Actually, her
business covers hotels throughout the entire U.S.A
so hold on to her telephone number, ladies. It's 410.439.8271.
hotel rates in Washington, DC...
One of my favorite cities is Washington, DC. Prior
to departure I always do a lot of checking on room
rates and inevitably I book through a website called:
Their suggestions are reliable, the site is easy to
use and the only cancellation fees are those imposed
by the hotel itself. Once I booked an hotel at a rate
of $129. On the hotel's website, that same room was
a whopping $329. Now, the savings aren't always that
much, which is why I check other sites as well, but
capitalreservations.com usually does comes through
with a great rate for me.
Linda, Longbranch, USA
Delicious sleeps in D.C...
As a solo traveller I found Washington such a great
city and I'd like to recommend two female-friendly
hotels that other readers might enjoy. Both are boutique,
funky and fun -- the Hotel
Rouge (1315 16th Street, NW ) and
(1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW) with it's 60s decor.
Both are within a couple of blocks of each other in
a safe part of the city.
Rachelle, London, England
National Museum of Women
in the Arts has this notice at their
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
General $25. For reservations call 202-628-1068.
Brunch at the Museum Caf featuring: Eggs any style,
omelets, French toast, and waffles cooked to order;
fine pastries, fruit, juices, coffees, and tea. FREE
admission to the museum. Docent-led tours are available:
12:30, 1:30, and 3:30. For reservations call 202-628-1068.
Evelyn, Toronto, Canada
My best restaurant in Washington, DC is Thiatanic.
Yes, it's a cheesy name but, believe me... it has
the best Thai menu in DC -- very veggie friendly,
trendy but comfortable atmosphere, and in a great
location (Logan Circle/Dupont neighborhood). Located
on 14th Street. at 14th and P Street. NW.
Maude, Washington, DC
Some people love this place; others are not as impressed.
If you try it, please send us your opinion. It will
be a great help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Foods and more...
If you are visiting Washington, D.C. check out the
Whole Foods Market
(healthy selections) at 15th and P. This is a great
place to buy snacks or a picnic. Their take-out section
is absolutely wonderful. For dinner try El
Tamarindo on Florida and 18th for
interesting Salvadoran and Mexican food - cheap, cheerful
and very informal. P.S.
Dining solo in Washington never seems to be an issue
perhaps because of the large number of female business
travellers that converge on the city. P.P.S.
Don't forget to visit the
National Museum of Women in the Arts.
It's fabulous and makes you proud to be a woman.
Rachelle, London, England
for female artists...
like Journeywomen travelling to Washington, DC, USA to be
aware of the National Museum
of Women in the Arts, the only museum in
the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the work
of women artists. I saw some of Frida Kahlo's work in their
permanent collection. Admission is $10.00 (seniors $8:00)
and the first Sunday of each month is free. I suggest you
make time for afternoon tea surrounded by the fine art in
their lovely Mezzanine Caf. Great sightseeing! Their website
Marilyn, Toronto, Canada
in Washington ...
house on Capital Hill, the Sewall-Belmont
House is the headquarters of the National
Women's Party and also houses the Women's Rights Museum.
Society of Women Geographers in DC. brings
together -- explorers
at heart -- whose work has involved extensive travel in
their investigations of unique places, people, or things
in the world. The Washington
Headquarters houses a museum displaying
the work of members such as Jane Goodall, Eleanor Roosevelt
and Margaret Mead. The Society is located at 415 East Capitol
Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 and is open by appointment.
Call 202-546-9228 or email SWGHQ@verizon.net.
to seek out these war memorials designed by women -- In
1982, Maya Lin, a 21 year old Yale University student submitted
the top design for the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial -- a black granite wall
inscribed with the names of 58, 000 Americans who lost their
lives in the war. A walk along its 246 ft. length helps
one to understand the enormity of the nations loss. Close
by is the Vietnam Women's Memorial designed by Santa Fe-based
sculptor, Glenna Goodacre. It's poignant, beautiful and
deserves a respectful visit.
send your Washington, DC tips...
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