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Passport visa stampsAre you an armchair traveler?  Do you dream of visiting exotic locales?  Beginning Saturday, May 5 and lasting through May 19, you can experience other cultures all without packing a suitcase and leaving home.  Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC celebrates its fifth anniversary with embassy events, exhibits, festivals and special performances all of which are free!  Highlights include the following events:

May 5:  Around the World Embassy Tour featuring more than 40 embassies  

May 6:  Meridian International Children’s Festival  

May 12:  Short Cut to Europe:  European Union Embassies’ Open House  

May 13 & 14:  National Museum of Women in the Arts:  Global Marketplace, Celebrating 25 Years of Women in the Arts  

May 19:  National Asian Heritage Festival:  Fiesta Asia Street Fair  

For information on each of these events, including locations and hours, please visit Passport DC.


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The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area. Visit to plan your trip.



At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. Visit for information on schedules and routes.



With over 1,225 bikes at over 155+ stations in the District and Arlington County (by the end of 2011), this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way. And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit