WASHINGTON POST DID A STORY ON SHAADY FAKHRAI

Read the Washinton Post Article here to check out the full story! So over the summer, more so at the beginning, the Washington Post called my office and asked me if it would be ok to do a story on Destination DC Tours. I was thinking…. oh wow…sweet. We had one interview at the beginning of the summer, and then another interview on the mall…. and boom its out now. I am hoping my parents are proud. YAY I must say that during the interview... Read More

TOP FIVE BIKE PATHS IN DC/METROPOLITAN AREA

5. Rock Creek Trail— 20 miles I’d say—this one is especially my pic on the weekends because the DC area becomes closed off to cars, and its just you and the road baby! I like to start this one off in Maryland and end in DC. It is more of an uphill slant I’d say… and you pass the Zoo (check out the pandas) and the ZOO LIGHYS in the winter! 4. Custis Trail—4 miles—A nice trail from Shreve Road where the Long... Read More

WHERE DO WE GET THOSE COOL DISCOVER DC SHIRTS?

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DISCOVER DC’s “HISTORY”- a TRUE LOVE STORY—DISCOVERED ON MY BIRTHDAY

Tonight, when I was coming back from birthday celebrations, my birthday bird’s eye view perspective stumbled across the word “History” for Yelp. As the “Business Owner” I had to “Claim my Business” and fill out my “HISTORY” for Discover DC TOURS. History? Well this is not some old lemonade stand company that turned into Mac Donalds in 1892…so I can’t top that. At first, I didn’t... Read More

Too Pretty to Pedicab?

   Whether you like to say it out loud or not, there is a definite pedicab stigma. People are constantly coming up to us girl pedicabbers and saying “You are way too beautiful to be doing that!”…and it bothers me. Ok. So since I’m pretty what should I be doing? Should I be a prostitute? A super model? A pretty Persian girl on Shahs of Sunset that chills and does nothing but uses daddy’s credit cards for Fendi, Prada, and Gucci? Well somebody... Read More

COUNT.HER.FIB.MONEY

Tonight I engaged two young U street urbanites in a tour of the lovely Lincoln Theater and Ben’s Chili Bowl. Thanking me with soulful “OOOOs”, “AAAAs”, and “dayam girl you strong like Her Cule Lease”…they paid me with a hundred dollar bill which included a chunky tip to my surprise. I gave these generous lads sixty dollars in change and deservedly decided to indulge my thirsty turtles in a delightful... Read More

TOP FIVE PLACES I WISH I WENT TO MORE by Jimmy

Top 5 Places I Rarely Go To But I Wish I Did More Often. We all have this list., we all have places we like to visit in our hometowns but rarely do. Here are mine. 5. Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum I think there’s a certain creepy charm to Wax Museums, and Madame Tuddauds Wax Museum is no different. You might recognize the name from the red double-decker busses that have become ubiquitous on the National Mall area, with a lifeless wax Barack Obama... Read More

THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT POST EARTHQUAKE

Washington Monument still stands tall behind a fellow pedicaber The Washington Monument After our Earth Quake August 23, 2011 Today, during the earthquake, a couple who I spoke with were at the top of the Washington Monument! “We thought we were under attack! Thank the lord we weren’t in the elevator! We were advised to walk down the 896 stairs and boy did that take a long time!” Today at 1:51, the earthquake caused some of the caulking in the... Read More

MY PERFECT TOURIST-Y DAY IN DC- by Graber

4 MORE THINGS TO DO WHILE YOURE IN DC You’ve seen the White House, The Lincoln Memorial and a bunch of kids wearing leashes on the mall. Now it’s time to do something not boring! This is my guide to a great day in the National’s Capitol without acting like a total fanny-pack wearing tourist. The National Portrait Gallery: 750 9th St, NW or National GEOGRAPHIC Museum I’m not big on art museums, maybe due to a traumatic art tour... Read More

FOUR GRANDMOTHERS FROM MONTANA ARRESTED AT THE WHITE HOUSE AUGUST 24

THE FOUR GRANDMOTHERS FROM MONTANA Today, I had the pleasure of meeting the “Four Grandmothers from Montana”. The first thing they said when I picked them up from the new Martin Luther King Memorial was, “Guess what we did yesterday?” Knowing that the MLK Memorial had opened only a few days before, I my most educated guess was “You went to the Martin Luther King Memorial!!!” With a smiling, excited faces, four fine... Read More

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