I live just outside DC and love all of the free and interesting cultural experiences offered here.
I was bitten by the travel bug in middle school, and since then I've enjoyed taking extended trips... though these days, I usually have to settle with long weekends and Federal holidays. I work in a museum and love seeing new places (though not necessarily museums). I especially love visiting off-the-beaten path places and finding delicious, local food options (not chains, unless they're particular to a locale). I appreciate recommendations from locals on non-touristy but fun things to do!
When I travel, I'm a courteous and conscientious guest.