1. The Wander Women Project, a travel blog that celebrates women’s creations and follows female legacy, landmarks, and heritage trails, has a fun way to explore downtown and learn about some pioneering women. Follow a map to find old fire call boxes where several notable women are commemorated (and refer to their website to learn more about them). It’s a fun, safe, free, and educational activity!
2. Did you know there’s a new national park in the region? New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is just over four hours from DC in southeastern West Virginia and offers a bounty of outdoor recreation. It’s best known for white water rafting and climbing, but hiking, biking, and camping opportunities abound, too.
3. Calling all artists! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is partnering with Amazon to present “Art in Bloom,” a premier 2021 project to celebrate the visual arts and showcase the whimsy and creativity of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the nation’s Capital. To bring Art in Bloom alive, 25 oversized cherry blossom sculptures will be painted by local and national artists and installed at a variety of outdoor locations across the DC area starting March 20, the first day of this year’s Festival. Artists interested in contributing to the project are invited to apply through January 22.
4. All 179 Tayor Swift songs, ranked. Do you agree? Do you care?
5. Feeling this.
PS: All kinds of ideas for activities around DC this winter.