• Miles from Monday: Top 10 Travels of 2012

    December 31, 2012, Washington, DC: A cabin in the woods. A seat in the upper deck. A familiar chair in the window at Royal Ground Coffee. Neighborhood Nomads covered extensive ground in 2012 and from each vantage point, we saw the world from a new perspective. Read on for a list of my top ten

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  • DC On The Brink Of A New Year

    December 31, 2012, Washington, DC: This is Washington, DC this morning on the brink of a New Year.¬†A barista a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol is being interviewed about the fiscal cliff by a foreign news team as he makes my latte. Headlines splashed across today’s papers hail the Redskins, last night’s winners of

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  • Small Talk on a DC Street

    December 28, 2012, Washington, DC: The older woman walking down the sidewalk just ahead of me this afternoon¬†slowed down and turned to wait by the board game shop. “Do you live in this area?” she asked. “I do,” I said. “How do you stand it?” she asked with a laugh. She’d been looking for parking

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  • Homemade Holiday Traditions

    December 23, 2012, New York: At home in Washington, we buy a little tree that looks full-sized from the street below when we place it on the table in the window of our second floor apartment. We hang our stockings on the fireplace and carry the tree home from Eastern Market in early December so

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  • Meet 20 Neighborhood Nomads

    “We need to be reminded of what it means to have a relationship with a place. To help us fall in love with our cities again, we need to see others who are in love with their communities. These people are a rare breed, and, I believe, critical to the overall love of their places.”

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  • Meet Booker, A Unique Teen Traveler

    December 15, 2012, Washington, DC: Booker Mitchell calls me shortly after he hops out of a cab on a busy Friday afternoon in New York City. He doesn’t always take a cab, but he had a lot to carry this afternoon leaving school. You see, Booker is not only a true city nomad and National

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