There’s a Castle in Washington, D.C.?

Little known fact: the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. is celebrating 168 years! It’s true, as you can see in This Day in Geographic History. The Smithsonian Institution is a great place to visit. Museum entry is free, and the museums are open 364 days of the year (only closed on Christmas)! Exhibits have something for everyone, and the people who work there are brains worth picking . . . Not everyone … Continue reading There’s a Castle in Washington, D.C.?

The Coolest People You’ll Ever Meet

Meet the 2013 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers! Each year National Geographic selects a group of exceptional individuals, or “Emerging Explorers,” who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving. What is an explorer? Well, for National Geographic, explorers are people working in the field on research, conservation, exploration or education projects. The Emerging Explorers are selected and recognized by National Geographic … Continue reading The Coolest People You’ll Ever Meet