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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 1

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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 1

There are many things to discover at the Ben Franklin house in London. First, many people may not realize that one of the Founding Fathers of the United States lived in London for a more than decade-and-a-half. And, he lived in a house where hundreds of human bones were found underneath the building. Yes, human bones, and you can see them for yourself.

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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

In the “spirit” of the holiday season, take a Nerd Trip through the streets of London and see our encounters with Charles Dickens and his Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol.”

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Congressional Cemetery – part 2

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Congressional Cemetery – part 2

While Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 55,000 people, it was the temporary resting place for thousands of others, including two of our original first ladies and three presidents, interred in the public vault until other arrangements could be made.

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Congressional Cemetery – Part 1

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Congressional Cemetery – Part 1

It’s name is Congressional Cemetery, but this Washington, D.C. landmark is the final resting to place to dozens of famous (and infamous) persons beyond those connected to Congress. From composer John Philip Sousa to famed photographer Matthew Brady, there’s a lot to learn at this landmark.

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Nerd Trips Takes a Field Trip

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Nerd Trips Takes a Field Trip

We are thrilled to announce that Nerd Trips is now contributor to Google’s Field Trip app! Other Field Trip partners range from restaurant bloggers to the Food Network to the Travel Channel and Zagat’s – that’s some amazing company to be in. Here’s how it works.

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The President Mascots, a Scavenger Hunt

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The President Mascots, a Scavenger Hunt

A rain delay at Nationals Park turned into a scavenger hunt to find statues of the Nationals president mascots. You’ve got to see these guys.

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The Presidential Footrace

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The Presidential Footrace

Who would win a presidential footrace? A trip to Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace inspires a debate and a trip to see the Washington Nationals “racing presidents.”

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