Well, naturally we think we're awesome, but it's nice to see that others are picking up on the idea that DC Like a Local is a great source of information for those that wish to get more out of their visit to Washington, DC. Recently, we've had a couple of organizations add us to their feed, and I'd like to thank them.
The first is Travel Onion, a site that aggregates blogs and other web content about various cities, to help you (and often I), the helpless wanderer, to get your bearings. So far, they cover five cities, with Washington, DC being one of them. We're pleased to say that we were one of the blogs chosen and we look forward to seeing Travel Onion grow and expand. Be sure to check out their DC page for your research; they have a good cross section of blogs for you to get a sense of what's going on in the city. I especially recommend Free in DC, which, as the name implies, gives you a run down of free events in the DC area.
Also, Destination DC has launched a social media page, and we've been included as a source for general DC info, which of course we are, but we're pleased to have been picked. For those of you who don't know, Destination DC is a non-profit marketing organization with the objective of marketing DC as a tourist destination (and for conventions, but we don't really care too much about that). You know, so all you tourists don't blow your cash in Vegas when you could be in the Nation's Capital. It's not a bad mash up of information about hotels, deals, and other information from a more general perspective than mine. Another good place to do some travel research.
And finally, it's dawned on me in the midst of all this shameless self promotion, that I've neglected to properly plug the other blog I write for, The Hill is Home. The Hill is Home is a hyper-local blog focusing on the Capitol Hill community, not to be confused with that big, white, wind tunnel that dominates the western end of the Hill. While it's admittedly more focused on a more granular level than you'll probably be interested in (do you really care if University High's charter application was rejected?), tune in to the Hill is Home if you'd like to get a better feel for DC's most awesome neighborhood. Or if you just can't get enough of my scintillating viewpoints.
It's not just my opinion, the contributers of The Hill is Home will be proving our dominance in the only sport that matters this evening: skeeball. If you're free tonight, the DC Blogger Skeeball Tournement will be at the H Street Country Club in Northeast DC. $5 at the door will get you great food and drink specials, a free round of mini golf, and a chance to win a bunch of great prizes. Sadly, I'll be missing it showing young 'uns around town, but it promises to be a good time, even if you have no dog in the fight.