Winnie L.

Winnie L.

Winnie has lived in Washington D.C. for 16 years. She has been a volunteer for both the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service.  Her last vacation was to the Azores, the highlight of which was hiking around the rim of a volcano.  She can’t resist a botanical garden, a night market, or a good book.

 

Winnie’s Top Three Tips for Traveling?

 

  • Buy duplicates of your necessities (toothpaste, hairbrush, etc.) and always keep them in your suitcase.  Makes packing for each trip so much easier.
  • It’s okay not to do EVERYTHING. Be really present at each place you visit rather than stressing about getting to the next site on your list.
  • Talk to the volunteers.  They are passionate about the sites they are supporting; if you take a few minutes to spend time with them, you can get some true insider tips.
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