Many of today’s blogs offer some of the most useful information, opinions and advice available online, on nearly every topic imaginable. These D.C.-based blogs are some of the best in their genre.

New To DC: Tips & Tricks For The District’s Newbies

If you’re new to the District, this helpful blog created by Marsea Nelson just might be the perfect blog for you. It’s easy to get disoriented in a bustling city like the nation’s capital. New To DC breaks down the city’s four quadrants, and profiles specific neighborhoods, offers ways to meet people and provides links to other helpful blogs to give you the most insight into DC as possible. To help round out your understanding, the blog also sheds light on surrounding areas, and gives you “the inside scoop” on local venues and events.

Daily Campello Art News

F. Lennox Campello is a Maryland-based artist, art dealer and art critic. His blog, Daily Campello Art News, is ideal for keeping up with all of the latest news and happenings within the art community. Don’t be misguided by the blog’s spare, straightforward presentation. Campello keeps a current chronicle of the news and events concerning a wide scope of artistic disciplines including photography, sculpture, painting and drawing. The blogging artist also keeps you up-to-date on all of the latest exhibitions and art events, and even shares philosophies on how to become a successful artist. An extremely accomplished artist in his own right, Campello’s works have been featured in solo exhibits in galleries in Georgetown, and have sold to New York collectors through auction houses like Sotheby’s.

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Author Meg Medina’s Blog

Meg Medina is an award-winning author of diverse books for children of all ages. Medina’s novels are celebrated for their courageous young heroines and strong sense of Latina culture. The author’s blog allows readers to be a fly on the wall as she attends the latest writing events, conferences and literary happenings, visits schools of eager young readers, sits down for one-on-one interviews with notable authors or simply discusses the latest news in the publishing industry, or other current events. Medina’s celebration of reading, writing and all things literature makes this a fun blog to follow.

Dining In DC

Attention DC foodies! This just might be the blog for you. Founded by Lisa Shapiro, Dining In DC keeps you up-to-date on all of the latest and greatest places to get good grub in and around the District. Here, you can find suggestions on great places to eat before and after a game, pointers on the tastiest options around for vegans, opinions on the best breakfasts in DC, news on local fairs with regional and international foods, sneak peaks at new menus from your favorite chefs and even daily deals to help save you money when dining at your favorite places.

The DC Ladies

This lifestyle blog created by mother-and-daughter team Shelley Kramm and Sarah Kramm-Spund is an ideal destination for women seeking the latest curated products and ideas to enhance their daily lives. The DC Ladies, which includes a team of contributors with varied perspectives on life, blog about everything from home decor and how to prep your house to put it on the market, to health and wellness, education and tips on parenting and beauty. It’s a one-stop-shop for fresh ideas and daily inspiration.

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