Now that I’ve written about the purpose of the White House Travel Bloggers Summit, allow me to gush about its glamour. This post will cover the fashion, idols, beauty, and thrills of those remarkable 48 hours in DC. Get your eyes and heart ready, chum.
First, architecture! As you can tell from the fact that I have a giant category of my blog entitled “Sexy Architecture,” I swoon for pretty buildings… and the White House did not disappoint! I particularly loved the Eisenhower Executive Office building in which the main summit was held. Isn’t it grand?
Next, idols. Oooh, the big-shots I hobnobbed with during the summit! There were major government figures, famed travel writers, Travel Channel stars, major travel companies, and general movers and shakers of the world. Sighs of happiness and awe as I look back at these photos and remember the wonderful people who were there…
Finally, fashion, food, and fun! I’ll close this article with a batch of photos from my Instagram feed documenting delights of the DC trip. Where did I get those “effortlessly glamorous” dresses, you may ask? Well, my friend Sarah from college started an awesome dress company called Leota which is getting increasingly famous, and I was thrilled to wear two Leota dresses during the trip: the black and white number shown both in the first photo of this article and in two pictures below, plus the blue dress at the end of this photo set. Do read the captions below, and re-live the White House journey with me!
As you can see, I had the time of my life at the White House conference. As a new mother, this trip was a huge milestone in that I was able to re-embrace much of my independence that having an infant changes… plus, I got to be part of an amazing new government-led movement to encourage and assist more Americans to travel! Thank you, White House, for your awesome #StudyAbroadBecause initiative, and for having such a fabulous summit!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!