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I haven’t been to Washington, D.C. since I was in junior high, so I was very excited to return for a long weekend for the Dad 2.0 Summit, an annual conference of bloggers, podcasters, entrepreneurs. I was lucky to tap into this community of creatives while still finding time to enjoy the city.

I was fortunate to receive an Oren Miller scholarship to cover my conference and travel costs; it’s named for an active member of the Dad 2.0 community who passed away from lung cancer in 2015. Aaron from Small Steps Are Giant Leaps tipped me off to the scholarship.

So here we go…

I arrived on a bright blue but very windy day at Reagan Washington National Airport and caught the Metro to the Smithsonian station…

…then walked to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel where the conference was being held. In addition to winning one of the scholarships, I was doubly lucky to…

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