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Travel Tips for to Washington DC for the 2013 Inauguration

Originally posted on on January 17, 2013

No question, being in Washington DC for an event as historic as a Presidential Inauguration is a wonderful and memorable experience. But, there are a lot of things you need to know before embarking on the trip. Travel protection brand, Protect Your Bubble, shares tips for travelers heading to Washington DC this weekend.

  1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – District of Columbia is a fantastic city. It’s covered with history, monuments, museums, gardens, Arlington Cemetery and more. So, be prepared to walk… a lot. For those planning to watch the Presidential Inauguration, it’s going to be a long day of walking to the location, getting a place on the Mall, waiting for the ceremony, and once it’s complete, walking back to the Metro or one’s hotel. Ensure that your shoes and clothes are broken-in, breathable, and comfortable.
  2. Plan the route early – Planning early will alleviate stress and make for an enjoyable day. Be sure to know where the nearest Metro stop is located and which stop you need to get off. There will be millions attending the Inauguration, so it’s advised to get started early. Leave plenty of time for walking and waiting for the Metro.
  3. Establish a meeting place – The reality is, when there are large crowds it’s easy for someone in a party to become separated and lost from their group. Before setting out for the day, establish a designated meeting place, should someone become lost. Make sure it’s a place that’s easy to find and not over-crowded. Keep in mind that when large gatherings occur, many cell phone signals become lost, so having a meeting place assigned is a wise idea.
  4. Avoid pick pocketing – The sad reality is that it’s common for people to get pick pocketed in large crowds. Thieves know that many tourists will be in Washington D.C. this weekend, so take precautions. Do not keep your phone in your back pocket – that’s such an easy target for criminals. Keep it out of sight and under clothing, if possible. For women, make sure you keep your purse clutched close to you. Smartphone theft is on the rise in the U.S. Protect Your Bubble offers smartphone insurance which covers loss and theft, in addition to damage. Visit for more information. It only takes minutes to sign up for coverage.

When planning your next trip, remember that vacation insurance is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancelations and interruptions. Protect Your Bubble travel protection gives travelers peace of mind, starting at $14 per trip. Visit for a quick quote.


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