In The News: What a Government Shutdown Means for Travel

Planning on visiting the National Zoo? Think again.

Hi friends.

If you’re already traveling, or plan on traveling in the near future, I just ran across this extremely useful article in the NY Times that runs down a bit of what the impending government shut-down could mean for travelers.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • The National Park system will close its doors, including access roads and look points, at midnight on Friday.
  • Passport offices will be closed for the acceptance of new applications.
  • The Smithsonian’s 19 museums and galleries in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and the National Zoo, will be closed to visitors. Don’t worry though, the animals will still be taken care of by zookeepers.

Sheesh. Look what drama occurs when we all can’t just play nicely.

Bis bald, friends!

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