1. Go shopping (and maybe get engaged) in historic Georgetown. It may not be the Via Condotti, but Historic Georgetown has some pretty fantastic shopping, with stores like Anthropologie, All Saints and Madewell lining its quaint, cobblestone streets.
I mean, you wouldn’t ask people to help you pay for a new house for you to live in just because you want one, right? So, why do you think it’s okay to ask people to help pay for your travels to help you experience the culture just because you want to go?