Lyric Wallwork Winik is an award-winning writer and author and the Washington correspondent for Parade magazine. Her next book will be about Magellan’s voyage for Crown, and she is married to the bestselling historian, Jay Winik.

On January 20, you’ll have to sleep at your desk, scrounge around for food, and walk miles in the icy cold. And don’t even think about going to the bathroom.

Message to you out-of-towners heading to Washington, D.C., for your first presidential inauguration: You will be miserable.

Eager parents in Washington, D.C., are going mad over the new status symbol for their kids: a friendship with the First Daughters.