BRENDA has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1982 when she helped launch USA Today newspaper as one of its founding editors. For decades, she told short, grabby, pertinent stories in print. Now, she enjoys telling stories face-to-face on tour. Brenda has traveled in 49 states (how did she miss North Dakota?) and 38 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. She has a history crush on George Washington so the local must-sees are the Washington Monument but also the Capitol (he laid the first stone) and the White House (he selected the design).