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Winter Getaway Packing List: Seaside Retreats

January 10, 2014

GLOBAL – While alpine resorts are amazing seasonal destinations to take advantage of the wintry landscape, we’re also craving a serious breath of fresh air this new year. In our opinion, almost nothing beats the invigorating, saline scent of a sea breeze to feel completely rejuvenated and refreshed. Whether it’s… (more)
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Winter Getaway Packing List: Bundle Up for Cool Weather in Style

January 8, 2014

GLOBAL – With the exception of warm tropical and equatorial nations, the rest of the world must endure chilly weather for at least a quarter of the year. During this period, it’s often cold and dark, making it more of a challenge to keep spirits high. Nevertheless, hot chocolate, cozy… (more)
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The Hunt: Best Gyms for Fulfilling Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2014

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re starting 2014 on the right (gym shoe-clad) foot and beginning that “be healthier” resolution. Step one: find the right gym. Luckily, we’ve compiled… (more)
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The Hunt: Places for Your Pooch

August 29, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. With so many wonderful places to visit, we know it’s hard to narrow down your search for that much-needed weekend vacay. And though we’re all… (more)
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Introducing: The Purple Passport Postcards Site

June 16, 2013

GLOBAL – Summer officially arrives this week, which means the season for blockbuster movie openings is upon us (Man of Steel opened Friday by the way…just saying). Well, here at The Purple Passport, we’d like to announce a new blockbuster feature of our own: The Purple Passport Postcards site. The… (more)
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Meet Leah Walker of Leah Travels

April 20, 2013

This week we spoke with Travel Blogger Leah Walker of Leah Travels. Leah, who lives by the motto, “Life’s too short to live with a someday mentality”, is our kind of gal. When she’s not in Houston dreaming about travel, she’s getting her passport stamped, seeking out street food that… (more)
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Jayne Gorman on Travel, New York City, Blogging, and More

April 13, 2013

Jayne Gorman is considered to be one of the UK’s most influential travel and tourism bloggers, having won a number of prestigious awards including 2011 Blogger of the Year from the British Travel Press Awards, Best Female Blogger of the Year at the 2013 Skyscanner  Travel Bloscars, August 2012 EasyJet… (more)
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Introducing: The Purple Passport Partnership with RoomCritic

April 1, 2013

When you’re splurging on a luxury hotel room, be it for business or pleasure, you want to be sure you’re happy as a clam for all those clams. But since hotels often pump up their property’s virtues (and minimize their shortcomings) with clever language and flattering photos, it can sometimes… (more)
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Totes Cool: Win a Purple Passport Tote Bag

March 27, 2013

As we cross time zones and skip across borders, The Purple Passport team counts on two in-house tools to make our trips that much easier: our free customizable electronic Passports like this (which we use to design distinctive city experiences) and our trusty Purple Passport tote bags (the perfect size… (more)
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Meet Elyse Pasquale, Foodie International

March 6, 2013

Elyse Pasquale launched Foodie International in 2010 as a year-long whirlwind tour of 100 of the world’s best local meals. Three years later, she’s still a foodie jet-setter with a knack for anthropology through eating. She’s currently working on a forthcoming book, Off the Beaten Plate. Find Elyse on Facebook,… (more)
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