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Hotel George in Washington, DC
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Tempting Tuesday: Sneak into Savings at DC’s Hotel George

July 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Our nation’s capital: a breeding ground for politicos and boundless history opportunities. Those who meander along these streets get an exclusive look at DC’s playground, copiously filled with free museums, powerful memorials, and stylish venues. And in honor of our recently launched DC guide, we’ve snagged… (more)
Union Station - Washington DC
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Our Grand Portal into Washington, DC

July 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA- Pragmatically speaking, it is just a train station. A destination for travelers venturing into the nation’s capital, or a starting point for residents making their way out of town. But beyond all that, Union Station holds much more, and is indubitably one of DC’s most impressive pieces… (more)
Georgetown Cupcake (DC) cupcakes
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The Icing on Georgetown’s Cake

July 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA- We love Georgetown—with its stately, yet quaint architecture, idyllic nature and waterfront location, and fantastic shops and eateries. Though the arrival of Georgetown Cupcake in the neighborhood is relatively recent, we can’t imagine a more perfect location for it. The shop on the corner of M Street… (more)
Old Town Marina Washington, DC
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Just Down DC’s Potomac River

July 13, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA- Washington, DC, is well on its way to becoming a super-hip, fashion-forward, and chic city, but it’s really known for being laden with historic nooks and crannies and neighborhoods grounded in times past. There is one particular locality nearby that has remained virtually untouched—a preservation of the cobblestone… (more)
Air and Space Museum Chantilly VA Washington DC
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Soaring High at DC’s Air and Space Museum

July 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA—Many of us take planes into our nation’s capital. In fact, many of us take planes into Washington Dulles International Airport. But never before has there been such an opportune time to think about planes beyond disembarking the stuffy one you rode in: Paying a visit (only… (more)
US Capitol
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Introducing: Washington, DC – Capital Chic

June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Purple Passport has gone to Washington! No, we haven’t been tapped to serve as a congresswoman or ambassador (though we’d of course be honored…). We’ve simply launched the latest addition to our growing collection of online guides: our Guide to Washington, DC! The guide is arriving… (more)
14th St, Washington, DC. Photo Credit: thisisbossi on Flickr Creative Commons
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DC and the Hamptons for Business and Pleasure

September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON DC and THE HAMPTONS, USA - Last month, I headed to the Northeast for work and pleasure. First up was a bachelorette weekend in the Hamptons. While “bachelorette weekend” may conjure up festive images, with half the attendees pregnant, this was instead more of a “restorative” weekend, if you… (more)
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Hollandaise with your Hemingway at Kramerbooks

November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – I love brunch, love love love it. The fact that at brunch I can acceptably order a Diet Coke, fried potatoes, and food smothered in Hollandaise sauce and call it a meal appeals to me. Washington DC is not short of incredible brunch places (the Tabard… (more)
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Certifiably green and delicious at Founding Farmers

June 4, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Since this is my first blog post here at the Purple Passport, I decided that I would highlight a great restaurant, Founding Farmers, from my city of Washington DC, which combines eco-friendly dining with very tasty food. The restaurant is owned by a group of family farmers,… (more)
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A pre-turkey Turkish meal at Zaytinya

November 27, 2008

WASHINGTON DC, USA – In my family, we celebrate and share our various cultures through food. So, when we last visited DC, we selected Jaleo as a perfect restaurant to showcase my husband’s Spanish roots. Last night, however, my Greek uncle was in charge. So we chose Zaytinya. Zaytinya… (more)
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