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War History, with a Workout, at The Pentagon in Washington, DC

April 25, 2014

ARLINGTON, VA – The nerve center of our nation’s military, The Pentagon has long been synonymous with the U.S. Department of Defense. This iconic building just outside of Washington, DC, is where delicate military operations are coordinated, wars are strategized, and matters of national security are paramount. Back in the… (more)
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Hop the Globe on Embassy Row in Washington, DC

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Here at The Purple Passport, we’re pretty big fans of collecting as many stamps in our passports as possible. Aside from doing, say, a whirlwind Europe-in-10-days trip, we can’t think of a better way to collect a bunch of stamps in a short period of time… (more)
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Celebrating 50 Years at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC

March 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – 50 years may be a blip in the history of African art, given that the continent has been producing art and artistic objects for thousands of years. But, the half-century mark is a rather grand milestone for the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC,… (more)
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Minting Money at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

March 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – It used to be that becoming a millionaire was the pinnacle of success in America. Today, that notion seems almost quaint. The true zenith of financial triumph is not just making a million, but rather making millions of dollars in an instant. From tech IPOs to… (more)
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The Past is Present at Mount Vernon in Washington, DC

January 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In the pursuit of novel experiences, a persistent world traveler will eventually happen upon a sight not only far from home, but seemingly far from the present day. London’s Kensington Palace, with its well-kept gardens and Orangery that serves a Royal Afternoon Tea, is one. Palm… (more)
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Fearless at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

October 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” said Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his first inaugural address. This, among many other of the beloved 32nd president’s quotes, can be found on or near the statues, plaques and monuments that adorn the intimate park built… (more)
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Bask in the Brilliance of the Washington Monument

October 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s fitting that when national parks across America went dark from the shutdown, the Washington Monument remained aglow. OK, so maybe all federal monuments were afforded that exception, but it’s hard to miss the poetry of the whole thing: this soaring obelisk, calcifying George Washington’s… (more)
Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC
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Browse the World-Class Corcoran Gallery of Art

September 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – To have such a coveted location right across from the White House, art buffs have to know that they’re witnessing only some of the very best at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This world-class gallery houses masterpieces from the likes of Degas, Picasso, and Warhol to name… (more)
Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC
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Witness History at the Washington National Cathedral

September 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Our nation’s capital has no shortage of beautiful and imposing edificies (think: the U.S. Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, and National Gallery of Art, to name a few). But few hold a candle to the architectural delight found in the northern section of the city. What began as a… (more)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
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A Tribute to Founding Father Thomas Jefferson

September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Located in a quiet corner of the National Mall resides one of the capital’s most contemplative spots, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Built in honor of inventor-cum-diplomat-cum-US President Thomas Jefferson, this neoclassic monument offers incredible views of nearby White House and the Washington Monument (not to mention the slightly out-of-the-way… (more)
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