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Hitting more than the books at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC

July 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – For many travelers, hitting the library on vacation may sound like a bookish chore rather than a sightseeing delight. Stacks of books, shushing librarians, squirming school groups…what’s the allure? Well, the Library of Congress is certainly not your average library−far from it. First off, it’s an architectural… (more)
National Zoo in Washington, DC
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Get Up Close and Personal at the National Zoo

July 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — For those visiting our nation’s capital, it’s impossible to overlook the Smithsonian’s vast holdings throughout the city. From the Air and Space Museum to the Museum of Natural History to the Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Institution (home to 19 museums and galleries, to be… (more)
One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
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Friday Finds: Beach Must-Knows This Summer

July 26, 2013

Taking a trip to the beach to cool off is just what the doctor ordered this time of year. With a cocktail in hand and your toes sifting through the warm sand, there’s nothing quite like spending the weekend lounging beachside (plus, we know you’ve been itching to sport that… (more)
holocaust museum photos
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DC’s Holocaust Museum: Many Feelings and Few Words

July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In chatter over DC and its many museums, voices quiet down for discussion of this museum, as there are few words that can adequately describe it. Conversations switch from being full of expressions of beauty, opulence, grandeur, and artistic wonder to ones of remembrance, distinction, and struggle,… (more)
Nobu New York in NYC
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Tempting Tuesday: Dine Like a Local During NYC’s Restaurant Week

July 23, 2013

NEW YORK, USA – While many look to New York for its trendy fashion scene, there’s something to be said about the city’s culinary splendor. Foodies from near and far have flocked to the city for years for its distinctive cuisine, a spectacularly diverse assortment that encompasses anything and everything… (more)
US Capitol in Washington, DC
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See and Feel the History at the U.S. Capitol

July 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to the good old U.S. of A., nothing is more symbolic of what our nation represents than the U.S. Capitol. And while it may be easier to visit other historic complexes throughout the National Mall (like the Lincoln or FDR memorials, to name… (more)
MLK Memorial, Jr. in Washington, DC
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A Stone of Hope in Our Nation’s Capital

July 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to our nation’s capital, nothing is more quintessentially DC than the hundreds of monuments and memorials scattered throughout the city. And while the renowned World War II or FDR memorials might catch your eye, no trip to DC is complete these days… (more)
Proof in Louisville, KY
  • Nightlife
Friday Finds: Cocktails from Coast to Coast

July 19, 2013

When it comes to the end of a long work week, there’s nothing quite like slipping on your killer pumps and heading out for a few cocktails. And while you always have our favorite picks from sunny LA to posh Paris (and everything in between) in our guides, we decided… (more)
Bikrams yoga washington dc
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The Hunt: Exercise Extravaganza

July 18, 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. To obtain (or at least try to!) our bikini-ready bodies, we’ve been up and at ‘em this summer frequenting our favorite places to work out.… (more)
New York Public Library in NYC
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New York Public Library: A Bookworm’s Mecca

July 17, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Since its founding, the New York Public Library (NYPL) has served as a mecca for researchers and book aficionados across New York for more than a century. This magnificent Beaux-Arts building houses two million volumes and artifacts, making it a librarian’s proverbial one-stop-shop to academia,… (more)
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