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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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Friday Finds: Cold-Weather Cuppa Competition

November 15, 2013

As temperatures plummet, we’re prone to making up for lost degrees in furious fits of warm beverage-drinking. And while coffee might keep us going energy-wise in wintry climates, a cup of joe is not (quite) enough to thaw our shivering selves. No, even these caffeine addicts need to turn to… (more)
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The Hunt: Hot Beverages

December 1, 2011

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world! This week’s theme in light… (more)
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Communing with cocoa at Angelina

June 17, 2011

PARIS, FRANCE – Once upon a time,  in my early travelista days as  a literature student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I was given a free pass to the Musée  du Louvre. For a nerdy Francophile intent on living the Gallic artsy-intellectual lifestyle down to the last cliché, it was… (more)
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Apres-ski at The Four Seasons Whistler

December 5, 2008

WHISTLER, CANADA – I love to ski, but even more than the act of skiing itself, I love the fanfare of it all. I love the pre-ski coffee, the hot chocolate stops on the mountain, and the chili lunch. I love the post-ski beer, and most of all I love… (more)