Co-Founder | The Purple Passport
A Beautiful Blend of East and West in Istanbul
I’ve recently returned from a long weekend in Istanbul to celebrate my mother’s birthday. As a link between East and West, Europe and Asia, this city is particularly relevant to me as an American ...
The Purple Passport to Los Angeles for Kindle & Kindle Apps is Free Today on Amazon
The Purple Passport to Los Angeles for Kindle and Kindle Apps (iPhone/iPad/Android/Mac/PC), is FREE today in the...
A Luxury Stroll Through Le Marais And Surrounds In Paris
Springtime in Paris may be a cliché of perfection, but summer is when the city is positively deluged by tourists (most notably the...
Tradition that's not stuck in the past at Taillevent in Paris
In the world of fine French cuisine, tradition and innovation are constantly in a tug of war. Classical French techniques remain the gold standard for culinary training the world over, so it makes ...
Wilde Nights at Le Bar de L'Hotel in Paris
On the Parisian bar scene, it seems like you can’t throw a stone without hitting the ghost of some literary giant. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a well-liquored regula...
Stepping out in 'le style' at Le Bar at the Four Seasons George V in Paris
Even if you don't speak a lick of French, I'll bet you've occasionally put the French article "le" in front of a word to make it sound more mock sophisticated (as in, "Pardon me, I'm going to use le ...
Luxury and History in Vietnam
I’m just back from a wonderful ten-day trip to Vietnam with my husband, where we spent time in Hanoi, an island near Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City. Our visit fell during the country’s ...
A Brush With Royalty And History In London's Westminster Neighborhood
With all the flurry of activity in London this weekend for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee (celebrating 60 years of Her Maj), we can't help but th...
Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Style in London
As summer arrives in London, the royals are ringing in the season in rare form with a bevy of bashes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. ...
Jennifer Garcia-Alonso is a New Yorker living in Abu Dhabi. She writes about travel, hotels, spas, food, shopping and unique experiences. She is a Co-Founder of The Purple Passport, a chic collection of online city guides that tell you everything you need to know to experience a city in style. When she is not scouting and writing for The Purple Passport, Jennifer enjoys taking short breaks to new places. Her most recent travels have taken her to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Doha, Qatar and Frankfurt, Germany. To see where she and her team have been lately, visit their blog, Diary of The Purple Passport.