It’s safe to say that Pauline Egge is the hotspot expert. She always had a passion for those really cool places – when she started giving her friends travel advice, she soon had to write email after email with all her travel recommendations. Around 2010, she started her blog Petite Passport and she thought she would run out of places quickly, but seven years later Pauline is busier than ever traveling the world. From the U.S. to Spain, Australia, Indonesia, and back to her home country the Netherlands – always on the hunt for new and unique spots, restaurants, places to stay and those small, hidden coffee shops.


1 Hotels Brooklyn Bridge

Manon les Suites in Copenhagen

The Petite Passport Travel Blog

Her travel blog Petite Passport collects all those great places she has already visited and it has become one of the go-to online destinations for hotspots and travel recommendations. The site is beautifully designed and gives an accessible overview of all of Pauline’s amazingly documented trips. In her Tried & Tested section, she posts her personal experiences and detailed information about her favorite hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. It’s definitely worth a visit before you plan your next trip.

Algarve Portugal

Soho House Barcelona

The Petite Passport Guides

If you are still searching for some great spots to visit for your next city trip, Pauline has you covered with her printed Petite Passport City Guides for the design-minded traveler. Her guides feature some of the best addresses; all personally tried & tested, with photographs to give you an inside glance, and beautifully illustrated maps. Cities like Paris, London, New York, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen are also available as instant downloads.

Restaurant Norman New York

Gatzara Ibiza

“I just love, love, love hotspots. Not the ones you will find in every guidebook, but the more special ones. Shame on me, but I don’t go to a restaurant because the food is superb (well that’s a nice extra) but because of the interior.Pauline Egge

My Deer’s Haarlem

Pauline works as a journalist and photographer and has made a name for herself as the travel blogger and hotspot expert with an eye for design and interior. Besides her own blog, Pauline has written articles for magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Conde Nast Traveller, and many more.

Header Image Photo by ©Danique van Kesteren



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