- Kayaking the Nile -
Adventure-junkie, Steve Hynd, is a member of the Mountain Club of Uganda (MCU); through MCU, he discovered Jinja, the adventure tourism capital of East Africa, and Kayak the Nile. Here, Steve explains why the River Nile is an unlikely – yet remarkable – place for both beginners and seasoned adventurers to kayak. Follow Steve on Twitter @steve4319.…2 comments
- Sarah Morbitzer: The Adventure Boys -
The Adventure Boys (a self-proclaimed band of “mighty hunters”) have been occupied with constructing traps (tin cans, rubber straps, wooden boards), prowling late nights and early mornings through the neighbors’ bushes, and catching rats.
The Adventure Boys roam the denizens of my small neighborhood of Sankor, in the town of Winneba, on the coast of Ghana. The oldest is 15; the youngest is 9. They use the rats to fill the family coffers by selling them to chop bars.…2 comments
- Tokyo Dreamscape -
Oriana Koren is a documentary-minded wedding and commercial photographer based in Chicago. In 2008, she spent 5 months living with a host family in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan and commuting into the city of Tokyo to study sociology. Some of Oriana’s most profound experiences occurred during her daily 4-hour commute. Today, Oriana works as a notable Chicago-area wedding photographer; when she’s not shooting weddings, she spends her time wandering the city, photographing its offbeat nooks and crannies and all the meals in between her explorations.…3 comments
- Masha Vapnitchnaia: Poisoned in the Pyrenees -
Bent in half, knee-deep in what I swore was snake-infested grass, I couldn’t stop throwing up a mélange of baguette, pâté and cheese, the latter being the culprit behind what had just become the worst case of food poisoning I’d ever experienced. As another wave of nausea peaked and found its release, I imagined that in a dusty Spanish village some five miles away, two dogs were also violently ill and wondering what kind of a person – on a spiritual pilgrimage no less – poisons two hungry, nursing mutts.…0 comments
- Nature in NYC: Beauty & Innovation in Battery Park -
Lisa Nina Cruz, a finalist in the last round of The Bucket List Initiative, first wrote about nature in NYC with a piece on Governor’s Island. Here, she shares her insights on another of New York’s beautiful, natural spaces: Battery Park.
A great city allows locals to meet a diverse range of desires: to commute reasonably; to pursue unique activities; to become cultured in arts; to maintain physical activity; to eat delectable food; and to meet new people frequently.…0 comments
- PP Instagram Challenge (11/25/13): #pptravelcompanion -
This week’s Instagram challenge is #pptravelcompanion. It is sponsored by Ink 361, a company that prints photos daily from travelers around the world. Anyone can participate in the challenge (outside of Passion Passport staff). Be sure to read the instructions carefully to be eligible for the prize**.
**You could win a $100 gift certificate for INK361.com prints, and your photo could also be featured in our honorable mentions!…
- 10 Ways to Enjoy Summertime in Hungary -
Three weeks ago, Agnes Zuberecz introduced us to nine of the most popular foods in her native Hungary. Here, she suggests 10 unique activities that may inspire you to put Hungary at the top of your bucket list this summer.
Summer is an amazing time to visit Hungary; the air is warm and the days are long.…0 comments
- On Ethiopia: An Interview and Photo Essay -
Zacharias Abubeker is an Ethiopian-American photographer currently based in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Raised in central Illinois, Zacharias moved to Ethiopia after completing his photography studies at Columbia College in Chicago; in Addis, he works as a commercial photographer, curates exhibitions, and continues other personal projects. Zacharias’ photographs have been shown internationally and are part of the collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.…0 comments
- Leigh McLaren: Everything Looks Scarier in the Dark -
It was November, 2012. I was teaching English in Spain and trying my best to soak up all of the European and North African culture that I possibly could in a year’s time. When an old friend surprised me with a visit to Marrakech, Morocco for four days, I – without hesitation – jumped at the chance.…0 comments
- PP Instagram Challenge (11/18/13): #ppgeometry -
This week’s Instagram challenge is #ppgeometry. It is sponsored by ONA Bags, whose beautifully-crafted, travel-themed camera bags have inspired explorers everywhere. Anyone can participate in the challenge (outside of Passion Passport staff). Be sure to read the instructions carefully to be eligible for the prize**.
**You could win a Waxed Canvas Boxery Bag and Camera Insert.…