Middle East

Middle East

The Real Dubai

As we drove away from downtown and toward the creek, the buildings got older, smaller, and darker; the alley ways dirtier. I thought I was in another country entirely. It’s incredible to see the...
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Intrigued by Israel

What brought you to Israel?  In January of 2012, my grandparents asked me if I was still deeply interested in archaeology. Ever since I was little, I obsessed over mineral books and ancient archaeological discoveries,...

Travels in Yemen

Curious about what it would be like to travel in Yemen? Jon Collins was; so much so that he took the leap and ventured there himself, never once turning back. What he discovered was...

The Wonders of Jordan

I didn't know a thing about Jordan when I stepped off the plane. My friend had organized our trip, and wanting to go into the country with fresh eyes, I ignored all of his emails...

The Egypt Zach Was Looking For

The Egypt of Zach Murphy’s mind was shaped by history classes, Hollywood movies, and stories from the Bible. That Egypt featured the remains of once-luxurious temples, hieroglyphic-covered buildings, and a river that flowed between...

Instagram Spotlight: Agata Kaziuk (@wanderlust_driven_life)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Agata Kaziuk (@wanderlust_driven_life) takes us through England, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Israel. Oxford, England Oxford...

10 Picturesque Places in Turkey

One look at Gizem Toker’s Instagram feed and you’ll be booking the next flight to Turkey. We asked her to share some of the most photogenic spots around the country, and she didn’t disappoint! GALATA...

Instagram Spotlight: Jessica Wardwell (@jessica_wardwell)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Jessica Wardwell takes us to Greece, Israel, and Cuba with her photos. Temple Mount Looking back...

The Spirit of Old Tbilisi

I moved to Tbilisi, Georgia’s charming and ancient capital in the South Caucasus, on a whim in the summer of 2014. My plan was to explore Georgia for three months before disappearing over the...