Passport Express Trip

Passport Express Trip

The Penultimate Stop

#PassportExpress passenger Danielle Elliott looks back on the final day in Portland. We thought our Monday night sunset soiree was it, that the trip couldn’t get any better. When it was announced that we’d board the...

Ripples And Reflections

#Passport Express passenger Danielle Elliott looks back on the final day in Mount Hood and the surrounding area. The stone skipped one, two, three - wait for it - four, five, how-is-this-possible six times, each...

Quiet Hours And The Unexpected

Wordsmith and life enthusiast Jedidiah Jenkins shares his unique perspective on the #PassportExpress as the Empire Builder makes its way to Oregon. On Saturday night we went to bed on the train in Montana. I...

Sweater Weather

National Geographic-featured photographer Michael George reflects on the group's final day in Montana. Waiting for a train shouldn’t be beautiful. This evening, after we arrived at the station nearly 2 hours early, we were informed...

Go Ahead, Miss the Shot

Our first day in Montana began at sunrise. Heading into Glacier National Park for the first time, #PassportExpress guest Adam Kingman reflects on his journey through the park as well as what got him...

Growth in Good Company

As the #PassportExpress heads west towards Whitefish, Montana guest Gina Nicole Fontes reflects on the trip so far and the personal growth she has experienced. Words by Gina Nicole Fontes: Though it's a perk, the...

Chance Encounters

On the second day in the Twin Cities, members of the Passport Express set out in small groups to explore various parts of the area.   During the previous day, the group had been introduced to...

We Love People

Saint Paul is a gateway city, originally settled as one of the last places accessible by boat on the Mississippi River. The city flourished on the prosperity of the railroads developed by tycoon...

Switches, Signals, and Synapses

While the majority of the passengers on the Passport Express began the journey in Washington DC, a few members of the trip joined the group in Chicago. One such passenger was Danielle Elliot, who...