Travel is an opportunity to open ourselves up — to the unknown, to possibility, to happenstance. Many of those unintended moments have to do with the people we meet while traveling. Some only make fleeting impressions, a few words and a face; others can make their way into our lives, or stay in our thoughts for years. We’re constantly saying that people are just as important as places when it comes to travel, and this week, we want to hear about the people who have made your travels special.

Join us, @_JessicaGoodwin, @Vacation_Couple, @InsaTrav@travelgalNicole & the Passion Passport community this Wednesday 23rd from 2:30 pm EST to share your people-centric travel stories!

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:30pm EST

Let’s start us off with someone who stood out in your travels. Where did you meet them? What struck you about them?

Q2 – 2:35pm EST

Who is one person you’d like to travel with? (Tag them!) Where do you want to go?

Q3 – 2:45pm EST

Have you had a total stranger become someone close to you because of travel? Tell us that story.

Q4 – 2:50pm EST

Share your favorite ‘travel encounter’ pic. It can be yours or someone else’s! How do you feel it connects to this theme?

Q5 – 3:00pm EST

Other than language, what do you find the greatest challenge in connecting to people on the road?

Q6 – 3:05pm EST

Travel love stories: Have you witnessed one? Been caught up in one?

Q7 – 3:10pm EST

What activities have you taken part in that are good for meeting locals?

Q8 – 3:20 pm EST

Which one person, past or present, would you like to meet in your travels? Why?

Body image by @peter.rosales_photography / Header image by @easternsuns.

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