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How to Hike Mt. Fuji in a Weekend

It might not be the tallest or most challenging mountain in the world, but few peaks are more iconic or more entrenched in the culture of its home country than Mount Fuji. Fuji, or...

8 Countries to Visit If You Love the Winter

One way to describe winter is “long and bleak.” But we prefer to see it differently. Because, these chilly months offer a chance for new experiences, ones unique to the locations that endure endless...
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The Creative Power of Travel: A Trip to Japan and Interview with Michael George

Michael George is a freelance photographer, writer, and self-avowed people person based in Brooklyn, New York. Travel has taken him all over the world, both in a personal search to understand our shared humanity...
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Living a “Year of Quiet,” Before the Pandemic

The year of quiet.  That’s how I would refer to it, in everything that followed, those 10 months spent living and teaching in a deeply rural part of southern Japan. I knew when I left...
Aerial view of Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

The Best Places to Travel to in September

September has officially arrived, and depending on which hemisphere you’re in, you’ll either be welcoming the autumnal shades of early fall or crawling out of your winter-blues hibernation to the promise of clear spring...

10 of the Friendliest Countries for Solo Travelers

Traveling alone can be one of the most rewarding personal journeys you can embark upon. From organizing logistics to navigating foreign cities, befriending strangers, and learning a new language, solo travel is full of...

The Nakasendo Trail: Walking Through History

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a ryokan, my friend Celia and I stared down at the dish before us. We’d partaken in kaiseki, a traditional Japanese meal, many times previously, but had never...

Instagram Spotlight: Zach Murphy (@the.traveling.zam)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Zach Murphy (@the.traveling.zam) discusses the destinations behind his most wanderlust-inducing photos. Philippines The Philippines was one...

Instagram Spotlight: James Kuan (@ohsnapjames)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, James Kuan (@ohsnapjames) takes us through his electronic scrapbook, made up of some of...

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