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...
Sunset view over a shoreline

Instagram Spotlight: Derek Liang (@derekrliang)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Derek Liang (@derekrliang) gives us a tour of the beaches, cities, and mountains that...

Your Guide to Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan

As spring begins to settle on Japan, cherry blossoms (or sakura, to the locals) ignite throughout the country. The bloom travels south to north, covering the country’s parks, streets, and riverbanks in a soft...

7 of the Best Classic Arcades to Visit in Tokyo

Like video rental stores, arcades have endured their fall from glory, many forced to close shop entirely in an era when video games can be played on tiny smartphone. But in Tokyo, video game...

48 Hours in Tokyo: Unexpected Eats in the City’s Liveliest Neighborhoods

Tokyo is a massive city, and if you only have 48 hours to explore, you aren’t going to see all of it. The urban sprawl can be more than overwhelming with its sky-high buildings,...

What to Know about the Sapporo Snow Festival

If walking in a winter wonderland is your idea of a good time, Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival is the next adventure worthy of your bucket list. With hundreds of sculptures created from snow and...

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