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The Third Pole Thaw: The Climate Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

When we talk about climate change, we tend to focus on rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, abnormal weather, and melting glaciers at the poles. Mostly, we hear warnings about the threats facing island systems...

The Best Budget Destinations on Every Continent

We all want to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, but not everyone wants to foot the expensive bill that comes with that journey. To combat pricey travel experiences, we’ve compiled a list...
A ridgeline in Switzerland, as captured by Lars Schneider.

Instagram Spotlight: Lars Schneider (@larsschneidervisuals)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. Today, Lars Schneider (@larsschneidervisuals) shows us some of his favorite wild places in Europe and Asia. Germany I...

The Raute: Kings of the Forest

The Raute people of west Nepal describe themselves as ban ko raja, which means “kings of the forest.” This nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers lives in a small, closed society comprised of about 150 individuals...
A beach in Bali at sunset, as captured by Denise Bartels.

Instagram Spotlight: Denise Bartels (@whereistheflow)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, German photographer Denise Bartels (@whereistheflow) tells us about the people she’s met and the...

Manang: A Story From Then and Now

The last time I was in Manang was 10 years ago. Although it was just a one-day visit, the Manang I remember was remarkably different from the bustling city I experienced this year. Just...
A snowy peak in front of an orange sky

A Legacy at 8,000 Meters: A Q&A With Photographer Jon Griffith

In April of last year, Tenjing “Tenji” Sherpa was sitting in Everest Base Camp as his climbing partner and mentor, the world-renowned Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck, was acclimatizing on the north face of nearby...
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Travel Video: Rato Machhendranath Jatra Festival

Suraj Ratna Shakya is a freelance photographer and filmmaker from Kathmandu, Nepal. Each spring, his hometown hosts the Rato Machhindranath festival. Growing up with the sights and sounds of these celebrations inspired Suraj to...

Famous Travel Expeditions: The First Summit of Mount Everest

Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is no easy feat. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the attempt, and topics like safety, tourism, and sustainability on the mountain become more controversial with...

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