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Elliot Vernon is based in Chicago, Illinois. Instagram/Lightt/Twitter: @elbow_macaroni
Multi-Colored Umbrellas in Crosswalk in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

#PPStandout Instagram Challenge – 02/06/18 to 02/11/18

If you had to sum up what travel means to you in one photo or memory, what would it be? For this week’s #PPStandout Instagram challenge, we're looking for those stories that replay over and over in your...

#PPMulticolor Instagram Challenge – 06/27/17 to 07/02/17

Featured photo by: @chrisnumber8 Singapore One color! Two color! Three color, four! Color brings life to our surroundings -- it's a visual language that allows us to communicate with everything around us, and often times, can...

Why We Travel: What An American Looks Like

My first time flying to a foreign land was when I was six months old … to the United States to meet my parents. I was adopted from South Korea as an infant. When I...

Trains, Gas Masks, and Settling In

From the first time I got on the Seoul Metro (upon my arrival, traveling from the Incheon airport into the city), I knew there was something wrong with it. I couldn't quite put my finger on it,...

Hitting The Rails: Chicago to Milwaukee

Recently, I teamed up with Amtrak, Passion Passport, and friend/photographer Alina Tsvor for a weekend of adventure and exploration in Chicago’s neighbor to the north: Milwaukee. We hopped on the Hiawatha Line to Brew...

TBLI Round III: Almost One Year Later

“Hey Elliot, you’re Asian, right?” A coworker was asking the question. “Yeah,” I answered. “Okay, so would you say this name is a Mr. or a Mrs.?” She handed me an email and pointed at...

Home Sweet Home

It’s still hard to believe that my trip is over! But being back home for a day or two has given me time to sit back and reflect on my journey. As I write this final post,...

In Front of it All

I don't think I've ever been told "No photos" so many times in one day. Then again I guess that's to be expected when you're on a military base in one of the most militarized...

Reading the Signs

It caught me off-guard: "Cheollabuk Child Protection Agency". I was in Jeonju, the largest city in Cheollabuk-do, the province I was born in. I had been wandering kinda aimlessly, probably looking for somewhere to lunch. "Cheollabuk Child...

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