Authors Posts by Joseph Ozment

Joseph Ozment

Joseph Ozment
Originally from Tennessee, Joseph Ozment is a writer and musician whose relationship with travel was shaped by growing up between the Southern U.S., Wales, and Hong Kong. So far, he's written for a newspaper in Russia, released a handful of home recordings, and started a novel (with plans for more, someday). When he's not busy running country roads or cheering on Liverpool FC, he's most likely making the next cup of coffee, or plans for the next trip.
camels in the shadow of egyptian temples

A Comprehensive Guide to Egyptian Temples

The architecture of Ancient Egypt has fascinated explorers for thousands of years. By glorifying their achievements, their families, and their gods with magnificent temples, the pharaohs have allowed us to walk in their world...
egypt soccer mohamed salah

Egypt’s New Pharaoh is a Soccer Player

No one can better sum up Egypt’s relationship with their national soccer team than goalkeeper Essam el-Hadary, who last summer became the oldest player to ever appear at a World Cup: “In Egypt we...
people stand on whistler bridge in canada amongst the clouds

Neighbors: What Americans Think of Canada, and More

One of the most revealing things about traveling abroad is finding out what people from other countries really think about people from your country. Not to disparage my compatriots, but travel acquaintances of mine...
a white van in the middle of a forest

Why the American Road Trip is Important as Ever

The “Great American Road Trip” has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. There’s something monumentally alluring about the idea of loading up a car with a few friends, some supplies,...
a brown suitcase rests on the floor next to a chair

5 (Avoidable) Ways to Have a Bad Trip

Before we can start thinking about how to travel well, we ought to take a step back and think about traveling badly. Travel, like anything, can’t be enjoyable all the time — there’s always...
tourists gather on dam square in Amsterdam

Why You Should Still Be a Tourist

There’s no disputing that “tourist” is a dirty word these days. In fact, it seems that the connotation of the term has never been more negative. Travel sites (including Passion Passport) encourage readers to...
a british village house covered in foliage

An Instagrammer’s Guide to British Villages

From quirky cosmopolitan scenes to dramatic, brooding landscapes, the United Kingdom can be a photographer’s paradise — when the weather permits, that is.  But between the extremes of these two subjects exists an entire...
Nomadic horsemen in Central Asia pose in front of livestock and mountains.

Central Asia: “Stans,” Silk Roads, & Soviet Ghosts

Central Asia used to be the center of the world. The Silk Road — arguably the most important trade route in history — ran through the region and set the stage for the Islamic...
a road and mountains in snowdonia

6 Alternative Summer Destinations That Beat the Beach

Everyone travels in the summertime; when winter’s chill is a distant memory and some spring saving has the finances back in order, it seems so natural to hit the road and head straight...


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