Africa

Africa

A close-up of purple bougainvillea, a plant discovered by Jeanne Baret.

Famous Travel Expeditions: Jeanne Baret, Female Circumnavigator

Although few people know her name, Jeanne Baret deserves a place on the list of history’s most badass explorers. At a time when the French Navy forbade women from setting foot on their ships,...
Lines in worn-down limestone

South Africa: A Paleoanthropological Dream

South Africa — a country in which stunning coastlines and the majestic Big Five attract travelers the world over. Visitors who are eager to witness some of the planet’s largest and most elusive animals,...
View of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Sustainable Travel in Tanzania

While Passion Passport seeks to bridge communities and expand experience through travel, we’re aware that adventuring to far-off places can leave quite the carbon footprint. Our Sustainable Travel Series celebrates eco-travelers, low-impact ways of...
A desert tree shot

Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa. Each country has its own story to tell, and I’ve made it a point to...

Living Waste-Free: A Q&A with Khaya Alexander (@wastelessafrica)

While Passion Passport seeks to bridge communities and expand experience through travel, we’re aware that adventuring to far-off places can leave quite the carbon footprint. Our Sustainable Travel Series celebrates eco-travelers, low-impact ways of...
Old windows sit against a wall

This and That American Life

When I was recently in Zanzibar, Tanzania, I met a 29-year old yogi from Buffalo, New York. There is a certain quality of surrealism that accompanies meeting a fellow American in a far away...
Tuk-tuks in front of a blue wall in Georgetown. Photo by Nazirul Hakim.

Instagram Spotlight: Nazirul Hakim (@iamnazirul)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Nazirul Hakim (@iamnazirul) gives us an insider’s look at his favorite locations around the...
View from partway up Mount Kilimanjaro

My Personal Summit: An Adventure up the Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

I am by no means an experienced hiker. While I enjoy the outdoors, I am not one to always be seeking out my next summit or trek. In fact, when I go hiking, it’s...
Kids and a woman sit on a bed frame outside a hut

Last Night in Kassala

Inside the tomb of Seyyid Hassan, I press my nose to an opening in the wooden enclosure and inhale the sweet fragrance of incense. Pilgrims smile as I open my palms upward and raise...