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Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China

Day Trips from Six Major Chinese Cities

China is a huge country bound together by a network of megacities, each more populous and bustling than the last. But in between these major cities, there are plenty of incredible things to do,...
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Travel Video: Trans-Siberian Dream

Videographer Dennis Schmelz embarked on the journey of a lifetime — a trip along the Trans-Siberian Railway, spanning across Europe and Asia. Hoping to learn more about his adventure along the historic route, we caught...

Best Views in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has quickly become one of the world’s most attractive cities. And with its melting pot of cultures and its impressive display of art, cuisine, and architecture, it’s easy to see why. But...

Instagram Spotlight: Soái Phạm Văn Vũ (@soaipham)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Soai Pham Van Vu (@soaipham) shows us around his charming hometown in Vietnam and...

Secluded China: Finding Your Space in the World’s Most Populous Place

The Chinese character for “alone” is the same as that for “lonely.” In Chinese culture, it is hard to differentiate between the two meanings. For those of us who come from more individualistic Western...

Finding True Hospitality in Hong Kong

It was four o’clock in the afternoon. It was hot and dusty. I couldn’t steer my bike through the mounds of red sand, spotted with large rocks — my gears only spun dejectedly. I...

Photo Collection: China’s Other Side

For years, I’d been telling my friends that China was the next Nepal or Patagonia, that as long as they knew how to travel, they could reach pristine wildernesses that rival any other trek...

Exploring China’s Hidden Gems

Exploring south central: Changsha In China’s Hunan Province lie the undiscovered gems of Changsha and Zhangjiajie. With places like Shanghai, and Beijing, these two cities tend to be overlooked — but they are not to...

Finding New Life in Hong Kong

The wicker basket overflowed with colorful produce — small, torpedo-shaped carrots, fresh leafy bundles of lettuce, handfuls of button mushrooms, and cascades of bright orange nasturtium. Chef Calvin selected a carrot and with the flash...