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Exploring the Green Heart of Europe

At the intersection of France, Germany, and Belgium sits the small, landlocked nation of Luxembourg. It’s a little pastiche of European culture, having been influenced by the convergence of its neighbors. Today, Luxembourg is...
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Living the Spanish Language

I started learning Spanish in eighth grade, and loved it so much that I continued my studies as I moved on to high school and university. I had no trouble conjugating verbs, using proper...
Switzerland in the fall (shoulder season).

10 Shoulder Season Destinations to Explore This Year

And just like that, peak season has come to an end. Around the world, travelers have returned home and resumed their everyday lives, keeping incredible memories and wanderlust-inducing photos as their souvenirs. We hope you...
A painted rainbow spans across two buildings, as captured by Patryk Wikalinski

Instagram Spotlight: Patryk Wikalinski (@patryk_wikalinski)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Patryk Wikalinski (@patryk_wikalinski) teaches us a few tricks for making our architecture photos come...
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,...
Pide and pastries on display for sale in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

A Guide to Finding the Best Flatbread in Istanbul

Anthony Bourdain was an inspiration to me, as I am sure he was to many other travelers. One seemingly miniscule (but profound enough that I’m writing an article about it) detail of his trip...
A bird flies over a mosque at dusk in Istanbul.

From a Coup to a Collapse: Two Years On

On July 15, 2016, a faction within the Turkish military attempted a coup d’etat against state institutions, which involved violence across the country and an attempt on the President’s life. They justified their actions...

What You Should Know Before Visiting Istanbul

From the city’s ancient archaeological origins to the legacy of the Ottoman empire, Istanbul is a place of culture, diversity, and rich history. A visit to the Turkish city will yield incredible views, stunning...

A Guide to Istanbul’s Neighborhoods

Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is a city so sprawling that it literally spans continents. With so much to see, you might feel a bit overwhelmed when deciding what to add to your itinerary....

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