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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...

Instagram Spotlight: Tatiana Pechenina (@pechenina)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Tatiana Pechenina (@pechenina) describes her passion for photography and how it has influenced her travels. I’m...

Meeting the Nenets

In the language of the indigenous Nenets, “Yamal” means “the end of the world.” A fitting name for such a place. It is a remote, wind-blasted area of permafrost, serpentine rivers, and dwarf shrubs,...

A Brief Encounter on the Trans-Siberian Railway

The mammoth of a train rolls very slowly down the snowy tracks to the platform. I find my carriage and show the provodnitsa (carriage attendant) my ticket. She shrugs and pushes me toward the...

At the End of the Earth: Three Days with the Chukchi

On the Northernmost side of Eastern Russia is the Chukotka region, home to a number of native peoples, including the Chukchi. In total, there are just under 16,000 Chukchi, living in tribes of 10-20...

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