What Traveling Without A Smartphone Taught Me

The terminal was starting to fill up. Stretched across three or four seats, I listened as footsteps, coughs, and buzzing hives of unfamiliar languages drew near. I kept my eyes closed, a fruitless attempt...
A mural reading "freedom" on a red and white wall.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Why Writing is a Privilege

We all know the saying: the pen is mightier than the sword. History has tested this assertion at every turn, even up through the modern age. If there’s anything that these tests have demonstrated,...
A dish of berries and other vegan ingredients rests on a fruit in someone's cupped hands.

Why the World Needs More Vegans

World Vegan Day has been celebrated on November 1 every year since 1994. In 2018, Veganism is both more popular and more pertinent than ever before. While Passion Passport seeks to bridge communities and...

The Nakasendo Trail: Walking Through History

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a ryokan, my friend Celia and I stared down at the dish before us. We’d partaken in kaiseki, a traditional Japanese meal, many times previously, but had never...
A Croatian flag hangs from a window over a street and across from a Church.

The Benefits of Traveling Alone

Traveling solo can be incredibly daunting. The thought of feeling lonely and homesick stops many from packing their bags and going it on their own, but if you can pluck up the courage, you...

Meet Pando, the Trembling Giant

A giant lives in a forest of central Utah. It spreads itself before the banks of Fish Lake. When the wind blows through the valley, it quakes. It is ancient, older than any human...
Sunset view over a desert of scrubby bushes

Why Exploring Your Own Backyard Can Be Just as Rewarding as Going Abroad

Pick up your cell phone and you’re immediately transported to white-washed buildings in Greece, the stunning emerald waters of Indonesia, and an abundance of other exotic locations. It has the ability to send you...
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Confronting the Post-Trip Blues

“Beware of destination addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is...
Pedestrians in a central square in Krakow, Poland

Slow Travel: Taking a Step Back

Have you ever sat in the window seat on an airplane, watching the world below crawl by unassumingly, and wondered what it would be like to wander through those distant landscapes? If you answered...

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