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Why the American Road Trip is Important as Ever

The “Great American Road Trip” has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. There’s something monumentally alluring about the idea of loading up a car with a few friends, some supplies,...
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Why You Should Still Be a Tourist

There’s no disputing that “tourist” is a dirty word these days. In fact, it seems that the connotation of the term has never been more negative. Travel sites (including Passion Passport) encourage readers to...

Meteora, Greece: The Coolest Place You’ve Never Heard Of

My conception of Greece has never really been the same as the guide books’. This is probably because I’m Greek, myself. My dad’s family is from the island of Crete, and because of the...

What It Means to Be a Creative in Today’s World

Not too long ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw an ad promoting a “Creatives Weekend.” I’m sure I’m not the not only who’s come across posts like this, and at the...

How Solo Travel is Different for Women

I had just arrived in Amsterdam — unofficially known as one of the safest cities in Europe — and immediately boarded the wrong tram. The sun had already set, and I found myself lost...

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...
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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,...
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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...

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