6 of the Top Film Festivals in the World

Of all the worldwide events that emphasize the role of storytelling in modern society, film festivals are perhaps the most impactful. After all, they do much more than just highlight feel-good flicks and offer...

Venice Under Fog: A Q&A With Photographer Matt Horspool

You know this city. We all do. The red-roofed buildings floating atop a labyrinth of canals. The commanding gondoliers guiding their boats across the glimmering waters. The arched bridges extending across every gap, connecting...
A ridgeline in Switzerland, as captured by Lars Schneider.

Instagram Spotlight: Lars Schneider (@larsschneidervisuals)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. Today, Lars Schneider (@larsschneidervisuals) shows us some of his favorite wild places in Europe and Asia. Germany I...
A man walks along a dirt path in Robonov Kot

When Traveling Styles Collide

“The worst place with the right person can be amazing. The best place with the wrong person can be miserable.” For years, that’s the advice I’ve given to anyone planning on traveling with others....
Gondolas and splashing water in Venice, as captured by Emanuele Zola.

Instagram Spotlight: Emanuele Zola (@ema_therabbit)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Emanuele Zola (@ema_therabbit) shows us the vibrant colors and moody shadows of Italy. Turin I was...
Positano, Italy: learning to laugh as a solo traveler

Learning to Laugh as a Solo Traveler

I closed my eyes and leaned back, trying to recline comfortably in my beach chair. It was a brilliant August day in Sorrento, Italy, where I was treating myself to a solo vacation after...
A scuba diver near an underwater shipwreck.

4 Fascinating Underwater Archaeological Sites

Below the surface of our planet’s oceans, seas, and lakes, archaeologists look for clues about cultures that haven’t seen the light of day in years — and in many cases, in centuries or even...

A Village on Fire

I placed my bare feet onto the cool tiles next to the sofa-bed, then pulled back the curtains and let the sunlight spill in. Opening the door to the little terrace, the salty air...
Cocullo skyline

A Day at the Cocullo Snake Festival

Have you ever seen a snake crowd-surf? On the first Thursday of May, in the mid-eastern Italian town of Cocullo, you just might. A marriage of paganism and Catholicism, Cocullo’s Festival of Serpents is...

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