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Traveling to Overcome Fear: Moscow to Malta

I always read stories from travelers about moments during their trips where time seemed to stand still, or ceased to exist altogether, to make way for the revelation that this one moment will be...
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6 Sundance Films that Embraced the Power of Travel

You can always count on the Sundance Film Festival to share outstanding independent films — and luckily for us, the festival screened quite a few travel-related flicks this year. Whether those films shined a...
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All Roads Lead to Russia: Anticipating the Upcoming World Cup

This month, the 21st FIFA World Cup will kick-off in the Russian capital of Moscow. It is sport’s largest competition, in the world’s largest country. The enormity of both is mystifying. Every four years,...

A Guide to Kaliningrad, Russia

In recent years, Kaliningrad’s historic neighborhoods have been invigorated by a new wave of cuisine, art, and urban design. The city — which was primarily used as a natal base until the end of...
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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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