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Revisionist History: The Risk of Taking a Tour

While in college, I had the chance to join an archaeological field school working on a plantation about an hour outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Together, we excavated the former slave quarters, regularly finding pieces...
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A First-Timer’s Guide to Nashville

Like an increasing number of people these days, Nashville is my adopted city. My roots here and in Tennessee do give me a head start on understanding the place, but the seemingly endless growth...
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Miami on a Budget: Free Things to Do

Miami is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the United States, and for good reason. There is still the unfortunate perception that Miami is exclusively for high-rollers and big spenders, but this isn't...
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A Food and Drink Guide to Memphis, Tennessee

Let’s establish a few things right off the bat: first of all, Memphis is probably the best food city in America, and dare I say, one of the very best in the world. Second...
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An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod

Known for its sweeping sand dunes and charming cottages, Cape Cod is a vacationer’s dream. Despite its reputation as a retreat for East Coast elite, the Cape is more than just yacht clubs and...
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Why Electric Cars Are the Future of Sustainable Travel

More people are choosing to travel each year—both domestically and internationally. But an increase in tourism has come with an awareness of some of the pitfalls of the industry: negative impacts on local communities,...
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Instagram Spotlight: Jack Crosby (@jackcrosbyphoto)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. Today, Jack Crosby (@jackcrosbyphoto) shows us why he loves exploring the world and living in Southeast...
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Neighbors: What Americans Think of Canada, and More

One of the most revealing things about traveling abroad is finding out what people from other countries really think about people from your country. Not to disparage my compatriots, but travel acquaintances of mine...
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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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