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Black-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now

Across the country (and the world), people have gathered in recent weeks to express frustration about the inequity and injustice that Black people have faced for far too long. The reach and extent of...

Anti-Racism, Education, and Solidarity Resources

Since we first published this piece in June, peaceful protests have continued across the country against the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and in solidarity with all BIPOC for the...

A Note from Passion Passport: Black Lives Matter

Passion Passport Community:  I am repulsed and devastated by the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others before them. The scale of collective trauma in the black community is incalculable.  Since...
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Taxi Driving in Exile: The Privilege of Travel

I touched down at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport somewhere around 7:00 New Year’s Eve 2019, the third time in recent months I’d taken this exact flight from Nashville. It always arrives at the same...

Our Passport to Yours: Part I

In essence, travelers are dreamers. We all fell in love with adventure because we knew there was more of it, and found the most intoxicating part of a journey to be the knowledge that...
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Book Review: Olga Tokarczuk, “Flights”

The best place to start talking about a book as slippery and transient as Olga Tokarczuk's Flights is with the title itself, especially since it’s in translation from the author's native Polish. I’ll try...

10 Books That Shaped the Way We Travel

Books are an integral source of knowledge when we’re trying to make sense of the world. Whether it’s graphic novels, fantastical tales, or riveting pieces of literature, books have affected all of us, and...
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How to Experience the U.K. on a Budget

A couple hundred years ago, the sun never set on Great Britain. It’s safe to say that the United Kingdom is a more insular place these days, but that has had no effect on...
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Not a Grape to be Found: Martha’s Vineyard as Experienced by a Mainlander

Islands are always a world apart from the mainland. They have a strange serenity that is not found on most parts of the continental world. Somehow, the fact that islands are physically separated from...

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