How To Overcome Burnout on the Road

Every so often, a story gets published that’s so fascinating, so thought-provoking, and most importantly, so of-the-moment, that it immediately cuts through the digital clutter and goes viral. This occurred most recently with Anne...
Crossing a bridge during an eco-friendly road trip

Planning an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Not long ago, two of my close friends packed their car for an 800-mile road trip. They loaded their daughter into her car seat, turned on their favorite music, and stocked up on their...

How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting the U. S. National Parks

On Christmas Day in Yosemite National Park, a man decided to go for a hike with his dog. The two of them set out to see Nevada Fall, following trails that prohibit pets completely....
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Journey to the Little Kingdom Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. Yet, there remains a single country with a negative carbon footprint. Perched on the Himalayas’ eastern edge between two of the highest-polluting countries in the world,...
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12 Ways to Live Sustainably in 2019

2019 is officially here, bringing both new possibilities for personal growth and familiar threats to our planet’s survival. With climate change rearing its ugly head ever higher, untold amounts of plastic polluting our oceans,...

The Adventure Bag Movement: A Q&A With Jackson Groves

Jackson Groves has spent the last two-and-a-half years living out of a backpack. During that time, he’s encountered the litter that unfortunately finds its way into nature parks and hiking trails in all corners...
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Why Travelers Should Avoid Volunteering in Orphanages

It’s a familiar story. Well-meaning student goes to a developing country, volunteers in an orphanage, and falls in love with the children living there. Student returns home, shares photos of adorable kids, writes about the...

Looking Back at the Paris Agreement: Where Are We Now?

On December 12, 2015, the world had a major reason to rejoice. It was the penultimate day of COP21, a 14-day summit in Paris that scrutinized climate change from just about every angle. The...
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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...

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