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Passion Passport Mourns the Loss of Oma Ella

In her TBLI application, Christina Wright wrote animatedly about how she hoped to travel to Germany to meet Oma Ella, a 103-year old woman who, even at her age, was intentionally traveling the world. Christina's dream trip...

TBLI Reflection V: Latin American Horror Stories

The wet-rag relief of Chiclayo disappeared within moments of entering the market. A jigsaw of scaffolding stifled the Southern breeze and knotted fists of herbs choked out the mid-day light. I double wrapped my...

TBLI Reflection IV: Universal Stories

After story-time in Cura Mori, we began the long trip back to Paita. The sun falls fast near the equator and by the time Nicola and I reached our junction, it had been replaced...

TBLI Reflection II: Piura, Paita and Yacila

The region of Piura is unique to Peru in that it’s quite isolated; a province lopped off from the rest of the country by hundreds of kilometers of Secha desert. It took two taxis, one...

TBLI Reflection I: Exploring the Peruvian Identity

My first day in Lima, I woke up in a dustbowl. Far from the metropolitan district of Miraflores, Lima’s cultural hub most often seen by tourists, I’d found myself in the residential district of...

#PPTravelDreams Twitter Chat 3/18 (with TBLI Judges!)

Tuesday, March 18th 1:00 PM EST- Passion Passport Travel Dreams Twitter Chat Everyone has a travel dream, and we want to make yours come true. We’re hosting a twitter travel chat on Tuesday, March 18th to...

Home Sweet Home

It’s still hard to believe that my trip is over! But being back home for a day or two has given me time to sit back and reflect on my journey. As I write this final post,...

In Front of it All

I don't think I've ever been told "No photos" so many times in one day. Then again I guess that's to be expected when you're on a military base in one of the most militarized...

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