How to Balance Smart Travel With Adventurous Travel

At Passion Passport, we believe in meaningful travel that will challenge you and your perspective of the world. But we also hope that you covet your safety as you explore foreign countries and cultures...

How to Get Beyond the Travel Blog and Tell Your Travel Story

I’ll admit that in the past, I’ve rolled my eyes at blog posts that my Facebook friends have written about their travels. More often than not, I just keep scrolling. But who knows how...

Photography Basics: Lightroom Editing

LESSON 23: LIGHTROOM EDITING You frame the shot, position the lens, click the shutter, and now you’ve got yourself a photo. But even if the image looks great on playback, there’s still some work to...
Characters on a temple.

How to (Actually) Speak a Foreign Language While Traveling

If you haven’t brushed up on your Spanish, French, or German since graduating from high school, you might feel nervous about traveling to a country where the people speak one of those languages. You...

How Passions Turn Into Purpose Projects

In 2012, Zach Houghton sat in a plain, gray cubicle on the 55th floor of a Hong Kong office building. As the sun set, he looked out at the smoggy harbor, knowing that his...
A hand holding an antique photograph of the Eiffel Tower in front of the Eiffel Tower, showing prevalence of pictures in heavily-photographed places

How to Take Pictures in Heavily-Photographed Places

One of the greatest joys of traveling is documenting your adventures through photography. In fact, with iconic landmarks and local gems around the world being posted on Instagram hundreds of times per day, many...
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...
A waterfront skyline in China, an extremely popular TEFL destination.

How to Teach English as a Foreign Language in China

English-language learning has been deeply rooted in Chinese curricula since the early ’80s. However, even more importance is being placed on learning the language today, and all children are required by law to start...
A man selling baskets, as pictured on social media.

How to Better Use Social Media in Your Travel Storytelling

There’s no doubt about it: social media is a powerful tool. The major platforms now count more than three billion total users — a huge population that includes friends and acquaintances, celebrated photographers and...

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