The skyline in Paris, where some people experience Paris Syndrome.

Paris Syndrome: Keeping Your Expectations in Check While Traveling

“There is but one Paris, and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even — the French air clears up the brain and does good — a world...

How to Fight Jet Lag

Ah, jet lag, that pesky side effect of long-haul flights. Known medically as “desynchronosis,” jet lag happens when our bodies’ circadian rhythms fall out of sync with the cycle of the day. If you’ve...
A train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.

How to Photograph the Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is the ultimate pit stop for photographers on a Scottish road trip. In part, the popularity of this railway viaduct in the West Highlands can be credited to a certain wizarding...

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...

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