Travel is always, in some way, transformative — an experience that leaves its mark long after the homecoming. Traveling with a focus, not just with a specific place but a specific objective in mind, is even more potent in its power to change our perspective. With the tools available to today’s traveler, more and more project based travel stories are being told while initiatives blossom on personal, community, and global levels. This week, we want to zero in on the particular experience of not simply traveling, but traveling to achieve a goal, to undertake something that could not be done at home.

For this week’s Passion Passport Twitter Chat, we’ll be joined by our friends at Visual Supply Co (VSCO), whose Artist Initiative helps fund individual projects, and by co-hosts who are weaving together the threads between travel, community, and artistic endeavors.

If you will be unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, please schedule your responses according to the timetable below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
What is one travel project you’ve undertaken? Share a photo!

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
What project do you hope to undertake this year? What’s holding you back?

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
What is your personal creative pursuit, and how does travel support it?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
How do you think traveling might develop your creativity better than staying close to home?

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
What styles of travel are most conducive to your creative process and work?

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
You have one week, anywhere in the world, to work on your craft. Where do you go and why?

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
Who, or where, do you look to for inspiration on traveling with a focus? Why?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
What do you think is the greatest benefit of traveling with an initiative in mind?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
What is a challenge you see with project-oriented travel? How might you overcome it?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
What travel story do you think needs to be told? How might you do it?

Q11 – 2:50pm EST
How has travel impacted the way you feel you can effect change in your community or the ones you visit?

Q12 – 2:55pm EST
Link us some inspiration — either your own travel project or one that’s blown you away!