Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 21, 2017 at 07:04AM

“Do you have a golden rule for photographing wildlife?”
Join the conversation for our #passionpassport twitter chat on “Wildlife Photography” starting in 1 hour (2pm ET)! Find us through the link in our bio and see you there!
Photo by: @ingwe911 Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 21, 2017 at 03:00AM

“As I looked out at Dubrovnik in the early morning light, the city felt like an inviting board game below. Some people walked around, just starting their day. It was the small and rich details that caught my attention, the magnetic nature of the city making me wish I knew more about its history.”
@nicanorgarcia Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 20, 2017 at 04:25PM

If you spend time with @tiffpenguin during the week, it’s probably because you’re getting a root canal or a filling. If you have plans with her on the weekends, however, you’re going to want to bring along your backpack, probably some hiking poles, and maybe even your passport.

Tiffany, the spectacular adventure photographer behind @tiffpenguin, works full-time as a dentist in her home city of Los Angeles. Read her story on our website (link in our bio)!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 20, 2017 at 02:02PM

Peekaboo, we see you! What hidden details do you #PPiSpy (or espy) on your travels?

Guest judges @andrewwatsonphoto, @pierlu__igi, and @_yafiqyusman_ want to see your most obscure finds — from camouflaged lionfish to random rooftop neighbors (swipe left for more).
Full details are under “Events” on PassionPassport.com!

Photo by: @andrewwatsonphoto Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 20, 2017 at 03:02AM

“My days were spent in the back country of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park experiencing the turning of the larches — no electricity or Internet, just nature. Life slowed down, and I was able to reconnect with the magnificence of our beautiful world.”
@victoraerdan Mount Assiniboine, British Columbia, Canada
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 19, 2017 at 03:59PM

#PPiSpy with my little eye something in a blur.

Ever play hide-and-seek or read “Where’s Waldo”? Well get ready because this week’s challenge theme is all about finding the hidden and obscure, be it passing scenes from a train or animals camouflaged in their surroundings.

We as well as guest judges @andrewwatsonphoto, @pier__igi and @_yafiqyusman want to see your best finds! To enter the challenge fun:
1. Post a photo/video according to the theme by 11:59am US-ET on Sun. 9/24;
2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPiSpy in the caption; and lastly
3. Tell us what’s going on in your photo/video!

Check the link in our bio or “Events” on PassionPassport.com for full details and further inspiration!

Photo by: @stella_psx Ella, Sri Lanka

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 19, 2017 at 08:59AM

One of Sam Horine’s (@samhorine) favorite places to photograph in New York City is Chinatown. He strolls the narrow streets and absorbs the sights, sounds, and smells, feeling as though he’s been transported. It’s a departure from the classic sights of New York, but one that Sam finds especially liberating.
Read more of Sam’s recommendations for where to head with your camera in NYC on our website today (link in bio)!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 19, 2017 at 05:00AM

“There’s something about antique libraries that gives you a vast comprehension of time. Maybe it’s the smell of old books and the silence of people reading in a place that has “seen” many more stories than you ever will. I always leave these places in awe.”
@me_and_mango Admont, Austria
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 19, 2017 at 02:38AM

Congratulations to our #PPHotspots Instagram challenge winner @romesansolis!
Here, Romelyn takes us to an early morning sunrise among the centuries-old Pagoda’s of Bagan, Myanmar; a breathtaking view that many of those who visit this country seek.
Thank you to everyone who joined us this past week, and especially to our guest judges @barkinozdemir, @davideor94 and @heymissjen!
Stay tuned for this week’s challenge announcement!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 18, 2017 at 02:52PM

For last week’s #PPHotspots Instagram challenge, we asked the Passion Passport community to share their photos and experiences from places across the globe that are always sought after. Hotspots bring people together from all over the world; whether it’s for a photograph or to experience a mystical wonder of the world. Congratulations to this week’s honorable mentions: @marcorama, @sauldejongh, @mavi.sun, @alifeworthtravel, @antoonella_, @aprilyab, @eltravelar, @chris_thedaytravels and @allanmac__!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 18, 2017 at 07:51AM

We’re always working to develop new, invigorating and informative travel content for you, our community. And today, we’re introducing another feature, a section of our website dedicated to your favorite cities and countries around the world.

Each destination-focused page in this section will have stories, travel guides, photography, insider’s tips, and other helpful information. We want these pages to provide two things: inspiration and information. We know you turn to us for both, and we hope the addition of these new pages to the Destinations section continues to make Passion Passport an important part of your travels.

First up: Paris, France, and Morocco! Start exploring by following the link in our bio!
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Cover Photo by: @mary_quincy, swipe left for more from other contributors!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 18, 2017 at 02:57AM

“This was my second time in Ho Chi Minh, but I still opted to join my friends for the Mekong River tour. I love how the muddy water and nipa palm trees complement the scenic views along the river. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph in all of Vietnam.”
@ianlvna Mekong Delta, Vietnam
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 17, 2017 at 04:02AM

“I love to bring the delicacy and intimacy of lonely moments to life. Seeing Piazza Duomo at 6 a.m. made me realize that there’s so much beauty around us but sometimes, in the chaos, we forget about it.”
@quietpoem Florence, Italy
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 16, 2017 at 03:28AM

“My photographic senses were thrilled upon seeing this statue. The sheer scale of it was hard to comprehend, and could only be shown in an image by including the people walking up the staircase.”
@berlinstagram Batu Caves, Malaysia
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 15, 2017 at 02:48AM

“With the tiniest slice of rare blue Icelandic sky, this humpback whale decided to celebrate…he even waved. It’s moments like these that I feel so tiny, so in awe of nature — it’s the best natural high that exists.”
@georgetheexplorer Húsavík, Iceland
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 14, 2017 at 01:01PM

Which #PPHotspots have you been?!
From iconic, landmark must-sees to popular, trendy cafés; guest judges @barkinozdemir, @davideor94, and @heymissjen are looking for your unique takes on the road MORE traveled.

To join, check “Events” linked in our bio or follow the steps below:
1. Post a photo/video according to the theme before 11:59am ET;
2. Tell us about your experience;
3. Tag @passionpassport and #PPHotspots in the caption along with the blurb.

For more inspiration, check several of our recent “Hot-spots” features on PassionPassport.com now.
Photo by: @mariyahummingbird Cappadocia, Turkey

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 14, 2017 at 07:16AM

“What is your favorite destination and why?” That’s the first question for our #passionpassport twitter chat on “Hotspots” starting in 45 minutes (2pm ET)! Get to thinking, and see you there.
Photo by: @corrine_t Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 14, 2017 at 02:47AM

“London has everything a traveler could want: from the various markets to the galleries to the architecture. I had to climb to the top of Saint Paul’s Cathedral to get this shot, and I was so fascinated by the pattern of the square and how the people — and their shadows — complemented it.”
@l.k.j London, UK
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 13, 2017 at 01:46PM

Travel has the singular ability to inspire us, challenge us, and above all, teach us about the world around us. From our inception, our goal has always been to promote the transformative nature of travel and provide life-changing opportunities for our creative travel community.

With parallel goals in mind, we’re excited to announce that our founder, @zachspassport, has partnered with @HiltonHotels. Together they’re hosting an event on Oct. 4th in NYC that will transport guests to three amazing world cities, provide all the information people need to get a passport and give attendees the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Make sure to RSVP for this event as space is limited to the first 100 people. Link in @HiltonHotels bio. Stay tuned for more details.
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 13, 2017 at 11:03AM

Along the coast in the Liguria region of Italy sit five colorful villages, all built into the hillside and connected by a walking path. Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore may look similar with their colorful houses, but each has a distinctly unique atmosphere if you take the time to explore.
Our recent story is all about the locations that dominate our Instagram feeds and what the photos won’t tell you! Check it out by heading to PassionPassport.com (linked in bio). Photo by: @loic80l

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 13, 2017 at 03:03AM

“From the moment we stepped off the float plane in Katmai National Park, we were greeted by the biggest grizzly bears I have ever seen (literally, there were two on the beach next to our plane). Sometimes they were only a few yards from us — we bumped into a few of them on the trails, saw them feast on salmon by the falls, and watched sows and cubs playing by the water and learning to fish. It was a surreal experience.”
@reneeroaming Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska, USA
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 12, 2017 at 03:21PM

Where are some of the most popular and iconic #PPHotspots you’ve been to on your travels?

We as well as guest judges @barkinozdemir, @davideor94 and @heymissjen want to hear about them for this week’s theme! To enter the challenge fun:
1. Post a photo/video according to the theme by 11:59am US-ET on Sun. 9/17;
2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPHotspots in the caption; and lastly
3. Tell us what’s going on in your photo/video!

Check the link in our bio or “Events” on PassionPassport.com for full details and further inspiration!
Photo by: @chaus_adventure Great Wall, China

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 12, 2017 at 03:10AM

“Cartagena is a photographer’s playground. This colorful coastal town lives up to every bit the hype surrounding it. The walled Old Town houses a network of tiny streets and alleys all lined with vividly-colored colonial buildings; imbuing romantic vibes and inspiring me to explore every nook and cranny.”
@jinchuferrer Cartagena, Colombia
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 11, 2017 at 03:50PM

“There’s something surreal, and yet so real about walking around in Dunes as white as snow as the shadows change colors around you. What makes this place so beautiful is what is not there; no clutter, no chaos. Just a clean blank slate that reminds you that life is full of beginnings.”
Congratulations to our #PPMinimalist Instagram challenge winner @taralowryphotography who takes us to the White Sand National Monument on a journey with her mother.
Thank you to those who joined us, and a special thanks to our guest judges @quietpoem and @candida!
Stay tuned tomorrow for this week’s challenge theme.

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 11, 2017 at 02:58PM

From treks across untouched sand dunes to the never ending blue skies of the Serengeti; this past week’s #PPMinimalist challenge took us around the globe! Congratulations to this week’s honorable mentions: @dylknight, @thisbatteredsuitcase, @aljvd, @julian_cheong, @laurenrenehyde, @shaybacko, @curiouswuwu, @eltravelar and @thenorthernnomads!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 11, 2017 at 03:07AM

“I don’t like the bustle of cities, so I live high in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. A friend recently came to visit me and we ended up watching a meteor shower together. It was so dark and we were surrounded by mountains, but the sky was clear, the Milky Way was bright, and our view was full of shooting stars. It was a once in a lifetime show, and our view the following morning was just as beautiful.”
@mp.avlk Chata pri Zelenom Plese, Slovakia
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 10, 2017 at 03:37AM

“While trekking through the Indian Himalayas with a group of friends, we crossed paths with this shepherd. He seemed in no rush as he strolled peacefully through the remote mountains with his goats. We were so far from civilization, and it piqued my curiousity in his story. Had he always lived there? Was this his daily routine? I enjoyed the fleeting moment of wonder as we watched him continue on his way.”
@cannonmatt Himalayas, India
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 09, 2017 at 01:05PM

“I think of photography as a tool to challenge my creativity to document the world in a unique way. Having studied it thoroughly in architecture school, the Sydney Opera House holds a special place in my heart. I see it everyday, but it’s always fun to try to find new angles and perspectives of this iconic building. ”
@demasrusli Sydney, Australia

What spots hold a special place in your heart? Look for a fresh angle, and share on #passionpassport!

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 09, 2017 at 02:52AM

Looking to get inspired for this week’s #PPMinimalist challenge but unsure where to start? “Life can seem a bit chaotic at times, and I love when you can just find peace in an image that looks clean.” Jenny Connors (@jennyaconnors) captures the uncluttered beauty of White Sands National Monument, New Mexico in “A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Photographer” and shares tips along the way.

Read on at PassionPassport.com and get going because guest judges @candida and @quietpoem want to see your takes on the theme! The entry period closes at 11:59am ET tonight! Full rules are linked in our bio.

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 08, 2017 at 03:32AM

“I was born and raised in Newfoundland, and I love it because it has such a sense of identity. The island was independent of Canada until 1949, so it retains a lot of its own distinct nature. In fact, there’s even a Newfoundland dictionary because some of the phrases are so different.” @tomcochrane Rose Blanche, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 07, 2017 at 02:49PM

Are you a #PPMinimalist when it comes to photography or travel itinerary?

Here @candida takes us to a serene sky from Mt. Tamalpais in San Francisco, so share your best scenes with her and fellow guest judge @quietpoem:
1. Post a photo/video of your interpretation of the theme by 11:59am ET on Sun. 09/10.
2. Tag #PPMinimalist and @passionpassport in the caption.
3. Write a short blurb telling us something about the scene and your experience!

The full details and further inspiration can be found on PassionPassport.com (linked in bio).

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 07, 2017 at 03:05AM

“I’ve heard of the ‘secret rooftops’ of Istanbul and really wanted to find one myself. It was tricky to find and even trickier to convince a local to show us the entry point. Nevertheless, the view from the roof of the old house in Fatih was worth it. Seeing Galata tower lit-up in the dusk literally took my breath away.”
@rrrudya Istanbul, Turkey
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 06, 2017 at 03:00AM

“High above and to the south of Sofia sits the Rila monastery, where the Eastern Orthodox religion came to prominence and spread through Bulgaria. The monks here generally stay out of view, but I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one. The story in this picture comes from the way the monk and the woman are both hurrying in opposite ways, heads bowed in respect, not wanting to disturb one another with so much as a simple glance. But I got the feeling that the mountains are always watching.”
@peapookachoo Rila, Bulgaria
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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 05, 2017 at 04:10PM

Sometimes less is more as is the case for this week’s #PPMinimalist challenge!

We as well as guest judges @candida and @quietpoem are looking for how creatively you utilize negative space. To enter:
1. Post a photo/video according to the theme by 11:59am US-ET on Sun. 9/10;
2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPMinimalist in the caption; and lastly
3. Tell us what’s going on in your photo/video!

Check “Events” on PassionPassport.com (link in bio) for full details and have fun!
Photo by: @calsnape Dubai, UAE

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Passion Passport: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – September 05, 2017 at 12:35PM

Hugo Suissas (@suissas) is a master at crafting extraordinary scenes from the most ordinary of places and objects — from convenient shadows to discarded feathers.

Swipe left to see more of Hugo’s environment-inspired imagination, and click the link in our bio to read about his process.

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