Passion Passport: 2017 In Review

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2017 has been a monumental storytelling year for Passion Passport — and we couldn’t have done it without your support. 

Back in January, we were only publishing a few stories a week. But that wasn’t the case for long. 

By the end of this year, we will have published nearly 500 new stories. That’s absolutely incredible.

We journeyed to FranceMoroccoThailandItalyU.S. National ParksIcelandHong Kong, and China, and deeper into ParisChiang MaiBaliFlorenceEdinburgh, and London.

We learned photography basicshow to take the perfect flat-lay photo, and the elements of street photography. We got advice about drone photographyhow to use geometry to enhance our travel photos, and how to master both indoor photography and macro photography. Then, Mary Quincy taught us how to edit our photos to perfection.

We got to know photographers like Sezgi OlgacDan TomTiffany NguyenAndrew KearnsDirk DallasEdward BarniehPat KayCamrin Dengel, and Sam Horine

We traveled around the world with a piperan artista wildlife photographerMichelle HalpernPassport Therapy, and Devon Costantine and Stephen Barna.

We tried Indonesian street foodwalked across Americaspent a night in the Moroccan desertchose ethical animal interactions, and experienced the world upside down.

We went on adventures along the Pamir Highwaydown the Nile in Egyptthrough the wonderlands of Wisconsinacross the Trans-Caucasus countries, and in metro systems around the world.  

We explored Hong Kong from aboveimmersed ourselves in the fantasy of Carnevaleworked for President Obama, and sought answers in Ghana.

We took architectural tours of Copenhagendiscovered Tunisiafollowed a photographer around Helsinkidiscovered the perfect Italian citydocumented every single national park, and learned about educational systems in southern African countries.

We experienced the hospitality of Omanthe magic of Kenya’s giraffe manorthe sunshine of Montenegro, and 10 amazing villages in Japan

We learned all about printmakinghow to travel the world with a 9 to 5 jobwhat it’s like to be a pilot, and, most importantly, that they are more than just parks

We heard more about Zach Murphy’s Faces of Places project, Annapurna Mellor’s ROAM MagazineBriana Moore’s Travels with Quigley, and Brent Foster’s Legacy Project video series. And Yulia Denisyuk told us about her time in JordanBethlehemLatviaEstonia, and Chiang Mai.

We spent 24 hours in ParisEdinburghChiang MaiFlorence, and Chicago. We found Instagram hot-spots in Western EuropeFranceSoutheast Asia, and Europe

We witnessed everyday moments in Bologna and Paristhe beauty of Malta’s doorwaysleaves changing colors around the world, and adventures in Vietnam.

We met the people of Burning Man, but only after we got photography advice from Alina Rudya.

We discovered the mystery of Venicethe temples, streets, and people of Japanthe legends of Walesthe colors of Iranthe monsters of Balinese New Year celebrations; the art of in-between travel moments; and the chaos of the Birqash Camel Market.

We traveled to Senegal with the first iteration of the Passport Project.

We published photo collectionstravel videoshow-to guidesinterviewsInstagram spotlightsentertainment recommendationstransformative storiesessaysaround-the-world advice, and tons of travel inspiration.

And we couldn’t have done any of it without the support of our contributors and the Passion Passport community. Thank you for joining us in 2017 — we hope you’ll continue to follow along as we unveil exciting adventures and projects in the new year. 

—Britton Perelman (editorial manager) and the Passion Passport team