"On my way to visit the famous tea plantations in the mountainous Moc Chau district, I passed through this village. While conversing with an older lady about the local life here, I noticed her grandson trying to climb back in through the window. It was the cutest moment I witnessed during my five days spent in Moc Chau. Thinking back, I can still remember the house clearly, surrounded by hundreds of white plum trees; I can't wait to return to this village and see him all grown up."
📷@soaipham 📍Moc Chau, Vietnam 🇻🇳
One of the most photogenic and fascinating countries anywhere, Morocco has something to offer any and every kind of traveler. Whether you’ve been dozens of times or never before, there is always something new to see, taste, and experience, especially if you know where to look.
Let members of our team introduce you to these wonders on a collaborative trip this fall, with plenty of time to roam free as well. The first 10 to book with Acanela using promo code PASSIONPASSPORT receive $100 off! Head to the link in our bio to discover what we have planned for you!
📷 @jasminefoto 📍Sahara Desert, Morocco 🇲🇦 #passionpassport
"Mexico is soulful. There is a distinct energy that I loved from the moment I got there, contagious to those of us seeking freedom. It’s fitting for the wayward. It’s as bright as it is dark, innocent as it is sinful, welcoming as it is intimidating — a country of many contrasts, layered one atop the other, energetically daring you to peel away."
📷@worksmarttravelhard 📍Guanajuato City, Mexico 🇲🇽
Make sure to join our #PPColorPop challenge — link in bio — closing today!
"I was exploring Jewel, the new architectural phenomenon in Singapore’s Changi Airport. It was a beautiful time of day – the morning sun shining through the glass, projecting rays of light onto the massive indoor waterfall. As a local, I feel blessed to have this amazing structure so close to home."
Traveling through Singapore soon? Head to the link in our bio to learn about how to spend a layover at the world's best airport!
📷@jimchanfc 📍Singapore 🇸🇬
"The Torre Monumental in Buenos Aires is an emblematic tower donated to the city by the local British residents in commemoration of the centennial of Argentina's first national government. The area surrounding the tower is buzzing with excitement and filled with people every day of the week. As a resident of Buenos Aires, I wanted to capture my love for the country by shooting our monument from a different perspective.”
🎥 @fedeshotz 📍Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷 #passionpassportvideo#passionpassport
"Istanbul is one of the cities I go back to quite often, and half the fun is finding what's changed. This time I decided to return to Topkapi after few years, and it was a wonderful experience to discover new labyrinthine corridors, decorated domes, and tile-covered walls."
📷@callicles 📍Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷
Arriving in a new destination has a way of stunning the senses, and often when you least expect it. That’s why for this week’s #PPColorPop Instagram Challenge, we’re looking for moments where you’ve experienced the most eye-catching and out of the ordinary colorful scenes!
1. Share a photo/video filled with pops of color between today and August 17, 12 pm EST.
2. Take us into the moment through a detailed caption describing the scene.
3. Tag #PPColorPop and @passionpassport.
Guest judges, @colourspeak_kerry_, @erinsummer_, and @tomwindeknecht can’t wait to see your most colorful memories!
Head to the link in our bio for the full rules, details, and a little #PPColorPop inspiration! 📷@hudabinr 📍Al Badayer Desert, UAE 🇦🇪 #passionpassport
"I settled in a rooftop bar in Gaia to wait for the sun to set over historical Porto. I could see in a distance the day coming to an end: people on balconies, faraway conversations, and a growing ‘night-beat’ emerging in the streets — all whilst a beautiful light cascaded the facades of the city. I usually like to shoot city at dawn, but this time the lively vibe and the light of the city at dusk was an overwhelming scene to capture."
📷@joao.bernardino 📍Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹
Situated at the crossroads of East and West, Poland has a unique culture that has been shaped by its central location and layered history, and Poland’s architecture reflects this ever-changing complexity. From Gothic castles to Modernist museums, the buildings themselves tell the story of Poland’s past and convey the country’s commitment to bettering its future. Head to the link in our bio learn more about Europe’s architectural melting pot in our latest travel guide — Poland! 📷@yantastic 📍Kraków, Poland 🇵🇱 @polska.travel#visitpoland#passionpassport
"I was on a winter train trip with the Trans-Siberian Railway from Omsk (Siberia) to Ulaanbaator (Mongolia), and we knew we had to stop at the frozen Lake Baikal. Walking across the world's largest and deepest frozen lake was incredible. Being on the transparent, crystal-clear ice felt like I was walking on fragile glass. It was like looking into a fairyland that doesn't exist outside of dreams. As a fun fact, the 'Star Wars' noises at the beginning are actually the natural sounds of the water below. Lake Baikal is truly an extraordinary and mesmerizing place."
🎥@dennisschmelz 📍Lake Baikal, Russia 🇷🇺
Filmmaker Nate Connella produced this video when he and his wife crossed Peru off their bucket list in 2017. His goal was to share a more intimate view of the country and the people of Peru, away from the tourist trail: “Every region is totally unique, from its clothing to its food, and the Peruvians are extremely proud of where they live…There are, of course, iconic locations worth capturing such as Machu Picchu and the salt mines of Maras, but every adventure that was truly memorable to me always came down to the people. I knew before filming that I wanted to show the Peruvians we met as much, if not more than the beautiful sites.” For more films from around the globe, follow our new IGTV series, “Passport to the 🌎,” where we will be highlighting your most compelling travel stories/vignettes that draw us in and inspire all of us to explore. Stay tuned for a new destination every Monday!
What travel story do you want to tell? Keep tagging them with #PassionPassportVideo!
🎥: @nathanielconnella 📍Peru 🇵🇪 #passionpassportvideo#passionpassport