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The advent of social media has arguably made the world feel smaller than ever before. We don’t have to wonder about the wonders of the world; we can read all about them whenever we like, and see thousands of impressions of them from all different angles. This doesn’t eliminate the necessity or the worth of adventure, though. If anything, seeing what’s out there makes adventure all the more tantalizing — knowing that countless new experiences await is often what pushes us out of the door. When that need to get out arises, we turn to modern travel entrepreneurs for inspiration. With that in mind, here are 7 travel entrepreneurs who are modernizing adventure. Link in bio. #passionpassport 📷 @ladanivskyy


“I had planned to stay in Rome for two days before heading on to Venice. It was a warm August day and I was looking forward to my time there. I woke early, leaving my accomodations at around six in the morning to take a stroll through the city. The Rome I discovered was sleepy and quiet, the atmosphere drastically different than it would have been had I gone out later in the day when tourists and locals filled the streets. I quickly realized that waking early to explore Rome was one of the best choices I could have made, and have since found it a rewarding way to explore any destination.” 📷@donquiellumbera_ 📍Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 #passionpassport


As author Erol Ozan said, “You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.” We completely agree, so we’ve compiled a list of the world’s most unique and exciting methods of intra-city transport. From efficient subway systems to speedy trains or ancient trams, any of these options should get you excited to explore the city you find yourself in. Link in bio. #passionpassport 📷@wildernesstraveler


"Peru is a place where even the slightest elevation gain makes you work that much harder. This hike was no exception. @rodtrvn and I took an old, rusty taxi from the city into the rural area of Huaraz. The driver took us as far up the dusty mountain road as his station wagon would allow. From there, it was up to us to walk the rest of the way. We began the hike at over 3,200 meters (10,500 feet) and were gasping for air after just five minutes — though we weren't sure if that was from the altitude or being surrounded by some of the biggest, baddest mountain peaks we'd ever laid eyes on." 📷@thismattexists 📍Andes Mountains, Peru 🇵🇪 #passionpassport


We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, German photographer Denise-Sophie Bartels (@whereistheflow) tells us about the people she’s met and the pictures she’s taken during her time on the road. Check out the link in bio! #passionpassport


You still have until midnight ET to post your #PPCopycat entries! Check the link in bio for details! Guest judges @lorentecervantes, @patryk_wikalinski & @seathebreezee are waiting in the wings for your most intricate, most creative finds. 📷@ghetto_smurf 📍Abu Dhabi, UAE 🇦🇪 #passionpassport


🎉Giveaway alert!🎉 Now through 10/22/2018, visit the link in our bio to enter for a chance to win a dream vacation to Patagonia and tons of other prizes ($6,400 USD value). Tag someone who should see this opportunity! Prizes and partners: @topodesigns, @flashpackerconnect, @dollarflightclub, @frommers, @chacofootwear, @parabopress, @goalzero and @outsidemagazine. 📷 @alex_broadstock #passionpassport


"While standing before this masterpiece of Iranian architecture, I had to take a few deep breaths and consider how lucky I was to be there. Mosques were my favorite places in the country to explore — not just for their beauty, but for the quiet space they offer to relax and reflect. My experience outside their walls was often intense, between the 120-degree heat and my unfamiliarity with the public decorum of Islam. But for every moment that I dropped my hijab while taking a photo or struggled to resist shaking hands, there would be another moment when the Iranian people supported and encouraged me with their incredible hospitality. They taught me how to make bread over a fire stove and directed me toward the right bus at 5 a.m. in a tiny Kurdish village, despite language barriers. These experiences, coupled with my time in the mosques, left me with a wide range of feelings that made my time there rich and unforgettable — just like Iran itself." 📷@julias_notes 📍Esfahan, Iran 🇮🇷 #passionpassport Make sure to check our current #PPCopycat challenge — under “Events” on our site — closing tomorrow, 10/17!


“I was born in Luxembourg, the Green Heart of Europe, so named for its rolling hills covered in verdant forests and its valleys patterned by farmland. Situated at the center of western Europe, this country has played a small but important role in the continent’s history and is one of the founding members of the European Union. But having grown up there, I know it to be so much more. I grew up in the countryside, on the top of a hill overlooking small villages, dense forests, and open farmland. From there, you can see all the way to the German border. Around my home, I found endless opportunities to get lost in the natural world. In my view, there is no pastime more peaceful than a walk through the Luxembourgish countryside. The changing seasons transform the colors of the woodlands from vibrant light-greens and yellows of spring and summer, into the ruset reds and oranges of fall, and finally the deep evergreen of the snowy winters. It is a fairytale country that I am proud to know well.” To read @alstiar’s full story, click the link in our bio.


“He was there for only a moment, and then he was gone. I caught a glimpse as he glided by, and for a moment I felt like I knew him. Although we were separated by cultural differences and language barriers, and we live a world away from each other, I still understood him. He radiated the feeling I carry when I am in solitude. It is a combination of peace, awareness, and being alone but never lonely. It is like feeling the world all at once.” 📷@rachelheckerman 📍Tianmen Mountain, China 🇨🇳 #passionpassport


"I have lived in Tromsø, Norway, for almost my entire life. I have seen the Northern Lights countless times, but they never fail to amaze me. After five years of photographing them, I still like to get in my car after a long day of work and go off chasing their luminescent trail. It's always a challenge because I never know where they will appear, or if they will at all, but it is one that I enjoy. The epic fjord of Ersfjorden is an amazing place to play this game of hide and seek. I have stood in this very spot looking up at the stars, hoping the sky will explode with light, on more occasions than I could count. It is one of my favorite places in the world." 🎥@vegasti1 📍Ersfjorden, Norway 🇳🇴 #passionpassport


We as well as guest judges @lorentecervantes, @patryk_wikalinkski & @seathebreezee want to see your repeating elements and patterns for this week’s #PPCopycat challenge! What things in duplicate, triplicate, and infinite have caught your eye while traveling? Post by Wed. 10/17! Link in bio. 📷@photographybd📍 Bangladesh 🇧🇩 #passionpassport