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"when i travel, i have a knack for finding steep stairways hidden between houses and rock — and in eastern sicily, those stairways have a tendency to lead to stunning views. in ragusa, a small town near the island’s southeastern corner, i had to race against time to make it up a long series of steps before the sun set over the city. ragusa is an interesting place — it was nearly destroyed by a 1693 earthquake, and in the aftermath, the surviving citizens rebuilt their town in two distinct sections. that centuries-old decision led to a unique local atmosphere, but it also had the unintended consequence of creating unforgettable vistas for future explorers like me. i’m glad that the survivors rebuilt ragusa the way they did, and i’m glad that i bustled up all those stairs to marvel at it."
📷@lucababboni 📍ragusa, italy 🇮🇹

comment 140 star 10,646 7 hours ago

Win a trip to thailand, the seychelles, or the maldives! intrigued? there are just a couple of days left to enter. link in bio.
#pploveintheair 📷@godive2000 📍mie, japan 🇯🇵

comment 123 star 11,242 19 hours ago

"it was late november, and moscow had already experienced two consecutive weeks of cold, gray weather. but on this day, nature decided to give us a gift. when i saw the sun climbing over the horizon, i excitedly made my way over to the city center. even though it was early, i noticed other people hurrying through the streets as well, cameras in hand, asking others to take photos of them near the city’s landmarks. as i composed my shot of st. basil’s cathedral, i felt grateful for the beautiful morning — both for myself and for the visitors, too. the sun had given us all a reason to smile."
📷@mazurevanasta 📍moscow, russia 🇷🇺

comment 162 star 14,166 Yesterday

Bali is the indonesian island best known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice
paddies, sandy beaches, and coral reefs. anyone who’s had the chance to visit this oasis of southeast asia understands that there’s something special embedded in its landscape, people, and culture. it may be difficult to articulate, but it’s impossible to forget.
📷@adisumerta 📍bali, indonesia
click the link in our bio to explore our updated guide to bali. terima kasih.

comment 210 star 18,314 Yesterday

“i shot this photo while hosting an insta-meet in bath. i wanted to take everyone through the botanical gardens and then down to pulteney bridge to get some shots of the autumnal colors. while in the gardens, we came across these wooden frames that looked like portals into other worlds. they then sparked the question of, 'if you had your own portal, where would you go?' it made me think of two locations i’ve always wanted to visit: banff and yosemite. for the sake of this composite, however, i used an image of a place i’ve been to many times — the aforementioned pulteney bridge. when i posted it later, i decided to pose the same question to all who viewed it: 'where would you go?' it's always fun to see where one's imagination wanders.”
📷@ellisreed 📍bath, somerset, uk 🇬🇧

comment 241 star 18,168 2 days ago

To celebrate our five-year anniversary, we teamed up with @onabags and created a collection of travel-inspired camera bags in five limited-edition colors, each chosen to represent the vibrant nature of travel and the rich experiences that can be found around the world. we challenged five talented photographers to incorporate them into their shots and daily lives.

next up in this series is @freyadowson, a landscape, portrait, and wildlife photographer whose stunning shots from communities around the globe are as beautiful as they are impactful.
click the link in our bio to learn more about freya’s journey with photography and how the bag impacted her creative process.

comment 41 star 4,922 2 days ago

Feel like sharing your love story — or having the chance to win round-trip airfare to thailand, the seychelles, or the maldives? we’re teaming up with @qatarairways to spoil you and your significant other in our #pploveintheair instagram challenge.
to enter:
1. post/repost a photo or video to instagram using the #pploveintheair hashtag and tag
@passionpassport and @qatarairways .
2. tell us — and guest judges @finduslost, @roamaroo, and @theangelinos_ — about your
love story in the caption, and share what a special getaway would mean to you.
3. submit your entry by 12pm est on february 25th.
head to the link in our bio to view the full rules and conditions! enter now for your best chance
to win!
📷@oftwolands 📍lac du lauvitel, france 🇫🇷

comment 103 star 10,500 3 days ago

"this image was taken at the tomb of emperor jahangir. it lies in the historic town of lahore and is a masterpiece of mughal architecture. the tomb itself is made up of a combination of red sandstone and white marble and is considered a rare treat for locals and visitors alike, not least for its intricate inlays. while the external expression is restrained in its dignified simplicity, inside, the tomb's decorative surfaces present you with the best tile mosaic and fresco in the whole of the mughal empire. it is an exquisite architectural marvel, and one that is well worth a visit."
📷@kehkishanrizwan 📍lahore, pakistan 🇵🇰

comment 110 star 9,514 3 days ago

We’re hiring! if you’re a biz dev w**z with a passion for travel, then we’d like you to apply for our sales manager position. the job comes with exciting responsibilities — establishing partnerships with brands and tourism boards, developing creative concepts, executing passion passport campaigns — and it’s a lot of fun, too. click the link in our bio to learn more.
📷@vladmikhalkevich 📍nyc, new york 🇺🇸

comment 166 star 16,261 3 days ago

"as soon as you arrive in the city, you're surrounded by blue walls, blue doors, and blue houses. strolling through the tiny streets and wandering around, you dive into the cobalt that paints every corner. they say that blue was the color that drove away mosquitos, but even if the myth isn't true, there's something undeniably magical about the light and hues of chefchaouen."
📷@agnesevio 📍chefchaouen, morocco 🇲🇦

comment 223 star 17,118 4 days ago

“each day seemed to break peacefully. roosters crowed as the smell of fresh bread filled the air; horses’ hooves clattered against the cobblestone as the sun rose; siblings and cousins walked each other to school; elders took in the morning through the windows of their colorful homes; everyone greeted each other with ‘buenos dias’ — and just like that, the once-quiet lanes bustled with life as new and old generations mingled. my two days in trinidad were hardly enough, yet i still left with a feeling of fullness ... i hope there are more trinidads out there. i’d like to find and wander through them all, to fall in love over and over again.”
📷@renise.olisa 📍trinidad, cuba 🇨🇺
to read more about renise’s time in cuba’s historic gem, click the link in our bio.

comment 145 star 12,718 4 days ago

If we asked you to name a few of the most romantic destinations in the world, you might list places like thailand, the maldives, and the seychelles. in honor of valentine’s day, we’re partnering with our friends @qatarairways to give you — and your significant other — the chance to win round-trip airfare to one of those places. all you have to do is tell us a little about your love story.
to enter:
1. post/repost a photo or video to instagram using the #pploveintheair hashtag and tag
@passionpassport and @qatarairways .
2. tell us — and guest judges @finduslost, @roamaroo, and @theangelinos_ — about your love story in the caption, and share what a special getaway would mean to you.
3. submit your entry by 12pm est on february 25th.
head to the link in our bio to view the full rules and conditions! enter now for your best chance to win!
📷@sarahbyden 📍coffin bay, australia 🇦🇺

comment 151 star 13,133 5 days ago