Travel Stories2021-10-15T16:02:45-04:00
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Explore stories and guides from travel experts around the world!

The stories you’ll find here are from travelers all over the world. From inspiration, to musings, to heartbreak and romance, travel is a life-changing experience, and one worth telling. Frayed Passport is community-driven, so if you have a story or post you’d like to share, have a look at the editorial guidelines and get in touch!

Not sure where to start? Check out the top travel story this month: Boo! How I Ended Up Haunted-House-Sitting in Antigua, Guatemala

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October 20th, 2021|

This is the second in a series of articles on my semi-retired travels with my wife, Robin, who is not retired, but works remotely. Read about our visit to the new St. Pete pier, the Salvador Dalí Museum, a Rays game at Tropicana Field, and more.

September 22nd, 2021|

Whether you’re on your laptop dreaming of travel or on your smartphone en route to the next amazing destination, we have travel gifs and memes to inspire and humor you.

September 17th, 2021|

Ramping up to the launch of our monthly feature for those who'd like to become digital nomads and semi-retired travelers, I'm sharing this interview I did as a longtime nomad myself, with some thoughts in particular about being less-than-social along the way.

September 14th, 2021|

What's it like to travel on the Amtrak Auto Train? Read this story from a semi-retiree and frequent traveler who knows all about it!

September 19th, 2020|

COVID travel is changing day-to-day. Read this interview with world traveler Dale Knight for info about where you can go right now, and how.

September 16th, 2020|

Two years ago, I traveled to Peru for work, and returned home with a tiger-striped street dog named Mimi. Here's my international pet adoption story!

April 13th, 2020|

If nothing else, travel trains you to become flexible - to deal with the unexpected. If you're dealing with a shake-up, remember lessons from your travels.

February 3rd, 2020|

In this article, we’ll look at Anthony Bourdain’s 10 best episodes of Parts Unknown. Take time to watch them, and you’ll be hungry for more than just food.

December 12th, 2019|

Twice in the last year, two friends have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. What's causing that?

November 16th, 2019|

To get you excited about your next adventure, we’ve compiled a list of funny travel quotes. From movies to Mark Twain, these are sure to brighten your day!

September 19th, 2019|

Our friends at Retire Early Lifestyle have just released the newest edition of their wonderful book, "The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement." Pick it up today!

September 9th, 2019|

Change is hard. How do you approach it head-on, and how do you deal with it when it seems to happen so gradually you don't even notice it sometimes?

July 31st, 2019|

The antimalarial drug Lariam is known for side effects such as "feeling of dread" and psychosis. At 19 I was given Lariam before trekking into the jungle.

March 5th, 2018|

Becoming a digital nomad was something I always wanted to do - and a breakup led me to make the jump. Here are some lessons I've learned so far.

January 12th, 2018|

So many people think traveling is a hobby, or a calling. Is travel writing important to you? Does it encourage you to break away and pursue your dreams?

October 20th, 2017|

Have you wondered what it's like to move to a new country by yourself? Read Megan's story about moving to Ireland from the USA for some honest insights.

August 27th, 2017|

Today I went looking for some table salt in Jinghong, China - it was a surprisingly difficult experience and tested my intercultural communication skills!

August 14th, 2017|

One of the most important components of living in a small town is building relationships. This is having Personal Capital to spend when you most need it.

August 14th, 2017|

Frequent, small pleasures are the key to creating happiness, far more than one big pleasure. How can you incorporate this into your daily routine?

July 14th, 2017|

We all have a desire to be free, and here at Frayed Passport, much of that is defined as the ability to travel the world. How can you claim your freedom?

July 14th, 2017|

What kind of emotional weight are you carrying around? These "rocks in your basket" can weigh you down the more you take on. Let's see how to balance it.