Stories from Travelers2021-10-15T16:02:54-04:00

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 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 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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

June 28th, 2017|

Megan traveled on a study abroad in Ireland program, and fell completely in love. Here are her thoughts on the trip, and how she brings the experience home!

May 11th, 2017|

Our friends Billy and Akaisha have been on the road for years - check out their story about finding love in historic El Gavilan cantina in Chapala, Mexico!

April 7th, 2017|

A great way to save money for travel is to eat at home more often. Try these tips below to supercharge your selection of food by learning how to upcycle!

April 7th, 2017|

Retiring early to travel is an amazing dream that so many people have, but are afraid it's unreachable. Here's how you can turn that dream into a reality!

April 25th, 2016|

One of the best ways to explore the world and meet amazing new people is by traveling for community service. Here, Jordyn reflects on her volunteerism.

April 7th, 2016|

Starting this week is the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, one of Asia’s most popular events! The Rugby Sevens are full of exhilarating entertainment combined with fast-paced rugby tackles and scrums.

May 29th, 2014|

Leeds is a city smack bang in the centre of northern England. Not as well-known as nearby Manchester and Liverpool, it's still a fantastic destination.

May 28th, 2014|

I’m sure there’s no better way to see Peru than from a super fun rafting tour. Or if there is, I haven’t heard of it yet--and here's why you should go!

December 18th, 2013|

Medical tourism is a great option for people who want quality healthcare on a budget. Here's a traveler's account of a visit to an ophthalmologist in Mexico.

December 11th, 2013|

Medical tourism is quickly becoming an excellent alternative to finding healthcare in the United States--here's a firsthand account of dental care abroad!

December 2nd, 2013|

“Where you from? Where are you going? Why you walk?” Five tuk-tuk drivers yelled to me outside of my hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, holding their arms out.

November 27th, 2013|

Sam Lowy spent some time volunteering on an organic farm and hitchhiking in Hawaii. Spoiler: It was awesome. Here's what he learned from his adventures!