Transformational Travel2020-08-05T16:58:01-04:00

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From seeing the Northern Lights, volunteering with sea turtles, the articles, stories, and guides you’ll find here will inspire you as you plan a life-changing travel adventure. 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 post in transformational travel this month: That Which Binds Us: Finding Oneself in Istanbul

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By |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!

By |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.

By |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!

By |September 10th, 2019|

If you're ready to escape from the daily grind and just relax, check out these incredible spa resort trips all over the world. Let your worries melt away.

By |August 16th, 2019|

If you have wanderlust in your heart, TV shows that inspire travel are small getaways that let us see our vast and beautiful world. Here are our favorites!

By |July 30th, 2018|

For 10 weeks, Stephanie had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA through her university. Read about her experience here!

By |May 4th, 2018|

Ready to see the world and make a difference? Read our guide to volunteering abroad so you have the tools to choose the right program and travel SMART.

By |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.

By |October 8th, 2017|

From tipping appropriately in-country, to smart and effective packing, here are the top six tips for worry-free travel from a full-time digital nomad.

By |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.

By |March 26th, 2014|

Risk: it can be dangerous or unthinkable. Billy and Akaisha Kaderli discuss lifestyle as world travelers--and the price of the security they've given up.

By |October 2nd, 2013|

It was 4:30am when I arrived at our college’s ministry building. 25 other students were congregating there. It was March 11th and we were headed to Peru.

By |August 21st, 2013|

Connie visited Istanbul with her mother one summer. She learned about a beautiful city, beautiful people--and herself. Read on for more.

By |August 7th, 2013|

From Yangon, to Bagan, to Mandalay and beyond, there are so many amazing sights, foods to try, and things to do in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar.

By |April 1st, 2013|

The Arctic Circle is home to Santa, caribou, and the dwindling polar ice cap. What other reasons do you need to add Swedish Lapland to your bucket list?

By |March 7th, 2013|

Okay, it’s a ludicrous idea. And yet the notion that a voluntourism trip could create global harmony is sooo ludicrous that it might have merit.

By |February 13th, 2013|

Filmmaker Mark Denega discusses the ethics of volunteering abroad as well as the process behind creating his voluntourism documentary, "H.O.P.E. Was Here."

By |October 25th, 2012|

Have you dreamt of hiking El Camino De Santiago? You're in good company: here's Carlo Laruccia's story and advice for how you can trek The Way of St. James.

By |October 4th, 2012|

The world has never been more accessible to those who want to get out there and see it. These 46 adventurers reveal their favorite travel spots and advice!