Transformational Travel2021-10-15T16:05:55-04:00

Explore resources and guides to transformational travel!

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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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.

June 9th, 2021|

From vaccine passports, to semi-retirement, and from road trips to space travel, here are our 21 predictions for 2020s travel trends!

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.

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 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.

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!

July 30th, 2018|

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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."

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.

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!