Interview – Jessica (A Passion and A Passport)

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We would like to give a special welcome today to Jessica from A Passion and A Passport who has graciously given her time to speak with us and help us learn a little more about his travel thoughts and his website.

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with Jessica using her various social media fronts listed below.

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Jessica for taking time to interview with us!


Name: Jessica

Website: A Passion and A Passport

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What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website? 

For me, I love visiting new places and having new experiences. I crave new-ness. I’ll never dismiss anything without trying it first. I was recently in Hawaii and tried stand-up paddling (SUP). Although I had some fun, it was an epic fail – I almost broke my nose! But I’ll probably try it again, next time in a lake! I decided to create my website to not only document my travel experiences, but to show and inspire others that travel is possible all why holding (and succeeding at!) a full-time 9-5 job.

How many continents have you visited? 


How many countries have you visited? 


What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

For some reason Rome always comes in my mind when I’m asked this question, but it may be out of habit (before I did more traveling). Last year, I fell completely in love with Santorini, and Oia specifically. The town is just so beautiful it’s hard to put into words. Check out my photo essay on the place and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Oia is exactly how you picture Greece- gorgeous white buildings with blue-domed churches, a clear cloud-less sky, and so much positive energy.

If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why? 

Am I allowed to say the entire world? No?! Damn it! If I had to pick just three, I would choose New Zealand (and explore every single inch of it), Iceland (but for forever because I’d freeze), and Bora Bora (because we all need a little relaxation in our lives). But I would really love to head to Turkey, South Africa, and South East Asia. What a tough question for a girl with so much wanderlust!

Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels? 

Camera, Phone, Tablet and My DSLR, point and shoot, and an underwater camera are all necessities for each and every one of my travels! (Just came back from Hawaii, and took about 4,500 photos… whoops!)

What is your preferred method of transport? 

Air. Although I do love walking from time to time to take in the local flavors and get some exercise under my belt!

Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….” 

Everywhere I go, I visit at LEAST one beach (if humanly possible). Although it may be a challenge, since obviously not every country/city shares a borderline with the water, I like to say each trip isn’t complete without some water action.

Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about… 

Jessica is the creator and lead writer at A Passion and A Passport. She is attempting to travel the world as much as possible to control her wanderlust, all while holding a full-time job and starting her career. She is not a long-term traveler; she simply travels over long weekends and breaks from work. Her goal is to show others that travel is possible without being on a RTW trip, and cheaply at that as well! She hopes to inspire others to get up and explore, whether it be in their own backyard or 15,000 miles away. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Chris Boothman
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]



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