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Passport to Travel is a 5-week virtual class that covers everything from creating your personal brand and growing your Instagram to learning how to take better photos and collaborate with companies, so you can get paid to travel the world. This course is designed for the excited student who is ready to dive deep into turning their love of travel into a full-time business so they can live the life of their dreams.

Develop your Personal Brand

Grow Your Instagram

Improve your Photos

Learn how to Pitch

Get Paid to Travel the World


Unit 1

Creating your Personal Brand:

  • What a personal brand is, why you need one, and how you can leverage yours to build a business

  • Developing your own personal brand

  • Telling your story

Unit 2

Passport to Instagram:

  • Making the most of your bio

  • What to post

  • Writing captions that connect and engage with your audience

  • Creating a cohesive Instagram grid

  • And how to use apps to plan your posts

  • Hashtags, hashtags, hashtags

  • How to use IG Stories and IGTV to connect with your community



Unit 3

Fundamentals of Photography:

  • What equipment to use

  • How to manually adjust your camera settings

  • RAW vs. JPEG (and why you should be shooting in RAW)

  • The Rule of Thirds: what it is and how to apply it

  • Composition

  • Posing and creating movement

Unit 4

Editing Like a Pro:

  • What programs to use

  • Understanding Adobe Lightroom tools

  • Using the Adobe Lightroom (1.5 hour step-by-step editing tutorial)

  • Using the Lightroom Mobile app

  • How to remove people and objects from photos in Adobe Photoshop

  • Creating your own unique editing style



Unit 5

Monetizing and Pitches:

  • How to make money

  • Determining what brands you should be partnering with

  • Creating a media kit

  • Who to reach out to and how to find the right contact

  • How to craft a pitching to hotels and other brands

  • Knowing your worth

  • How to price yourself

Hear what our students have to say about Passport to Travel:

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This is the most beneficial course I’ve ever signed up for because [Sam and Ryan] kept it so relevant. I’m not normally this motivated to take online courses, even if I’ve paid good money for them. [They] made it so that no matter the skill level, you’d gain from the courses. ...[Sam and Ryan] are willing to help us even after the Bootcamp courses are done! It takes work to teach the knowledge they have. They aren’t only great photographers, instagrammers, a great team, they are also great teachers!
— Amy
Loving this course!! It seems a little silly and insignificant since I’m still under 1,000 followers, but I’ve doubled my followers since starting this course a few weeks ago and that’s super exciting. So thank you!
— Hilary
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I learnt something really simple in the first minute! Putting “travel” in your name line. I think what really helped the most was that [Ryan and Sam] are so engaging and really care about answering questions and giving your students the time and space. I definitely think the course helped me realise what I wanted out of my Instagram and “brand,” in particular, about what makes me unique and how I can “add value” and utilising different things like stories and captions etc to have the most impact. I feel like I’ve started to find my niche and that I’m now getting people send me DM’s asking me things and responding to (& sometimes sharing) my stories etc. I’ve got one company that I love sending me a free item just because I reached out to them saying how much I loved their ethos etc. I didn’t actually expect it and there’s no requirement to do a post with the product etc but it’s an ethical product that I will feel happy to share about anyway, so I’m hoping to be able to work with more brands like that down the line.
— Natasha
This course has been eye opening in helping me realize that what I do and think about every day (and used to take for granted) is valuable content that people actually want to see!
— Alexa
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Before Passport to Travel I had figured out that I wanted to start a travel blog / website but that was about it. I had an Instagram handle secured but hadn’t ever posted or followed anyone, it was a blank account. Now I have the account up and running, I’ve learned how to use Lightroom to edit my photos and make them look consistent, I’ve learned how to properly caption, hashtag and create a brand for my page. I feel like I actually have a foundation to work off of now whereas before I was completely lost.
— Dara
Great course! [Sam and Ryan] explain how you can turn your hobby into a business. Even if it wasn’t for the business aspect of it, it made me think of how to organize my posts. These classes were extremely helpful for anyone to start marketing their passions into a business.
— Hannah


How long does the course take?

  • The course is broken up into 5 different units. You can watch it over 5 weeks or in one day or over two months. It’s totally up to you and you can take the course at your own pace.

When does the course expire?

  • Once you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course.

Is there a payment plan option?

  • Yes, it’s a one-time payment of $497 or 3 monthly payments of $187

Will I get any feedback from Ryan and Sam?

  • Once you join, you’ll get access to our private Facebook group where Ryan and I will respond and interact with you on a regular basis.

I want to start growing my Instagram, but I feel like I’m too late.

  • Influencer marketing (or companies paying people to promote their products) is going to be a $10 billion dollar industry by 2020. That’s NEXT year. Which means, companies are only going to be investing more time, energy, and money into finding people like YOU to collaborate with. It’s not too late. It’s honestly just the beginning.