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Welcome to Passport and Pen, the travel site where you’ll find advice on how to travel wisely, informative blog posts covering locations such as Korea, Japan, Ireland and Armenia, and a selection of travel photos which are available for purchase by request.

You can also follow my adventures as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia here, and read about my summer in Ireland here.

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At the Kilrush Horse Fair, County Clare, Ireland

At the Kilrush Horse Fair, County Clare, Ireland. Photo copyright Marcie Miller

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Hangin' with the Buddhas, Jeju, South Korea

Hangin’ with the Buddhas, Jeju, South Korea

I’m Marcie Miller, an American journalist, traveler, photographer and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Armenia 2015-2017. I have lived and worked as a journalist and teacher in Africa and Asia, and traveled throughout Europe, including eight visits to Ireland. I have written for print and online newspapers and magazines for more than 15 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in international studies from the University of Washington.

I established coverage of women’s issues and wrote a column for the Arusha Times in Tanzania and was the inaugural managing editor of the Jeju Weekly in Jeju, South Korea. It was the first English newspaper on the lovely volcanic island off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula.

I am a lifelong learner and am always up for new challenges, whether it’s learning Armenian or finding an affordable apartment in Seattle (Armenian was easier).