Applicants answer a set of questions and tell us their wildest travel dreams.
Four projects are selected by travel and creative experts as finalists.
The online community votes on a winner during a ten day voting period.
The winner receives a travel grant towards their dream trip. They embark!
Last May, Jeff McAllister travelled to Peru to work on a photography project called “Portraits of Peru.” In the Northern-most province of Piura he reconnected with an old Couchsurfing friend studying anthropology at a local university and together they visited the rural fishing villages of the Pacific coast to document life in a less written about region of the world, and do so through the faces and words of the local population.
Christina Wright headed to Berlin, Amberg and Munich to visit the famed 103-year-old traveler, Ella.embark to Germany
Elliot Vernon visited South Korea, the country of his birth, his first trip back since having been adopted at six months of age.embark to Jeonju, South Korea
Sharon went on a whirlwind tour of Hong Kong, exploring the dichotomies between modern and traditional through photography.embark to Hong Kong
Have a great purpose or cause behind your trip. Whether it’s something you want to accomplish or help others accomplish, traveling for more than the sights and sounds of a new place helps make the experience richer and ultimately more inspiring.
Make your answers personal. When answering the questions for TBLI, provide us with strong examples that support your answers. For example: “My dream trip is to travel to Portugal. My father is Portuguese and I have had a photo of the Lisbon skyline pinned above my bed since I was a little boy.”
Be specific. Choose one Bucket List item and stick with it. Be as explicit as possible, ie: “My dream is to travel to Marrakech in Morocco.” This is a solo trip. You should be able to complete your solo trip in 10-14 days in February of 2015.
Be clear on how you would like to document the trip. Will you be writing journal entries or shooting videos to document your adventure? Will you be posting stunning photos from a DSLR each day of the trip? Let us know in your application.
Travel Storytelling Team at Uncornered Market
Community Builder at charity: water
Artist, Writer, and Entrepreneur
TBLI IV Winner, Photographer & Writer
Finalists Announced: Dec. 23, 2014
Voting Period: Dec. 23 - Dec. 31, 2014
Winner Announced: January 1st, 2015
Trip Dates: February, 2015 *
* The trip must be completed in a 10-14 day period during the month of February, 2015
1. Complete the online application, below.
2. Share your answer to Question 3 on your personal Instagram account with a photo of your choice. Be sure to tag @passionpassport in the caption and use #PPTBLIV.
A GOOD EXAMPLE: "For @passionpassport's Bucket List Initiative, my bucket list trip is to travel to Portugal. My father is Portuguese and I have had a photo of the Porto skyline pinned above my bed since I was a little boy. Family members have told me stories about their time in Porto and I have yearned for the chance to visit my father’s homeland since. We all wonder about our roots, and this is my opportunity to share my story with this community. #PPTBLIV”
You must complete both Step 1 and Step 2 to be eligible.