Bikes Hanging in Coffee Shop
Photo by: @inayali

Adventure may be found in the nearby just as easily as it across-the-ocean trips. This week we want to hone in on those everyday places and experiences.

Is there a in your neighborhood bookstore or coffee shop you go to escape? A spot of refuge you’ve never shared with anyone else? How about a vantage point you discovered while traveling you’re certain you were the first to find? Tell us about it for our #PPHiddenGems Instagram challenge!

We’ll be joined by guest judges @chaseblood and @srt4shawn, so make sure to be creative. One winner will receive a 16×16 inch canvas print of his or her image, so follow the instructions below to enter:



  1. Post a photo/video that fits this week’s theme and tag #PPHiddenGems and @passionpassport in your caption.
  2. Submit as many entries as you like between Monday, December 14th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, December 19th.*
  3. Include a brief write-up (2-5 sentences) in your caption telling us about how you discovered your “hidden gem” and what it means to you. Check the sample below for inspiration!
  4. Stay tuned for the potential winner to be announced on Sunday, December 20th here on
    *NOTE: Entries must be posted or reposted from a public account during the challenge period. You cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will not be considered eligible.


Sample Entry:

Woman Sitting on a Cliff Looking Out on Water in Trolltunga, Norway
Photo by: @alinebosseler

I like to remember this place where I felt truly free. This place reminds me what a beautiful setting the human race has in which to evolve. / #PPHiddenGems / @passionpassport

@alinebosseler Trolltunga, Norway