Hand Holding Watercolor Sketchbook of Mountains
Photo by: @hannahjesus

Can you remember being surrounded by friends when you were younger and being asked the question: “If you were stranded on an island, what would you bring with you?”

For this week’s Instagram challenge, we’re putting our own spin on this common question and want to know what your #PPEssentials are when embarking on a new adventure!

Is it a journal where you record your thoughts, necessary to make meaning of your trip? Perhaps it’s a sketchbook to catch your fleeting moments. Or maybe it’s a solid group of friends to share a laugh with and make some truly incredible memories. You can be as literal or figurative with essential as you like.

One winner will receive a 16×16 inch canvas print as well as a feature on our IG feed. We’ll be joined by guest judge @chaiwalla  who is looking forward to seeing what you bring on the road!


  1. Post a photo/video that fits this week’s theme and tag #PPEssentials and @passionpassport in your caption.
  2. Submit as many entries as you like between Monday, January, 25th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, January 30th.*
  3. Include a brief write-up (2-5 sentences) in your caption telling us how your entry relates to the theme and why it’s personally significant to you.
  4. Stay tuned for the potential winner to be announced on Sunday, January 31st on our Instagram feed.
    *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.