Featured photo by: @daniel_ernst Maligne Lake, Alberta, Canada

Stone Streets with Car and Cat in Switzerland
Photo by: @lily__rose

This week, we’ll reach a big milestone on Instagram: 500,000 — half a million — followers!

To celebrate, this week’s Instagram challenge theme is #PPFillintheBlank. As our community has grown over the years, we’ve challenged and encouraged all of you to think deeper about why we travel, go where we go, connect with the people we do. This week, we’re flipping things around and asking you to fill in the blank and tell us “I travel because _____.”

One winner will receive a 16×16 inch canvas print of their winning photo as well as a feature here on our blog! Follow the directions below in order to be eligible.


  1. Post a photo/video that fits this week’s theme and tag #PPFillintheBlank and @passionpassport in your caption.
  2. Submit as many entries as you like between Monday, December 7th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, December 12th.*
  3. Include a brief write-up (2-5 sentences) in your caption describing what is personally memorable or significant about your photo/video. Check out the sample below for inspiration!
  4. Stay tuned for the potential winner to be announced on Sunday, December 13th here on PassionPassport.com.

*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:

Children Dressed in Red in Paro, Bhutan
PC: @nataliaanjaphotography

The second I stepped off the plane, I knew the rumours were true: Bhutan may be the happiest place on earth. Met with explosive smiles at every turn, it was impossible not to feel the contagious positivity and warmth of the people. I travel because of those people. / #PPFillintheBlank @passionpassport

@nataliaanjaphotography Paro, Bhutan