#PPGiveThanks Passion Passport Instagram 3x3 Honorable Mentions Grid


This past week, many celebrated American Thanksgiving, both across the States and abroad. Getting in the reflective spirit, we asked you to share who and what you’re grateful for — anything from family, friends, and travel experiences — for our #PPGiveThanks Instagram challenge.


Congratulations to our challenge honorable mentions (moving left to right, starting top-left): @shelleypoppins, @rubenclavell, @el_fotomat, @goody2shus, @rachaelhyde , @srhlzbth_, @stephdraime, @makersworkshop, and @ninjanellephant.

Congratulations to our challenge potential winner @sahra_luke who will receive a 16×16 inch canvas print of her winning photo and whose challenge entry is below:

Machu Picchu
Photo by: @sahra_luke

This was perhaps the last beautiful moment this year that has not been tinged by bittersweetness.

I had just scaled a thousand stone stairs in the dark before dawn; the sun’s rays crested the peaks of Peru’s sacred valley and warmed the ancient walls of Machu Picchu. Minutes later I learned that my dad had two weeks to live.

But I am grateful for the moments I had there and the moments I’ve had home and for the light that always comes. And I am grateful for every mountain I have climbed before and since because I know that weariness now gives strength for later.


For our answer, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our community who’s liked, commented, or entered a contest; you inspire us on a daily basis.

Stay tuned for our next Instagram challenge!