#PPLeadTheWay Passion Passport Instagram Challenge Honorable Mentions Collage

Every adventure, every journey begins with a single, first step. For this week’s Instagram Challenge #PPLeadTheWay, we asked you share that special moment and the anticipation, the energy, the excitement of taking off that go with it. We loved sharing in those moments with you – from Spain to South Africa, from Germany to Myanmar – and extend a huge thanks to all who participated and our guest judges @mikeyhuff and @throughthetinylens!


Congratulations to this week’s honorable mentions (left to right, starting top-left): @afishcalledmanda, @waqonthewildside, @justinhawthorne, @jlhsoprano, @aaronglewis, @trisataro, @reneesreizen, @toughlens, and @scrumpyjackson. Make sure to head on over to their feeds for their individual write-ups!


Congratulations to this week’s potential winner @unbecomingj who will receive a 16×16 inch canvas print and whose photo and write-up are below:

Running Down a Road in Brazil
PC: @unbecomingj

Last summer I quit my job working at an architecture firm in NYC to drive 30,000 miles through pretty much every corner of South America with some friends for four months in an effort to make it to the World Cup in Brazil. Towards the beginning of the trip, mi nano wanted to take this deep, symbolic picture of the long road ahead. But me, child that I am, thought it would be more interesting to come crashing into his perfectly flawless picture — you know, to REALLY perfect it.