Featured photo by: @photobohemian Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Sometimes popular and iconic destinations let us down. Sometimes they live up to the hype. And occasionally they exceed all expectations. Whatever the case, word of mouth is part of traveling, and we want to hear about the #PPHotspots you’ve been to for this week’s Instagram challenge!

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Photo by: @nugraharachmat Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Whether it’s a popular tourist destination or a literal hot spot (like a natural hot spring where all the monkeys gather); guest judges @barkinozdemir, @davideor94 and @heymissjen can’t wait to see your takes on the theme! Head to their feeds for inspiration, and follow the steps below to join in the fun:


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, September 12th and 11:59am EST on Sunday, September 17th;*
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPHotspots in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it);
  3. Tell us a story with your caption: Where were you? Who were you with? We want you to take us into the moment; and
  4. Check the sample below and get creative with your entries!

*NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible for feature.

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions Monday, September 18th on our Instagram feed based on the guest judges’ scoring of Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Cinque Terre Framed by a Fence in Manarola, Italy
Photo by: @gabdetails Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy

Along this rocky stretch of the Italian Riviera, green mountains and high coasts seem to chase one another through a landscape dotted with magnificent terraces, huge caves, white beaches, and colorful villages. While walking Via Dell’Amore, the path that connects the five villages, you breathe the scent of maritime pine, wild fennel, and strawberries, all the while watching the clouds reflect in the blue water. The Cinque Terre is breathtaking in every way. / @passionpassport #PPHotspots

@gabdetails Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy


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