Featured photo by: @eskimo Bremen, Germany

What places feel most familiar — do you know best? This week’s Instagram challenge is all about the #PPLocalExpert!

Man Floating in Crystal Water in Kefalonia Island, Greece
Photo by: @nellyvels Kefalonia Island, Greece

From local tour guides to hometown jaunts, guest judges @annapurnauna@nellyvels, and @sophia.gb can’t wait to see the spots you know best. Head to their feeds for inspiration, and follow the steps below to share your niche hangouts and hidden corners:


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, April 11th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, April 15th;*
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPLocalExpert in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it);
  3. Take us into the moment with your caption, sharing any backstory, interesting details surrounding the circumstance, and/or how it relates to the theme; and
  4. Check the samples 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, April 17th on our Instagram feed based on the guest judges’ scoring of Quality of Image, Quality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Bedouin Guide with Camels in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Photo by: @kitkat_ch Wadi Rum, Jordan

This is Abdullah, the young Bedouin who guided me through Wadi Rum in Jordan. With 31 brothers and sisters, he told me he likes the freedom of being in the desert the most. After some time here, I came to understand why. During the day, the only sounds were some birds and the wind. And, at night, there was absolutely no noise at all. / @passionpassport #PPLocalExpert

@kitkat_ch Wadi Rum, Jordan