Tell us about your #PPTravelEncounters! This week’s Instagram challenge is all about the people you’ve come across on your adventures and travels. It can be anyone from a taxi driver to a friend you met in your hostel. Go ahead, introduce us!

Speaking of people and travel, we’d like to introduce our guest judges @annapurnauna@freyadowson, and @insearchofperfect who are always open to meet someone new. To enter….



  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, May 22nd and 11:59am EST on Sunday, May 27th*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPTravelEncounters in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Take us into the moment with you by sharing 3-4 sentences about who you met, the circumstances around the meeting, and anything else you can remember about the encounter.
  4. Check the sample below, get creative, and get going!

*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, May 28th on our Instagram feed based on Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Girls in Pink Robes Walking in Yangon, Myanmar
Photo by: @jinchuferrer Yangon, Myanmar

For @passionpassport‘s #PPTravelEncounters challenge // I was immediately drawn to the pink color of the robes these young girls were wearing amidst the bright, golden hues of the revered setting. The fact that they weren’t boys made me do a double-take, and I had to do a bit of extra research to learn that these girls were nuns in training. I love that this photo seems to capture the innocent laughter of childhood and the fact that it can be found anywhere in the world — even right in front of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist temple.

Photo and words by: @jinchuferrer Yangon, Myanmar


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Top photo by: @annapurnauna Essaouira, Morocco