Have you been on an adventure that completely changed the course of your life? Met people or shared moments that taught you lessons about yourself, or challenged your beliefs and assumptions?  Overcome obstacles on the road that eventually led to the trip of a lifetime? We want to hear about it!

Please note: This contest is open worldwide. 

Tell us about your most transformative travel experience and you’ll have a chance to win $1000 USD!


In 1000 words or less…

Tell us about a transformative travel experience you had, or a lesson you learned through travel.

The goal: to inspire our team and our community to go off and explore, too!

Awesome examples of featured Wanderlust Stories can be found here and here.  Let these serve as inspiration for what we’re looking for!


Sharing your story gives you a chance to win some incredible prizes:


1) Read through the Wanderlust Story guidelines here. Be sure you adhere to the word count and remember: we want you to tell us about your most transformative travel experience. How did the experience change you? What did you learn from it?

2) Submit your story with three high resolution photos via this link (suggested minimum width for photos = 1000px). Within 24 hours of submission, you will receive an email confirming that your piece has been received.

3) Submit your entry between Friday, July 18, 2014  and Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Note: only one entry is allowed per person.

Announcement Schedule

The winner and runners up will be announced based on the following schedule on PassionPassport.com:

  • Second Runner Up: Friday, August 22, 2014
  • First Runner Up: Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Winner: Friday, September 5, 2014

Thanks to our runner-up prize Sponsors