From the pastel colored streets of Burano, to the psychedelic peaks of Vinicunca, Peru - this past week's #PPRainbow Instagram Challenge was all about color! Congratulations to our honorable mentions @modern_mumu, @jeanlabu, @elleveu, @aljvd, @adventuresoflilnicki, @gsslu, @sam_wanderlust, @farahkhad & @alternativetravelers! Stay tuned to see who brought the most colors!
Calling all spring 2017 study abroad students! We're excited to announce the Passion Passport Study Abroad Correspondents program. Select college students will get the opportunity to have their work published on our site through their semester and be mentored. The application is open until Feb. 5th. Click the link in our bio to enter. Tag someone you know who should apply! If you've already studied abroad, submit your powerful stories on passionpassport.com. #PPStudyAbroad
"Every year my family and I have a tradition of walking around Assisi the day after Christmas. The clouds were hanging low enough in the sky to climb above them. As I passed over the last hill, the city center stood out above the clouds as if suspended, and the basilica looked like the bow of a huge ship sailing in an infinite sea." @fcattuto Assisi, Umbria, Italy #passionpassport
"Our Zodiac crept closer to the bears. It was completely silent when we turned off the engines. In the distinct stillness, the only sounds were the splashes of the water as the bears played with one another. We watched, transfixed by these animals that seemed almost mythical in the icy landscape." @gerryvanderwalt Svalbard, Norway #passionpassport
"I grew up in Australia, so I always loved being on the road and in the sea. But it wasn't until my first trip overseas that I seriously started to love travel. I realized I didn't want consistency anymore. I began to crave new adventures to see the world around me with fresh eyes each day." @_naomip Jaipur, India What trip first sparked your travel bug? Tell us about it in the comments! #passionpassport
Our third NYC speaker series is almost here! Mickela Mallozzi of @travelbarefeet will talk with us about her journey as a video storyteller, her perseverance, and how she merged passion with full time work. Dinner's on us! Tag a friend to come along, and click the link in our bio to RSVP. #PPStorytellerSeries Photo by: @craigsbeds
This week's #PPRainbow challenge is all about color! 🌈 Check "Community" on our site or the rules below to join: 1. Post a photo/video according to the theme before 11:59pm ET tomorrow; 2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPRainbow in the caption; and 3. Tell us in the caption how your entry relates to the theme and any interesting circumstances from the moment. Guest judges @chrisnumber8, @gummyting, and @rclayton can't wait to see your perfect, monochromes and technicolor cacophonies! Photo by: @neumarc Burano, Veneto, Italy
"On our second day at the reserve, we were trying to find lions, but instead came across this herd of Springbok gazelle with a lonely wildebeest in their midst. Gazelles are one of the symbolic animals of South Africa, and I sat mesmerized as I watched these creatures in their natural habitat." @pralfio Etosha National Park, Namibia #passionpassport For those who have been on safari before, share your recommendations in the comments!
We as well as guest judges @chrisnumber8, @gummyting, and @rclayton can't wait to see your red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet for our #PPRainbow challenge! TIP: Entries can either be poly OR monochomatic. Check @laurenlemon's "Creating Chromological Order with the U-Bahn" content feature on our site for inspiration, and check "Community" on our site for full details. Photo by: @katie.one Moscow, Russia
New Yorkers, warm up with us inside @liveprimary next Wed. 1/25 for a special evening with Emmy-winning video storyteller Mickela Mallozzi ( @travelbarefeet)! We're serving up dinner ( @sweetgreen) and wisdom on how to create compelling video stories. Who's coming?! Use the link below to RSVP or click the link in our bio: http://bit.ly/PPStorytellers Photo: @samhorine #PPStorytellerSeries
Brent Foster ( @brentfoster) takes us through the "ultimate assault on the senses" in his travel video from Rajasthan, India — live on our site. He offers first-time videographers this tip: "Get out of their comfort zone and get as close to people as they can when filming. It’s easy to sit back with a zoom lens and capture life from afar. Try to immerse yourself in the process, and you may be surprised by the results."
Bring your brightest, boldest palettes because this week's #PPRainbow challenge is all about colors! Check "Community" on our site (direct link in bio) or the rules below to join: 1. Post a photo/video according to the theme before 11:59pm EST on Sat. 1/21; 2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPRainbow in the caption; and 3. Tell us in the caption how your entry relates to the theme and any interesting circumstances from the moment. Guest judges @chrisnumber8, @gummyting, and @rclayton can't wait to see all the hues you've come across on your travels! Photo by: @saltywings Tiwi Islands, Australia
"The streets of old Cairo are bustling late into the night. Here, a barber gives a satisfied customer a clean shave. After showing the barber his photo, we joked (mostly in gestures), that it would be my turn next." Congratulations to our #PPMetOnMyTravels challenge winner, @stickylittleleaves! Thanks for introducing us to the people you've met on your travels, and a special thanks to our guest judges @annapurnauna, @mattia_passarini and @maxxetto!
After journeys pass, it's often those we've #PPMetOnMyTravels who stay in our memories. Congratulations to our honorable mentions: @bengulak, @beyondbennett, @farahkhad, @freyadowson, @iradonteovel, @mariaportraits, @pravin_tamang, @projectonethousand, and @cloutier! Stay tuned to "meet" our winner!
"I came to Argentina to meet a friend and start our year of traveling. We got to know one another while climbing mount Fuji in Japan the year before and I knew that when the time came, he’d make a great traveling companion. Right now we’re in Arizona seeing national parks together, and we’re going to keep traveling together as long as we can." @mimi11111 Iguazu Falls, Argentina #passionpassport
"When the sun dips down, the lights come alive, and the streaks of the city dance with the lines of its roads. As a recent transplant, I'm falling for this city, one day at a time." @garethpon Chicago, Illinois, USA #passionpassport Are you an expat? Tell us about the moment you first fell in love with your new home!