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Take the Quarantine Travel Photo Challenge and Win!

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all of our travel plans in March, we’ve only been able to dream about adventures to exotic destinations. However, being at home during a pandemic can be an adventure in itself. All it takes is a bit of creativity and imagination. Lithuanian photographer, traveler, writer, and journalist Liudas Dapkus invited others to take part in the “quarantine travel photo challenge” that his colleague Gabrielė Štaraitė came up with and the challenge went viral. In the challenge, people are asked to recreate their best travel photos from the safety of their homes. People have been posting their photos on social media under the hashtag #quarantinetravelerchallenge with hilarious results. See some of the photos here.

We thought this could be a fantastic opportunity for a new photo contest. So now you can participate in the challenge and win some great prizes. Just email your travel photo vs. quarantine photos to

One entry per person.

Your photos will be shared on our Facebook page and the photo with the most “likes” will win a $300 travel voucher! Second prize will be awarded a $200 travel voucher and third prize will win a $100 travel voucher. Roland will also pick his favourite photo and the winner will receive a $300 travel voucher. These vouchers will be good on any future tour with Wells Gray Tours.  Submit your travel and quarantine photo by June 1, 2020. Voting will run for an extra week until June 5th, 2020.

To get you inspired, a few of our staff got creative with their own travel photos. Check them out below!

Roland on tour in the 1980s vs. dreaming about being on tour in his living room now.
Those are the same pants (still fit 30+ years later), shirt, belt, hat and cooler!
Marion at Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica vs. enjoying her driveway at home
Pam S. lighting prayer candles at the Notre-Dame Cathedral vs. lighting candles in her kitchen
Joan swimming with manta rays in the Caribbean vs. swimming with her dog in the backyard
Kerrie spending time with the Holy Men in Nepal vs. getting spiritual at home with her husband and dog
Lynne enjoying the beach and sailboats in Barbados vs. enjoying her granbaby’s blow-up pool, origami sailboat, and toy boats at home
Stephanie climbing the Great Wall of China vs. the GREAT staircase of dogs
Stephanie straddling the Euro-Asia border in 2017 on the Trans – Siberia Railway tour vs. straddling the kitchen-living room border
Alia checking out the view on a hike in Maui vs. checking out the view from her balcony
Lisa at the Iguana Conservation centre in Belize vs. at home with Max the cat
Birgy on a Mexican Riviera cruise, snorkeling in the gorgeous turquoise water vs. snorkeling in an empty pool
Sema in Greenland on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime with Adventure Canada vs. on the beach at the end of her road in Victoria
Pam J. taking in the picturesque view out of a cave in Iceland vs. out her front door
Fraser taking in the view from a cable car in Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany, on the President’s Cruise vs. taking in the view from his deck at home
Terri enjoying the sun in Bernkastel, Germany vs. her backyard
The Wells Gray Tours team getting together before Covid-19 vs. getting together now

Stay well and have fun with this challenge!