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When we asked you to submit an Instagram pic worth $2,000 for our #WanderFree contest, we knew you'd be up for the snap-happy challenge. But, we didn't expect to be taken on such gorgeous virtual vacations with your submissions. Panoramic landscapes, white-sand beaches, and jaw-dropping sights around the world — you can bet two grand that choosing a winner was insanely hard. But, we did and so, without further ado, meet Jessica Gronvold.
Gronvold's snap was taken on an empty highway when she was on the way to Salvation Mountain, an art installation in California. "There were no cars on this highway. It was beautiful and just looked like we were going to the middle of nowhere," she says. Thanks to her winning snap, she's getting a cool $2,000 to spend on her next adventure, which is going to be a week-long camping trip in Yosemite. Not bad, right?
For our runner-ups, here's a shout-out to the five close seconds: @kristenbillie, @atvuong, @esther_hayes, @originaldmax, and @pshurst who are all getting a pair of Teva sandals for their next trip. Congrats, everyone! Now, see all the winning pics ahead for an instant trip.