I’m off to Europe! And a Tilley Hats Giveaway for You!

I’m not very good at letting the grass grow under my feet.  It seems like I just arrived back in Canada and I’m off again.  Today, I’m catching a flight to Munich where I’ll start 2 months worth of work and adventure in Europe.  To say I’m excited to be back on the road is an understatement.  But, it’s also not hard to leave my friends and family behind.  I think when I started travelling, I’d leave and come home and everyone else was exactly the same.  Now, when I go I feel like I’m the same, or my life is the same, and everyone else’s is changing.  It’s a strange feeling.

Tilley Hat, Brendan van Son

To celebrate my departure on yet another grand adventure, I have a giveaway from my friends at Tilley. They create some awesome hats that are both stylish and functional.  I have one of their fedoras that I’m taking with me to Europe.  It’ll keep my head warm, and it lets me keep a bit more of my Calgary cowboy style on the road.  Check out below for contest details.

What Can you Win?

We’re giving away not one, but two hats from the Tilley lineup of their awesome hats – one from the winter collection, and one for summer.  The total value of the two hats is $193.  The hats we’re giving away are Airflow, and the Tec Wool.

Tilley Hat, Brendan van Son

Rocking my Tilley Hat.

How to Enter?

To enter the giveaway for the hats, you need complete one of these two (or both for two entries) steps:

  1. Instagram an original photo of their favourite travel destination that they have visited before and include the hashtag #TilleyHatGiveaway.
  2. Write a tweet telling us where they would like to travel to next and include the hashtag #TilleyHatGiveaway

**IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to tag in my social media account @brendanvanson in the relevant post so I am notified of your post.

Contest Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Must follow entry instructions stated above in order to be eligible to win.
  • Participation is restricted to Canada and US residents only.
  • Prize issued is subject to stock availability. Tilley reserves the right to substitute hat(s) of the same value.
  • Contest ends December 11th at 11:59pm.

Tilley Hat, Brendan van Son

More About Tilley Hats

Great Christmas gift. And, if you’re in Canada and order by December 17th, it’ll get to you on time!  They make products for both men and women.  Moreover, they don’t only produce hats, but also jackets, pants, shorts, and other outdoor gear.  Tilley products are top of the line!

Tilley Hat, Brendan van Son

What’s Next on the Travel Photography Blog?

Though in person I’m off to Europe, I’ve still got 3 articles coming from Canada.  I visited Marmot Basin in Jasper on opening day, I drove the Icefields Parkway, and I spent a awesome 12 hours shooting nightscapes in Banff. All those articles are on their way soon.  Then, of course, it’s off to content from Europe where I’ll be for the next 2 months.

Tilley Hat, Brendan van Son


“Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Tilley Endurables Inc. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Tilly Endurables Inc.”

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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