National Geographic’s Passport to Explore Contest
Mar24

National Geographic’s Passport to Explore Contest

  I know, it almost feels like I’m turning into a contest blog.  The other day, I let you know that we were giving away a trip to Antarctica.  And today I have another contest to let you know about.  I promise, once I get these visas sorted in Yaounde here the fun of actual travel writing will continue, About the Contest To my fellow Canadians, this one is for you. National Geographic is running a contest called “Passport to Explore”, and the grand prize winner will receive a free trip to anywhere in North America. The Grand Prize A 7 day adventure for 2 to anywhere in North America that Air Canada flies Accommodation provided by Loews Hotels How To Enter Basically, you need to go any National Geographic luggage retailer (list of retailers here) and identify the “mystery animal.” Follow this link to the contest page. Don’t forget to add my special blogger code of 320 which will give you a bonus three ballots. You can also earn more ballots by sharing the contest on social media. Contest closes March 31st, so be quick like mongoose. Ok my fellow Canucks, I imagine you’re all planning to get away from the prolonged winter to somewhere warm.  So where will it be?  Florida? LA? Hawaii? Good...

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Win a Trip to Antarctica!!!
Mar21

Win a Trip to Antarctica!!!

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you’ll know that two years ago I went on the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica!  The so-called 7th continent still is, and likely always will be, the most visually stunning place I’ve ever been.  You might think of snow and ice when thinking about Antarctica. but the truth is there is also so much life to it.  Seabirds scan the skies, penguins waddle along the beaches and porpoise through the waters, seals pose on icebergs, and whales come to the surface for air.  Meanwhile, there is such a raw power to the area.  It’s truly majestic. Today, I’m excited to tell you that the sexy people at Gecko’s Adventures are giving away a trip to that incredible island of ice. Tell us About the Contest! The Good News Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those contests where we make you dance like a bear in a tutu, there’s no elaborate video you need to make, nor do you have to write an essay about why you deserve it.  All you have to do is head over to the facebook page of Gecko’s Adventure, like their page and fill out the form. The Bad News The bad news is that the contest is only available to citizens of the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Ok, Sign me Up Follow this link to the Gecko’s Facebook page  to enter the draw!  Good...

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Sponsored Video: Win $15,000 and a Trip to an Exotic Island with TomTom

I get approached a lot (basically every day) by PR people wanting me to promote their product or a bit of travel related news.  Usually I toss the emails into the trash as soon as I receive them.  However, I was offered an interesting bit of editorial content the other day by TomTom that I think will definitely interest you.  And believe me, there is something in it for you if you are one of the lucky winners of this contest. Basically, TomTom is sending 5 families (or groups of friends) to an exotic island to map it out.  You will basically cruise around in a car and explore every inch of paradise.  They are sending people to The Seychelles, Mauritius, St. Lucia, Fiji and Cape Verde.  Now if getting to explore one of these exotic locales didn’t sound enticing enough, they are also going to be giving the winners some big money  for their troubles (earnings vary based on the location of the winner: 10,000 Euros for EU Citizens, 10,000 Pounds for UK citizens and $15,000 for Americans).  Regardless of the earnings, I could certainly think of worse things to do with my time. Obviously it’s a great opportunity for anyone looking for a family getaway that involves a little bit more than laying on the beach.  It’s an opportunity for you to gain something out of a holiday.  Being handed the keys to a car and told to cruise around a bit of tropical paradise is a dream come true for most, being paid to do so is almost too good to be true. Anyways, I’ve attached the adjoining video that gives all of the information for the trip and how you can enter.  I really hope that one of my readers gets the chance to take part in this experience. ***This post has been sponsored, but the thoughts and written content above are my...

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