Category Archives: Barbados

Enter to Win A Barbados Dream Vacation

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Win a Dream Vacation to Barbados from VisitBarbados
We went on a trip to Barbados in April and had an amazing time. The people in Barbados are some of the nicest that we’ve met anywhere in the world. What’s nice about Barbados is that it isn’t just nice beaches, there are some great things to see, do and experience around the island.
The prize sounds pretty nice. Check it out:
  • Two Economy Class Tickets From the US
  • 7 days/ 6 nights at The Crane Resort including daily breakfast for 2
  • Limousine service from airport to hotel
  • Car Rental for 6 days
  • Day Tour with Atlantis Submarines
  • Tiami Catamaran Lunch Cruise
  • Tour of Harrison’s Cave
Open to US residents only
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter
Winner must fly out of US international airport
Contest ends June 28, 2012
Sign up HERE

American Way: 100,000 Miles For Your Thoughts Drawing

When flying American Airlines I always check out the inflight magazine American Way.

A few pages in there is a section called Air Mail where some letters and e-mails sent in get published & responded to.

I noticed on my flight to Barbados that this month’s issue has a drawing where you can win 100,000 AAdvantage miles.

To enter you need to send a letter to the editor of American Way. If your letter gets published in a 2012 issue you will be entered into the drawing.

To enter:
E-Mail your thoughts to

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Almost Time For Lucas’ First Flight

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Lucas Miles W.- excited for his first flight
We’re pretty much ready for our first flight with Lucas. We’re leaving for the airport in a few hours. He will be flying to visit his first country outside of the US at a week shy of three months old. (Read about how we got our trip for free Thanks to Capital One.

It’s amazing how many extra things you need to bring on a trip when you add a little travel partner to the equation. A big debate was how many bags to bring on the trip. Lucas is allowed a free checked bag but Kim and I figured we could squeeze his things into our bags. Another thing we decided on was trying to bring all of the diapers he should need for the whole trip since they can be double the price in Barbados.

I was able to fit all of my clothes along with Lucas’ into my 60 liter backpack. Instead of keeping the outside pockets open for water, I was able to squeeze a bunch of diapers into each side. Every bit of space counts!

Maybe The North Face wants to consider marketing backpack side pockets as a multi-use storage area in the future!

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This trip will definitely be a new experience for my wife and I due to now traveling with a baby. I can’t imagine what it will be like and know things will be very different but at the same time it will also be very exciting. 
In addition to my usual posts, I’ll also be writing a little about our trip to Barbados so make sure to keep checking back!