- Two round trip economy class tickets to Buenes Aires, Argentina. (Flights are available from Miami, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco)
- Everything listed on the REI Fitz Roy & Paine Hiking Tour
- Winner must book trip by 12/31/12 and travel must be completed by 12/31/13
- Prize is valued at $14,600
Forbes.com put out a list of 5 Trips That Will Change Your Life.
The list is pretty interesting and the trips recommended are very expensive.
Here is the list:
- Raft The Grand Canyon
- Easter Island, Chile
- Tiger Safari by Chartered Plane
- Explore Antarctica
- Trekking in Bhutan
I had an amazing time when I visited Easter Island. It is not a cheap place but it can be done in a somewhat affordable way. I also got to visit the Grand Canyon but did not go rafting. However I did have an amazing time viewing it from the Sky Walk.
I would love to visit Antarctica, it’s actually the only continent that I have not visited! However I get really bad sea sickness so I am not sure when that visit will happen. I am hoping that at some point I can get on a flight to Antarctica to avoid the long travel by boat in the rough waters.
I’d also love to go on a tiger safari in India! I’ve been to Africa two times and had amazing times on safaris but have not had the opportunity to see a tiger in the wild yet.
To read the full Forbes article-Five Trips That Will Change Your Life, click here
I post this with great disappointment… When it was announced that Japan would try to help the economy and jump start it’s tourism industry by possibly offering 10,000 free flights to foreigners, I got pretty excited. I started thinking where I would want to go and what itinerary I would propose on my application…
I read a short while ago that this program was not approved as part of the government draft budget of 2012.
I haven’t made it out of the airport in Japan but do plan to visit someday. A free flight would’ve been great motivation to go!
While looking into trip ideas for spring break this past year, we had narrowed our options to Japan and Chile. Both were available for really great deals using miles. After going back and forth with our options, my wife and I decided to go with Chile. We booked our flights to Chile on March 10 and I woke up to news of the devastating earthquake that had just hit Japan. It looked like our choice would’ve been made for us by mother nature had we not decided the day before!