Category Archives: Fodors

Win A Trip For Two to Russia from Fodors

Fodors is giving away an amazing trip (and prize package) to Russia in the Anna Karenina Experience Russia Sweepstakes. The trip is courtesy of Intrepid Travel.

The Prizes:

Grand Prize: An 8 day, 7 nights trip for two to Russia which includes-

  • Round trip coach airfare to Moscow from the U.S. or Canada
  • 7 nights accommodations- 5 nights in hotel, one night at a guesthouse & one on sleeper train
  • Six breakfasts and one dinner for two
  • Select services of a tour leader and local transportation
  • Two vintage paperback editions of Anna Karenina
  • Two limited edition Anna Karenina Votivo candles & bookmarks
  • Two limited edition tins of Anna Karenina Russian Rose Tea from the Republic of Tea


Runner- Up Prize: 10 people will each receive-

  • Two vintage paperback editions of Anna Karenina
  • Two limited edition Anna Karenina Votivo candles & bookmarks
  • Two limited edition tins of Anna Karenina Russian Rose Tea from the Republic of Tea

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC and Canada (excluding Quebec)

Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry
Enter by November 30, 2012 11:59pm ET

Entering the Sweepstakes: You can earn multiple entries into the sweepstakes:

  1. You are allowed one entry per person/ e-mail address per 24 hour period Enter HERE
  2. Bonus entries- Follow the instructions at the end of your entry form for sharing a link to the sweepstakes to your Facebook wall. For every friend that submits an original entry, you will gain an additional entry! 

Win A 10 Day Trip To Vietnam

I came across the Taste of Vietnam Sweepstakes while reading an e-mail from Fodors.
I’d love to visit Vietnam again. On our visit, we only had a couple of days to check out Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) before heading to Cambodia.
Grand Prize: A 10 day/ 9 night trip package for two to Vietnam from Intrepid Travel
The prize includes:
  • Roundtrip coach airfare to Hanoi
  • 9 Nights Sleeping Accommodations- including 7 nights hotel, one night on over-night boat and one night on over-night sleeper train.
  • Some Meals- 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Local Transportation
  • Walking Tour & Cooking Class in Hoi An
  • One signed copy of Susan Feniger’s Street Food
  • Timberland Whiteledge backpacks
  • Olympus E-PM1 camera
Runner-Up Prize: 10 runner-ups will receive a signed copy of Susan Feniger’s Street Food and a Timberland Whiteledge backpack
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.
Must be 18 years or older at time of entry
Sweepstakes ends September 15, 2012
You can enter the sweepstakes once every 24 hours
Gain more entries by sharing a link to the sweepstakes on your Facebook wall. For each Facebook friend that enters you will gain an additional entry.

Sign up for the sweepstakes HERE

Fodor’s: Best Compact Cameras for Summer & Camera Giveaway

(Photo from Fodors article)
Fodor’s blog has an article featuring what they call the “Best Compact Cameras For Summer”.
I’m always interested in hearing about new cameras and technology and this article does mention some pretty cool, new cameras.
At the end of the article there is a sweepstakes where you can win a Sony Digital Camera. More on that later on!
The article features five cameras. According to the author, these cameras can do things that your old one could not do. They differ in how and where you are physically able to take your pictures.
Here are the cameras:
  1. Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ– Shine your images onto a wall with the built in projector
  2. Casio Tryx– Swing the camera’s frame and twist it’s screen, allowing you to extend your reach, hang it or stand it on it’s own for self portraits. There are also a couple of new ways to set the timer.
  3. Samsung MultiView MV800– Lets you angle the screen low or high to make it easier to get difficult shots. It also has bunch of different editing features built in.
  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20– Small and waterproof (up to 16 feet), dustproof and shockproof. Can take 10 shots per second as well as some other nice shooting features.
  5. Kodak EasyShare Touch M5370– Great for sharing photos by tagging and hitting the share button. This allows you to print and/ or send to friends by e-mail or social feeds the next time you connect the camera to your computer. 
The cameras all have some interesting features but I am most interested in the Sony Cyber-shot. Kim and I have a camera that is water proof/ dustproof/ shockproof but the picture quality is not the best. I love having a waterproof camera for snorkeling and other water related activities.

It just so happens that Fodor’s is giving away a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

You can enter the contest up to four times:

  1. “Like” Fodor’s on Facebook
  2. Follow @FodorsTravel on Twitter
  3. Tweet a message:  “Travel Tech: Best Compact Cameras for Summer + sweepstakes http://bit.ly/Jzxz31 via @fodorstravel”
  4. Leave a comment on the Fodor’s  post answering the question: Where will you be snapping vacation photos this summer? 

Contest Ends May 23, 2012
Open to legal residents of the United States & DC
Must be 18 or older at time of entry
ARV: $330

Entries must be received by May 23, 2012

Read the full article and enter the contest HERE

Fodor’s City Guide Apps Are Now FREE

I received an e-mail from Fodor’s announcing that their mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad would now be free. When planning a trip and traveling, 95% of the time I go with a Lonely
Planet guide but for free I figured these apps might be worth a look (or a download).

The apps are only available for six cities so far:
(download each travel guide by clicking on the links)
I’ve actually visited all six of the cities that the apps are available for and don’t plan to visit them again in the near future. However, since I live in Brooklyn I thought that the NYC travel guide might be fun to check out. 
I downloaded the NYC Travel Guide App and feel that for free it is a very nice and useful tool. It can be used to find out information and recommendations for dining, places to stay, shopping and sights. You can also book hotels, make restaurant reservations and buy concert and theater tickets.
Another nice feature is the option to download an offline map and also view a subway map.

Find out more about the Fodor’s Mobile Apps HERE

Fodors Ultimate Italy Sweepstakes

Fodor’s is running a sweepstakes where you can win a trip for two to Italy 
The Grand Prize includes:
  • Aperitifs on the terrace with The Tuscan Sun Cookbook authors, Frances and Ed Mayes, at their Tuscan home, Bramasole
  • Signed copy of The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
  • Round trip airfare for two on Alitalia
  • Three night stay for 2 at Hotel Lucchesi in Florence 
  • Ground transfers
The First Prize (10):
  • Signed copy of The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
Enter once per person every 24 hour period
Sweepstakes ends May 14, 2012
Open to legal residents of the 50 US States & DC
Must be 18 years or older at time of entry

Enter the contest Here