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Lonely Planet: Win A Trip to Hawaii & Free Chapter Download

Lonely Planet is running one of my favorite kinds of sweepstakes- it’s the kind where everybody wins.

In the “Win the Ultimate Hawaiian Getaway” you can enter for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii and just for entering everyone gets to download a free Lonely Planet guidebook chapter for the destination of their choice.
Entering the sweepstakes is simple. All you have to do is enter your name, e-mail and zip code on the entry page. 

The Prize:

  • A four night stay for two at the DoubleTree Alana Waikiki Hotel at Honolulu, Hawaii-` Stay in a suite with one king or two queen beds. Breakfast is included for up to 2 adults and 2 children each morning.
  • $2,000 pre-loaded debit card to be used to purchase airfare for two adults to Honolulu.
Some Rules:
Trip must be taken by December 31, 2013
Open to legal residents of the United States
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of entry 

Sweepstakes ends March 10, 2013

Click HERE to enter for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii. 

***Within a couple of minutes of entering, you should receive an e-mail with a code good for one Lonely Planet chapter download.

Good Luck!

Hilton Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition

I came across an interesting travel competition recently on Twitter. The competition caught my eye because it is only open to teachers.

For those of you that do not know, Kim and I both teach special education. While our teaching positions would not qualify us for this competition in my opinion, I feel it is a great offer to share with other teachers out there that love to travel.

A little about the competition (according to Hilton):

Hilton HHonors has long believed in the power of travel to bring people together and foster great understanding between countries. As nurturers of the future generations of travelers, we believe teachers play an important role in spreading understanding of other cultures.

This year, Hilton HHonors is celebrating culture by giving teachers the chance to experience first- hard the lessons they teach through Teacher Treks, a grant program that will award 15 winners the cultural excursion of a lifetime.

Teachers enter by submitting an essay discussing cultural destinations they have always wanted to visit. They also have to explain how they would share the learnings and experiences from the trip with their students.

15 grants will be awarded to 15 teachers selected by public vote and an expert panel. 

  • Winnings teachers will travel to the destinations they wrote about and “chronicle their journeys and share their experiences with their students”.
  • Winning teachers must travel during their 2013 summer break
  • Each teacher’s school will also receive $2500 to use for cultural activities/ enhancements

The Prizes:

  • 15 winners will receive a trip to the destination of their choice, valued at $6,000 and a $2,500 donation for their schools
  • 15 runner-ups will receive a $2,500 donation for their school
  • One winner will be randomly selected from all submissions to receive a cultural excurions for their class valued at $1,500
  • 10 random winners (selected from those who voted in the competition) will receive a Hilton HHonors $250 gift card

Some Rules:

  • Open to citizens of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico & D.C. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry? 
  • Only full-time, certified teacher grades K-12, teaching at least 3 years in the U.S., P.R. or D.C. qualify
  • The Voting Sweeps is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or D.C. at least 13 years of age at time of entry qualify 
  • Enter by March 15, 2013

Find out more about the Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition and enter for a chance to win one of the prizes HERE

A Couple of Contests Worth Entering

Contest #1
KLM is running a sweepstakes- Meet 3 Top DJ’s at the Electronic Family Festival in Amsterdam. 
The prize for the winner and guest includes:
  • Air tickets to Amsterdam
  • Three night stay at the  Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam
  • Two concert passes for Electronic Family Festival on June 30
  • meet & greet with DJ’s
  • Samsung SH100 WIFI camera: (Winner must make a movie about the experience with the camera from the prize package)
Contest ends June 10, 2012.
Enter the sweepstakes HERE
Contest #2
Drive It Home Scotland- win a 5-day trip for you and a friend to test your golf game against European golfers. 
I am not a fan nor do I play golf but the prize sounds very nice. (I visited Scotland a while back and had a great time and it is a beautiful country)
There will be eight Grand Prize winners: 
Two prize winners plus a travel companion will be a resident in the UK or Ireland or rest of the world. Two prize winners will be a resident of Germany or Sweden (“European winners”), Two prize winners will be a resident of Canada, Two prize winners will be a resident of USA (North American winners”).
Each prize includes: 
  • Two-night break for two people to one of the four regional prizes (allocated at random) offered on the Drive it Home website on a bed and breakfast basis in twin accommodation assuming two people sharing on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 2012.
  • One night stay at The Gleneagles Hotel for two people on a bed and breakfast basis in twin accommodation assuming two people sharing on Sunday 7 October 2012
  • Participation for the winner and travel companion in Scotland The Home of Golf Challenge on The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles
Drawing closes June 1, 2012
Enter the contest HERE