Category Archives: Trip

Win A Magical Trip to Istanbul

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Online women’s fashion, travel and shopping site L-atitude is giving away a trip for two to Istanbul. The prize sounds very nice!

The Prize

  • Two round trip economy class tickets on Turkish Airlines from one of their US gateway cities (CHI, DC, LA or NY)
  • Four night hotel stay across two of The House Hotel’s Istanbul properties
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • “Locally Istanbul” Tour
  • Airport transportation two/ from The House HOtel
  • Dinner for 2 at Assouline’s Book- The Grand Bazaar Istanbul & tour of the author’s home

To enter 

  • You need to be a registered subscriber of or become a registered subscriber (and remain one until November 8, 2012).
  • One entry per person 
  • Refer a friend to earn an additional entry (Provide valid e-mail addresses of friends. For every friend that enters the sweepstakes, you get a bonus entry)

Open to legal residents of the United States
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter

Sweepstakes ends November 8, 2012

Enter for a chance to win the trip to Istanbul HERE


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On Thursday I posted about Delta NONSTOP NYC, a promo where 40 winners will win an unforgettable trip for two to LA (from NYC).

The sweepstakes was supposed to start today (and include more info about the giveaway). However, due to the storm in the Northeast the start date of Nonstop NYC has been changed to November 5.

The number of weeks to play have been reduced from 7 to 6. The good news is that there will still be 40 opportunities to win!

When the sweepstakes starts next week the first mission will be:

  • Around the World NYC or Not  

Sign up HERE to receive e-mail updates about Delta NONSTOP NYC

Let’s hope the storm doesn’t turn out as bad as predicted and the damage is minimal. I know my windows are all shut and lots of water bottles are filled! 

Stay safe everyone!

Delta NONSTOP NYC- Win A Trip From NYC to LA

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A couple of days back Delta tweeted some info about an upcoming giveaway.
There wasn’t much detail so this is all I have to report:

  • Starting October 29, win two tickets for an unforgettable trip from NYC to LA
  • There will be 40 Winners
  • There are 3 Ways to Win
  • Must be at least 21 years old

I’m not too sure of what the unforgettable trip includes but I’ll be sure to sign up for a chance at the prize on 10/29.

Sign up for prize updates and details HERE Affinity Search Tool

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If you are unsure where to go on your next trip, KLM wants to help you out!

The KLM Affinity Search is an interactive map which shows the price of destinations all over the world based on your Travel Dates, Departure City and Budget.

I tried out the Affinity Search and thought it was an interesting and fun way to search for a flight. 

For my search, I put in fixed dates, departing from JFK airport. For the budget I selected a maximum price of $1,000. (It would be great if they added the option to search by redeeming miles although I’m sure far less results would come up.)
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The KLM Affinity Search found me 16 fights which were all to Europe using my chosen selections. 
Here are some of the flights the search came up with:
  • Moscow for $703
  • Reykjavic for $737
  • Dublin for $853
  • Zurich for $907
  • Tallinn for $986
  • London for $998 

I already have my flight booked for my trip in August but if I was still looking, I would’ve been willing to consider Dublin or Reykjavic. Both seem to be priced pretty fair for summer travel and are places that I would eventually like to visit.

The Affinity Search is definitely worth checking out but I am not sure that I would rely on it to pick my next trip destination out for me. Would you?

Try out the KLM Affinity Search Here

Win A Trip To The Bahamas & Star in a Commercial

a poster with colorful circles and text is giving away FOUR all-expense paid, 7 day trips in a Facebook contest. They are also sending along a camera crew to record the trip for their next commercial.

To enter, upload a photo or video of yourself on vacation (or elsewhere if you don’t have a vacation photo) to the Bahamas Facebook page.

You can choose from 4 trips:

  • Family Vacation for 4: highlights- swimming with dolphins, horse drawn carriage ride through Nassau, walk with marching flamingos at Ardastra Gardens & explore the Bahamas rich history
  • Romance Escape for 2:  highlights- ride horseback on pink sand beaches, live music at Vic Hum’s club, tour a working pineapple plantation & dine by candlelight on the beach
  • Guys Adventure for 4: highlights- fishing for marlin, mahi and tuna on a deep sea charter, scuba diving on Bimini Road, bonefishing among the mangroves & visit some of the island most famous watering holes
  • Girls Getaway for 4: highlights- dancing to live music at Count Basie Square, relaxing on Gold Rock Beach, kayaking through Lucayan National Park & enjoy spa treatments using local botanicals.

Contest open to legal residents of the US who are 21 years old at times of entry
Entries must be received by 3/15/12

Enter the contest here