RTW Contest Winners Announced
Back in late April, I joined 8 other webmasters to give away an around the world trip for 2. We pooled our resources, made connections with some fantastic companies and gathered up a planeload of goodies to give away to a number of very very lucky winners.
Each week, over 8 weeks, we held a drawing and gave away a prize. Those 8 winners were then tossed into a proverbial hat and 3 were randomly chosen to win some top prizes.
We are pleased to announce those winners!
Our Second Prize Winner receives 2 tickets on Southwest Airlines – Cynthia H.
Our First Prize Winner received 2 tickets valued at $1000/each from 1800FlyEurope – Lauren V.
AND the Grand Prize Winner of the RTW trip for 2 is Leah L.
Wow – a super huge congrats to these winners as well as the other weekly finalists AND to all those who entered the contest (nearly 5,500 in all!).
Also, a big big thank you to our main sponsor for this, Bootsnall. They are really the ones that made this happen by providing the RTW tickets. You should visit their site and consider them your RTW travel guide.
We had lots of other companies who helped make this contest such a success. Thanks to these folks who generously provided prizes:
Grand Prize goodies:
* Round-the-world airfare for 2 from the BootsnAll Travel Network
* A Southeast Asia tour for 2 from All Points East
* One year of travel insurance from World Nomads
* One-week First Class Eurail passes
* Four hotel nights from Anantara
* Two BRX luggage sets from Briggs & Riley
* Head-to-toe travel clothing from ExOfficio
* One-week rental car in Europe from Auto Europe
* Shoes from Lowa Boots
* $500 in spending money from Transitions Abroad
* Two pairs of Serengeti Eyewear sunglasses with Polar PHD lenses
And a big shout out to the other webmasters who helped procure prizes, host the contest and promote it:
BootsnAll Travel Network – The traveler’s one-stop indie travel guide, which began publishing travel on the web in 1998.
ConsumerTraveler.com – The web home of the Consumer Travel Alliance, which fights in Washington for reform of air travel, rollback of fees and for airline passenger’s rights.
GoNOMAD.com – Provides travelers with inspiration and links to plan their trips.
JohnnyJet.com – Home of intrepid traveler John DiScala, who flies more than 150,000 miles a year and provides comprehensive articles about everywhere he goes.
Perceptive Travel – Includes the best stories from authors on the move.
Practical Travel Gear – The top blog for daily reviews of travel gear and travel clothing.
TransitionsAbroad.com (founded in 1977 as the print magazine) – Provides articles, resources, and program listings for long-term travelers seeking to work, live, volunteer, or study abroad.
Travelfish.org – The go-to guide for Southeast Asia, with daily articles and iPhone apps you can download to give you details about any country in their region.