Travel Contests: Week of December 3, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 2-night stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk in Waikiki, Hawaii! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a romantic getaway for two to Martinique Win a trip for two to Australia Win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark Win one of three Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Print Cameras (on Twitter) Win a culinary trip for […]

Formentera: Ibiza’s sleepy little sister

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This post is the second in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the first post here. Honestly, I’d never thought about going to Ibiza. It was never on my list of places to go. The whole club scene, for an older girl, didn’t seem appealing. I wasn’t going to fly […]

To run or not to run—with the bulls, in Pamplona, Spain

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The Fiesta of San Fermin takes place in Pamplona, Spain, for eight days in early July. At the heart of the fiesta is the famous Encierro—the Running of the Bulls. Each morning at 8 am, about half a dozen bulls charge headlong through the crowds down narrow streets to the bull ring. It’s not a […]

Ibiza, Spain: Playground for Adults

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This post is the first in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the second post here. Ibiza was never on my list of places to go. A party island never sounded that appealing to me, but when a friend of mine called to invite me to join him and his Canadian […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 21, 2014

Hostelworld

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) (ends May 25, 2014!) Win up to three awesome escapes for two from Hostelworld.com Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines (on Facebook) Win a trip to Sweden #inaVolvo from Jdomb’s Travels Win a 7-day trip for two to Prague from […]

On the El Transcantábrico train in Spain

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I have dreamed of a trip onboard the famed, yet uber-expensive, Orient Express for decades. So when I learned about El Transcantábrico Clásico, a luxury train that runs along the coastline of Spain, I thought this would be my Spanish version of a glamorous, old-fashioned train journey through Europe. The El Transcantábrico Clásico is a weeklong […]

Photos from Barcelona, Spain Before Windstar Cruise

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Buenos días! I’m back from Europe after sailing on Windstar’s newest ship… Star Pride. I was invited on the inaugural cruise along with several other journalists, travel agents, executives and paid guests. Windstar paid fro my flight to Europe but I paid for my dad’s (I used way too many Delta miles). Like smart cruise […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 19, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win an amazing trip to Spain and Morocco from Travel Channel Win a $32,000 trip to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win a romantic getaway in Turks & Caicos from Bridal Guide magazine (must complete a short […]