I'm thrilled to announce the first (and, hopefully, annual) Travel Bloggers' Caravan. Starting today, I invite you to follow 15 top travel bloggers for a chance to win prizes in celebration of the season.
Prizes range from hotel gift cards and overnight stays to digital cameras and noise-cancelling headphones to luggage and camera bags to travel guidebooks and DVDs. Magellan's Travel Supplies has signed on as a sponsor of this event. If you've got a traveler on your holiday shopping list, check out the unique gifts available at Magellan's.
Each day, between December 2–15, a different travel expert's blog will be featured in this round robin event. You'll have a chance to win one of over a dozen prizes by reading and commenting on the daily blog post.
The Caravan starts tomorrow! Simply visit the Luxury Cruise Bible blog each morning to learn about the featured Caravan "stop-of-the-day" between December 2 and 15, and then enter to win.
This blog will be featured on December 3rd. Mark your calendar and be sure to comment on my post that day in order to be entered in the giveaway.
Complete Travel Caravan Schedule
December 2: LuxuryCruiseBible.com (Andrea M. Rotondo)
$100 Marriott gift card
December 3: DreamofItaly.com (Kathy McCabe)
One-year online subscription to Dream of Italy newsletter & DVD ($79 value)
December 4: NovelDestinations.com (Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon)
Literary Travel Prize Pack
(A tote bag, book, travel kit, note cards, tea, bookmarks, and a keychain.)
December 5: TheBrooklynNomad.com (Andrew Hickey)
Imagine: A Vagabond Story by Grant Lingel and $50 Magellan's gift certificate
December 6: The Tranquilo Traveler (Joshua Berman)
A copy of Moon Belize, accompanied with personal travel advice from the author about your trip
December 7: CiaoBambino.com (Amie O'Shaughnessy and Kristi Marcelle)
Napa Valley Getaway
(One-night stay at the Westin Verasa in Napa, California,
plus gourmet lunch for two on the Napa Valley Wine Train)
December 8: JohnnyJet.com (John DiScala)
Alaska and Seattle Toursaver books ($198 value) and $50 Magellan's gift certificate
December 9: What a Trip (Nancy D. Brown)
Two Otterbox cell phone cases ($50 value each)
and Baseline 20” Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright ($369 value)
December 10: JtheTravelAuthority.com (Jeanine Barone)
Mountainsmith Tour FX Camera Bag ($99 value)
December 11: CruiseDiva.com (Linda Coffman)
Fodor's The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises and a World Grounding Set (courtesy of Magellan's)
December 12: EllenBarone.com (Ellen Barone)
Day pack from First Ascent, a new extreme adventure line of gear and clothing by Eddie Bauer and partners ($79 value)
December 13: MyItchyTravelFeet.com (Donna L. Hull)
"Library Edition" of the most recent season of "Rudy Maxa's World", including six DVDs containing 13 shows on destinations in India, Turkey, Japan, Thailand, St. Petersburg, Estonia, and Argentina ($112 value)
December 14: EuropeUpClose.com (Terri Fogarty)
Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom
December 15: LuxurySafariExperts.com (Andrea M. Rotondo)
Folding noise-cancelling headphones courtesy of Magellan's Travel Supplies
If you love exploring new destinations and revisiting old favorites, you won't want to miss the Travel Bloggers' Caravan & Giveaway! You just may discover a few new favorite travel blogs to bookmark.
Win a Lingo 16-Language Translator
Help us kick off the Caravan right now! Follow @luxcruisebible and then tweet about the Travel Bloggers' Caravan between December 1 and 15. Include a link to this blog post and the #caravan hashtag and you'll be entered to win the Lingo 16-Language Translator, courtesy of Magellan's Travel Supplies. Entrants must have a U.S. mailing address. Entries must be received between December 1–15, 2009. One winner will be randomly chosen from eligible entries on December 21, 2009. Winner will be notified via Twitter DM (direct message).
Just log onto Twitter and tweet something like this: Check out the Travel Bloggers' Caravan. 15 travel bloggers and tons of cool prizes to win. http://bit.ly/6zfZEr #caravan