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Travel Contest Roundup: August 20, 2014 – Morocco, Japan, France, & more

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Check out this week’s travel contests! Good luck!

Win up to $1 million from Wyndham Rewards

Admission for 2 to the Event Prize Drawing, with a chance to win up to $1,000,000 (minimum $10,000 Travel for 2: airfare, 2 night hotel stay, ground transportation $500 spending money Enter by September 15, 2014

Win a trip to run a marathon in South Africa, Chile, or Morocco

All-expenses paid vacation for two (2)

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Travel Contest Roundup: August 13, 2014 – Australia, South Africa, New York & more

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Here are your travel contests for this week. Lots of contests to win trips to New York. Good luck!

Win a trip to Perth, Australia for a shark tagging exhibition from Costa Sunglasses (Facebook contest)

7-day/6-night trip for the winner and one (1) travel companion to the Perth, Australia area One day minimum on the M/V OCEARCH observing the OCEARCH team on a Shark Tagging Expedition. Round trip coach class air

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10% off Virgin America coupon on your birthday

virgin america birthday coupon code My birthday just passed, and I got an e-mail from Virgin America offering 10% off my next reservation. There’s a discrepancy between the text of the e-mail and the fine print, so I don’t know if it’s good for a few days (August 14th) or just over a month (September 14th). There are some blackout dates (no Friday or Sunday travel) and other limitations, but if you’re looking

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Travel Contest Roundup: August 6, 2014 – China, Ireland, New York, and more

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Check out this week’s travel contests. Good luck!

Win a $500 voucher from TravelPony and StyleBlueprint

$500 voucher Enter by August 17, 2014

Win a trip to China to save pandas

Round-trip air transportation for two to/from Chengdu, China Hotel accommodations for three (3) nights, (3) ground transportation to/from airports One (1) day Panda Keeper Experience for two (2) at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Enter by August 31, 2014

Win a trip to Dublin, Ireland

Roundtrip airfare

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New Amtrak service: No train, but free pizza & Doritos

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Amtrak is one of the more maligned transportation companies out there, sometimes with good reason, sometimes not. What happened to 200+ customers in New York on Saturday was definitely the former.

The Amtrak Acela Express going to Washington D.C. from Penn Station in New York City departed around 3pm as scheduled, which generally makes most travelers happy. There was just one small problem: it departed with zero passengers.

It seems that there was

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Flight diverted after woman throws prosthetic leg at flight attendant

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Arguing with flight attendants is never a good idea, but it’s a terrible idea to also throw something at them. It’s even worse idea if the thing you throw at them is a prosthetic leg.

A flight from Enfidha, Tunisia to Edinburgh, Scotland was diverted to London Gatwick Airport on Wednesday after a disruptive woman allegedly abused the cabin crew.

According to Sussex Police, from Sky News:

“At 10.22pm on Wednesday a

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Travel Contest Roundup: July 30, 2014 – Iceland, London, Switzerland & more

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Here are this week’s travel contests. Good luck!

Win a trip to Iceland from Reyka Vodka

A 4-day/3-night trip for two (2) to Reykjavik, Iceland Round-trip airfare from any major U.S. airport Hotel accommodations Airport transfers to/from Keflavik International Airport Enter by July 31, 2014

Win a stylish trip to London from Luxury Link

3-night stay in a Deluxe Double Room at The Royal Horseguards Full English breakfast for two each morning Signature afternoon tea for two on one day

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Travel Contest Roundup: July 23, 2014 – UAE, Galapagos, Paris, Scotland & More!

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Here are this week’s travel contests. Good luck!

Win a trip to Japan, Italy, Mexico or Thailand from Seamless (Facebook contest)

7-12 day trip depending on the destination Hotels & meals Enter by July 30, 2014

Win a trip for 2 to the 2014 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Two round-trip Economy Class tickets courtesy of award-winning Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates Two Grandstand tickets to the 2014 Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand

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Want a 10% off coupon for Virgin America? Enter this contest!

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I just entered a contest from Virgin America where the grand prize is a trip to the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival in San Francisco. In addition to being a cool prize, there was also an added bonus after entry: a coupon good for 10% off a Virgin America flight.

If you have upcoming travel plans, this could be a great way

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Fake TSA screener dupes passengers at SFO, gets arrested

TSA Officer Halloween costume via Trendyhalloween.com

TSA Officer Halloween costume via Trendyhalloween.com

Another banner day for the TSA. A few days after being exposed for their lack of geographical knowledge, now airport screeners have been exposed for their lack of knowledge of who the hell is supposed to be working there.

On Tuesday, a man showed up at San Francisco International Airport wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, and blue gloves, similar to

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