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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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Travel Contest Roundup: July 16, 2014 – French Riviera, Tuscany, Scotland, Barcelona & More

Eze Village high on the hill above Eze Sur Mer

Eze Village high on the hill above Eze Sur Mer – French Riviera – Photo: Jonathan Sacks

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

Win a trip for 2 to the French Riviera

Four nights on the Cote d’Azur in a luxury suite at the elegant Royal Riviera Hotel in St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat $1,000 shopping spree at Theodora & Callum $750 shopping spree at

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Man stopped at security checkpoint by TSA agent who didn’t know what the District of Columbia was

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We all know the drill when flying: you go to security, stand in line, and then a TSA agent asks to see your ID. What you may have taken for granted is that the agent looking at your identification has some clue about various IDs and whether or not they may be for places that are actually parts of the United States.

Justin Gray, a reporter living in Washington D.C., recently traveled through Orlando International Airport. He was stopped

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Disney World visitors get stuck on monorail after power goes out

Image via: http://www.wdwnt.com/

Image via: wdwnt.com

120 people spent part of Sunday evening stuck on the monorail at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida following a storm. Passengers said they saw lighting nearby, and park employees were unable to restart the train after the power went out.

According to WESH Orlando, the incident happened around 6pm, and within 2 hours, firefighters had helped get all passengers to safety with the help of a

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500 free Virgin America miles for signing up, plus bonuses for flying & referring friends

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Got an upcoming trip on Virgin America? Want to earn bonus points for that flight if you aren’t currently a member of Elevate, their frequent flier program?

Or just want 500 free Virgin America Elevate points for signing up for a new account?

Do you already have a frequent flier account with Virgin and want to earn miles for referring friends who fly?

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Travel Contest Roundup: July 9, 2014 – Brazil, Iceland, Harry Potter & More

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Here are the details of this week’s best travel contests. Good

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Dramatic near crash between 2 planes on the runway in Barcelona – Video

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Over the weekend, there was a dramatic near-crash in Barcelona, as one plane had to abort a landing due to another aircraft using a taxiway right in front of it. The near-collision was caught on camera (via Jalopnik). While the zoom of the video can exaggerate how close objects are, it’s clear to say these planes were very close to crashing had the pilot of the 2nd jet not reacted quickly and aborted the landing.

The details, from The

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Travel Contest Roundup: July 2nd, 2014 – India, Greece, Brazil, & More!

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Check out this week’s best travel contests. Highlights include trips to India, Greece, Brazil, Germany, and Hawaii. Good luck!

Win an 8 day trip to India from Smartours Win a 7 day trip for 2 to Greece from 300: Rise of an Empire Win a shopping trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Shoplatitude Win a weekend trip to Berlin, Germany, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Win a 7 day trip to Kauai

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