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Travel Contest Roundup: June 11, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests. Be sure to enter ASAP, good luck! Win a wolf sanctuary helicopter ride with Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin (note: entry requires a charity donation) Win a 7-night luxury cruise in Tahiti from Paul Gauguin Cruises, including airfare from L.A. Win a chocolate lover’s trip to Paris […]

Travel Contest Roundup: June 4, 2014

Lots of interesting travel contests to enter this week. Good luck! Win a trip for 2 to St. Barts Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu from JohnnyJet Win a trip to Paris from Pottery Barn and Food & Wine Win one of 5 Hollywood experiences valued around $10,000 in IHG’s summer sweepstakes […]

Glass cracks beneath on 103rd floor of Willis Tower in Chicago

The latest trend in observation decks is to give travelers even more of a thrill than just looking at a city from very high up. The John Hancock building in Chicago recently refurbished to include windows that tilt out over the city as viewers stand at them. This was in response to the taller Willis […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 28, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests. Good luck! Win a 13-day European trip for two from STA Travel Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip with Cox & King’s USA via Visit London & Visit Wales Win a $5,000 trip for 4 to the Cayman Islands from Scholastic (for families) Win one of […]

A beer with a great travel-related name

Airways Brewing Company from Kent, Washington has a new beer out that most travelers should get a kick out of. Meet Seat Kicker IPA, a beer that Airways describes as “a more citrusy, balanced, and lower alcohol beer that complements our more piney and bitter flagship Sky Hag IPA. This beer has a bouquet that won’t […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 21, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests: Win a trip to the 2015 French Open in Paris from Tennis Channel & Lacoste Win a 7-to-11 day European cruise from Holland America Win up to three cool trips for 2 from Hostelworld.com Pick 3 from a pretty awesome list – I chose the Antarctica boat trip, a Torres del Paine […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 14, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests. Hurry, some of them are ending soon! Win a Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip courtesy of Grape Nuts Win a week in Prague from the Travel Channel Win a trip to Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Singapore) from Macy’s & Delta Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 7, 2014

Here’s this week’s roundup of travel contests: Win a wine retreat in Chile Win a first class trip to any continent from American Airlines and OneWorld Win a Santa Fe trip for 2 Win a week in Brazil, other prizes include soccer tickets Win a VIP trip to see Britney Spears live in concert in […]

Travel Contest Roundup: April 30, 2014

Here are some interesting travel contests that are out there right now: Win a 3 night trip to New Orleans with Stayful (Facebook contest) Win 20 free nights with Wyndham Rewards Win a gourmet getaway to LA Win a sailing course for two in San Francisco Bay with OCSC Sailing Win a VIP trip to […]

Australian mistakes cockpit door for bathroom door, triggers hijacking alert

A Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Bali, Indonesia was disrupted earlier this week thanks to an unfortunate mistake by a passenger. According to Matt Lockley, he banged on the cockpit door while trying to gain access to the bathroom after being awakened shortly before landing. This resulted in pilots warning Indonesia air traffic control […]

Get 1,000 free Club Carlson points for following them on Twitter

Looking for a quick way to get some Club Carlson points? They are running a promotion called #hashtaghotel where you can earn 1,000 points just for following them on Twitter. Click here to sign up. If you’re already following them, you may need to unfollow and then refollow through that page. Make sure you stay […]

Travel Contest Roundup: April 23, 2014

Here are a few great travel contests that are out there right now. Enter soon, since the entry deadlines for several of them are coming up soon. Enter to win $5000 to spend on a London & Wales vacation Win a trip to Japan from Kirin Ichiban Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream […]

Two quick ways to get free points from Accor & Priority Club

There are two schools of thought regarding quick free points earning opportunities. Some people think they are a waste of time, while others believe you should get all the points you can, whenever you can. I’m in the latter category, which is why I have taken advantage of these free points below. From my experience, […]