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Travel Contests: November 14, 2018 – Japan, Barbados, Tahiti, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Seattle, Washington; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; New York City; Japan; Barbados; Hollywood, Florida; Utah; Cambodia or Vietnam; Steamboat, Colorado; a camping road trip; Tahiti; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Atlanta, Georgia; Florida; Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and more. Good luck & be […]

A visit to the Bohemia Sekt winery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

For the second straight morning of my trip to Pilsen, I started the day drinking Bohemia Sekt. The previous morning, I had joined a group of travel bloggers on a train journey across the Czech Republic as part of a press trip to Pilsen following TBEX Ostrava, during which we were treated to complimentary Bohemia […]

Travel Contests: November 7, 2018 – Japan, Norway, France, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Scottsdale, Arizona; Norway; Burgundy, France; Machu Picchu, Peru; Costa Rica; Macao; Sonoma, California; Utah; a Mediterranean cruise; New Orleans, Louisiana; Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Kyoto, Japan; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you […]

The best craft beer in Long Island City, New York

Long Island City has historically been known as an industrial area. Located just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan, it is now slowly evolving into more of a residential neighborhood, particularly for artists & people who want an easy commute. Several subway lines pass through Long Island City from Manhattan & Brooklyn, making it […]

Travel Contests: October 31, 2018 – Kyoto, Italy, Las Vegas, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Italy; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; a Mediterranean cruise; Kyoto, Japan; the 2019 Kentucky Derby; Suzhou, China; the 2019 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; Sea Island, Georgia; Las Vegas, Nevada; & more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t […]

A day trip from Ostrava to Opava, Czech Republic

Ostrava, Czech Republic is a nice city with a rich mining history & good craft beer. If you’re visiting and looking to get away for the day, a day trip to Opava Silesa makes for a nice getaway. Opava is less than an hour away from Ostrava. I did the day trip as part of […]

Travel Contests: October 24, 2018 – Galapagos, Oktoberfest, South Korea, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to the Galapagos Islands; Peru; Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany; Los Angeles, California; Patagonia, Chile; the Adirondacks, New York; Seoul, South Korea; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada; Costa Rica; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; Orlando, […]

The best craft beer in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ostrava, Czech Republic is a hard drinking town. Most mining & steel towns tend to be that way. In a sense, it’s a cousin of Pittsburgh. Ostrava’s Stodolní Street does nothing to dispel this notion, as it is lined with bars that stay open late. It’s not uncommon to find people passed out in parks or […]

Travel Contests: October 17, 2018 – Portugal, Mexico, Australia, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; New York City; a Caribbean cruise; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; St. Lucia; Lake Tahoe, California; Park City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; Patagonia; Hawaii; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; France; Peru; Maui, Hawaii; Palm Springs, California; Lisbon, Portugal; and more. Good luck […]

Exploring the mining history of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ostrava was the heart of the Czech Republic’s coal mining industry. As with many mining towns around the world, the mines have been closed in recent decades. This evolution is not easy. What does a city do when their heart no longer exists, when jobs are gone, and along with them, money? In the case […]

Travel Contests: October 10, 2018 – Spain, Jordan, Florida, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Northern Spain; the 2018 World Series; Jordan; a cycling tour of Italy; a NASCAR race in Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Vermont; North Carolina; a tour of the Balkans, Peru, or Botswana & Namibia; New York City; a European river cruise; and more. […]

The best craft beer in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is a college town, the home of Arizona State University. It’s also a suburb of Phoenix. I grew up in Tempe. I lived there from when I was five or six, then went to ASU, then eventually moved away. I still go back and visit every year, usually in March for Spring Training […]

Travel Contests: October 3, 2018 – NYC, Paris, Mexico, & more

I actually won a travel contest! Read all about my experience at the U.S. Open! Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to New York City; Boston; Washington DC; a NASCAR race in Fort Worth, Texas; Acapulco, Mexico; Paris, France; Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Savannah, Georgia; Napa Valley, California; and more. […]

I won a travel contest & attended the U.S. Open Final

Each week, I write a roundup of travel contests. There are always a ton of great prizes that can be won. When I’m writing the list of contests, I also enter them. I figure, “Why not?” It doesn’t take long, and perhaps I’ll be a winner. Well, that actually happened. Back in July, I entered […]