As you, no doubt, have learned about me, I like to travel. A lot. I’m lucky enough that I spend months of my year investigating new places, seeing the world, and meeting up with wonderful people (friends and strangers alike). I want to share the blessing with one of you.
So here’s the deal. If you are willing and able to go somewhere (continental U.S.) on New Year’s eve/day, I’ll cover your airfare (some restrictions, but not many, apply). I don’t care how long you go. Make it a two night trip. Stay gone for a month. It’s up to you.
We need FIFTY people to comment below with where they’d go and why. Doesn’t have to be a lengthy answer, but those answers are better. Provided there are at least 50 responses by 11:59 p.m. (central) on Sunday, December 30th, I’ll randomly draw a winner then.
I’m sure I’m not answering a bunch of questions (because I just came up with this right now). Something unclear? Ask below.
*UPDATED* Ok, so a couple of people have started planning out the ol’ one way trip, refund the return portion trick. I applaud your ingenuity. Since I’m redeeming frequent flyer miles to get the flight, it wouldn’t really be that simple. BUT, if you’re up for a one way adventure, I guess I can do that and float you $150 cash.
*UPDATED AGAIN* I’m seeing a lot of beautiful responses from people who say they’d love to go on a trip for fun, but they don’t want to do so at the expense of others who haven’t seen family in years. SO, because I believe in people spreading the love to strangers, if your name is randomly selected, but you want to hand over the winning to somebody else who entered, I will give you that power.
*UPDATED AGAIN, AGAIN* My responses don’t count towards the 50. As of 11 p.m. 12/29, we still need about 10 more entries to hit the 50 mark.
*UPDATED AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN* Because travel has to begin on the 31st or the 1st, I’m going to draw the winner at 10 pm. I’ll email him/her immediately. If he/she doesn’t respond quickly, I’ll draw winner #2 and so on.
*UPDATED AGAIN x 4* I’ve made three attempts to pick a winner. None of them have responded. Wendy (comment #2), Elspeth, and Heidi McHugh. If none of them steps forward, I’ll choose a fourth attempt in the morning when I wake up on New Year’s Eve.
*OMG, SOMEBODY PLEASE STEP FORWARD UPDATE* I’ve now picked six people. Three of them, Wendy, Paula, and Jason aren’t able to travel. Three others, Elspeth, Heidi, and Erin have not stepped forward.
*LAST UPDATE! We have a winner. Cassandra, the seventh person picked, took me up on the offer. She’s traveling from Houston to Boise this week. Have fun! Thanks everybody for participating. Keep an eye on this site for more stuff like this in the future.