Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Join the 2009 Travel Bloggers' Caravan & Win Cool Prizes

Cruise Diva is delighted to announce the first (and, hopefully, annual) Travel Bloggers' Caravan. Starting today, I invite you to follow top travel bloggers for a chance to win prizes in celebration of the season.

Prizes range from hotel gift cards and overnight stays to digital cameras to luggage and camera bags to travel guidebooks and DVDs. Magellan's Travel Supplies has signed on as a sponsor of this event and if you've got a traveler on your holiday shopping list, you'll want to check out the unique gifts available at Magellan's website.

Each day, between Dec 2-15, a different travel expert's blog will be featured in this round robin event. You'll have a chance to win one of over a dozen prizes by simply reading and commenting on the daily blog post.

The Caravan officialy begins tomorrow! Simply visit the Cruise Diva each morning to learn about the featured Caravan "stop-of-the-day" between December 2 & 15, and then enter to win. The Cruise Diva Blog will be featured on Dec 11 so mark your calendar and be sure to comment on my post that day in order to be entered in the giveaway.

To get you started, there's a bonus Caravan Kickoff Prize: Visit Luxury Cruise Bible blog today (Dec 1st) and learn how to enter to win a Lingo 16-Language Translator courtesy of Magellan's Travel Supplies.

Complete Travel Caravan Schedule, Hosts & Prizes
Dec 2: LuxuryCruiseBible.com (Andrea M. Rotondo) $100 Marriott gift card
Dec 3: DreamofItaly.com (Kathy McCabe) One-year online subscription to Dream of Italy newsletter & DVD
Dec 4: NovelDestinations.com (Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon) Literary Travel Prize Pack (A tote bag, book, travel kit, note cards, tea, bookmarks, and a keychain.)
Dec 5: TheBrooklynNomad.com (Andrew Hickey) Imagine: A Vagabond Story by Grant Lingel and $50 Magellan's gift certificate
Dec 6: The Tranquilo Traveler (Joshua Berman) A copy of Moon Belize, accompanied with personal travel advice from the author about your trip
Dec 7: CiaoBambino.com (Amie O'Shaughnessy and Kristi Marcelle) Napa Valley Getaway (One-night stay at the Westin Verasa in Napa, California, plus gourmet lunch for two on the Napa Valley Wine Train)
Dec 8: JohnnyJet.com (John DiScala) Alaska and Seattle Toursaver books and $50 Magellan's gift certificate
Dec 9: What a Trip (Nancy D. Brown) Two Otterbox cell phone cases and one Briggs and Riley Baseline 20” Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright
Dec 10: JtheTravelAuthority.com (Jeanine Barone) Mountainsmith Tour FX Camera Bag
Dec 11: CruiseDiva.com (Linda Coffman) Fodor's The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises, a World Grounding Set (courtesy of Magellan's), and a Solio Hybrid Solar Charger designed to give you power whenever or wherever you need it by using solar energy or a computer USB to charge your mobile devices
Dec 12: EllenBarone.com (Ellen Barone) Day pack from First Ascent, a new extreme adventure line of gear and clothing by Eddie Bauer and partners; and the ultimate travel ensemble from ExOfficio, including 1 shirt, 1 pair of pants and a pair of ExOfficio underwear
Dec 13: MyItchyTravelFeet.com (Donna L. Hull) A $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, which may be used at all Barnes & Noble stores and online at BarnesandNoble.com
Dec 14: EuropeUpClose.com (Terri Fogarty) Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom
Dec 15: LuxurySafariExperts.com (Andrea M. Rotondo) Folding noise-cancelling headphones courtesy of Magellan's Travel Supplies

If you love exploring new destinations and revisiting old favorites, you won't want to miss the Travel Bloggers' Caravan & Giveaway! As a bonus, you just may discover a few new favorite travel blogs to bookmark.

Don't forget to visit LuxuryCruiseBible.com again tomorrow for the chance to win a $100 Marriott gift card.


Mark said...

sound fun and nothing better then to win something

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

Hi Mark,

If you comment on each daily Caravan blog stop you'll have a good chance of winning!

Good luck, Linda

Andrea M. Rotondo said...

I love these type of contests because real people actually win! Thanks for participating in this year's Travel Bloggers' Caravan, Linda!

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

Hi Andrea,

I'm looking forward to Dec 11th when the Caravan stops here on the Cruise Diva blog so I can give aways prizes as well!


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Can I post your article in my site CVTourist.com?

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

No, please don't re-post. This contest ended several years ago!