Santa's Giving Out Travel Gear from December 1 - 15: Travel Bloggers' Caravan


Psst! I’ve got a secret to share. Next Tuesday, 15 travel bloggers, including EllenBarone.com, will put on their Santa hats and will give away prizes in celebration of the season.

Prizes range from hotel gift cards and overnight stays to digital cameras and noise-cancelling headphones to luggage and camera bags to travel guidebooks and DVDs.

Each day, between December 1–15, 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 reading and commenting on the daily blog post.

Simply visit the Luxury Cruise Bible blog each morning to learn about the featured Caravan “stop-of-the-day” between December 1 and 15, and then enter to win.

Complete Travel Caravan Schedule


December 1: LuxuryCruiseBible.com
Lingo 16-Language Translator courtesy of Magellan’s Travel Supplies

December 2: LuxuryCruiseBible.com (Andrea M. Rotondo)
$100 Marriott gift card

December 3: DreamofItaly.com (Kathy McCabe)
One-year online subscription to Dream of Italy newsletter & DVD ($79 value)

December 4: NovelDestinations.com (Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon)
Literary Travel Prize Pack
(A tote bag, the book Novel Destinations, travel kit, note cards, tea, bookmarks, and a keychain.)

December 5: TheBrooklynNomad.com (Andrew Hickey)
Imagine: A Vagabond Story by Grant Lingel and a $50 Magellan’s Travel Supplies gift certificate

December 6: The Tranquilo Traveler (Joshua Berman)
A copy of Moon Belize, accompanied with personal travel advice from the author about your trip

December 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)

December 8: JohnnyJet.com (John DiScala)
Alaska and Seattle Toursaver books ($198 value) and $50 Magellan’s Travel Supplies gift certificate

December 9: What a Trip (Nancy D. Brown)
Two Otterbox cell phone cases ($50 value each)
and
One Briggs and Riley Baseline 20” Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright ($369 value)

December 10: JtheTravelAuthority.com (Jeanine Barone)
Mountainsmith Tour FX Camera Bag ($99 value)

December 11: CruiseDiva.com (Linda Coffman)
Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises and a World Grounding Set (courtesy of Magellan’s Travel Supplies)

December 12: EllenBarone.com (Ellen Barone)
A day pack from First Ascent, a new extreme adventure line of gear and clothing by Eddie Bauer and partners (a $79 value). In addition, ExOfficio will be providing the ultimate travel ensemble! You could be trekking the globe in the latest ExOfficio outfit including; 1 Shirt, 1 Pair of Pants and 1 Pair of ExOfficio Underwear. (approximately $200 value)


December 13:
MyItchyTravelFeet.com (Donna L. Hull)
“Library Edition” of the most recent season of “Rudy Maxa’s World”,
including six DVDs containing 13 shows on destinations in India, Turkey, Japan, Thailand, St. Petersburg, Estonia, and Argentina ($112 value)

December 14: EuropeUpClose.com (Terri Fogarty)
Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom

December 15:
LuxurySafariExperts.com (Andrea M. Rotondo)
Folding noise-cancelling headphones courtesy of Magellan’s Travel Supplies

Magellan’s Travel Supplies is a sponsor of this event. Check out the unique gifts available at Magellan’s website for all the travelers on your holiday shopping list.


If you love exploring new destinations and revisiting old favorites, you won’t want to miss the Travel Bloggers’ Caravan & Giveaway! You just may discover a few new favorite travel blogs. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1 and return to enter the first giveaway.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".