OK, I admit I like being called gutsy and motivating others to do the same, so when I came across the "My Destination' s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List" I thought: 'Why not enter the competition?'
It launched on Jan. 28, 2013—and ends on March 31, and is probably one of the ‘the world’s biggest ever travel competition.’
Watch the video for guidelines.
The prize is an amazing all expenses paid trip around the world.
- six months (June 2013 through December 2013)
- six continents
- All travel/hotel expenses paid
- $10,000 spending money
- 25 destinations minimum from the My Destination network
- At least two destinations per continent
- Meet "local Experts"
- Blog as you go
- Win $50,000 when you get home
The winner selects HER (yes why not a female, why not me?) destinations.
How to enter:
- Submit your own video 3-minute (max) video about a destination of your choice
- Short blog post (200 to 500 words) + photos
- Spread the word on social media
- Get people to vote for you
- You have until March 31, 2013 to enter.
Check out all the details on the Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List.
For inspiration check out the My Destination website and Travel Blog and keep your eyes peeled for updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. We're certainly not shy when it comes to food for thought!
How to Win:
It's not difficult to be in the running for this amazing prize, as long as you take a close look at these and other requirements. Remember, only the best entries will get voted by the public and by our judges, so give yourself the best chance possible.
The themes covered on the Destinations website:
- Arts and Culture
- Family Fun
- Food and Drink
- Hot List
- Mini Break
- Retreats and Relaxation
- Seasonal Celebrations
If you love to travel, I think you'll enjoy this article about Fred Finn, the 15 million-mile man.
"Today, Fred has crossed the Atlantic 2,000 times; he’s taken 718 Concord flights and visited 139 countries. Having clocked up over 15 million miles he is the Guinness World Record holder for the World’s Most Travelled Man. Not bad for a man who claims he used to get car sick."
So where else does Fred want to go? Maybe he should ask Chris Guillebeau, the younger version of Fred, who has visited every country in the world, except one I believe it's Norway, before his 35th birthday.
Fred Finn, a man who has been to over 139 countries, says his highlights have been:
- Paragliding and big game fishing in Florida
- Croatia has also won him over
- For beauty Fred recommends the Seychelles
- For history he adores Romney Marsh in south-east England
- For warmth of welcome the Ukraine
“The Ukrainians are the most hospitable people, they really are magnificent.”
With so much under his belt is there anywhere still on his bucket list?
“Antarctica,” he says after careful consideration.
Should I enter the contest?
- What kind of video should I make?
- What angle should I take to stand out from the "young people?"
- What would interest you ?
- What can I bring to this competition?
- Would you support me?
What about you? Do you want to give it a shot?
Please let me know in the comments section below.
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Sonia Marsh is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She’s a motivational speaker who inspires her audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. She says everyone has a “My Gutsy Story”; some just need a little help to uncover theirs. Her story, told in her travel memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family to reconnect on an island in Belize.
Sonia has lived in many countries – Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize – Sonia Marsh considers herself a citizen of the world. She holds a degree in environmental science from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and now lives in Southern California with her husband, Duke.