Sweepstakes: Condè Nast Readers’ Choice Survey

Conde Nast 2013 Sweepstakes

Source: Condè Nast Traveler

I just started following Condè Nast Traveler on Twitter this week and saw they were offering an awesome trip package in exchange for hearing readers’ travel experiences. They want to hear what you have to say about the cities, islands, resorts, airlines, hotels, spas and cruise ships you’ve experienced in the past year.

The Sweepstakes ends April 30th, 2013, so head on over to their website to enter to win a Grand Prize of a 3-night stay at the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico and a First Prize trip to Australia for a a 3-night stay at Qualia. Honestly, both trips sound amazing and I’ve only heard great things about both locations.

Beware, the survey is a little long if you’ve been to more than 2-3 places over the past year. Good luck!

Are Los Cabos, Mexico or Australia on your future trips list?

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with or being compensated by Condè Nast Traveler to talk about this sweepstakes. I just wanted to share this awesome chance to win a great vacation.

Sweepstakes: Volvo Road Trip of a Lifetime

Volvo Road Trip of a Lifetime

I was reading through my email this morning and came across an email from Volvo about their Road Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes. Volvo flies you and a guest out to the Volvo Factory, gives you a facility tour, and then lets you drive one of their cars around Western and Southern Sweden. The sweepstakes is promoting their Oversees Delivery Program. I first heard about this last year from Kevin and Amanda’s Blog. Amanda was lucky enough to be contacted by Volvo and given the chance to experience the prizes in this giveaway. You can read about her experience here.

Funny enough, a few weeks after reading her recap I found myself heading to Sweden for work. I didn’t get that much extra time to explore Sweden, but what I did see definitely made me interested in exploring more of that area of the world. I have a draft post for my Sweden trip waiting for some final edits, but in the meantime, take a look at what this contest has to offer.

I chose the Volvo XC60, because I’m dying to buy an SUV so Gus has a comfy ride around town. Yep, I want a bigger car just for my dog…he’s a beast! As you step through the website, it guides you through selecting activities for each day that you add to your itinerary. You can also pick one of the pre-planned itineraries based on your interests. While the pre-planned itineraries looked amazing, I ended up wanting a mix of of historical, culinary and outdoors activities. My final itinerary looked like this:



Stay at: The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel



  • Volvo Factory Delivery Center
  • Volvo Cars Brand Experience Center
  • Volvo Café and Shop
  • The Volvo Museum

DAY 3 & 4


Stay at: Bjertorp Slott

DAY 5 & 6


Stay at: Ystad Saltsjöbad

Map of my Sweden Itinerary

Map of my Sweden Itinerary

Good luck if you enter!

Have you been to Sweden before, or would winning this contest be your first time there? What do you think would be your favorite part of the trip?

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with or being compensated by Volvo to talk about this giveaway. I just wanted to share this awesome chance to road trip around a really cool part of the world.