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Week 4 of the Winter Travel Photo Contest!

By: Triptrotting Team

It’s week 4 of Triptrotting & Let’s Go Travel’s winter traveler photo contest and we are loving the submissions! Our weekly themes have been: see, touch, taste, and smell. The next and final week’s theme will be “hear”! Did you know that when you submit photos you are automatically entered to win cool prizes? The first prize is a $50 Amazon.com gift card and a Citizens of the World t-shirt. The runner-up will receive a $20 gift card and a Citizens of the World t-shirt as well. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your pictures to other travelers and inspire them to embark on new journeys. Triptrotting and Let’s Go Travel will feature the winning photos on their websites, Facebook pages, and to their Twitter followers! We’re itching to pack up our bags and travel after seeing these photos… where should we go next?

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We want a Triptrotter to win Urban Adventures’ London Gold

By: Triptrotting Team

We know all of you Triptrotters are believers in local travel. So when our friends at Urban Adventures started an exciting challenge, we couldn’t wait to share it with our community. Brace yourself, it’s a big announcement, an incredible opportunity, and we want a Triptrotter to win!

Urban Adventures is giving away their London business for the rest of 2012, and not only will the lucky winner have the experience of a lifetime, they’ll keep the profits along the way. Yes, you heard us right. London is one of Urban Adventures’ most successful destinations, and they’re looking for someone to take the helm of operations for a year.

To enter, simply upload a video or a photo that showcases your signature London tour on Urban Adventures’ Facebook page under #LondonGold. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen amazing photos and videos that you guys shared on Triptrotting’s Facebook page! If you see London like Urban Adventures and Triptrotting see London, you’ll have no problem creating a unique, local perspective of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Facebook voting will determine two finalists, and an Urban Adventures judging panel will determine three finalists. The five finalists will then be interviewed by the General Manager of Urban Adventures, with one winner striking #LondonGold just in time for one of the busiest tourism summers London has ever seen!

If you win, not only will you get to lead your signature tour for the rest of 2012 (yeah, that’s right, people will be paying to see your London), you’ll also get to manage the rest of the London Urban Adventures operations, which includes a portfolio of seven other unique, popular tours and a group of awesome local guides.

The winner will be in charge of London Urban Adventures from 1 May to 31 December 2012, and at the end of it all, any profits made are yours to keep. Income is virtually uncapped, when you consider the massive influx of tourists into London this summer. If you can tap into some good local sales and marketing strategies, you’ll be set. Urban Adventures supports all their destinations with global sales and marketing, so you’ll be covered from all ends.

See why we want a Triptrotter to win? Have a look at the video and head to http://www.urbanadventures.com/london for more the details and the almighty terms & conditions (basically, you have to be over 18, fluent in written and spoken English, be legally entitled to work in the UK, and you’ve gotta know London like a local).

Enter on Facebook at facebook.com/UrbanAdventures, and click on the #LondonGold tab on the left.
Don’t forget to share your entry via Facebook and Twitter – you’re going to want your friends to cast their vote for you!
Contest closes 29 February 2012 – what are you waiting for?!

Questions? Contact london@urbanadventures.com

Winter Travel Photo Contest

By: Triptrotting Team

Who said that pictures are only good to look at?  Triptrotting, in partnership with our friends at  Let’s Go, would like to challenge you to enter A Winter Traveler Photo Contest. Every week you can submit a photo that fits the theme of the week here in the categories listed! The winner of the contest will win $50 Amazon Card and Citizen of the World T-Shirt and the Runner up will get  $20 Amazon Card and Citizen of the World T-shirt! Best photos will also be featured on Triptrotting and Let’s Go sites, Facebook and Twitter! GOOD LUCK!

Check out the details here!

 

Brazil’s Got Talent! Interview with André Vasco

By: Triptrotting Team

Triptrotting is making a connection with people all over the world.  We caught up with another one of our Ultimate Triptrotter contest judges, MTV VJ, Host of Brazil’s Got Talent, André Vasco, to get an exclusive interview of what traveling and culture means to him.  Don’t worry, we also got him to tell us what he is looking for in the Ultimate Triptrotter!

What’s your background?

I graduated with a marketing degree and have worked in an advertising agency, done video producing and worked at Nestlé. I played the violin in a youth orchestra and I have been a VJ at MTV Brazil with experiences in front and behind the camera.

What is your job and what do you like about it?

Currently, I am the host of a program similar to “America’s Got Talent” in Brazil. I absolutely love what I do. I do a lot of research about other cultures and always try to incorporate it into my work. I enjoy talking with people, teach, entertain, thrill…

How many countries have you been to?

I’ve been in Mexico, Cuba, Panamá and a few times in the United States.  Travel is the best way to experience the real culture. It will change your life!  I think its great what Triptrotting is doing! The world as a whole is borderless and people must unite. As soon as you learn more about other cultures, you’ll realize there’s more to love.

Anyone that inspires you to continue what you do?

My mother. She’s always with me and supports me in my choices and paths.

Any advice for those who want to do what you do?

Believe in yourself.  Battle, fight, and do not give up. Be Rocky Balboa!

Any advice for Triptrotters?

Go see other cultures and be open and willing to learn.  Each culture is individually unique and be accepting of the differences.  That’s how you’ll discover new things.  Your personal growth is super related to your professional life so combining them is the best way.  One will help the other!

So the big question – What are you looking for in the Ultimate Triptrotter?

I’m looking for someone who is eager to connect with others and eager to exchange information and share different knowledge.  It’s what Triptrotting is all about!

See more of André in action!

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