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Ryanair Might Celebrate Its Anniversary By Slapping Your Facebook Photo On A Plane

July 13, 2015 at 9:28 AM | by | ()

While we do occasionally love to tease the word's most contentious low-cost airline, we must give props to Ryanair for its efforts to catch up with the world of social media following many years of avoiding it altogether. Its latest campaign, focused on Facebook, isn't one to be ignored — especially if one of your bucketlist items is having your face on the side of an airplane.

As the airline celebrates its 30th birthday, 30 Ryanair planes are due to add the names and faces of 30 Facebook fans to their livery. Though the winners won't be announced until September, you'll have to enter the contest now.

How to enter:

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This Karaoke Contest Might Send You on a Vacation to Japan

June 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

What’s your favorite karaoke song? “Don’t Stop Believin’”? “Love Shack”? Absolutely anything from “Grease”?

Well grab a beer and starting practicing “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Cause you might be.

This week Japanese brand Sapporo, the top-selling Asian beer in America, launched its “Sapporo Karaoke Legend” contest — one of the goofiest (and greatest) little competitions we’ve caught in a while. Here’s how it works: Have someone snap a photo or video of you striking your best karaoke-performing pose (ooh, “Vogue”!) and upload it through this website entry form or via Instagram, using hashtag #KaraokeLegend. You can enter once per day through August 26, though each photo must be different.

If your X factor compels the judges, you’ll win one of 12 weekly prizes — a branded karaoke machine — or the grand prize: a six-day, five-night vacation to Japan, inclusive of round-trip airfare, and with $1000 for meals and fun. (Which you’ll probably wind up dropping at a karaoke bar.) It’s a pretty impressive prize, and totally vindicating for those of us who have been dreaming of the spotlight in every sticky-floored Downtown vibe with cheap beer and a microphone.

We knew it would finally happen: Our own world tour!

[Image: Sapporo contest website]

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Nominate Your Hometown as America's Best

April 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | ()

We all like to brag about our hometowns, and now it's time to make our love official: Instagram official.

Outside Magazine is holding its annual Best Towns contest, selecting 60 of what they consider to be America's best outdoor towns. But as anyone who watched the NCAA tournament knows, it takes 64 to fill a bracket, and Outside is leaving it up to the public to decide which final four make the cut.

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Why Virgin America is Entering the Dallas Film Festival (and Giving Away Flights)

April 2, 2015 at 5:12 PM | by | ()

Here's the thing. Virgin America's April Fool's prank of starting flights to Branson, MO already happened, so this next announcement can't be another prank (even if sounds like one).

The airline, which last year introduced a 5-hour, 45-minute film of a "BLAH Airlines" flight from Newark to San Francisco, is taking the film to a real film festival, with a prize component!

The film, a fictional (albeit strikingly realistic) portrayal of the interminably boring transcontinental flights of legacy airlines like United, has garnered over 814,000 views and actual film reviews; we even named it the Best Viral Travel Video of 2014. Now, the lengthy feature will show on April 10 as part of the Dallas International Film Festival, and the airline is seeking audience members.

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Become Norway's Official Photojournalist and Travel for Free This Summer

Where: Norway
March 4, 2015 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

If you've ever googled "how to get a job where I just travel all the time," listen up. Norway—yes, the whole country—is in need of someone who can take two weeks this summer to travel around their country, take pictures of it, and otherwise blog about it.

The position is officially that of VisitNorway Photojournalist, and the requirements are simple:

· Enjoy new cultures
· Live and breathe outdoor activities
· Love photography
· Be available to travel in Norway for two weeks

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British Airways is Looking for a Few Good Instagrammers to Travel for Free

February 24, 2015 at 5:18 PM | by | ()

Thanks to @jdingell for snapping this photo of a snowy descent at @dulles_airport

A photo posted by British Airways (@british_airways) on

Are you good at Instagram?

Okay, don't answer that. Whether you have 10 followers or 10.2k, British Airways is interested and could potentially take you for a trip to photograph their next advertisement.

The contest is a partnership between British Airways, TimeOut, and The Telegraph to send 10 Instagrammers to 10 of the destinations British Airways serves from London-Gatwick Airport for a 3-day stay (with a per diem for meals!) and a lesson with a professional photographer.

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Enter The $100,000 Hawaii Contest From The Travel Channel

January 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM | by | ()

If you do just one thing today—besides going to work—be sure it’s entering the latest contest from the folks over at the Travel Channel.

This year their big giveaway known as The Trip: 2015 is all about Hawaii, and one lucky winner is going to score around $100,000 worth of airfare, vacation, and spending cash.

Hosts from the channel will take viewers across five different islands showing off all the giveaway goodness. That way you’ll know what you’re getting into if you win the grand prize (the next airing is February 4 so set your DVR).

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The Coolest Travel Contest of 2014

December 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2014 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Now we take a brief look back at the best and worst of 2014 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

We’re always dreaming about getting away, and thankfully loads and loads of travel contests keep us daydreaming even when we're home on the couch. It seems like someone is always giving away a trip to Hawaii or to filming locations, and of course there's also those contests that have a charitable angle.

When it comes right down to creativity and, no contest in 2014 can beat that of KLM and their Airbnb overnight-in-a-plane.

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Travel Contest Roundup: Five Island Trips to Win This Winter

December 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM | by | ()

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are five vacation contests to enter right now that might just have you adjusting to island time:

Levo League – Jetset to Jamaica

The holidays will soon be over and done with, and the cold harsh winter will move in forever. That’s why you need to look forward to a trip to Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay. The big winner will get three nights in an ocean front room along with breakfast, airfare, and a couple of massages—around $2,200 in free prize value.

Allure Access – Present Perfect

For a chance at this one you need to enter sooner than later, as things will close to entries on December 23. Here you’re entering for a shot at a five-night stay down in St. Croix, as you just might be staying—along with a pal—at the historic Buccaneer Resort. Other goodies include airfare, spa treatments, and daily breakfast.

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Win a 'Wild' Trip to Oregon and Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

December 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | ()

Today is the last chance to enter Fox Searchlight's #LifeIsWild contest in honor of the new movie Wild, which follows the real-life Cheryl Strayed's life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

With award nominations piling up for Wild, the state of Oregon - where the movie was filmed - is anticipating a tourism boom.

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Travel Contest Roundup: Win 4 International Trips, from Paris to Fiji

December 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM | by | ()

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are four vacation contests to enter right now that will help you score another stamp in your passport:

Visit Denmark – It's More Than Great Design

Denmark is a pricey place to visit, but winning a trip will get you there for free. Check out the design—and the Danish—with this trip. The grand prize winner scores a trip for two, but be sure to enter today—things close on December 12.

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Travel Contest Roundup: Five Chances to Win College Football Vacations

December 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM | by | ()

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are five vacation contests to enter right now that will help you enjoy a big win with a big game:

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