I was originally going to write this post when I got back from Mexico.
I was going to tell you how good it was to get away for a while and how excited I was to be able to offer you the same chance.
Then my dad got sick, I hopped on a Greyhound, and I ended up having to spend two weeks away from my family. Getting away was suddenly much less appealing.
Of course, whenever we’re away from one place, we’re also at another. While I was away from my husband and kids, I was at my step dad’s bedside and then in my mother’s home. I was visiting my in-laws and loving up on my nieces and nephews. I was having lunch and dinner with friends I’ve known since I was 12. As much as I hated being away, I made the most of my time there.
And that’s what travel is about in the real world.
It’s being there while you’re away.
It’s learning to appreciate where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going all at the same time.
It’s discovering new restaurants and beaches, and having your favorite comfort foods with old friends.
It’s going on vacation and going home.
Travel is not always glamorous, but it is a privilege and an opportunity. Every single time.
And on that note, I am thrilled to offer you the chance to do a little real world traveling of your own.
Through November 30th, Country Inn & Suites is running a “Free Night Fall” promotion. Basically, if you stay at one of their North American properties before November 29,2012, you get a free night to use before February 15, 2013. YAY for discounted travel! (You can get the full scoop on the promotion here.)
Here’s the really exciting part:
I get to give away two 2-night stays at any North American Country Inn & Suites property to one of you happy people.
YAY for FREE travel!!
How to win two free nights at any Country Inn & Suites in North America
I’m going to quit rambling now and get straight to the contest, because that’s what I’m most excited about and I hope you are too.
How to enter between now and Midnight EST Monday, November 26, 2012:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me where you might go! (1 Entry)
- Tweet a link to this contest, then leave the URL for that tweet in a separate comment on this post. (1 Entry)
- Share this post on Facebook, then leave a link to that status update in a separate comment on this post. (1 Entry)
I’ll choose and announce the winners (TWO WINNERS!!! YAY!!) on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2012.
That’s it. You can choose any one, two or three ways to enter, but only once per method (in other words, don’t make your Facebook friends or Twitter followers hate you – or me.)
More official things to know:
- Entrants need to reside in the US or Canada and must be at least 18 years old.
- Each free night voucher is valid for one free night, standard room, double occupancy at any North American Country Inns & Suites of the winner’s choice. The voucher expires one year after the issue date. The full terms and conditions are located on the room night voucher.
Alright, are you ready to get yourself some free travel?
Update: Congratulations to Jane and Angi, the two winners of the two-night vouchers from Country Inn and Suites!! I’ve sent off emails to you both and your info is on the way to the PR company so they can process your prize. YAY!!!