Best Summer Vacation Travel Contest

Travel Writing and Photo Contest to win one of three gift cards. Total of $500 worth of travel gift cards will go to the top three contest winners.

best summer vacation travel contest

Let's Have A Contest! Share your special summer vacation experience.

travelocity gift card travel contestWe will choose three winners who have the best summer vacation story and photo(s) to share.

1st place: $300 Travelocity Gift Card

2nd place: $150 Travelocity Gift Card

3rd place: $50 Travelocity Gift Card

  • Your travel story should be at least 100 words in length. Not sure if you can come up with 100 words? It’s easy…just have fun and let it flow!
  • You can enter as many times as you like. Just make sure each travel story and photo(s) are different from previous submissions.
  • Include at least one travel photo. Hint: You have a much better chance at winning if you include at least one photo.

Travel Contest Judges

It's a great pleasure to announce that the following popular travel bloggers graciously agreed to be contest judges and help decide the outcome of the Best Summer Vacation travel contest! Check out their sites, I guarantee you will be glad that you did. - Married professional Canadian couple who boldly ditched their day jobs to chase their dreams by traveling this beautiful world to over 50 far. - Professional adventure travel writer and photographer, blogger for the Huffington Post and columnist for Transitions Abroad." - Local guides, travel destination tips, where to live, how to get there, hotel deals and valuable information for prospective travellers who are not aware of insider information experienced by other travellers. - Travel site feeding out global travel stories, tips and vacation experiences from individual travelers around the world...with no compromise or regrets. - Caz and Craig have been traveling and living around the globe since 1997. Now accompanied by their 3 year old daughter, they have lived in 5 different countries and visited over 35. - In addition to their awesome name and URL address, GlobalGrasshopper covers independent travel, discovering places away from the usual tourist haunts, quirky hotels and beautiful photos. - Heather Cowper shares her travel inspiration from Europe and around the world with articles, photos, videos and podcasts. She also has My Blogging Journey with tips and information to help other travel bloggers.

This Contest Has Ended - Winners To Be Announced Before September 30, 2011

Congratulations to Justine Carver, Andrew Hixon and Lana Gramlich!

What Is Your Best
Summer Vacation Experience?

Entering the contest is easy. Include your travel story below with at least one photo. Be sure to include your first name and location.

REMEMBER: After you click the submit button, the next page will ask you to include your e-mail address so we can notify you when your travel story is published.

Enter Your Summer Vacation Title Here:
example - My Awesome Trip to Costa Rica!

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2011 Best Summer Vacation Contest Terms and Conditions


You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Travelocity Gift Cards will be delivered by e-mail to contest winners.

Contest ends September 15th , winners announced September 30th , 2011.

This contest is void where prohibited by law. Local, state and federal laws and regulations apply.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and their name will be announced on our website and Facebook page.

Winners will need to respond back to redeem the prize within 30 days or the prize will be forfeited.

Seven contest judges will help us to pick the winners. The winning entries will be picked by us based on who has the best summer vacation story according to our own opinions. All decisions will be final and will not be reconsidered. This is NOT a random draw.

We reserve the right to disqualify any submission for any reason. If your submission is accepted it will be published. If your submission is rejected, it will Not be published. The most likely reasons to be disqualified are: spamming, not enough words, inappropriate pictures or language, duplicate content from other websites, copyright infringement and anything else we feel does not meet quality standards.

Travel stories and any photos submitted will become the sole property of and will be displayed on this website and social accounts related to this website.

We are not responsible for any problems you may encounter while trying to submit your travel contest entry. It is highly recommended to first write your travel story using a word processor and saving it before submitting your contest entry here. There is no guarantee that your contest entry will be accepted. Low quality entries most likely will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to change the prizes to an equal value substitute if the gift cards become unavailable.

By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms of conditions. By participating, you release and its owner from any loss, damage or liability claims you may have with this site or contest.

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