Sunday, January 20, 2013

And Where Do You “Where To?”: FREE Giveaway/Contest Winner

In honor of my newest “Where To Travel,” blog section, last Sunday I asked the following question to enter to win some great swag from #Eventbrite LA and #ThreePeasProductionLLC:
If you could travel to one place in 2013, where would it be?
Feel free to share why you want to go there and photos of the location,
although optional, are always welcomed.

Now, before I announce the lucky winner (selected at random) I just have to say, I was completely floored by all the fantastic responses! Forget typical beach and European vacays; people had plans to travel to so many places off the beaten track. And the reasons behind why they wanted to go there were so diverse, inspirational, fun and at times, even touching.

And before I announce the winner, let me just recap what the winner will win:

Courtesy of Eventbrite LA:
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Courtesy of Three Peas Production, LLC:

  • Two tickets to the new play "The Build UP, " a unique, intimate, interactive experience on Thursday, Jan. 24th at a private venue in Hollywood
And one more thing before I announce the winner, I’d like to thank everyone who participated -  I hope that each and every person is able to make it to his/her travel destination this year!!

Read entries below:

Alaia: “There are many places I want travel to this year (hopefully it will be a big travel year for me). The place I'm most excited about going to is Puerto Rico - the plan is to attend an amazing women's retreat there. I think it would be super fun!”

Anonymous: “I want to go back to Maui Hawaii. Enjoy the water falls and good food. Perfect place for relaxation and nature.”

“I would love to travel to Bora Bora. Staying in an overwater bungalow has been at the top of my list for quite a long time!”

@Chhchh: “I'd love to go to Chile - - such great food and wine!”


@Creque:Santorini, Greece... specifically in an infinity pool overlooking the Sea!”

@Emerald Embroidery:
“Back to Roatan or Honduras and I'd like to do it with $1 million to pay for the children to go to school.”

Emma:Prague! I regrettably missed it on my last Eurotrip and it's been at the top of my list since.”

@gourmetpigs: Cambodia! I've always wanted to see Angkor Wat!”

Joy Liani: “Back to Hawaii, I'm out!!”

@lwrocks: Ibiza!”

Marceia: Dubai

MR: “id travel to the moon. and since i dont have enough money yet to do so, id go to spain."

MRSSEXYONE: paris!!!! Time to get my passport.”

Nancy: “I was born in Guatemala, came when I was 13. And been here ever since !! And love it here but with my mom we use to go every year to visit the rest of the family !! I am now 45 and mom past away 3 years ago a month after she died of cancer my daughter had a stroke ( she was only 15 and lost her kidneys but before that a year my son develop schizophrenia and they did not notice by the time they did it was to late he jump a bridge, because he heard voices that he could fly , he survived but it's Been a long 6 years total of hospitals, pain tears finally we got a little brake so hopefully this year we can go back to Guatemala and take a vacation from all of this!!”

Nicola: "This year I'm dying to go to Japan. Cherry blossom festivals and Harajuku girl gawking - sounds perfect to me."

Nicole: "The one place I plan on traveling to in 2013 is Tanzania. I'm training to hike to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to prove that people like me (African-American women) can accomplish anything they put their mind to. I hope to inspire other people to travel to Tanzania and hike Africa's tallest mountain so that when I Google images of Mt. Kilimanjaro I can see more women of color conquering this peak!"

Roderick: Cuba

Serena: “I would love to visit Jamaica in 2013! I've never been and the thought of white sandy beaches, jerk chicken and Caribbean music makes me what to buy my ticket today. My friends have all visited and only have amazing stories to share when they return. It's definitely on my list of must see destinations!”

@soliddiscjockey: “I would take the family and travel to the Isla de Cozumel, Mexico


Tamyah: “I would travel to New York.”

@Thegoddesstyle: “I would love to travel to Brazil and play fresco ball on the beach, have tasty eats, and hi-5 everyone I meet!”

The Hot One: “This year, I would love to go to Europe...or New York. I miss my friends there :)”

@TheWorkoutGirl: “A. Bali!!!!”

@WinewithoutBS: “A: Azerbaijan, looked amazing during the Eurovision song contest & I'd be the only person I know whose been there! :)”

@YawpLA: “If I could travel anywhere this year, I would take a small boat expedition down to Antarctica!”

And finally, the moment we've all been waiting for: the winner (selected randomly) is…

“I'd love to visit Napa Valley! I've never been and plan on going for my 30th b-day!


Thanks to everyone who participated, and look out for another giveaway/contest soon!


  1. Backpacking across Europe would be really amazing. Having that no sense of direction, just relying on wits, maps and pennies would be a great adventure. It would really make my dream come true.

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