$100,000. You and 3 friends. An Adriatic adventure. The stakes are high and today is your last chance to win the Trip of a Lifetime. What are you waiting for?
You have until midnight tonight to customize your dream itinerary or choose a host’s trip and enter it to win the ultimate getaway to the beautiful coasts of Italy and Croatia.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or tomorrow you’ll be kicking yourself whilst daydreaming of snorkeling off Dubrovnik’s hidden beaches and sipping wine at the famous Villa Sandi. Enter to win now!
By now you’ve probably pictured yourself on the Trip of a Lifetime. You’ve imagined drinking in the unbelievable views and indulging in the dishes at the 5-star restaurants. You’ve seen yourself staying in the lap of luxury at the 5-star Hotel Danieli (yes, where Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie filmed The Tourist). Or you’ve dreamed of sailing around the Dalmatian Islands on your own private yacht.
But if you haven’t entered our Trip of a Lifetime sweepstakes yet, you may never have any of these experiences. Lucky for you, you have until tomorrow to customize your dream itinerary or choose a host’s trip and enter it to win the $100,000 dream vacation.
It’s your last chance to vote for the 2013 Best Beach Awards; the polls close at midnight! So go ahead and cast your vote for the best overall beach.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman: “Seven Mile Beach aka West Bay Beach has been called one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. This wonderful white-sand beach stretches from George Town to Long Point.”
Miami Beach, Florida: “Miami has something for everyone: A plethora of shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, legendary nightlife along Ocean Drive and crystal clear waters unparalleled on the east coast.”
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: “The Dominican Republic is also an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, home to white-water rafting on the Yaque del Norte River, paragliding from Alto del Guayabo mountain and horseback riding along Punta Cana’s white-sand beaches.”
Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti: “Bora Bora is one of the magical islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Just 18 miles long, this lush little slipper of land lies in a protected lagoon edged by fine white sandy shores — the best located at Matira Point.”
And don’t forget to check out the full list of 2013 nominees. All of the winners will be revealed during Travel Channel’s Beach Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday.
Spring break is so close you can almost feel the sand between your toes. While you’re gearing up for your getaway, take a second to vote for this year’s best family beach.
Whether it’s cramming as many family members as possible into a big ole beach house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks or escaping with the kids to Paradise Island in the Bahamas — these are our top picks for an unforgettable family vacation.
Paradise Island, Bahamas: ”The lavish Atlantis Resort complex includes a water park featuring the Leap of Faith waterslide, which shoots guests out of a faux Mayan temple down a vertical drop and through a clear tunnel under a shark lagoon.”
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: ”The town of Barnstable, and Hyannis in particular, is beloved by travelers for its laid-back atmosphere, friendly vibe and Kalmus Beach where windsurfers and swimmers enjoy the water.”
Destin, Florida: “While on Florida’s Emerald Coast, charter a family fishing adventure, shop at the popular Destin Commons, watch the sunset from Okaloosa Island Pier and check into the family-friendly Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village.”
Outer Banks, North Carolina: “There’s something for everyone in these historic beach towns. Learn to hang glide in Kitty Hawk, take the ferry to Ocracoke, and climb all 208 feet to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse.”
And don’t forget to check out the full list of 2013 nominees. Voting ends March 7.
They’re back! Travel Channel presents its second annual Best Beach Awards — but this year there’s a little twist: The winners will be determined entirely by you, our faithful Travel Channel viewers.
Vote for your favorite nominees across 10 categories as often as you like through March 7.
1. Best Party Beach
2. Best Family Beach
3. Best Romantic Beach
4. Sexiest Beach
5. Best Beach Bars
6. Best Beach You Haven’t Heard of … Yet
7. Best Beach for Adventure
8. Best Exotic Beach
9. Best Beach Boardwalks
10. Best Overall Beach
The winners will be revealed during Travel Channel’s “Beach Weekend,” airing during the day on March 9 and 10. Where’s your little piece of heaven? Start voting now …
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Are you ready for the vacation of your dreams? A getaway worth $100,000 could be yours. Here’s everything you need to know about Travel Channel’s first-ever Trip of a Lifetime television special and sweepstakes.
When: This Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8|7c
What: The ultimate 2-week, $100,000 dream vacation
Where: The beautiful coasts of Italy and Croatia on the Adriatic Sea
Who: Your favorite Travel Channel stars Samantha Brown, Adam Richman, Bert Kreischer and Anthony Melchiorri reveal the trip’s highlights and YOU could win it.
How: During and after the show, customize your own itinerary and enter for a chance to win your dream vacation with 3 friends or family members in tow. Watch the video to find out more about the incredible prizes:
By Marianela Pereyra
Ever since I was little I was drawn to lighthouses. There was always an element of mystery to them and they encouraged my imagination to wander. I was always intrigued by the life of the keepers and all the work that went into tending the lighthouse. If you haven’t visited Point Arena, you better add this to your bucket list! At first thought, who would go out of there way to visit a lighthouse? Trust me when I tell you that once you get here you will be happy that you did, because it’s one of the only lighthouses on the Pacific Coast that allows you to climb all the way to the top!
By Marianela Pereyra
Sometimes you just need to get away, especially if you live in a big city like San Francisco. Rodeo Beach is that perfect escape! It’s only 2 miles north of the Golden Gate bridge, and as you travel through a mystical tunnel to get there, you also travel back in time. It’s a mixture of beautiful coastal trails, old army barracks, and a front row seat to the Pacific ocean. You can spend the day exploring old ruins, hiking the coastal trails, or hanging with your dog, family, and friends at picnic! Yes, Rodeo Beach is dog friendly which is a huge plus considering not many beaches are in California. READ MORE
How does a superstar say goodbye to the single life? If you’re Justin Timberlake, just one bachelor destination won’t do — you start the weekend in Las Vegas and end it in Cabo San Lucas with a posse of your 25 closest pals.
There’s no word on his impending nuptials to actress Jessica Biel — in July she told the Chicago Sun-Times she’s done “almost nothing” for the big day — but perhaps they’re plotting a secret wedding like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds?
Here’s what the weekend entailed:
- Sinatra, courtesy of Wynn Resorts Ltd.
*Things kicked off with dinner Thursday night at Wynn Las Vegas’ Sinatra, an Italian restaurant featuring the infamous ladies’ man Frank Sinatra. Timberlake and his crew got into the theme “decked out in suits, a la the Rat Pack,” according to People.com.
*After dinner they headed to 60,000-square-foot Surrender Nightclub, where JT sipped on his 901 Tequila and hung out in a private outdoor cabana while some of his buddies stripped down to their swim trunks to take advantage of the private infinity pool.
*Rounding out their night in Sin City, the group’s last stop was at Wynn’s Tryst Nightclub.
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La Tomatina Festival — the world’s largest tomato fight – begins each year on the last Wednesday in August and continues for a week in Buñol, Spain. Each year, over 40,000 people descend on the small town outside of Valencia to throw 100 tons of rotten and over-ripe tomatoes in the streets. The first event is marked by the firing of water hoses and lasts for approximately an hour. It may look like a free-for-all, but apparently there is some method to the madness – follow these 5 simple rules, and you may just survive the food fight: