Win the trip of a lifetime …

Posted on 30/01/2013 by

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… courtesy of mydestination.com/edinburgh

Edinburgh globetrotters are being given the opportunity to win the prize of a lifetime.  Launching in Edinburgh this week, travel’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List competition offers one lucky winner a six month, all inclusive blogging trip around the world, taking in a minimum 25 international destinations and $50,000 (USD) prize money upon return to the UK.

The winner of the trip, which begins on 8 June 2013, can choose their own itinerary for the six months and will be expected to blog for website MyDestination.com.

Paul McGlinchey, Managing Director of MyDestination.com/Edinburgh said: “This is an amazing trip for anyone who has the travel bug.  It is the chance to see all of those places you’ve always wanted to see  – with all expenses paid.  Scots are renowned travellers and I believe that people from Edinburgh can inject a real sense of passion for new places, so I hope many will enter our competition. Plus, there’s the life changing $50,000 USD to look forward to when the winner comes home.”

Throughout the trip, the winner will have the opportunity to meet new friends, see the sights and take part in various challenges.  The challenges will be everything from trying out local delicacies to adrenaline pumping activities.

To win this trip of a lifetime, applicants must create a video application in English and up to three minutes in length talking about Edinburgh.  Ten candidates from My Destination sites around the world will make it through to the voting list, five chosen by My Destination and five selected by public votes.

Ben Southall, winner of Tourism Queensland’s ‘Best Job In The World’ competition in 2009, will be judging the entries. He commented: “Winning ‘Best Job In The World’ was truly a life changing experience for me and I can’t wait to help pick out a winner for the Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List and help give someone else an opportunity that could very well be life changing for them. I haven’t looked back since winning in 2009 and I’m delighted to see an amazing travel blogging opportunity that really looks to get under the skin of so many destinations around the world.”

MyDestination.com/Edinburgh is part of My Destination, the global travel resource powered by a community of local experts. The competition is in partnership with a series of international associates including Hotels.com, Travelex and Viator, and closes on 31 March 2013 with the winner being announced on 7 May 2013.

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