Archive for the ‘Contests’ Category

Another chance to win a home exchange club membership!

Posted on March 31st, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Julie Ovenell-Carter’s contest to win a free membership in a home exchange club continues to generate interest! Just this week, another home exchange website,, offered to give away a one-year membership to her readers–and sent a link to 66 great tips for home exchangers. Head over to the contest post at for details.

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Win a free year’s membership in a home exchange club

Posted on March 21st, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

My friend Julie Ovenell-Carter writes a great travel blog called These Boots, which is aimed at independent travellers, and she’s running a contest. The prizes? One-year memberships offered by two home exchange organizations, HomeLink International and Intervac. All you have to do to enter is go to the blog post announcing the contest and leave […]

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I’ve picked a contest winner

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

My book draw is now closed, and ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! I did the random draw this morning, and Colengal will be receiving a copy of my book, Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel. Colengal, I will be e-mailing you privately to get your snail mail address. Thanks so much to everyone […]

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Book giveaway: Wanderlust

Posted on February 15th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet


It all started when I began wondering where passports came from. I pitched every magazine editor I knew on a story about the history of passports, but no one–and I mean no one–was interested. Fine, I thought. I’ll broaden the concept and make it into a book. The history of passports eventually became a chapter […]

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Buy a ticket, help fight hunger

Posted on December 7th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

A group of travel bloggers has banded together to launch Passports with Purpose: an online raffle for some very cool prizes. Profits go to support Heifer International, a charity that fights hunger around the world. Tickets are $10 and prizes include a Flip video camera, three nights in a Hawaiian hotel, and a cooking class […]

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