Win an Around-the-World Trip in 400 Words or Less

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A Map for Saturday‘s Brook Silva-Braga alerted me yesterday to an awesome contest that his company, Earthchild Productions, is running. I’ll let him explain the details:

Want to see the world? You can follow in the footsteps of the travelers in “A Map for Saturday” on your own Big Trip. We’ll get you started with a free around-the-world plane ticket, 20 nights’ accommodations in Hostelling International hostels and other travel goodies like guidebooks and a backpack. Plus you’ll get tips on your itinerary in a one-on-one planning session with “Saturday” director Brook Silva-Braga.

It’s all sponsored by Hostelling International-USA and brought to you by Earthchild Productions, producers of the award-winning documentary film, “A Map for Saturday.”

To enter, explain in 400 words or less why you deserve this ticket to the adventure of a lifetime. Why do you want to travel? Why is now the right time for you to go on such a trip and why haven’t you done it until now?

We’re looking for someone who will make the most of this opportunity and help articulate to others (through a travelblog, podcast, photos or video) the joys and challenges of long-term travel as they experience them.

To enter, e-mail your essay to by November 30, 2007.

For Official Rules go here.

If this were held in 2008, I’d be all over it. C’mon, if you love to travel, you can probably hammer out a 400-word essay on your obsession in about twenty minutes!

About The Author

Mike Richard
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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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