This post is unrelated to food, restaurant plans, gardens, or Austin. It is actually a post strictly dedicated to bragging.
I submitted a funny sign to Lonely Planet’s signspotting contest almost a year ago. Then I completely forgot about it. Last week, I got a phone call saying that I’m the grand prize winner! In addition to having my photo published in the next Signspotting book, i won a round the world ticket! How amazing is that? I’ve been wanting to travel so bad lately…and if I was to choose any prize, that would be my choice. People win cars, gift certificates, beach towels, DVDs, and things like that. But the ability to consecutively visit a bunch of random, faraway places for an indefinite amount of time…wow. That is amazing! It is really the best prize ever!
You can view the winner announcement here:
And you can view a bigger version of my picture here.
Here are the ticket details mentioned on the Signspotting Web site:
The grand prize winner gets a Round-The-World ticket on the Star Alliance. That’ll get you around the planet in economy class, with 700 airports and 15 airlines to choose from. You get 29,000 miles. You can make as few as 3 stops and as many as 15 (within the permitted mileage) during your trip. You can change the dates of most of your flights at any time, except your first international or intercontinental journey. For a small fee, you can change destinations while en route as well. The ticket goes to the photographer of the winning photo. It is not redeemable or transferable and must be used within a year of winning it.
Where should I go? Suggestions are welcome! I’m thinking of writing some kind of vegan friendly /eco friendly tour guide, so if anyone knows of helpful resources, please let me know. Also, if anyone has any friends in other countries who wouldn’t mind me popping in to say hello, please send their contact information my way.