I love vacations. Last year, we had the Summer Vacation of all Vacations, driving from the Gulf Coast to St. Louis, the length of Indiana, the length of Illinois including Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan. At the end of the time, sure, I needed a vacation after our vacation, but the memories captured by my camera and on our children's faces made any trouble worth it all.
Have you heard about the campaign going on right now, petitioning Congress to name Friday, August 7 as a National Vacation Day? You can be part of this campaign, too! In addition to campaigning for a National Vacation Day, HomeAway is searching for the person who is most deserving of a week-long summer vacation.
HomeAway Vacation Rentals is offering a $10,000 getaway to the winning entry that best answers the question: Why do you deserve to have HomeAway save your summer vacation? Entries may be submitted as a text
entry, a photo essay or a video. The contest runs until July 2, 2009. Go to Save Our Summer Vacation for more about the contest. (psst, here is an article on how to write a good entry…you're so welcome!).
I need to enter this contest, too…I could definitely use a $10,000 getaway, but I'd especially like to name August 7th National Vacation Day since that's the day our ballerina was born, and although she's totally worth it, that day in 1997 was not in any way a vacation for me!
If I had a choice of any spot to go for my $10,000 getaway, I think I'd choose to visit a castle in Scotland.
Where would you go?