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Follow the Travel Bloggers’ Caravan and Win Cool Prizes

In addition to Passports with Purpose this holiday season, Ciao Bambino will participate in the first (and, hopefully, annual) Travel Bloggers’ Caravan. We invite you to follow 15 top travel bloggers for a chance to win cool prizes.

Prizes range from hotel gift cards and overnight stays — to digital cameras and noise-cancelling headphones — to luggage and camera bags — to travel guidebooks and DVDs.

From December 2–15, a different travel expert’s blog will be featured in this round robin event. You’ll have a chance to win one of over a dozen prizes by reading and commenting on the daily blog post.

How to Participate

Simply visit the Luxury Cruise Bible blog each morning from December 2-15 to learn about the featured Caravan “stop-of-the-day” and then post a comment at the participating blog for a chance to win the prize of the day.

Ciao Bambino will be featured on December 7, 2009. Mark your calendar and be sure to comment on our post that day in order to be entered in the giveaway.

Our Prize

A one-night Napa Valley Getaway. Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation after the holidays and Napa Valley is the perfect place to unwind after the flurry of activities and events.

Your Napa Valley Getaway includes a one-night stay at the luxurious Westin Verasa Napa in downtown Napa and a Gourmet Express Lunch for two on the Napa Valley Wine Train.  The concierge at the Westin can help organize babysitting or you can use this as a chance for a parents-only getaway!

Complete Caravan Schedule

December 2: (Andrea M. Rotondo)

$100 Marriott gift card

December 3: (Kathy McCabe)

One-year online subscription to Dream of Italy newsletter & DVD ($79 value)

December 4: (Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon)

Literary Travel Prize Pack

(A tote bag, book, travel kit, note cards, tea, bookmarks, and a keychain.)

December 5: (Andrew Hickey)

Imagine: A Vagabond Story by Grant Lingel and $50 Magellan’s gift certificate

December 6: The Tranquilo Traveler (Joshua Berman)

A copy of Moon Belize, accompanied with personal travel advice from the author about your trip

December 7: (Amie O’Shaughnessy and Kristi Marcelle)

Napa Valley Getaway

One-night stay at the Westin Verasa in Napa, California and a Gourmet Lunch for two on the Napa Valley Wine Train ($488 value)

December 8: (John DiScala)

Alaska and Seattle Toursaver books ($198 value) and $50 Magellan’s gift certificate

December 9: What a Trip (Nancy D. Brown)

Two Otterbox cell phone cases ($50 value each) & Baseline 20” Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright ($369 value)

December 10: (Jeanine Barone)

Mountainsmith Tour FX Camera Bag ($99 value)

December 11: (Linda Coffman)

Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises and a World Grounding Set (courtesy of Magellan’s)

December 12: (Ellen Barone)

Day pack from First Ascent, a new extreme adventure line of gear and clothing by Eddie Bauer and partners ($79 value)

December 13: (Donna L. Hull)

“Library Edition” of the most recent season of “Rudy Maxa’s World”,

including six DVDs containing 13 shows on destinations in India, Turkey, Japan, Thailand, St. Petersburg, Estonia, and Argentina ($112 value)

December 14: (Terri Fogarty)

Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom

December 15: (Andrea M. Rotondo)

Folding noise-cancelling headphones courtesy of Magellan’s Travel Supplies

Win a Lingo 16-Language Translator

Help us kick off the Caravan right now! Follow @luxcruisebible and then tweet about the Travel Bloggers’ Caravan between December 1 and 15. Include a link to this blog post and the #caravan hashtag and you’ll be entered to win the Lingo 16-Language Translator, courtesy of Magellan’s Travel Supplies.

Entrants must have a U.S. mailing address. Entries must be received between December 1–15, 2009. One winner will be randomly chosen from eligible entries on December 21, 2009. Winner will be notified via Twitter DM (direct message).

Just log onto Twitter and tweet something like this: Check out the Travel Bloggers’ Caravan. 15 travel bloggers and tons of cool prizes to win – #caravan

Magellan’s Travel Supplies is a sponsor of this event. If you have a traveler on your holiday shopping list, check out the unique gifts available on their website.

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