Share a Travel Experience and Win a Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag

We wanted to thank all our friends and followers, so we’ve set up a contest that only our nearest and dearest can participate in. You’re either seeing this blog post because you are a regular visitor to our site (bravo), or you followed the link from our facebook or twitter post (also, well done). Either way, you’re one step closer to winning that prize, and the next part is easy. All you have to do is post a comment to this blog, and we’ll enter you into the contest.

You can write about anything, really. It can be that carry on bag you’ve had since the wedding, and for some reason can’t seem to get rid of. It could be about the 95 year-old man you encountered on a beach in Maui that happened to be the happiest person you’ve ever met. It might be the coffee from that bed and breakfast you came across backpacking through Europe with your friends. It might even just be that smile on your son’s face after showing him that brand new batman backpack you bought him for school…maybe you bought it from us!

Whatever it is, we want to hear about it. It’s just our way of saying thank you for keeping up with us! The winner will be announced on facebook and twitter on Monday Aug. 16. We’ll also e-mail the winner just to make sure he or she knows. The last day to submit your winning comment is Friday Aug. 13. Make sure to post your comment by then, and if you win you’ll be given the choice of the fabulous Dooney & Bourke Nylon North/South Triple Zippered Bag in black or khaki.

This is a great bag for everyday and night; it’s black or khaki, so it goes with everything. The size is a bonus because it’s big enough with tons of compartments to hold everything you’d need for the day, and small enough to be that cute bag you use at night, too. This Dooney would be a great gift for your mom, sister, best friend, or yourself!

Don’t forget to share your favorite travel experience or product with us by Friday Aug. 13 for your chance to win.

Let the games begin!!

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10 Responses

  1. Little Traveler says:

    My favorite travel story is from when I was 8 years old and my brother was 12. We were old enough to stay together and be “little tourists”. Normally, we were mortal enemies at home, but when we traveled, we were the best of friends. My brother would guide me hand in hand from store to store. We would check out the cool beach town art museums, sample the local ice cream shop, and visit every gift shop in site. We would create adventures together, pretending we were foreign and speak a mix of gibberish and as many mouth sounds that we could think of, or pretend we had a treasure map (in truth it was just a map of the town), be the only living pirates and trying to find the “booty”! My parents would let us go around for hours, knowing we were both perfectly safe, but also having the time of our life. One day we wondered into a small gift shop that sold games! We spent most of the afternoon looking through the treasures and came across a ladies wallet. The wallet was thick—possibly full of cash! We talked over the possibilities for a short while and both concluded it would be best to bring it to the store owner. We asked him to announce that we had found the wallet (like at K-Mart!). No one came forth. He suggested he take our name and number (we were on vacation, so we of course gave our HOME number) and he would call if no one claimed it in the next week. Right before leaving he opened the thick wallet to check for I.D. The store owner, sighed with disappointment, no I.D. He continued to show us the thick wallet. The wallet that we hoped was filled with cash! for spending on the games and toys of our dreams. He leans over the counter and shows us—full of COUPONS. The disappointment on our faces must have really touched the store owner. Knowing we so wanted to do the right thing, but secretly wished for the wallet of cash to be our own, he thanked us for being honest, padded our backs and told us to be on our way. After coming home and sharing our story with our parents, they were impressed with our honesty and kind ways. The next day, they took us to the same store to buy a board game to share. The store owner recognized us and told our parents how special we were and that he would be happy to reward such good little children with the game of their choice!

    This memory is forever in my heart and mind—a time of innocence, childhood, and dreams. I have kept the same honesty rule throughout my life and know it has always gotten me ahead.

    • lindsay says:

      My sister and I would sometimes speak a mix of different languages when we were out and alone. It made us feel older and important!
      Thanks for sharing, and make sure to check your e-mail on the 16!

  2. Reed Berry says:

    On my first trip from California to Key West, Florida, I had to make a few connecting flights in order to reach my destination as the airline I was flying did not offer direct service. Upon arriving in Tampa, the airline rep told me there was a flight to Key West leaving a bit earlier than the flight on which I was scheduled and that I was welcome to take that flight if I wished. I did take the earlier flight, but my luggage did not. They were unable to transfer my luggage so it was going to be arriving a bit later than I was. Upon landing in Key West, I walked outside the airport and hailed a taxi. The taxi driver asked ‘Where is your luggage?’ to which I replied ‘It’s coming in on the next flight.’ The taxi driver asked the flight number and arrival time and offered to drive back, pick up my luggage, and bring it to my hotel. I took him up on his offer and I was reunited with my luggage within two hours. Sure, Key West isn’t that big a place and maybe it wasn’t a huge sacrifice for him to drive back to retrieve my luggage, but it was just the extra attention and great service of this taxi driver that not only restored my faith in the kindness of most people, but left me with a very favorable impression and great memories of my first visit to Key West.

    • lindsay says:

      I hate it when that happens with my bags, but that’s so nice of your cab driver! I love Florida, too. My grandparents have a place there so we spend a lot of time down there. The people are always super friendly and laid back.
      Thanks for sharing, and make sure to check your e-mail on the 16!

  3. m says:

    I hope to have new travel experiences with that bag

  4. T Sisson says:

    Reminds of my favorite Aunt and Uncle (deceased) – North Fort Meyers, Florida. They taught me so much – about traveling, and appreciating quality products like D & B.

  5. Laura Ledenbach says:

    A few years back, I flew to the Island of Borneo to visit a good friend of mine. He took me to the orangutan reabilitation center located on the Malaysian side of the Island. This is where the orangutans are fed and cared for after they’ve had some type of mishap in the jungle. We made sure to be there for the afternoon feeding to watch the primates come around for dinner. Before the dinner bell was rung, a Mama and her baby came wandering into the facility. The baby scurried up the tall tree and proceeded to eat bananas and drop the peels down below onto his mother’s head. The little bugger was just like a human child, in every way. My friend and I were happily snapping photos of these two as they moved around the area. I was intently following the baby orangutan with my camera, when all of a sudden I felt a tug on my backpack behind me. At first I thought it was my friend playing around, but I soon saw him standing in front of me with his eyes wide and his mouth agape. I turned around and came face to face with the mama orangutan. She wanted my yellow backpack. Perhaps she thought it was a bunch of bananas? I wasn’t about to let her have it so I took hold of it and pulled it away from her and told her it was MINE! She relented and let go and went to see what her baby had gotten into. Thankfully, the papa orangutan wasn’t interested in me or my backpack. I would have gladly let that giant primate have it!

    • Renee says:

      Great story! Quite remarkable that you were allowed to be that close to them. I’m not sure I would have had the courage to take back the backpack!

  6. Jadwiga Roosevelt says:

    First-class information,definitely. We’ve been waiting for this info.

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