Hey, family travelers!
The Times is running a family travel contest this summer. We want to hear about one perfect day from your family vacation – and there are some pretty fabulous prizes, including a weekend on the beach in Cambria (including hotel suite and tickets to Hearst Castle), cool travel gadgets and “backseat survival kits” filled with cool books, DVDs and activity kits. And with a deadline of Aug. 21, there’s still plenty of time to enter. There’s more info at this web site, but here’s the basic scoop:
Pick your favorite vacation destination, and give us the basic details on …
The Travelers: names, occupations, kids’ age(s) and hometown
The Trek: Where you went and why
Best Beds: Your favorite lodging
Best Eats: Your favorite restaurant or cafe
And a cool sightseeing excursion or two
Include three fabulous pics (in jpeg form) of your family at that vacation destination – one posed near an iconic landmark so we can tell where the heck you are, like little Angelina Rivolli vacationing in Paris. The other two photos can be you guys posed with a building that looks like something else, local celebrities or look-alikes, a funny sign or an unusual vehicle. (The complete list of photo possibilities is posted here – just click the “One Perfect Day Contest” link.)
Then, e-mail us your entry. Voila. Thirty families will win “Backseat Survival” packs and a finalist spot – and a shot at the grand prizes. And to get you inspired, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the first finalist tomorrow.