I recently announced that I have been selected for Conde Nast Traveler and Lexus' promotion: "Travel Like a Jetsetter to Buenos Aires".
I can't even begin to describe how elated and thankful I am for this opportunity. It almost seemed too good to be true, but it is, in fact, a reality! A little back story...
In November 2012, I came across a contest sponsored by Lexus on Conde Nast Traveler's website.
"Lexus invites you to submit your boldest travel experience for the chance to travel to Buenos Aires, accompanied by a Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. Share your travel moment and enter for a chance to win an insider travel experience"
I usually never win anything, but for some reason, I felt compelled to put together a story that has been one of my best travel memories. Trying to describe it in under 250 words was tough, but I managed to squeeze the jist of the story within the confines of the rules. See my entry and photo below. Let me know what you think!
My sister and I traveled to Costa Rica several years ago. We had the idea to go surfing near Jaco, but in order to do so, we had to park our SUV and walk about 20 minutes around a cape. When we arrived back at our vehicle, we became distraught after realizing a large rock had been thrown through the driver's side window, our belongings stolen. Angered and determined to find the perpetrators, we hired some young Ticos loitering nearby to find the thieves. They led us into the beach town of Herradura and pointed to a car cruising toward us. The perps had no idea whose car they vandalized, but being blondes, we managed to wave the suspects down like we wanted to speak with them. When they pulled up to say hello, we noticed that our CD case was sitting in the passenger seat. Without hesitating, my sister lunged forward and snatched the case, recovering our music. The teenagers sped off, but we retrieved at least part of the stolen goods- a small victory for us. Later, the local law enforcement were able to arrest one of them and we had the hilarious task of filling out a police report in Spanish. The secretary at the jailhouse was laughing at us as we tried to dictate the ordeal to her. We didn't tell our parents this story until many years later, since, in hind sight, it probably was not a wise decision in terms of safety.
Be sure to check back later as we continue to announce details of the trip as they become available. Jill and I leave for New York on January 8th, 2013
Conde Nast Traveler and Lexus will be posting a live feed of my social media posts as I complete each leg of the journey. We will be sure to post the link once it goes live.
If you haven't yet, we would appreciate some social media love
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