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Win a $2299 Trip Through the American Southwest!


Last month I announced I was running my first ever travel photography tour through the American West in May with G Adventures. This month I’m giving away a spot on the trip which will take place from May 5-19!

One lucky winner will have a spot on the two week trip that will vist:

  • San Francsico
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Monument Valley Navaho Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phoenix
  • Slide Rock State Park
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles

In addition to visiting these great locations, you’ll also be getting hands on travel photography advice from myself.

To enter, just use the widget at the bottom of this page. You can earn points by doing certain actions:

  1. Become a fan of my Facebook page
  2. Become a fan of G Adventures on Facebook

Once you have done that, you can earn more points if you wish:

  • Tweet about the contest (Once per day)
  • Like this page
  • Subscribe to my email newsletter

The more points you have, the better your chance of winning.

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  1. Robert says:

    Any updates on who was selected for this opportunity?

  2. This would be a trip of a lifetime, hope to win, I have never been to the Southwest.

  3. DAN says:

    Beautiful trip!!!!WOW

  4. Robyn S. says:

    This is a dream trip! Wonderful!

  5. Julie says:

    Cool of you to offer this opportunity. I’d love it!

  6. Ruby Benz says:

    passing by again after tweeting this! hope to win that trip!

  7. Siampuii says:

    wow!!! i know my chance of winning this contest is next to nothing. just to let you know that it was my childhood dream to see the Grand Canyon.. anyways.. here’s me still dreaming about it .. love always Siampuii

  8. Ruby Benz says:

    done with everything..hope to win this trip..crossing my fingers!

  9. Ruby says:

    This is a great opportunity…I will come back later to enter…off first for grocery shopping…wish i can win!

  10. Edward says:

    *crossing fingers*

  11. Maria says:

    A wonderful opportunity! It would be so amazing to win! :D

  12. Richard says:

    An awesome trip, I would love to win a spot.

  13. Joannie says:

    Thanks for such a great contest! I’ve been following you for years as you’ve traveled the globe. I would love to surprise my husband, who loves photography, with a spot on your exciting American Southwest trip!! Safe travels!

  14. sheng says:

    I hope i win this because I never been to other country but only here in Philippines. Yes, I do love traveling and this is wonderful opportunity for me to see some part of America. I will treasure this wonderful experience for the rest of my life. Thanks you.:)

  15. tim burgess says:

    Now that would be the trip of a life time,best of luck to who ever gets the chance.

  16. Karine Bourgeois says:

    I would so love this trip. I am a student and m’y travel budget is really slim. This would be an amazing introduction to the USA.

  17. Looks fantabulous, I’d love to win this x

  18. Kathryn M says:

    This is beyond a dream. I love your twitter and your website. And you. It’s so nice to see other people live out their travel passion.

  19. Katie Boué says:

    Sounds like an amazing opportunity, and all those destinations are either personal favorites, or high on my bucket list. Yosemite, San Fran, Death Valley, LV, and the Grand Canyon were some of my favorite places I visited in 2011 – and what a great feeling it would be to finally tick LA, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and San Diego off my way-too-long list of places to photograph.

  20. Sounds like an awesome trip. I really enjoyed my first official gig as a Wanderer in Residence to Japan recently, so I’m sure this trip will be a cracker!

  21. Christina says:

    Entered! Sounds like an incredible opportunity. I just got a new lens for my DSLR and would love to use it here!

  22. LadyTrvlr says:

    I’m exciting about this contest. Would love to learn more about travel photography from a follow Blogger. I’ll tune in.

  23. Mary Dollins says:

    Sounds awesome!

  24. janet says:

    i’d like to try too but i’m based in the philippines (US/Filipino Dual citizen)… would the expense to fly to the US be my own?

  25. Sam says:

    Looking forward to it!

  26. Adam Crain says:

    Entered, fingers crossed. This looks like a dream trip!

  27. Azeem M says:

    A great way to visit these places. Thanks Gary for this great idea and the contest. Keep it coming!

  28. Lorraine says:

    An opportunity like this would be AMAZING!

  29. Alexis says:

    Sounds like a dream!

  30. Alexis says:

    Sounds like a dream come true!

  31. al miyazaki says:

    I’m ready, count me in. Never been to any of those places.

  32. jenny says:

    Sounds like a fantastic experience.. I have briefly been to some of these areas and would love to visit again from OZ. Photography is the BIZ…..

  33. Ty Philips says:

    Sounds like a FANTASTIC trek I’d love to be part of. I’ve flown over the Grand Canyon a dozen times but never set foot there. And all the other stops would provide a million amazing photo ops dor sure! Ty

  34. doris says:

    Land tour only! Take note people.

  35. Anne Marie says:

    This would a fantastic opportunity to see something different especially in a place that can often be overlooked when making travel decisions.

  36. This trip would be the trip of my dreammsss! What an amazing opportunity!

  37. Jen says:

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  38. Great prize… :) just one question: after doing all you ask, all you can do to add more points is tweet about it once a day? There’s nothing else to do to win points?

    I’m trying really hard to do an amazing trip this year. This is oneway of getting it done, and a lot cheaper… ;)

    • Rachel says:

      Ricardo – make sure you check out Amble Resorts’ Life-Changing travel contest if you’re looking for a way to travel in 2012. All you have to do is post a comment telling of your most life-changing travel experience to date!

      As for this contest, I have traveled throughout the American West and it’s truly breathtaking. Montana stole my heart from an early age, only to be rivaled by my vision of the Grand Canyon on a trip my family ended up calling “The UtahVegaZona tour” (Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, four corners…)

      • Rachel,

        Didn’t know about that contest either. I’m going to have a look there, but this trip to North America is an old dream of mine. Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Death Valley, it’s the Wild Wild west all over again… :) really looking forward to this one…

  39. Ariane C says:

    OK, I’ve set up shop on all your fb, google+ and the like. I’d love to travel along and meet you. I’ve got well-behaved camera equipment and a thirst for seeing the South West. Fingers crossed!

    As well, I’d blog about the experience post-trip (at arianecdesign) :-)

  40. Alouise says:

    This sounds like an amazing prize. I briefly drove through Utah, Arizona and Nevada a few years and was blown away at how beautiful the Southwest is. I’d definitely love a chance to go back and spend more time there.

  41. New York born and bred, TRUE!
    Now an Aussie who calls Australia home too!
    When I was little, dreamt about visiting all 50 states…now am almost the big 5 – O!
    The American Southwest is somewhere (other than in my dreams), I YEARN to experience, photograph (am an amateur — have a Lumix Digital) , write about and go!

  42. jan says:

    The only place I have visited in USA is New York – I know there is a hell of a lot more – I would love to see some of it – and learn from Gary – and blog about it!

  43. I would really like to win this trip for two reasons 1) I have never been to the American Southwest and it;s the one part of the States that I;d love to visit and 2) I have a LOT of travel blogging and photography questions I want to ask Gary. If I win, I will probably drive you crazy, Gary, be warned :)

  44. Sara Broers says:

    What an amazing opportunity! A dream it would definitely be!

  45. Travis says:

    I’m just as interested in meeting Gary in person as doing the trip. :P Here’s hoping it happens.


  46. Laura Lok says:

    That would be dream trip!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Amazing prize! Would love to take a trip like this :)

  48. Caz says:

    What a great trip and opportunity for the winner! The American Southwest as the backdrop AND an awesome guide mentoring ’em behind their lenses! I would LOVE to be on a venture like this one! Fingers crossed!

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