by Sandra Grauschopf
Would you like to take a vacation that will make your heart pound and get you in touch with nature without having to pay a hefty price? Here are eight chances to win adventure vacations from reputable sweepstakes.
Two people who enter this sweepstakes will each receive a free trip for a Life Is Good guided adventure. Each winner will need to decide which they prefer: a Canadian Rockies getaway in Alberta, a beach and rainforest adventure in Costa Rica, the chance to hike and ride horses with cowboys through Yellowstone National Park in Montana, or an unforgettable journey through Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks in Utah. The prizes include cash for airfare, a pair of mountain bikes, $500 worth of luggage, and gift cards for an estimated value of $10,030 each.
Entry is open to residents of the United States who are above the age of 18. Enter once online or by mail before the end date of April 22, 2018.
Belize is known for its glimmering beaches and stunning dive sites like the Blue Hole and the Lighthouse Reef, and if you win this giveaway, you’ll be able to explore them. Enter and you could win a free trip for two to Belize including airfare and a four-night hotel stay, a prize worth about $3,000.
Residents of the United States who are at least 21 years old can enter on the sweepstakes’ website or via Instagram through April 25, 2018. You can enter once per entry method for a total of up to two chances to win.
Here’s a chance to explore Hawaii’s beautiful coral reefs while protecting them from harmful pollutants. The winner of this giveaway will receive a free trip to Hawaii including airline miles for their flight, a stay at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club in Honolulu, and three activities of your choice. The winner will also receive a year’s supply of a sunscreen designed to be safe for the environment, bringing the prize value to about $8,000.
Enter before April 30, 2018 for a chance to win if you’re a resident of the United States who’s at least 18 years old. Enter just once online to be in the running for this free trip.
If you’d like to learn how to capture the memories you make on your adventures, enter this giveaway. The winner will receive a trip for two to the beaches of Southwest Florida to take a course with a National Geographic photographer. The prize includes airfare, admission to a photography workshop, a stay at the historic Island Inn on Sanibel Island, a rental car to get around, and spending cash for a total prize value of $7,700.
If you want to enter, you’ll need to be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age. Come back as often as once a day for more chances to win. The giveaway ends on April 30, 2018.
If your idea of a perfect adventure includes partying on the beach at night and surfing during the day, enter this giveaway. The winner will receive a free ten-day surf expedition for two including airfare and hotel, $1,000 for other travel expenses, and activities like a beach party, the chance to go kayaking in a turquoise laguna, and more. The prize is worth about $2,390.
You’re eligible to enter if you are a resident of the continental United States who is above the age of majority. Enter once before the giveaway ends on April 30, 2018. You can get additional entries for various activities listed in the sweepstakes’ rules.
Two grand-prize winners will be chosen in this giveaway, and each will be able to choose his or her own adventure: a trip to learn to DJ in Miami, a surfing vacation in Costa Rica, or an exciting trip to their their choice of locations in the continental United States with an adventure package. Just for entering, you could instantly win one of 100 additional prizes as well.
You can get additional chances to win for sharing the sweepstakes with your friends. U.S. residents aged 21 and above can enter up to once per day through May 31, 2018.
Would you like the chance to explore our planet’s natural beauty? Enter here and you could win a $15,000 trip for two to Canada where you will spend three nights in Banff and three nights at Lake Louise. The prize includes guided trips to breathtaking waterfalls and glaciers, a long hike to explore your natural surroundings, a horseback tour, and more.
Entry is open to residents of the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years of age. One grand prize will be awarded to an entrant from the U.S. and one to a Canadian entrant. Enter just once before May 31, 2018 to be in the running to win.
Camelback is giving you the chance to have a family vacation together every year for the next 20 years! Enter and you could win a prize that includes an annual trip for four to the Camelback Lodge and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark where you can snowtube, enjoy an indoor and outdoor waterpark, golf, zipline, and more. The grand prize is worth a whopping $160,000!
*Plus, thousands more people will win instant prizes including vacations, day passes to the attractions, and other goodies.
Entry is open only to residents of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old. Enter daily through December 31, 2018. There are lots of ways to receive additional entries as well, including telling friends about the giveaway, following the sponsor on social media, taking a quiz, etc.
Those mountains that are so great for hiking in the summer are buried in snow from December to April. Dig out your ski gear and follow the locals to resorts like Poiana Brasov. It’s usually packed during weekends and holidays, so try to plan skiing for weekdays. Warm up with some hearty soups, sarmale (cabbage rolls), and tocanita (stew) at traditional restaurants like Coliba Haiducilor.
6. Enjoy the Cafe Culture
Romania is paradise for caffeine addicts. Spot locals sipping latte macchiatos in cute cafes while connecting to some of the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in Europe. The dining scene favors Italian cuisine and terraces are full to capacity during balmy summer evenings. Don’t forget to try the fantastic local wines – the red Feteasca Neagra is worth a taste or ten. The university city of Cluj offers the best nightlife with a good variety of bars and clubs.
8. Hunt Vampires
Finally, time for the Dracula connection! Bran Castle is known as “Dracula’s Castle”, but those in the know head to Poenari, the fortress of Vlad the Impaler (the real life inspiration for Dracula). Vlad’s hometown of Sighisoara is another storybook setting for Gothic horror fans. Its Unesco-protected lanes and stairways are encircled by turrets, an imposing church, and a suitably atmospheric graveyard. Stock up on garlic and enjoy!
Sandra Grauschopf is an experienced freelance writer and content developer with over a decade’s experience writing about sweepstakes and contests. Her other passions include reading, traveling with her family, squeeing over animals, and geocaching.