Yahooo, Thanks Again NATJA


I got the Chicago trip! Full details to come, but I’m very pleased.

EVERYONE I know wanted me to get the Maldives trip but it was such a romantic getaway, I might’ve stressed all year about a date. No offense, Susan. Or Heather, who was the only one who emailed me asking to be my #2. Two other requests were voiced in person. Both female, so I ignored them.

What am I talking about? The North American Travel Journalists Association gave me a Grand Prize for Sand in My Bra in their 2003 awards. It was quite the shock and a definite thrill.

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So, now the question is when? June for the Book Expo of America. Or In October when I’m promoting Whose Panties Are These?

Here’s what I get:

GRAND PRIZE 3. Windy City Windfall (4 nights). Chicago not only wins big prizes but also donates them. This $4,000 package includes a four-night stay in the Fairmont Chicago, with views of the city and lakefront, plus dinner for two in Aria, home of culturally-inspired, comfortably-American cuisine, and two Serenity Baths, in-room spa treatments provided by the hotel’s Bath Sommelier (value $1600); roundtrip tickets to Chicago from any of Spirit Airlines’ 14 markets (value $1600); dinner for two at Blackbird, an award-winning French restaurant in the city’s West Loop district; a $100 gift certificate to Piazza Bella Trattoria, named one of America’s best restaurants by Gourmet Magazine last year; two $150 dinner gift cards for The Signature Room at the 95th, at John Hancock Center; and two CityPass booklets providing admission to Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science & Industry, Hancock Observatory, and more.