Budget Travel Magazine – US-based writers can win Mexico trip


Want your travel writing featured by Budget Travel?

Submit your trailbeating tale between now and April 17th, and you could be the lucky winner of a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico.

Eyes on the prize
Up for grabs is an all-inclusive three-night break for two courtesy of Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. Airfare is included.

Here’s the brief
Think dinner party. Think entertaining your friends with your intrepid adventures or envy-inducing experiences. Be concise, capping your story at 250 words max.

Name the names of eateries, hotels, bar et al, but always include their phone numbers so that Budget Travel can verify their existance.

Submit your story as the body of your e-mail, but attaching image/s.

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Budget Travel want your best picture/s, shot at the highest resolution, not the entire contents of your memory card or film. Send the original file, pre-cropping, color correcting, contrasting. JPEGs preferred but TIFF and EPS files will be accepted. Prints or slides cannot be returned, so send copies. Scans are fine but must be at least 5″ x 7″ and 300 dpi.

To enter
E-mail TrueStories@BudgetTravel.com

Or via snail-mail to True Stories, Budget Travel, 530 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10018.

Include a daytime phone number and home address.

And now the small print
The trip has an estimated value of $5,000 and must be July 2009 to July 2010. Blackout dates apply and the prize is subject to availability, is non-transferable, and non-negotiable. The contest is only open to residents of the 50 United States and its territories, except Arizona.

Make sure that you caption all images who (and what) is in the photo.

Not open to Budget Travel employees or their families. Winner and travel companion must sign an affidavit of eligibility and release. No fee will be paid for your story.

Complete guidelines available here