>> Monday, December 03, 2012
Before we start our Tasting Tour of Tokyo series, we'll have this fun little travel related giveaway.
As many of you know, I love, love, love to travel. I love exploring new cultures, new landscapes, and (of course), new cuisines. Food is, naturally, a huge part of any of my trips, and I always do tons of research before choosing where to eat on each trip.
6-mile hike along the coastline of the island at Santorini, Greece
I also have been getting into photography a lot more lately, and it's been really fun to explore new cities and countries behind the photographer's lens. I've gotten to the point where the photos are really my main "souvenir" from each trip, and I hardly bring anything physical back with me these days (with the exception of some local snacks, of course!).
Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada
Of course, lodging's a big part of travel, and something I almost never talk about on this blog. The quality of your lodging can make or break a vacation, especially when you're in a foreign country where you really don't know how things work. I've often relied heavily on hotel concierges for help regarding various things, and they can make such a difference depending on how good they are.
Just a couple weeks ago, I was in Australia and stayed at a Radisson Hotel in Sydney. The location was fantastic and the free wifi in-room was really, really helpful (and not something we got everywhere else on our trip). The hotel breakfast was pretty pricey, but I just skipped out on dining there and walked right outside where there were endless choices for food.
China Pavilion in Shanghai at the World Expo, 2010
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm participating as one of 50 bloggers in Radisson's celebratory giveaway event called "50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms." In honor of the hotel's 50th anniversary, they are giving away fifty free night vouchers over a span of 50 days.
I'll be running the Giveaway for one week, ending on Monday, December 10th. To enter, please comment below telling me what kind of posts are your favorite here on Tiny Urban Kitchen (and what you'd like to see more of . . ). For a second entry, please comment on this facebook post telling me where you would travel if you got the free voucher. Maximum 2 entries per person.
Yosemite National Park, USA
The free night voucher is valid for one free night, standard room, double occupancy at any North American Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel of the winner’s choice. The voucher expires one year after issue date. The full terms and conditions are located on the room night voucher.
Disclaimer - Radisson is providing the free hotel stays both to the winner of this giveaway as well as to Tiny Urban Kitchen as a thank you for participating in this event. I fully paid for the Radisson stay in Australia detailed in the post above.