Giveaway! Free night stay at the Radisson Hotel


Rome, Italy

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, Vancouver
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.

Good luck!

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.

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  1. Janet S says

    I love what you’ve posted so far. I hope to visit Boston for a vacation in 2013 and will make good use of your restaurant reviews.

  2. Virginia says

    I love your restaurant posts, but I think my favorite post of yours is the tutorial on hand pulled noodles. I wanted to try it myself, but still haven’t done so, as I’ve had a baby since then and most of our meals now have to be a quick fix!

  3. Sara A says

    I’m new to Boston, so I love that you have your index divided by neighborhood, I’ve used that to help find good restaurants while we explore new neighborhoods one by one. As it gets colder here, I’d love to see more reviews of cocktails/fun bars to spend time at before a nice meal.

  4. attgig says

    I really loved your noodle making posts. Being a blog called ‘tiny urban kitchen’, I would love more posts about what you make in the ‘tiny urban kitchen’ of yours.

  5. Sandra C says

    I like your vacation posts, where you go and eat around the new town. It’s fascinating to see how people from other places find these popular restaurants! I’d love to see more posts on your cooking! :)

  6. Molly says

    I love your posts about restuarants in Cambridge, since I live in the area. Super fun to discover great new places to eat in the neighborhood!

  7. cornelia says

    i love reading the restaurant reviews and also the beautiful pictures. =) when people ask me for restaurant recommendations for places i haven’t been to, i read your blog to pass on suggestions!

  8. Shanying says

    I love your recipes! Especially the Asian ones. I’d love to see more of what you cook at home, including the casual and quick meals :)

  9. Melissa says

    I also love to travel so my favorites are your vacation posts! I think we have similar tastes in places and food. Also love how your blog is about so much more than just food!

  10. says

    You have a great blog and amazing photos. I love the quality of your food photos. Your Japan post is exquisite and I can’t wait to read the rest of the installments. My favorites are the food pictures and recommendations of good restaurants.

  11. Winston Liao says

    Really enjoy your reviews on eateries outside of the United States, as a foodie who also loves to travel, it is a great resource to me to read your reviews and use the information in the reviews to visit those restaurants and try it for myself.

  12. Susan Pertierra says

    I agree about researching where to eat when traveling, though through coincidence or good luck or asking local advice we’ve found some amazing places to eat. I love any posts with photos and/or restaurant reviews.

  13. says

    i love your posts detailing dish-by-dish meals at restaurants visited during your travels. yours is the only food blog i read. :) thanks for offering this giveaway!

  14. Chris B says

    Hi, I am new to your blog but so far I have enjoyed looking over some of your recipes. I’m glad that I stumbled upon you.

  15. Sarah Shanahan says

    Hi :) I love hearing reviews about restaurants near where I live (the Boston area). I don’t make a ton of money but love to eat out and explore and therefore always appreciate more information about a place before I decide to spend money there.

  16. Laura says

    My favourite are the posts with Cambridge and Boston restaurant reviews, since I live in the area and it points me to new places!

  17. Kristen says

    I love the travel posts as it really makes me want to pack up and head there! I love living (and eating!) vicariously through you! Can’t wait for the Toyko series!

  18. Patricia says

    I really appreciate your Taiwanese recipes! I’m Taiwanese too. My mother is a wonderful cook but her recipes are always “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.”

  19. says

    I love reading about your dining experiences in my city/region (San Francisco & Napa Valley) and seeing places through new eyes. Makes me not take for granted the wonderful food in this area!

  20. Talia says

    My favorite posts are your Boston restaurant reviews — I live/work in the Cambridge area, and your posts always give me a new perspective on restaurants in the area!

  21. peaseblossom says

    I love the recipes, and reading about small, underground foodie events (especially in the Boston/Cambridge area).

  22. says

    I love restaurant reviews! as much as i enjoy seeing the food you cook as well, the depth and scope of your reviews makes you a trusted source for figuring out where to eat :) hope you’ll be around for the cookie swap this year!

  23. Serenity says

    I really enjoy your restaurant reviews because you imbue character and humor into them. I kind of miss more recipe posts, but I think your reviews really make your blog unique!

  24. cassld says

    Love the Boston restaurants reviews because I live here too! And I loved the Hells Kitchen post because I actually know your friend, Loren, from a previous job. 😉

  25. Ann says

    My husband is Taiwanese and I love surprising him with restaurant ideas in the Cambridge area. Oh! and I thought I may have seen you once at Ten Tables! I felt like a groupie – only too shy to tell you how much I enjoy your blog!

  26. Kelsey says

    I love, love, LOVE the travel posts. I’d love to visit so many of the places you feature. Your pictures and stories inspire me to keep saving for the trips!

  27. Penny says

    I absolutely love your travel posts, especially when you feature Japanese restaurants. You should definitely venture to Korea. I think you will get a really good kick out of it.

  28. KMB says

    I love your local Boston reviews – particularly the local restaurants that are a little off the beaten blog path. (I may be biased, though, because I live in Cambridge.)

  29. Julie Babyatzky says

    I’m a Boston native so I especially love your Boston posts. Would love to see more in the New England area (VT, New Hampshire, Rhode Island) for weekend trips!

  30. Nicolle says

    Hi Jen! Since I love hearing about your Taiwanese and Chinese recipes, I would like to see more of them as well.

  31. Emmy Sau says

    I am absolutely in love with the overseas travel posts! Many of your destinations & dining experiences are on my bucket list! I’d love to see more photos of your destinations as well!

  32. Kari says

    I actually like the mix of overseas and stateside posts (and wish there were just a few more recipes from your kitchen – love them!). Great job!

  33. Alice says

    I love the recipe posts on your blog. Being away from home has made me crave all sorts of Taiwanese food that my mom used to make (like tea eggs!) and your recipe instructions are easy and simple enough for a college student to follow. Of course, I would love to see more recipe posts on your blog! :)

  34. ltcookies says

    I love reading about your adventures around the world. Your pictures have become some of the best. Though I would like to see more recipes.

  35. Alvin says

    I love how the recipes are broken down into less complex parts. Makes attempting them obtainable! I would love to see more video blogs of your food exploits!

  36. Amy says

    I love your photography, whether it’s places you’ve visited, or a picture of people making noodles. I get to live vicariously through you. More appearances on Gordon Ramsey’s TV shows, please!

  37. Judy says

    My favorites are the posts on Taiwanese food. As a Tawanese-American born in the States, I’m trying to learn more about my heritage so I can pass on the knowledge to my son, who was adopted from Taiwan.

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