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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hannukah. Christmas. Kwanzaa.  New Years.  3 Kings Day.  I'm celebrating the whole shabang.  I am in the holiday spirit.  I'm playing Christmas music, wearing a silly holiday hat at work every day, and drinking Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (tall decaf soy) from Starbucks several times a week.  This past weekend I even set out to embark on a day where I performed various random acts of kindness, but instead found myself on the receiving end after I lost my rental car keys on an end-of-the-year airline mileage run in Los Angeles.  People can be so nice.

Starting today, I'm holding my very own daily (!) #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway.  I'm going to do a travel-themed giveaway every 24 hours until I feel like stopping.  *Clapping and Smiling*  And yes, entering is easy peasy.  Just leave ONE cheerful holiday message in the comments section of this post along with your name, city, state and where you'll be taking your next trip...whether it's a staycation in your own town or a big trip out of the country. 

Every 24 hours, I will assign all correct entries with a number, pick a winning number at random, and post the results on this blog post.  And then the 24-hour #traveltastic giveaway clock will begin again.  If you've entered once, you're in the running for all of the prizes.  #sa-weet
Happy Holidays!



January 6 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway



Welp. Today is Three King's Day, what I consider the end of the Holiday Season, and the final day in my #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway. It's been fun. =)
This super cute women's world map bucket purse is likely to turn some heads, don't you think? The trim is leather and the body of the bag is faux leather and if you don't want it for any reason, not to worry: I can keep it for myself because it's definitely my style. *Grin*


Drawing: 1/7 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) super cute world map women's bucket bag. Prize Value: $50.
Winning Number:  Winning Number: 21 (via the Random Number Generator at Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS Renee R. of Atlanta, GA!!
Will ship on or around February 15, 2013

January 5 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Most of my personal suitcases are identifiable.  I've got hot pink and sun yellow from The eBags Brand as well as a fun leopard suitcase I got from Burlington Coat Factory that I use to transport supplies for The Passport Party Project.  When I travel to Paris, however, I use mostly black duffle bags for all of the goodies I buy for my store.  But the truth is that whether my bags are identifiable or not, it's my bright yellow luggage tags (courtesy of Expedia) that make me 100% certain that it's my bag coming off the luggage turnstile.
Today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway is a legacy leather luggage tag by Coach, and if you win it today, you'll definitely be able to ID your bags by this lovely and bright Tourmaline (almost like Tiffany!) color.  Plus, the tag will be monogrammed with your initials on it as well.  #niiiiice

Drawing: 1/6 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) monogrammed Coach legacy leather luggage tag.  Prize value: $38. Where to buy.
Winning Number:  34 (via Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Edie K. of Pittsburgh, PA!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013


January 4 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

I don't know what you think, but I think traveling to 1,000 places seems like a whole lotta places! (Doesn't it?)  To me, travel isn't about counting the number of countries or cities you've been to, but is instead about the quality of the trip and the personal growth that travel brings about.  But, hey, that's just me.
In spite of my personal perspective, however, I love the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die and am pleased to announce that today's #traveltastic giveaway is the book AND the 2013 calendar.  A girl can dream...

Drawing: 1/5 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) 2013 calendar and one (1) book, both entitled 1,000 Places To See Before You Die.  Prize Value: $35.  
Winning Number:  20 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Traci I. of New York, NY!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013

January 3 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

OneBrownGirl in Morocco.
I went to Marrakesh, Morocco in November 2012 and while I've been too busy to write about it, I will say that I ended up having a love/hate relationship with this beautiful and exotic locale ... which was quite the surprise.  And yes, I would go back, but I think Casablanca (on the beach) is next.

I bought babouches (Moroccan slippers) for myself and my store and I bought these really pretty embroidered caftans, one of which is today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway.  Cool, hunh?


Drawing: 1/4 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) really pretty hot pink caftan from Morocco.
Winning Number:  18 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Michele O. of Decatur, GA!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013





January 2 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

In My Top 5 International Trip Tips, I briefly mentioned my all-time favorite toiletries kit for travel and it's still my all-time favorite toiletries kit.  In fact, I love it so much that I want you to have one too.  It's #traveltastic.  No. Really.  It is.


Drawing: 1/3 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) Joy Mangano Ultimate Better Beauty Case SetPrize value: $30.  Where to buy.
Winning Number:  17 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Kim M. of Randallstown, MD!
Will ship on or around February 1, 2013


January 1 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

It doesn't have to be a winter vacation for you to need an umbrella, right?  I've been to a Caribbean island or two where I got caught in a downpour and while it wasn't cold, I still got hecka wet. 
This year I've got my eye on Venice, Italy and (as usual) Paris, France, so today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway (because it's still the holiday season!) is two (!) collapsible umbrellas that depict the canals of Venice and the iconic Eiffel Tower, respectively.  Might as well be cute when you get wet.  *Grin*

Drawing: 1/2 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: Two (2) auto open/close 48" arc umbrellas with unbreakable fiberglass ribs. Prize value: $50.

Winning Number: 3 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Chamaine W. of Oakland, CA!
Will ship on or around February 1, 2013


December 31 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

My annual Paris trip for women (teen girls too!) does not focus on the Black experience in Paris, but to be frank, that's neither here nor there because any person that visits Paris with an interest in the contributions that African-Americans made and continue to make can take one of Julia Browne's Walking in the Spirit Tours to get the 411.  In fact, one of my Paris 2012 tripsters did just that and I'll be taking Julia's tour this coming November. #woot  My solo trek to Josephine Baker's beloved Château des Milandes turned me out completely.
So guess what?  Julia partnered with documentarian Joanne Burke of Blue Lions Films on a DVD series entitled When African-Americans Came to Paris which is today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway!  Yep.  Today's winner will receive an exceptional series of six videos filled with rare and astounding archival images of Black Paris.  How about them pommes?  

Drawing: 1/2 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One (1) DVD of When African-Americans Came to Paris.  Prize value: $30. Where to buy.
Winning Number: 26 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Pam B. of Dallas, TX!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013


December 30 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Earlier this year, I found a really cool board game for kids called Around the World at Cost Plus World Market and reached out to the creator of the game, Stacy George, to see if she might be interested in lending support to some of the girls of The Passport Party Project via donation.  She said yes (!) and I'm pleased to announce that not only is Around the World the Official Board Game of The Passport Party Project (with over 30,000 units sold to date, thankyouverymuch), but it's the prize in today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway. That (and Stacy) deserve a round of applause, don't you think? *Clapping wildly* Ready to go Around the World?!?!?

Drawing: 1/1 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One (1) Around the World board game.  Prize value: $30. Where to buy.
Winning Number: 28 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Pattie C. of Tustin, CA!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013

December 29 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

In my opinion, one of the most #traveltastic Holiday gifts in the world is this map necklace by Erica Porter of Paper and Place.  Win this prize and you will simply choose your favorite destination and Erica will make your custom-made map necklace from her personal collection of maps.  Is that not The Absolute Cutest?!?!?
I actually found out about Erica on Facebook and she ultimately agreed to be The Passport Party Project's Official Map Necklace Sponsor...without hesitation...which means that one girl from each Passport Party has been winning her very own custom map necklace and will continue to do so throughout this wonderful global awareness initiative sponsored by Expedia.  [Erica is also donating map necklaces to the Grand Prize winners of the Belize trip!]

Drawing: 12/31 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One (1) custom-made map necklace by Paper and Place.  Prize value: $35. Where to buy.
Winning Number: 27 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Toya Nicole of Chicago, IL!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013



December 28 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

On a boat trip yearsss ago, I was floating around on a raft on a hot summer day on Nevada's Lake Mead when I heard someone ask for the time.  Who cares? I thought to myself as I soaked in the sunshine fresh from waterskiing.  What difference does it make?  And for some reason on that particular day at that particular time,  I vowed that I would never wear a watch again.  (Is that weird?)  And the truth is, I haven't.  #randomfactaboutTracey
I've tried them on while shopping, of course.  But just for fun.  I've even received watches as gifts over the years.  Some watches are exceptional, don't you think?  
Over a year ago, I received this brand new Fossil watch as swag at a blogging conference and it has been sitting in its trusty little box ticking away ever since.  It's super cute too.  I believe it's been waiting just for you because I inadvertently found it just in time for this #traveltastic holiday giveaway and well...I don't wear a watch.  =D

Drawing: 12/29 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One (1) new Fossil Women's Decker Purple Face BLING Bezel watch.  Prize value: $150. Where to buy.
Winning Number:  4 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Pam H. of San Francisco, CA!
Will ship on or around December 31, 2012



December 27 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Taylor picking up her backpack for OBG Adventure Camps' CampCaribe 2012
Every year that I've had a group of pre-teen/teen girls go on an adventure, one of my best friends has always donated a traveling back- pack with wheels for each adventurer. She believes in the value that teen travel brings about and donating is her way of supporting her beliefs and her girlfriend. *Gentle smile*
Just so happens that today's #traveltastic holiday giveaway is the last new pastel pink Journey backpack from OBG Adventure Camps travel abroad trip to the United States Virgin Islands in the Spring of 2012. #special

Drawing: 12/28 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  Pastel pink backpack on wheels.
Winning Number: 
21 (via the Random Number Generator at Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS Renee R. of Atlanta, GA!
Will ship on or around January 15, 2013


December 26 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway
Heart of Haiti Songbird frame

I haven't traveled to Haiti yet, but I've been a Heart of Haiti Ambassador since I first heard Fairwinds Trading's Willa Shalit talk at a blogging conference about trade not aid relative to the impact of the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010.  But Fairwinds doesn't just empower artisans in Haiti through Macy's Heart of Haiti, but Fairwinds also empowers Rwandan basket artisans through Macy's Path to Peace Collection as well.
This #traveltastic giveaway will bring a little Haiti and Rwanda to your decor with a one-of-a-kind handmade Rwandan basket and a hand-cut and hammered recycled steel Haitian picture frame made by local artisans. #justbeautiful

Drawing: 12/27 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  Handmade one-of-a-kind Rwandan basket & handmade 4x6 Haitian picture frame. Prize value: $90.  Click links above for Where to Buy.
Winning Number: 10
 (via the Random Number Generator at Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS Cheryl B-A. of San Francisco Bay Area, CA!
Will ship on or around December 31, 2012



December 25 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Here's a cute little light caramel colored across-the-body leather purse with adjustable strap good for running around town while you travel on either your staycation or far away vacation.  With room for just the essentials (keys, cell phone, ID and a small wallet), you'll be hands free, unencumbered and won't be weighed down with a heavy purse.  So cute.  Just so cute.

Drawing: 12/26 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One light caramel leather cross-the-body purse. Prize value: $55.
Winning Number: 19
 (via the Random Number Generator at Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS Niurka G. of Bronx, NY!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012



December 24 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Winner of an EXO Spinner Carryon
Chicago Passport Party 2012
When The eBags Brand became the Official Luggage Sponsor of The Passport Party Project, I was ecstatic.  Not only did The eBags Brand agree to gift one girl from each global awareness party with her very own EXO Spinner Carryon, but they're also giving all of the Grand Prize Belize trip winners (and their accompanying parent or guardian) a set of two-piece luggage as well! #swoon
Now that I've got my own eBags gear, I can tell you that I don't know how I managed to live without packing cubes for all of these years!  No more zip lock baggies for me, thankyouverymuch!  On my last trip, all of my belts, gloves, scarves, hats and other accessories had a home in my luggage and packing (and un-packing!) became a breeze.  So in the spirit of Easy Packing, today's #traveltastic Holiday Giveaway winner will win a set of packing cubes from The eBags Brand.

Drawing: 12/25 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One set of packing cubes from The eBags Brand. Prize value: $30.  Where to buy.
Winning Number:  4 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Pam H. of San Francisco, CA!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012




December 23 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

This year I was able to spend six weeks in Paris with side trips to London, Marrakech, Morocco and southwest France's Dordogne Valley. One of the highlights of my annual adventure was My Suprising Start to Sarlat and finally Finding Josephine at her beloved Château des Milandes.
In the spirit of my love affair with Paris and La Baker, today's #traveltastic give-away is called Dreaming of Paris and includes (1) a mirrored compact and pill box boasting Josephine Baker's banana-skirted image that I purchased in Paris for my boutique (2) a postcard I picked up at the gift shop inside of Josephine's château (3) a pair of brass earrings with Oui on one earring and Non on the other; and (4) a silk Dreaming of Paris eye mask. Can you say oo la la?!?!?

Drawing: 12/24 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  Dreaming of Paris: Silk eye mask, mirrored compact, pillbox, earrings, postcard. 
Where to buy.
Winning Number: 7 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Ericka H. of Benicia, CA!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012



December 22 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Earlier this year, @AFARMedia found me on Twitter and a few weeks later I sent in my money for a magazine subscription because I not only became smitten with their magazine and their experiential travel opportunities, but I fell head over heels in love with their philanthropic affiliate, the AFAR Foundation, providers of "experiential travel to youth through its flagship program, Learning AFAR". I'm just a sucker for youth travel. I hope you enjoy the magazine as much as I do. *Cheers* to travel both near and, well, afar...

Drawing: 12/23 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  Two (2) year subscription to Afar Magazine.  Prize value: $32. 
Where to buy.
Winning Number:  9 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, S. Basnight of Atlanta, GA!
Will fulfill on or before December 31, 2012



December 21 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Having just gone from Gold Elite status to Platinum Elite status via American Airlines' AAdvantage program, I'm living proof that one of the best ways to get First and Business class upgrades is to stay loyal to one or two airlines so you can rack up frequent flier miles and travel in comfort. #anothertraveltip But do not get it twisted: There's not a doggone thing wrong with flying Coach and there's not a doggone thing wrong with getting $50 off of the price of a flight either. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to give the winner of this particular daily #traveltastic giveaway my last giftcard on AA.com that I never managed to use along with an outrageously #traveltastic airplane ring. Happy travels!

Drawing: 12/22 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description:  One (1) $50 giftcard for use on AA.com and one (1) airplane ring.  Total value $75.  Where to buy.

Winning Number:  11 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Nailah H. of Los Angeles, CA!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012

December 20 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

Oakland. Los Angeles. Austin. Miami. Denver. New York. Chicago.
Since late 2011, I have been living a personal dream and travelling across the US giving underserved girls their very first passports via The Passport Party Project, a global awareness initiative I created that was fully and graciously funded by Expedia.com because I unexpectedly pitched the idea at a travel blogging conference.  #gofigure  In 2013, I'm back in Los Angeles for Passport Day in the USA, off to Atlanta and San Diego; and will finish up where I started off with the pilot right here in Oakland, California.  After that, Expedia's holding a contest where six lucky girls from this initiative are going to get their first passport stamp in Central America's beautiful Belize!  #clapping  
As you might imagine, for me to be even a small part of a young girl's first international travel experience is very special indeed. To that end, I would like the winner of today's #traveltastic daily giveaway to also be a small part of a young girl's first international travel experience by giving the gift of a free passport and this Tepper Jackson passport cover to someone the winner knows personally: A deserving girl 11-15 years old. Now how #traveltastic is that?!?!

Drawing: 12/21 at or after 3pm PST
Prize Description: One (1) Tepper Jackson passport cover plus all passport/photo fees for one (1) deserving girl 11-15.  Prize value: $150.95  Where to buy.
Winning Number: 1 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Sandy S. of Arlington, TX! Will discuss on or before December 31, 2012



December 19 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway

One of the travel tips I pass on to my annual Paris tripsters is to bring a few of their favorite things from home on their 10 night adventure to the City of Light. For me, that means my favorite tea and, among other things, my favorite 100% natural wax soy candles in a cute little travel tin. There's just something a tiny bit luxurious about the sight and scent of Coconut Milk Mango candles (my favorite!) at bed time or when I'm simply lounging around.

Drawing: 12/20 at or after 3pm PST
Prize description: One (1) 1.9 oz. travel tin in each the following scents: Coconut Milk Mango, Mediterranean, Oakmoss, Saffron Lavender, Star Jasmine, Thai Lily for a total of six (6) candles. Burn time: 10 hours each. Prize value: $54. Where to buy.
Winning Number:  12 (via the Random Number Generator on Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS, Sharee W. of Columbia, SC!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012




December 18 #Traveltastic Holiday Giveaway


I can't tell you how many times I've lost power on my iPhone while traveling and didn't have immediate access to an outlet or the time to sit around while the phone charges up. With this deliberately cute portable charger that you carry in your purse, you'll get a 40% charge just. like. that. It's #traveltastic!


Drawing: 12/19 at or after 3pm PST
Prize description: Portable iPhone charger for the iPhone 3GS/4/4S. $35 value. Where to buy.

Winning Number: 6 (via the Random Number Generator at Random.org) CONGRATULATIONS Martice S. of Philadelphia, PA!
Will ship on or before December 31, 2012



Disclosure: This #traveltastic holiday giveaway is being sponsored by OBG LLC.



47 comments:

Sandy Seale on: December 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM said...

Ho! Ho! Ho! The very Merriest of Merry Christmases to you & yours!

Sandy Seale Arlington, TX
My next trip is an inaugural Crown Princess cruise out of Galveston. They are just starting sailing from Texas. Free press trip too so that makes it even better. Will dock in Belize, Roatan, & of course, the ever popular port, Cozumel. Not international but can't beat a free cruise. :)

Dionne on: December 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM said...

From my family to you & yours a Very Joyous Holiday Season!!

Dionne, St. Louis, Missouri

My next getaway will be a staycation in Wildwood, a suburb of St. Louis. A weekend of rest, replenishment & renewal. I can't wait!!

chamaine on: December 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM said...

Happy Holidays! This is my favorite time of year and I can tell it's yours too!
Chamaine W, Oakland, CA

My next trip is in 2014 will be to Jamaica in February.

Yah Mon!

PH on: December 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM said...

Merry Christmas!

Pam Hansen, San Francisco, CA

Breau Bridge, LA

Next Spring to meet cousins I have always known about, but never meet. So, excited!

Veronica Hemmingway on: December 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM said...

Happy Holidays Ya'll! Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men!

Veronica Durham, NC

My next trip will be a staycation filled with a slew of my favorite black and white movies, yummy snacks, and some much needed ME TIME!

Martice on: December 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

Martice Sutton Philadelphia, PA

My next trips will be DC for the New Year, North Carolina to visit my best friend, and Mexico for me!

Ericka Holloway on: December 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM said...

Happy Holidays , May your 2013 be blessed!

My next vacation will be island hopping Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. And starting this great trip in the wonderful city of New Orleans!

Ericka H , Benicia ,Ca

Keri Herndon-Brown on: December 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM said...

Keep calm and celebrate the holidays!
Keri Herndon-Brown, Duluth, GA
Working on planning a girls trip to Bermuda next summer.

Anonymous on: December 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM said...

Happy holidays! Enjoy family, fun, and fabulous food.

S. Basnight Atlanta, GA

Cheryl Butler-Adams on: December 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM said...



For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
My next planned trip will be to Houston for this year's annual NBA all star game in February. I have been attending these games for over 30 consecutive years now, it was my way of seeing America!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!

Nailah on: December 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM said...

Happy Holidays and here's to lots of travel in 2013.

Nailah, Los Angeles, CA

Next trip is to see family in Atlanta for Christmas and hoping for lots of passport stamps to come in the new year.

Take A Leap on: December 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM said...

Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!

Sharee W., Columbia, SC

My next trip is with my sister to China two days after Christmas.

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM said...

Everyone will have the same number for the duration of the giveaway. Enter today!

1. Sandy S.
2. Dionne
3. Chamaine
4. Pam H.
5. Veronica D.
6. Martice
7. Ericka H.
8. Keri H-B
9. S. Basnight
10. Cheryl B-A
11. Nailah
12. Sharee W.

Aqueelah on: December 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM said...

May you have blessing in abundance this holiday season. I hope to meet up with cousins I haven't seen in many moons and a nostalgic visit back to my native N.Y.

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 20, 2012 at 10:01 AM said...

13. Aqueelah

Brainy Brown Girl on: December 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM said...

Happy holidays from my family to yours!


My next trip will be in the summer to Belize. After mom and I went last year and fell in love with the country, we decided to return every year!

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM said...

14. Brainy Brown Girl

Unknown on: December 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM said...

Happy Holidays - A bit of Paris in a cup, a round of Vin Chaud For Everyone! It's my new holiday tradition

SherryT, San Jose CA

Ecuador next Novemeber - to scout a potential new address. But if I can swing it ...another trip to Paris, because it's completely different in the Spring. And really - does one actually need a reason to go back to Paris?

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM said...

15. Sherry T.

Tamecka Sandifer on: December 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM said...

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Tamecka S. from Chicago, IL

My next vacation will be on a cruise to Bermuda on the new Norwegian Breakaway ship.

Kim Mason on: December 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM said...

Only joy and happiness is wished upon you in this holiday season!

Kim Mason, Randallstown, MD

I think our next trip will be back to western maryland. We just came back from a recent trip this month. Its so dramatically different from central maryland with it soaring mountains. We really enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to making another visit soon.

Michele Oliver on: December 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM said...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays to you all!

Michele Oliver Decatur, GA

My next trip will be an intown staycation. I usually go away with girlfriends for my birthday which usually coincides with MLK weekend, but this year I will probably do one here with my girlfriends.

Niurka on: December 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM said...

May the joy of the season be with you all.
-niurka
Bronx NY

Our next trip will be to Puerto Rico to visit hubby's family members

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM said...

16. Tamecka S.
17. Kim M.
18. Michele O.
19. Niurka

Tracy Iglesias on: December 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM said...

So glad I got to meet you in New Orleans during Niche Mommy this year! Wishing you a very Happy Holidays and a Prosperous travel filled new year!

I'm not sure about my next trip just yet. I spent most of 2012 in the hospital and all my travel what little of it I was allowed to do had to be approved by my doctors. I was told last year at this time I wouldn't even see 2012 begin nevertheless end, so quite frankly all I want to do in 2013 is be OUTSIDE every single day! :)

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly, New York City, NY

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM said...

20. Tracy I.

Renee Ross on: December 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM said...

Happy Holidays! WE are currently on our trip, Christmas in New York with the family. But my next trip is in January to Amelia Island, Florida to run my first 1/2 marathon of 2013.

Renee Atlanta, GA

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM said...

21. Renee R.

Lenise Jennings on: December 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM said...

Happy Holidays to my favorite traveling soul sista! I see out your posts to see where you're currently off too, and I've added a couple of the places to my own "bucket" list. I pray that your New Year will be filled with many upgrades, and VIP treatments wherever you go. My travel spots for 2013... Dubai, Jamaica, and Grand Turks. I've not been to any of those places before and am looking forward to it. Just may try to squeeze Paris in... Just maybe. Lenise

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM said...

22. Lenise J.

Ms. J. on: December 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM said...

2013 will be our best year yet! DeShaundra Birmingham, Alabama
I am off to NYC next year, by myself.

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 27, 2012 at 7:19 PM said...

23. DeShaundra

MJ Moore on: December 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM said...

Happy holidays and here's to 2013- may it be the best yet!

I will be visiting family across the state a lot in the next month or so, because I'm in my brother's wedding in February. Can't wait!

MJ Moore, Pea Ridge, AR

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM said...

24. MJ

Shelley Seale on: December 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM said...

Happy New Year! My next trip is to Mexico and El Salvador, leaving in a few days. Thanks for this fantastic holiday giveaway!

Pam Barnes on: December 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

Not sure what happened to my earlier post...so as of today 12/29, I have transformed my Nawlins inspired Christmas tree to a Happy New Year tree. Still in disbelief of how much I ate, but 'tis the season...with family and friends. Although it was an eventful year for me, nevertheless I survived and I am thankful for much. Learned a lot of lessons and much more about me!! Pam B./Dallas

Toya Nicole on: December 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM said...

Happy Holidays!

Toya Nicole from Chicago, IL

I will be heading to D.C. in 3 weeks for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama! Love that city!

Pattie Cordova on: December 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM said...

I don't have a specific location yet, but would love to head back to Rome.

Pattie C., Tustin, CA

Patricia King on: December 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM said...

Feliz navidad, y'all! It's me, Patricia King. Sending you new year's greetings too, from Indianapolis, Indiana! Drop in to this flyover city sometimes. We have lots to offer.

My next trip it to the Big Apple on MLK weekend. Looking to immerse myself in some Harlem culture.

I'll need a good watch so I won't miss my train. :)

OneBrownGirl.com® on: December 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM said...

25. Shelley S.
26. Pam B.
27. Toya N.
28. Pattie C.
29. Patricia K.

Neicy on: December 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM said...

Merry Christmas and May God Bless You all to enjoy a fabulous fulfilled New Year!

Denise Russell, Charlotte, NC
A trip to Paris, France

Anonymous on: January 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM said...

Happy New Year! January 1st is my absolute favorite day of the year!
I have plans to visit Xinalani Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in March! Namaste.

PJ Barnes
Dallas, TX

Kasia Dietz on: January 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM said...

Wishing you an inspired new year filled with travel! My next trip will be skiing in the Dolomites... followed by a visit to see friends in Istanbul. Hoping as well to see Morocco this year!

Deanna L on: January 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM said...

Happy New Year Tracey you are one cool brown girl who rocks

Edie on: January 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM said...

Aaaarrrghhh! Lol!!! Apparenty I was so much into the holiday spirit and missed this?!? I just finished the last of my eggnog....tree is still up, coming down this weekend. Hoping you had the BEST holiday season! ;) "it's the most wonderful time of the year!!"

OneBrownGirl.com® on: January 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM said...

30. Denise R.
31. PJ
32. Kasia D.
33. Deanna L.
34. Edie

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