A city that lies along the Nile, Luxor is full of ancient sites and temples. Luxor and Karnak temples lie on the east side of the river, while the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens lie on the opposite bank. We visited in the hottest month of the year, and as we wandered between the pillars of Karnak Temple, the temperature was over 110 degrees!! During our short stay in Luxor, we visited the temples I just mentioned and also spent a beautiful evening walking on the corniche along the Nile. (more…)
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Today I am off to spend a sunny (ha, kidding!) 12 days in Portland to visit my best friend, indulge in Thanksgiving festivities, and prepare for my upcoming trip to Kenya. And I’m also excited to be hosting this great giveaway as well. The Radisson is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary with a campaign 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms. That’s right- they are giving away 50 free nights at the Radisson and I am excited to be giving away one of those nights to one of my lucky readers. It’s super easy to enter and you can do so through multiple avenues.
1. Comment on this post with your favorite beach destination (since it’s getting colder here in the States now I am dreaming of lying on a beach somewhere!).
2. Tweet about this giveaway- you can do this every day until the contest ends for extra entries! And you can use the pre-made tweet from the widget below.
3. Like A Wandering Sole’s Facebook page.
4. Follow A Wandering Sole on Twitter.
I am using Rafflecopter for this giveaway to make things easy. Once you have done any of the above steps, simply click on the coordinating link below so that your entry has been counted! So, if you leave a blog comment you still need to click on the Rafflecopter button that says you left a comment so that you are entered into the drawing. Then a winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter.
A winner will be chosen on November 22nd! That means you have a week to get those entries in. Don’t forget, you can tweet about the contest multiple times for more entries. Good luck!
And just for some inspiration… here’s one of my favorite beach destinations. A little beach in Zanzibar (off the coast of Tanzania) called Kendwa.
The fine print: 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. The Radisson gave me a free night’s stay for hosting this giveaway.
Sadly, I didn’t take that many photos in Vegas. I failed to take a photo of the amazing Cosmopolitan Hotel pool that I loved and many of the fun places we went. So, please bear with me :)
Las Vegas is a city of extremes. It was one of the most relaxing stops on our road trip while simultaneously being perhaps the most draining. Our first night in Vegas where our couchsurfing host just took us on a walk around the strip, concluded with late night food and rolling home at 4am. Our second night in Vegas was a ridiculous night out, and we didn’t get home until 8am.
So how did we spend our days, you ask? For starters, I got a haircut. This was the first city I really had a chance to do so. Stella got her first taste of late night Waffle House in Nashville, but neither she nor our host had ever had hot Krispy Kremes right off the line. So, a visit to Krispy Kreme in Las Vegas was necessary. I spent two afternoons lounging at the pool at the Cosmopolitan (my favorite hotel on the strip now… even though I’ve never stayed overnight there), and Stella and I did a wee bit of shopping. Stella needed some souvenirs for friends back in Germany, and while I didn’t need to shop, it’s hard not to with the great shopping malls on the Strip. Our host knew all the Happy Hour deals in Vegas and we had delicious, cheap food.
After three nights with our couchsurfing host, we packed our bags because both Abby and Diana had generously offered to host us. We ended up at Abby’s for two nights. Our first night we had delicious happy hour drinks with Diana, dinner at a nice restaurant in the Golden Nugget with them and their friends, and then Diana took us to see Fremont Street, which has a canopy over the street for five blocks that does a lights show in the evening. The following night we had dinner with Abby, and then she sent us to a club where she put us on the VIP list. We were sad that she couldn’t join us, but it was a good time (well, except the fact that we left earlier than expected because unlimited free drinks did us in early). The following morning was brunch with Diana (See a pattern? Food is a major theme in Vegas), before it was time to head out of town.
Summary of Vegas: Wonderful days lounging by the pool, too much good, cheap food, way too many drinks and nights out for this closet homebody, and virtual friends who were even more fabulous in person. Oh, and the bizarre situation with my CS host which I’ll save for its own post ;)
Last week I posted a giveaway for Flight Socks from Tightsplease. Congratulations to Johanna! She will be receiving:
Pretty Polly Beauty Products
- Sparkling Leg Gel
- Sheer Silk Leg Make-Up
- Moisturising Leg Shimmer
- Velvet Bronze Leg Balm