Okay, honestly, can there be a better combination for a prize than travel + food + books? Ummm….. well, yes, but only if there’s also a private reception with a famous award-winning author AND you get to travel with 5 of your closest friends!!
I kid you not. This fabulous Book Lovers Getaway Sweepstakes offered by Ontario Tourism is the real deal. The big mamma-jamma. Totally packed full of awesome sauce.
Check out what’s up for grabs:
You read that right! You + five friends, enjoying four days and three nights in two fabulous Ontario settings = one totally unforgettable experience!!
I’ve never been lucky enough to travel to Ontario, but I can only imagine that this trip would be out of this world. Not only would you and your five friends be whisked away to Toronto in style via Porter Airlines and be pampered at the Fairmont Royal York (in Toronto) and The Rosseau, Canada’s first JW Marriott Resort & Spa (in Muskoka), but all of your meals are also included in this fabulous prize. Epicurean highlights will include a culinary tour of Toronto, an exclusive visit to the world’s tallest wine cellar, and dinner at the famous CN Tower. Imagine the exquisite fall colors you’ll see as you are shuttled from Toronto to Muskoka on a float plane ride. And in Muskoka, you’ll get to sample the region’s marine and aboriginal heritage with guided excursions: natural beauty (hiking and mushroom foraging); cultural treasures (a fall studio tour of the local arts scene); and a shopping expedition to the charming shops of Ontario’s “cottage country.”
And the pièce de résistance? A private reception in Toronto with award-winning author Joseph Boyden AND an event in Muskoka where you’ll have the pleasure of hearing Boyden speak about his novels (Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce and his current work) and how his native Ontario inspires him. How incredibly awesome is that?!?!?
Truly a trip to remember!!
Of course, I’m sure you are marking your calendar now for September 28 – October 1, 2012, because this is the trip of a lifetime. It’s valued at $14,600 USD ($15,000 CAD). Ummm, yeah. Wow!
Imagine how much fun it would be to take your book club on this dream tour. Or if you’re not in a book club, how about taking five of your girlfriends and having some grown-up time in a treasure-filled jaunt?!
Well, what are you waiting for??? Click over here to visit Ontario Travel to enter. Tell all your friends about it. (and, umm, if you win, don’t forget about your favorite blogger who would totally enjoy coming along! )
DISCLOSURE: This is a compensated post sponsored by Ontario Travel, who also provided information and photographs. However, all opinions are my own. While I enjoy receiving awesome review products and/or compensation, I only take the time to write about products, places, and events that I truly adore, own, or would visit/have visited. I offer my honest opinions throughout this website and reviews and compensated posts are no different. The words are all mine!