We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Kids Go Global travel contest! We had over 60 entries and you all submitted some incredibly creative and interesting travel tips, destinations and stories. Thank you to each of our entrants! You made our job hard but we managed to narrow it down to three winners.
We chose our top entry in each category, then randomly drew names to determine who won which of the three great prizes. Here are the winners of each category along with their prize:
First prize – Ergo Baby Carrier Travel System
The first prize winner is Cheryl W. for her excellent travel tip. She recommended printing off maps from AAA, highlighting your route and letting your kids follow along as you travel. We loved this idea because it’s cheap, easy and incredibly educational not to mention fun (we’re both map junkies ourselves!). Great idea Cheryl!
The second prize winner is Margie who recommends Stockholm, Sweden for a travel destination with children. We’ve heard great things about Sweden from their incredibly generous maternity leave policies to their support of mothers breastfeeding just about anywhere to their excellent universal healthcare coverage. Margie’s description of the city made it even more attractive with its easy public transportation, child-friendly boutiques and restaurants and parks everywhere. Be sure to read Margie’s entry for all the details of great spots to go with kids including the zoo, royal palace, waterways and extended daylight in the summer time. Margie, will you be our tour guide?
Third prize – Lonely Planet’s Travels With Children book
The third prize winner is Molly with her humorous childhood road trip memory. She recalled her parents’ desperation to let the children burn off some steam, even if meant playing in the proximity of snakes! We chose Molly’s entry because we thought it showed the importance of weighing the risks vs. benefits of an experience when traveling with children, as well as the value of doing something crazy and creating a lifelong memory! Obviously we don’t advocate letting your kids near dangerous animals but we gave Molly’s parents the benefit of the doubt that the presence of other children playing freely in the area helped them feel their children were safe. As parents we have to use our best judgment, especially when traveling. If we followed every well-meaning bit of advice when it comes to travel, few of us would venture further than our own backyards. Thanks Molly for sharing this funny but formative moment from your life!
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks again to everyone who entered!