Growing up, we took a family vacation every summer. The summer I turned 14, we drove from Oklahoma to Florida. I remember listening to Blame It On The Rain over and over on my Walkman. I also remember fighting with my sisters across the entire state of Louisiana because they were breathing too loud, they wouldn’t stay on their side of the seat, and/or they touched my Walkman.
Family vacations are a rite of passage, a privilege not a right. Or at least that’s what my dad yelled when he was threatening to turn the van around in Mississippi.
The vacation my family took the summer I turned 14? Four days at Disney World and it was magic.
Apparently it was so magical that my mother only took two photos. But she kept her ticket for 22 years so there’s that.
I remember being so overcome with the spirit of Disney that I spun our teacup so fast and my sister that suffers from motion sickness was screaming that she wanted to get out. My sister is the one on the left about to hurl. Good thing my mother captured this moment.
As punishment, my mother made me go on the Dumbo ride with my younger sister approximately 49 times. In a row. Oh, what’s that, a photo or it never happened?
I’m not sure if my favorite thing about this photo is my total lack of enthusiasm, my bangs, or my Body Glove shirt and shorts ensemble. You can’t tell from the photo, but I’m willing to bet my Walkman I’m wearing Keds. Without laces. And two pairs of slouch socks.
I feel like my kids need their very own family vacation experience, so when Radisson Hotels approached me with a sweet giveaway opportunity I agreed. I mean, one of the best things about vacation is staying in a hotel, amirite?
Radisson Hotels is celebrating their 50th! anniversary with a 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms sweepstakes. To celebrate fifty years of Radisson, they are giving away 50 rooms on 50 blogs and today? It’s my turn.
To enter for a chance to win a voucher for one free night, standard room, double occupancy at any North American Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel of your choice, just let me know:
Where would you like to go on vacation?
You will need to enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below, simply follow the prompts. The giveaway will close Thursday December 6th at 11:59PM EST and I will use Random.org to select the lucky winner. I will then pass along the winner’s name and email address to Radisson so that they can issue the voucher.
Be sure to check out Radisson’s Facebook page for more chances to win.
Just so you know, I received three vouchers for hosting the giveaway.
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