Win A Week in Finland For Two

Exodus Travels Snowshoeing through frozen landscapes. Dogsledding through stunning National Parks. Skiing, snowmobiling and igloo building in a winter wonderland. Truly, the Finnish Wilderness Week trip from adventure specialists Exodus Travels has it all. What’s more, the travel experts are giving away the chance to enjoy this unforgettable seven-night experience to one lucky Gay Star News reader and a guest. You’ll be staying at the magical and remote Basecamp Oulanka in Northeast Finland. This self-sustained complex of wooden buildings is found in the the heart of Oulanka National Park. What’s more, you’ll be teaming up with huskies to explore the silent snow-caked forests of the nearby Riisitunturi National Park. Plus, you’ll get to go ice-climbing across stunning terrain before going off in search of the astonishing Northern Lights.

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Win Two Nights at a Luxury Edinburgh Hotel

Nira Caledonia contest is giving you the chance to win a two-night stay at the beautiful five-star Edinburgh hotel Nira Caledonia. Located on the cobbled streets of New Town, this romantic boutique property combines the luxury of a top five-star with the intimacy and peace of a cosy townhouse. The 28-bedroom hotel features stunning original cornicing and plasterwork. An intimate restaurant is lit by the soft glow of a chandelier, while the striking architecture on the street opposite is visible through original sash windows. A successful blend of Georgian period features and contemporary furnishings characterises the decor throughout the property. This, together with a home-from-home ambience, defines the very essence of Nira Caledonia. The prize includes: Two-night stay in a Petite Double room, complimentary upgrade, early check-in and late check out, welcome drink upon arrival, full Scottish Breakfast each morning, a three-course dinner for two people including a bottle of house wine at Blackwood’s Bar & Grill and a Silver Whisky Barrel ride at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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Win a Trip to London – Nomadic Boys

win-a-trip-to-london Calling all our North American based readers…drop everything, put on your best British accent and read on! Stefan Arestis - Big BenWe’ve teamed up with the awesome IGLTAVisit Britain and United Airlines to offer you the chance to win your own exclusive holiday to London this fall. ENTER NOW FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN:

  • x2 roundtrip tickets from anywhere United Airlines flies in the US, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean to London
  • x5 nights stay at the plush NH London Kensington
  • a 2 days London pass for 2 people, which provides free entry to over 60 tours, museums and attractions
  • x2 Oyster cards (the London underground or Tube official credit card) with £30 credit
  • a tour for 2 at Stonehenge
NOTE: tickets must be used by 18th November 2016 Enter to Win Here

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Win A 9-Day Culinary Trip To Peru For Two

Dani - Globetrotter Girls Peru has been on my mind lately – a friend of mine asked me to join her on a trip to Peru in September, and had I not already committed to another trip, I would’ve jumped at the chance of joining her. My last trip to Peru ended abruptly, and I have been itching to return ever since I left Cuzco two and a half years ago. After finishing the 5-day Salkantay trek through the Andes to get to Machu Picchu, I’ve been keen on doing some other multi-day treks in Peru: the Cordillera Blanca mountain range around Huarez in the north of the country is supposed to be stunning, and I have no doubt that I’ll love Colca Canyon near Arequipa in the south. And then there is the mystical oasis town of Huacachina in the midst of mighty sand dunes, the Islas Ballestas which are a wildlife lover’s dream, but I’d also love to return to Cuzco to see more of the Inca ruins around there (Machu Picchu is just one of many more) and to delve more in the city’s amazing food scene, and then there’s Lima, where people also rave about the fantastic restaurant scene and trendy neighborhoods like San Isidro, Barranco or Miraflores. Peru’s breathtakingly beautiful and diverse landscapes have gotten a lot of praise from travel publications and travelers for a long time now, but it is Peruvian food whose popularity has increased notably over the past few years – which is why I am excited to share the giveaway below, for a culinary trip to Peru (click here to enter if you can’t wait). It seems like every major city around the globe has at least one Peruvian restaurant these day, and Britain’s Guardian newspaper even ran an article a while back about how Peruvian food has captured food lovers’ hearts in England, quoting gourmet chef Alain Ducasse: ‘Peru will become one of the leading actors on the global culinary scene.’

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Win Your Own Inn

Almost Home Inn, Ogunquit, Maine – $110 to Enter Almost Home InnHave you ever dreamed of living in a coastal town located in southern Maine? If the answer is yes, this could be your opportunity. Back in the 1990s, I remember seeing a movie starring Ellen Burstyn as Hannah Ferguson, the owner of a café called Spitfire Grill located in Maine. Hannah decided to run an essay contest to find a new owner for her café. At the time, I remember how I wish I could have had that same chance. Many years later, I had no idea my sons would actually buy a bed-and-breakfast and ask me to be the innkeeper. My dream was coming true! I always wanted to be an innkeeper in this quaint, coastal town. Here was MY opportunity to return to Ogunquit where I had loved living so many years ago. That was 10 years ago. While I am still loving the experience, I have come to realize that I am ready to retire and start the next phase of my life. My sons and I would love to give someone else the chance to experience the same joy of owning this Inn.

Iron Mountain Inn, Butler, Tennessee – $200 to Enter

Iron Mountain InnIf your 250 Word Essay is chosen as the winner of the Lodge On Iron Mountain Essay Contest, the Mountain Property, plus the Lodge On Iron Mountain and the Log Cabin By The Creek are your Grand Prize. This Mountain Property is located in Northeastern Tennessee near Watauga Lake and the Eastern Tennessee / Western North Carolina State Line. Nearby towns include Abingdon VA, Bristol TN, Johnson City TN, Boone NC and Blowing Rock NC. The luxurious Lodge On Iron Mountain and smaller Log Cabin By The Creek are located on 141+/- acres which back up to the Cherokee National Forest giving this Tennessee Mountain Property complete privacy. The Iron Mountain section of The Appalachian Trail runs along the mountain ridge in back of the property, making this Tennessee Mountain real estate property perfect for hiking and outdoor adventures.]]>