The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2011: Your Chance To Win $150 In March

February 25, 2011 by  
Contests

Nominate your favorite city to travel to and at the end of March you could win $150 cash in The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2011.

tournament bracket

In 2009 it was Sydney, Australia; last year it was Zermatt, Switzerland; all you have to do to enter this year’s contest is leave your city nomination in the comments below before this Sunday, February 27th at 1800 US EST.

zermatt switzerland at nightAny City In The World Is Yours – Except These

You can select one city per email address provided someone hasn’t already picked it in the comments. As always, newsletter subscribers got a head start so the following places aren’t available.

Don’t fret if your favorite is one the list, surely you must have a second!

How The Tournament Works And Important Dates

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2011 is a single-elimination bracket tournament. Every Tuesday in March, readers will vote on the head-to-head match-ups until 128 cities are narrowed down to a single winner.

  • Deadline To Enter: Sunday February 27th, 2011 1800 US EST.
  • Preliminary Round Kicks Off The Tournament: Tuesday March 1rst, 2011.
  • Contest Championship: Friday April 1rst, 2011.
  • Winner Announced: Tuesday, April 5th 2011.

The winner will receive $150 in cash via Paypal by April 30th. Plus, if you sign up now for my RSS feed or daily email updates during the entire tournament month of March and win, I’ll add $50 to your prize.

boston panorama

I’ll take the first 128 cities entered into the contest to kick things off next Tuesday March 1rst.

A Photo With Your Contest Every Tuesday

One of my goals in 2011 for foXnoMad has been to make the site more visual, with more of my personal photography and larger images. Since there will be quite a few tournament posts this upcoming month, I’ll continue the travel variety with a focus and collection of photos along personal stories after each one. Part of posting more photos means taking more pictures and I’ve got quite a backlog from the countries I’ve visited recently.

Even More Prizes Coming This Month

It’s a big contest month on foXnoMad, with an opportunity to win $50 next Thursday as well as several $100 Apple gift cards beginning the following week. Start your chances off right by nominating your best city to visit – big or small, both have won – by mentioning it in the comments below. Good luck!

[photos by: v3rnondotcom (tournament bracket), DavidMartynHunt (Zermatt Switzerland), Werner Kunz (Boston panorama)]

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  1. Anjuli says:

    Okay- I didn’t see this nominated yet- so here goes-

    Izmir, Turkey

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    • Anil P. says:

      Hi Anjuli! It’s been a long time, I was wondering where you were! Honestly I was thinking of reaching out to see if all was well. Anyway, I didn’t want to put you on the spot but glad to hear from you – good luck in the contest!

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  2. stina says:

    Lübeck! Thank you.

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  3. Adrian B. says:

    Naples, Italy. Ciao a tutti! :)

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  4. Giulia says:

    I couldn’t say other than Cairo, Egypt <3 the city of a thousand surprises and a brand new atmosphere!

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    • Anil P. says:

      How are things there now; what’s the feeling in general? I’m very curious to hear more about it…and good luck in the contest!

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      • Giulia says:

        The feeling is… well, a comment is not enough to explain, but basically I feel a lot of enthusiasm in the air, there are people selling and carrying egyptian flags everywhere, everyone I spoke to is happy with the revolution, and there is a lot of activism (and interesting projects!) going on.
        I heard about someone who’s not happy (actually I just read of it) because this caused a loss for tourism and some people stopped working. This is also true. I hope and I’m pretty sure that tourism will come back soon as before… After all Egypt is one of the most amazing countries in the world in terms of touristic attractions – history, culture, beach resorts, desert, fun, art, etc.
        The only downside I am actually experiencing is, as I live in Downtown (not far from Tahrir) the curfew here is very heavy. At midnight every single street to/from Downtown is closed and nobody goes in or out. Am I going to move to another area? No, I’m staying here! I love this area. Hopefully the curfew will only be temporary. Someone says 2 more weeks, others say until September. We’ll see!
        On Friday they say there are going to be more protests so the area might be closed for the whole day. I hope not… after all it’s my day off and it would be nice to go out etc.
        Anyway overall I don’t feel in danger at all, I am actually having a great time and I am really really happy. Sorry for the long comment but it was a tough question and I don’t feel like I entirely answered yet :p

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        • Anil P. says:

          No need to apologize at all, a great comment and fascinating to hear about what’s going on from someone who lives and knows so much about Egypt. (Especially being so close to Tahrir).

          All I’ve read is that tourism is getting its legs back quickly, which doesn’t surprise me. Egypt has a lot to offer travelers and a permanent wonder(s) of the world in the Pyramids :)

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  5. Ashley says:

    I’m a bit torn, but I think Florence, Italy..

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  6. Jeff says:

    I nominate Tel Aviv, Israel. There is simply no other greatest travel destination.

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  7. ManualDSLR says:

    Seattle, Washington. Beautiful scenery, great food, clean, great food, friendly people, great food, green, great food, Pike Street Market, great food. You get the picture. :-)

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  8. Stephanie says:

    I think I played Budapest unsuccessfully last year, but I’ll give it another shot!

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  9. Lisa says:

    St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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  10. Jean says:

    I can’t believe no one picked Madrid, Spain. The art, food, nightlife…

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  11. Anil P. says:

    Just got an entry via email for Swansea, Wales. Contestant name ‘SM'; just recording it here…

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  12. ayngelina says:

    Montreal, Canada

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  13. I missed out! I was going to nominate Dubai but it’s already taken. I look forward to the voting!

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  14. DNP says:

    Dharamshala/Mcleodganj, India

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  15. Kate says:

    Montreal, Canada. The city has everything that you need-culture, nightlife and you are so close to go kayaking, hiking, skiing, biking etc..

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    • Anil P. says:

      Certainly quite a nightlife scene in Montreal; I have fond memories of that city – even if it was freeeeezing when I was there! Good luck in the contest :)

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  16. L Machin says:

    Lisbon, Portugal!

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  17. Lauren says:

    Honolulu, Hawaii! :)

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  18. Christina lim says:

    Hands down Barcelona, Spain for their tapas and outdoor cafes

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  19. Benita says:

    Barcelona, Spain! The city is art!

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  20. Andrea and John says:

    We’ll nominate Berlin, Germany

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  21. Alouise says:

    I nominate Amsterdam, Holland.

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  22. Katrina says:

    Cuzco, Peru – amazing city!

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  23. Betsey says:

    Hello, I nominate Edinburgh, Scotland, for the best city to visit!

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  24. Nestor says:

    I’m nominating Chicago. Great place to see baseball. Great foodie destination and just overall unique city.

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  25. Priyank says:

    Toronto, baby!
    Hey, for cities that make it to the semi finals, will you let people post a pitch for it? (just an idea!)

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  26. Rachel says:

    Rio de Janeiro!!!

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  27. JoAnna says:

    This year I’m nominating New Orleans.

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  28. I’ll plunk down Seoul, South Korea :)

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  29. gabebritto says:

    Luang Prabang, Laos.

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  30. Kirstin says:

    Sorry guys, but I am claiming Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, before anybody else! (oh no! collective groan!)

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  31. Jeremy says:

    Sign me up for Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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  32. daryl says:

    I nominate Bellagio, Italy. Thanks dude!

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  33. As Istanbul is gone…it’s got to be Vilnius in Lithuania. Craziest place we’ve ever been to! They’ve got a statue of Frank Zappa!! :)
    Julia

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  34. Mark H says:

    I nominate Sydney, my home city. Maybe it can become the first multiple winner…

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  35. Molly P says:

    Bratislava, Slovakia

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  36. Raymond says:

    I’m gonna have to go with that backpacker paradise Dubai. Hee, hee…

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    • Anil P. says:

      Hi Raymond, for some reason my spam filter is going nuts with your comment and keeps un-approving it despite my say otherwise! Either way, in case you don’t see it here, I just wanted to let you know I’ve got your entry for Dubai recorded :)

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  37. Mine is Pokhara, Nepal!

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  38. Katrin says:

    Barcelona, Spain!

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  39. Sabrina says:

    I know it’s tiny, but I always enjoy being there: Safaga, Egypt.

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  40. Akila says:

    Ummm . . . well, I’m kind of surprised no one has nominated it yet but, for me, Rome, Italy. Without hesitation – just think of the glorious food!

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  41. Leigh says:

    Boulder, Colorado is my nomination. So much to do and very pretty.

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  42. Mica says:

    Wow, someone actually beat me to it-Cusco. But on the bright side, since I’m living there now I guess I can pick another city, and since it’s cold and currently rainy season-I pick Chiclayo!

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  43. Jeruen says:

    Neat contest! I’ll enter Prague, Czech Republic for this one.

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