UPDATE: I wont the trip mentioned below. It was an incredible week and you can read about my experiences and check out photos here.
I have a very simple request for everyone who reads this. I'd like for you go and enter a contest to win a trip to the French island of Martinique. All you need to do is vote for my story "Getting Lost on the Appalachian Trail", and you could find yourself spending 7 days relaxing on Caribbean island. Pretty easy right?
I ask this of you because if I'm the blogger who receives the most votes, I'll be winning a trip of my own to the island. I was asked to participate in this contest along with 24 other bloggers by the French Government Tourist
Office. I had never thought about going to Martinique before, but after doing some research it actually looks like an interesting place to visit. There's a volcano on the island as well as some mountains that offer spectacular views for hikers. It seems like it would be a great place to do some kayaking as well.
One way you could really help me out is by posting a bulletin on MySpace or Facebook that asks your friends to go vote as well! To post on Facebook,
simply click this link. Or if you have a blog, maybe mention it there? I mean who wouldn't want to win a trip?