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The Friendly Planet Travel Winner’s Circle: South Africa

If you ever need a pick-me-up, try telling someone they’ve won a trip to their dream destination. The excitement is contagious!

Jamie and Kaye in Taormina, Sicily a few years back

Before we launched our Win the World sweepstakes, I could only imagine the excitement that came with telling someone they were the lucky winner. That excitement came true when I got to make the call on Feb. 1 to tell someone they won a free trip to South Africa.

And Jamie Barlett, the first winner of our Win the World sweepstakes, didn’t let me down. When I made the call to Jamie to tell him that he and a guest were headed to South Africa on an all-expenses-paid vacation, it was impossible not to join him in his excitement. After things calmed down, we got to talking, and I found out that Jamie and his life partner Kaye are no strangers to adventure. In fact, they’re seasoned travelers.

I asked a member of the blogging team, Caitlin, to make a call to Pelham, Ala., to catch up with Jamie and Kaye to hear about their plans for their visit to South Africa in October. Listen in on their conversation below. You can also right click on the link above and select “save link as” to download it to your computer, and save it to your mobile device so you can listen on the go.

We picked Jamie from a pool of over 9,600 entrants. So if you’re one of the travelers who entered and didn’t win, don’t worry — we’re only 10 days away from announcing the next winner. This time, we’re giving away a trip to Peru for a getaway that’s valued at $6,500! Go to our Facebook page, like us, and enter. And don’t forget to refer your friends for more chances to win. Stay tuned — my next call could be to you!

1 Comment

  1. Jamie and Kaye

    Thanks so much to Peggy and Caitlin for providing experiences we’ll remember all our lives, and for making us believers again in the possibility that we too could win a sweepstakes!


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