Twitter Contest: #journeyinsights
Illuminating The World Through Adventure TravelTake part in The Ted Simon Foundation's Twitter contest for your chance to win a copy of The World's Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes by Robert Wicks.
About Journey InsightsIn his introduction to Journey Insights, Ted Simon explained:
"A long time ago I heard Truman Capote describe his idea of a short story as, 'a scrap of lightning that briefly illuminates the landscape.' The image is so vivid that it has stuck with me over many decades, and I can't think of a better model for Journey Insights. Ideally they should be short and unpretentious. They should deal with a single event such as an incident, a meeting, a confrontation, a revelation, but within the telling there should be something that illuminates the landscape, and that landscape could be the local environment or culture, the journey of which it is part, or it could be the human condition. Some Insights may stray a long way from this prescription, but whatever it is it must be simple, honest and genuine, and to write something honest and genuine is already a triumph."
How To Take PartIf you'd like to enter the contest, simply tweet your answer to the following question and include the #journeyinsights hashtag:
What role does adventure travel play
in helping to illuminate the world?
- The contest is open to everyone with a Twitter account.
- You must include #journeyinsights in your tweet.
- Don't include any links in your tweet.
- You may tweet as many different answers as you wish.
- The Foundation will retweet as many entries as possible and feature a selection on the website.
- Tweets will be judged by Ted Simon and the Committee of Advisors.
- The contest will close at midnight PST on 31st March 2012.
The author of the best overall tweet will win a copy of Robert Wicks' new book, The World's Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes, an exciting guide to more than 30 of the world's best journeys for adventure motorcyclists and other travellers. With top-class photography and detailed maps, the coverage for each route features a first-hand account from someone who has made the trip, together with a variety of practical advice. Contributors include several Foundation Advisors and Jupiter's Travellers.