Friday, September 17, 2010

Where Am I? Postcard Challenge

Postcards and airmail envelopes were my inspiration in creating a theme for my travel blog. I thought it would be neat to use photographs of postcards from the place I was visiting to illustrate corresponding entries. I love collecting paper goods and sending and receiving snail mail. Growing up, I was pen pals with my cousins living in Ontario and Québec. This led me to think about the possibility of sending and receiving snail mail to and from friends back home. An idea was thus born.

Rather than simply writing about my travels, I would like to run a contest of sorts. Here's how it will work:

1. While in France, I plan to travel around France and Europe. Before leaving on each of these trips, I will post a brief entry with between three and five clues about the city I'm travelling too.

2. Based on these clues, it will then be up to you, dear reader, to guess where it is I am going and leave your guess in the comments.

3. Depending on the number of correct respondents, I will place their names in a hat and draw a winner.

4. I will announce the winner on the blog and ask you to e-mail me your address so I can then send you the postcard with a brief personal message.

I am very excited about this and hope you are too! The first Where Am I? Postcard Challenge will be coming up in October.

(Map photograph: My own of a pre-1989 Atlas Général Bordas)


boders said...

What a great idea Vanessa! Love it.

Anonymous said...

I'm very excited to take part in this challenge!