Disclaimer: Many thanks to Homewood and Home2 Suites by Hilton for sponsoring this giveaway, and offering such an amazing prize! All opinions are 100% my own.

 

It’s no secret that travelling is chicken soup for the soul. It feels incredible to break away from the norm and find yourself in distant, exotic lands, with new people, culture, food, and life to explore. Yet there is one side of travel that no one talks about – a side that can impact the best of us when we least expect it. If you think this can’t happen to you, think again…

 

As a travel MANager, I was hand selected to help you prepare and plan the perfect getaway, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune from travel blunders. I’m not talking about your deodorant exploding in your bag or failing TSA, as often happens, but an experience that makes you totally doubt the rest of your trip for one very long moment. An experience you may live to regret.

 

 

For me, that moment was when I reached into my pocket at the airport, ready to travel home when I grabbed fresh air. I looked to my wife, who was looking back at me expectantly. We stood in the airport as the realization dawned on me that I had somehow managed to lose our passports, one of the most important documents anyone needs when travelling.

 

After some very quick thinking, and a few anxious calls to the embassy, we managed to get copies of our passports issued so we could fly. I’ve since replaced my passport, but now, I always carry a scanned copy with me in a different set of luggage should disaster strike again. I will never forget how much panic I felt at that moment, or how embarrassed I was I made such a rookie mistake, but hey, that’s life, right?

 

Let’s Make Up For It Sweepstakes

 

Do you have an apology to make? Do you need to make it up to someone special? Then your luck may be about to change! My friends at Homewood and Home2Suites by Hilton have an incredible prize to giveaway to four (un)lucky readers who need to make up for a travel blunder. All you have to do is fill out the entry form below for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two.

 

The prize(s) – Four (4) Winners:

 

  • Three (3) night trip for two (2) at any Homewood or Home2 Suites by Hilton property
  • $1,500 AMEX gift card to use toward travel expenses

 

To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.mencantplantravel.com/letsmakeupforit – my friends at Homewood and Home2 Suites by Hilton will be announcing the winners on their social media sites September 14, 2016, so make sure you are following them. Good luck, guys!

 

Don’t forget you can find out more about Homewood or Home2 Suites by Hilton by joining the conversation on social media using #WeekendEscapeArtists.

 

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