When I ask friends what they would do if they won a large sum of money in an online lottery or sweepstakes I invariably get a lot of the same answers and one of the most common ones involves travel. I cannot tell a lie, travel is right at the top of my list too. I have always wanted to go visit Greece and explore all of the ancient ruins. But in addition to where you want to go it’s also important to decide where you want to stay. If you win a cash sweepstakes or maybe a travel sweepstakes you’ll need some great options!
Yeah I’d say it’s a safe bet you aren’t combing the travel sites for discount economy air fare or three star hotel accommodations anymore. Nope. It’s time to travel first class with cushioned roomy seats, plenty of legroom and a bottomless glass of wine if you like. And then it’s only the finest hotels and most exclusive bed and breakfasts for you.
So where shall we begin? How about Gleneagles in Scotland? Gleneagles is a “magnificent ‘French chateau’ set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland.” They have over 200 rooms each of which with a unique design to cater to those that prefer a classic motif or something more modern. There are four incredible restaurants on the premises and there are several bars available. With over 850 beautiful acres Gleneagles is home to three of the greatest championship golf courses on the planet including the PGA Centenary Course which will host the 2014 Ryder Cup. But let’s not forget their world class spa where you can relax, renew and recharge whenever you need, Falconry Lessons, Off Road Driving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fishing and more. Sounds like fun! I’d consider this if I won a sweepstakes.
But perhaps Scotland isn’t what you had in mind? Are you looking for something more tropical perchance? How about The Four Season at Hualalai at historic Ka’ipulehu? It’s located on the Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast and boasts itself as a showpiece oceanfront resort capturing the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition. Much like Gleneagles the Four Seasons has great golfing, dining and spas at your fingertips however on the Big Island of Hawaii you can trade those crisp Scottish winds and clean green air for cool ocean breezes and perfect weather. Lounge by the beach or at one of their pools. Play golf. You can tour Volcanos National Park on the Hilo side of the island. And don’t forget to take a trip up to the top of Mauna Kea at nearly 14,000 feet for some amazing stargazing
Or perhaps you prefer your beach to be even more exotic? How’s about you check in to the Amandara in Phuket, Thailand? This resort is set along a beautiful relaxing private beach surrounded by various tropical flowers. Imagine yourself in one of their deluxe bungalows staring off into the crystal blue waters with nary a care on your mind catching up on your reading, doing crossword puzzles or just soaking in the sun on the white sand beaches of this world class resort. Great food, better massages and wonderful views await you.
The truth is once you’ve won big in a cash or sweepstakes the world is your oyster, or your cheeseburger if you’re like me and not a fan of seafood. There are hundreds of amazing destinations and thousands of fun places to stay. Where would you like to go?
Check out these great travel sweepstakes to get started: