Priest in the Church of England. Trustee SPCK. Father, husband, son. "Small acts of Good change the world."

Tag: competition

2012 Inspirational Travel Literature Nominations

I asked a question on twitter and Facebook last week about the travel books that have most inspired you. I was amazed at the response. With that in mind I’ve decided to launch an annual list of the top 10 most inspiring travel books in the world. The idea is to create a list of books that we can read throughout the year – books that will help people get off the couch and make their trips a reality.

So to kick things off here is the 2012 nominations form. I’ll keep nominations open for 10 days (closing at midnight on the 21st January 2012). The titles nominated will then be put up for public voting over another 10 days – we’ll then be able to announce the top 10 most inspiring travel books for 2012. You can nominate any book – it doesn’t need to have been published recently.

To help things along I’m going to put two prizes up for grabs – 1st prize is a Traveldri Plus £30 voucher and 2nd prize is a Lonely Planet book of your choice up to a max value of £15. In order to enter you must provide your details on the form below (which you can also access directly here). Judges (my) decision is final and winners will be selected at random from all nominations received.


Win an eKit Passport SIM with $10 credit

I’ve been using the eKit passport SIMs for a while. It’s a great piece of kit that allows you make international calls from anywhere in the world at a fraction of the cost of other providers. The service also allows you to create a website that let’s your friends and family see where you are and what you’re up to. It will even post your location, status update and photos or video to facebook and twitter.

You get two numbers with each sim – a UK number and a US number. It’s pretty cool. What’s cooler is they’ve kindly given me two SIM cards to give away right here on – all you need to do is answer the question below and submit your details. I’ll destroy all the entries once the competition is over and your data will not be used for any purpose other than running this competition. This is cool people. Have fun.


The competition is now closed. The winners were Alex Richards and Patrick McConnon. Congratulations!