What is your dream vacation? #Giveaway

When you think of a dream vacation what do you think of?  Many people long to laze on the beach catching the warm sun and cool waves.  Maybe you dream of that trip to Disney World or some romantic trip to an exotic locale.

My dream vacation would be more along the lines of a dream adventure.  I would love to be able to travel across Europe- a few days in London, then off to Albania, taking a bus or train north through the Balkans to Romania and Moldova.  Ukraine is on my to-go list as well. The Cyrillic script would be a challenge there (as well as Russian aggression).  I would love to take thousands of pictures, take my laptop and update this blog daily, and meet some special people along the way.  

The main goal would be to travel to Albania and see my sponsored child.  I would also like to see the work of World Vision and Mission Without Borders in that country before heading north.

Ideally, I would have a month or so to traverse across Eastern Europe.  But I would be happy with a couple of weeks.

What is your dream vacation?  Any hopes or plans?  Don't write off anything as impossible because only God knows the future.  Keep hoping, keep saving, keep dreaming.

Along those lines, Hallmark Hall of Fame is giving away $3,000 for a dream vacation.  It's open only to US residents.  This promotion is run by Hallmark.  I have no affiliation or say in this giveaway. This is a referral entry- when you enter I also get an additional entry!  

I've told you where I want to go.  Now you tell me!  Tell me in the comments.  Please enter this giveaway and maybe someone's dream will come true!

Let's Read in 2015 Amazon Kindle Giveaway!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I failed in some of my goals for 2014.  One of these goals was reading- A LOT.  My goal was probably unrealistic considering my work schedule..but I'm not going to allow that to deter me from setting new goals for this year.

Instead of a book a week, I think I will attempt a more modest 25 books this year.  Maybe I can even exceed this goal!  

Since reading is so important I want to help you reach your goal.  Reading is so much easier when the books are light-weight and portable so I am giving away an Amazon Kindle for the New Year!  This is a basic Kindle with a retail value of $79 and you can enter DAILY!  

Simply enter using the Giveaway Tools widget!  You can share with your friends and earn up to 20 bonus entries using the tabs below!  Giveaway ends March 2 and is limited to US residents who are over 18.

Made in My State Giveaway Hop 1/13-1/27

Welcome to the "Made in my State"  Giveaway Hop!  My state is Kentucky and we are known worldwide for tobacco and world famous bourbon.  We are also home to the Kentucky Derby!  Held on the first weekend in May at Churchill Downs, the Derby is the first race of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing!  Celebrities, horse owners and trainers, and political figures come to Louisville to watch the race and join the festivities.

My contribution to the giveaway hop is two art prints from the Kentucky Derby!  Both are suitable for framing and celebrate the Derby trainers and the Kentucky Oaks (which is held the day before Derby).  The retail value of these prints is $70! These hard to come by prints like these would make beautiful gifts for any horse lover!

Simply enter below using Giveaway Tools!

Art of the Derby Oaks Print

Measures 21.25 X 32".

Churchill Downs Trainer Mural Print

Measures 12 X 36"

Also be sure to enter the other giveaways in this blog hop!