I’ve been an avid reader all my life. One of my favorite parts of Christmas morning was tearing open the wrapped gift from my parents. When I got older I would go to the bookstore, choose my own books, which my mother would then wrap. I was still thrilled even if I knew exactly what books were in the package.
I know I’m not the only person who watched Oprah and immediately ran out to buy the latest Oprah Book Club Selection. My good friend even started a Book Club. Even after 11-plus years this book club is still going strong.
Books are key part of my life. But if you are anything like me family, kids, and work get in the way of reading. I’ve read my fare share of books at the doctor’s office, in the car pool lane, and while a kid was playing soccer. Shhh…don’t tell my kids!
Wouldn’t it be fun to gather up your book-loving fiends and go on vacation? Can you imagine having time to read without interruptions from kids, husband, and home chores? I know that there is many a day when I want to lie down on the couch to read but the dishes are in the sink, the laundry is piled high, etc. In other words — duty calls.
The Book Lovers Getaway Sweepstakes is the perfect trip for you and FIVE of your book-loving friends! You and your book group or moms group or college friends will enjoy four days, three nights in Toronto and Muskoka, Canada.
This exceptional three-night getaway starts with you and your friends flying roundtrip to Canada on Porter Airlines. You’ll spend the first part of the trip at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. While in Toronto you will experience the city’s iconic sights with celebrated author, Joseph Boyden.
Before you know it you will be whisked to Muskoka via a short float plane ride where you can admire the scenic landscapes and vibrant fall colors. For the second leg of the Book Lovers Getaway you will stay at The Rosseau in Muskoka, Canada’s first J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa.
All meals are included in the Book Lovers Getaway including a culinary tour of Toronto, dinner atop the CN Towers, and more. In addition to meals, hotel accommodation, and travel, the highlight of the Book Lovers Getaway is a pair of literary events:
- Joseph Boyden — author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce — will host a private reception in Toronto.
- Later in Muskoka you and your friends will attend an event where Joseph Boyden will talk about his books — past and future — and how his native Ontario inspires his work.
The total value of the Book Lovers Getaway Sweepstakes is $15,000 (Canadian) or $14,600 (U.S.). Travel dates are September 28-October 1, 2012. You can enter for a chance to win on the Ontrario Travel site. The Books Lovers Getaway Sweepstakes closes August 16, 2012, 11:59 p.m. The contest is open to legal residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode island, and New Hampshire. Entrants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.
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