I am obsessed with travel competitions. Whether it’s winning a pair of gloves to winning a holiday for you and all of your mates, they excite me and I always, always think I’m going to win. Most of the time, I don’t… but that shouldn’t stop me or anyone else from joining in! And besides, there was one particularly monumental occasion that I did indeed win, and my friends, I won big. A four month trip around the world, big. ย It was one of the most insane experiences of my life, and one I’ll never forget. So, without further ado – here’s the first of many travel competitions that I think you should all get involved in!

The prize for my inaugural competition post? A Virgin Holidays trip for four to Dubai! WHAT AN AMAZING PRIZE! The campaign is aptly called ‘Bold in the Cold.’ With winter finally here (not that I’m grateful for the extra layers of clothes and blankets seemingly always encompassing my body…) the idea is to create a short video of you having the best time in the cold – despite wintery embraces, winter is still fun, apparently.

Virgin Holidays Bold in the Cold Competition

I wasย recentlyย contacted by Virgin Holidays to create a blogger’s entry to the competition and to create some hype-y hype. Now, if I win, my prize is substantially less phenomenal than the holiday on offer to all of you, but I thought it would be the perfect way to kick off this new section on Fottles Travels. Here’s my video of roaming around Amsterdam with boyfriend in tow…

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re all thinking. Fine, it’s not THAT bold. But all of my amazing ideas seemed to fall through right at the very last minute. Paddle Boarding through the canals of Amsterdam, braving the freezing cold at an outside waterpark in Brussels (Kind of glad that one didn’t happen…), loving life scantily clad on the almost frozen beaches of the Netherlands… alas, no. It was not supposed to be. But we ate ice-cream and ice-skated and rode bikes and drank beer, braving the plummeting temperatures. Nothing too crazy.

Wanna enter yourself? Go for it! It’s super easy. Just tweet, Instagram or Vine a picture or video of you being particularly Bold in the Cold and make sure you tag Virgin Holidays. Or enter through their website. Full terms & conditions here!ย You’ve got until Christmas Eve and you never know, you might be the lucky one that takes that holiday for four. Outta the cold and into the sun. The hot, hot, Dubai sun.

Good luck everyone! Check out the Virgin Holidays Competition Page here for more information!

Bold in the Cold Virgin Holidays competition

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