Announcing the Winners of Our
Green Travel Reviews Launch Giveaway!
Revealing any new project to the world at large is always somewhat terrifying. But our launch of Green Travel Reviews last week was fraught with even more drama than we expected.
In the middle of moving our main site, Green Global Travel, from a hosted server to a dedicated server, the entire thing crashed… more than once. We’d been told by Bluehost that we were getting way too much traffic for our shared server to handle, and that we were losing a lot of traffic as a result of regular system overload. But now, at the crucial moment when we were launching our new baby and trying to push our business to the next level, people were getting error messages and couldn’t access EITHER site!
It was an extremely frustrating week, to say the least. But the bright spot was seeing how many of our readers persevered, checked out Green Travel Reviews, gave us excellent feedback on the new site, and took time to enter our prize giveaway. We received hundreds of entries, and saw lots of new faces sign up for our newsletter. Now, without further ado, the winners….
ExOfficio Men’s Fleece Sweater
#3: Dunning Brouillette- Louisiana Foodie Gift Bag
We don’t know much about Debbra other than the fact that she’s a writer based in Muncie, Indiana. The third person whose name was drawn in our Rafflecopter giveaway, Debbra will receive our Louisiana Foodie Gift Bag, which includes brown rice, pralines, Cajun seasonings, hot sauce, a low country-style cookbook, a little toy alligator and more.
#2: Jenna Kvidt- ExOfficio Men’s Fleece Sweater
Jenna, a Minnesota native who lives in Boca Raton, Florida, is a fellow travel blogger (check out her site, Wander The Map) who is friends with several of our social media interns. We’re hoping she and her husband Micah will be traveling somewhere relatively chilly soon so he can use his cozy new fleece sweater from ExOfficio, one of our favorite outdoor adventure clothing lines.
WeWOOD’s Watch, Made From Recycled Teak
And now for our big prize winner…
#1: Melanie Murrish- WeWOOD Recycled Teak Wood Watch
We were THRILLED to see Melanie’s name come up in the random Rafflecopter “Pick The Winners” widget, as she has been one of our most constant supporters on our Facebook page. We don’t know anything about Melanie other than the fact that she’s based in Sunderland, England and loves GGT. But we’re absolutely delighted that she’ll be getting a gorgeous watch made our of recycled teak wood from our favorite watch company, WeWOOD.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and to everyone who continues to support Mary & I in our ongoing mission to help inspire people to live and travel more sustainably. We’ll be having another great giveaway next month, so please sign up for our Green Global Travel newsletter to get exclusive content, prizes, discount deals and more! –Bret Love