The video
submissions for our Traveler of the Year Contest are in, and the top ten
semi-finalists have been selected. We think there is some fierce competition,
and we are excited to see the two finalists you will select to compete for the
Traveler of the Year title!

 

Our
semi-finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Captain & Clark: Captain Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark met at the base of Mt.
    Kilimanjaro in 2008 and have since been traveling the world together in pursuit
    of taking on different “extreme” adventures, including everything from extreme
    hiking to extreme cooking.
  • Cyle O’Donnel: Fascinated by his father’s stories of traveling as a photographer in the
    military, Cyle traveled during every semester break in college to learn how to
    compose, capture and develop his photography.
  • Giovanni Silva: Giovanni is an independent film director, photographer, editor and
    world traveler who has journeyed to 37 different countries around the globe.
  • Keaton Davis: A prize-winning videographer, Keaton uses his 10 years of travel
    experience in Europe, Central and South America and Australia as leverage.
  • Kristen Van Nest: When not working as a global branding specialist, Kristen is a world
    traveler who has been to over 30 European cities.
  • Lauren Rains: Lauren is the co-founder of Outdoor
    Minded Magazine
    and founder of The
    Mad to Live blog, which highlights
    stories from the road based on her adventures in travel and entrepreneurship.
  • Mannie Boitz: Mannie is a program assistant who hails from King Cove, Alaska, a
    community of 700. Now a resident of Wasilla, she loves to climb and is excited
    to travel the world.
  • Robert Guiterrez: Founders of the His and Her
    Travel
    blog, Robert and his wife document their time teaching and traveling
    across the world.
  • Ryan McDevitt: Ryan is a world traveler who has visited close to 40 countries,
    documenting each experience in his online gallery of photographs from around
    the world.
  • Todd Van Duzer: Todd is a marketing major in the Honors
    College at Arizona State University who has traveled to 25 countries studying
    identity, branding, social interaction, body language and stress-free
    productivity.
     

On October
12, two of the above semi-finalists will board Emirates Airline – one to China and the other to India
– to show you how to experience destinations worldwide, even when on a budget.
We hope that you will follow the contestants on their 30-day journey, but if
the competition has you wanting to take a trip of your own, we understand, and
we are here to help!

We have deals
on Emirates flights that will take you to 120 cities in 70 countries on over
2,500 weekly flights. If you want to experience the world’s most fascinating
destinations like Dubai, London and Kuala Lumpur, then Emirates is the airline for you
– operating ten of the world’s longest non-stop flight routes, such as Los Angeles to Dubai.

To help make
this travel possible, be sure to vote for your favorite travelers by September 21 – a voter who picks the winning traveler will be
selected at random to win $500 worth
of travel with CheapOair, which means you could be next up to board a flight
around the world!

Visit our
contest page now to vote, and follow the competition as it progresses on
CheapOair’s FacebookTwitterblog and website!

One Response

  1. Boyde McMakin

    Wow! I envy these people. I wish I had the money and dedication to go to all of the places they have been. I’m a big fan of Captain & Clark after that video.

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