Caribbean & MexicoContests

Caribbean Contest! Win local gifts from our sailing adventure!

UPDATE: We’re home and collecting the info to announce the winner! Also working on our stories, photos and videos, especially from SCUBA diving 🙂

We’ve been in St. Lucia for 6 days now so we’ve had a chance to scope out the local specialties and pick out a few gift items. There’s more shopping ahead, SO do you know what that means?!  It’s time for another contest to thank you for traveling along with us!

Send Sheila shopping for you!

When considering what prize to offer you, we realized the most unique prize we can give our readers is a gift we buy during our travels.

Win GIFTS from our Caribbean sailing trip! 

HOW: Six Different Ways to Win

    1. Choose from dozens of travel stories on our website. Comment on as many stories as you want! Recent travel stories added: WalesFrench PolynesiaScotland and Thailand
    2. LIKE our Facebook Page!
    3. Share any of our Facebook Posts!
    4. Follow us on Twitter!
    5. Retweet any of our Twitter posts!
    6. Subscribe to our newsletter on the right side of our home page!

Every COMMENT on our blog stories, every FB SHARE, every RETWEET, PLUS

each SUBSCRIBER, each Twitter FOLLOW and each Facebook Page LIKE is an entry!

WHEN: Now until May 7th, 2016  

WHO: Anyone may enter from any location in the world where such contests are legal.

WINNER: One winner will be chosen by random drawing from ALL entries. Winner will be notified by email and announced on by May 24th, 2016.

Disqualified: Our mothers are disqualified, esp. since we’re already bringing them gifts :-)

Note: Sharing stories or photos on your Facebook page is encouraged and appreciated! Simply choose the Facebook symbol on any story or photo to share it. For this contest, comments on this website, not on Facebook, are the ones being counted as entries. Fake or spam comments will not be counted and an email address is needed. Obviously, a mailing address will be requested from the contest winner. :-)

Sheila will shop for interesting gifts as we travel thru the eastern Caribbean! We’re visiting St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and Grenada. Some areas will have more shopping opportunities than others and we’ll do our best to find local items for you!

See our itinerary.

We’re really looking forward to reading your comments!

See the results of our Scottish comment contest here!

? What kinds of souvenirs do you like to pick up when you travel? What would you love to receive as a gift? Give us some ideas and you just might get it!


  1. May 2, 2016 at 10:17 PM — Reply

    glad you are home now! It only snowed 1,000 times while you were in the warm ocean climate! One of most favorite places on earth is The Abacos. I hope you loved the Caribbean as much as we do.

    • Tom and Sheila
      May 10, 2016 at 12:05 PM — Reply

      Dianne, we really, really want to get to The Abacos! Let’s schedule our next neighborhood potluck there 🙂 Thank goodness for Keegan taking care of our snow shoveling for us. The French couple who stayed in our home while we were gone were delightful people!

  2. May 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM — Reply

    Just come back from my first visit to the Caribbean and the island of St Kitts. It’s got me longing for more! And I saw so many lovely souvenirs and gifts from their hot sauce to some beautiful paintings. And rum, let’s not forget the rum.

    • Tom and Sheila
      May 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM — Reply

      Oh Kathryn, that sounds wonderful! We only spent one day in St. Kitt’s on a scuba diving excursion. The couple we met on the dive boat said they vacation there as often as possible. Sounds like we need to spend some quality time on St. Kitt’s! Glad your experience was so memorable 🙂 Funny thing is we rarely drink rum at home, but it is THE BEST in the Caribbean!

  3. April 20, 2016 at 3:51 PM — Reply

    Very fun opportunity, and fun blog overall! Love your heart social icons – I can tell you guys have put in a ton of work into this website/blog! -Alicia @

    • Tom and Sheila
      April 22, 2016 at 9:13 PM — Reply

      Thanks Alicia! We really do put a lot of work and heart into our blog, thanks so much for saying so! We’re loving our adventures and hope to inspire others to enjoy this fab world! Looking forward to reading your stories when we’re back to regular internet. Boat wi-fi is lacking 🙂

  4. April 15, 2016 at 3:13 PM — Reply

    Hello Tom and Sheila! Greetings from St. Lucia. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and showing you my Island. Hope you are enjoying Grenada just as much! I will be sharing this on my facebook page, fingers crossed I win!

    • Tom and Sheila
      April 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM — Reply

      Hello Beggin! We enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you as we learned about your lovely home island! You are such a fantastic guide and we can’t wait to learn more later about your career in St. Lucia. We are now on our 9th evening of sailing and have arrived in Grenada at Carriacou. Tomorrow we sail about 4 hours to St. George’s then we’ll have more time for shopping for the gifts!

  5. Melinda
    April 11, 2016 at 11:22 PM — Reply

    WoooooooHooooooooooo! I’m sharing this on both of my Facebook pages because lots of people should know about this fun contest, and reading about all of your fabulous travel adventures as well! I can’t wait to see you both this summer! xoxo

    • Tom and Sheila
      April 12, 2016 at 7:17 PM — Reply

      Awesome, Melinda! The more the merrier, right!? Can’t believe we get to see you and your Viking in just a few months in Norway! Yay 😀

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