My 5 Years of Travel Free Ticket Giveaway

By Nomadic Matt | Published July 25th, 2011

plane flying around the worldToday, I celebrate five years of traveling around the world. In 2006, I left home and set out on a round the world adventure that was supposed to last a year. Here I am five years later, just as nomadic as ever. To ring in this day, I wanted to do something more than just write a blog post reflecting on my years of travel. So I decided that since I got to travel, you should travel too, so:


What? Really?
Yes, you heard that right. Over the last year, I have accumulated 350,000 frequent flier miles with American Airlines and I am just going to give them away to you because I never use them and too many of you just dream of travel. I want to help make that dream a reality.

The Prizes

Grand Prize
One “Oneworld Explorer” Round the World Ticket

Second Prize
One Round Trip Business Class Ticket Anywhere in the World

Third Prize
Two Round Trip Economy Class Tickets Anywhere in the World

Note: If you fly from a part of the world American doesn’t fly to, you’ll get their Oneworld partner. For more on the Oneworld airlines, check it out here.

How Do You Win?

All you need to do is be a fan of my Facebook page, which will let you see the contest form, fill out the form and choose where you want to go. If you win, that’s where I’ll send you!

That’s it. You don’t need to blog, submit a video, have your friend’s vote or anything else like that. Just tell me where you want to go.

The contest runs until August 1st, 2011.

Picking the Winner

Winners will be randomly chosen on August 2nd, 2011 and announced via my Facebook page.

Who can enter?

Anyone in the world over 18+ that has a valid passport.

All the legal rules and conditions

  1. You must be 18 years or older and hold a valid passport.
  2. If you win one of the prizes, you must book your flight by October 31st, 2011, and your departure date must be before June 30th, 2012.
  3. Winners must fly to the destinations they choose in the entry form. If they can’t, a new winner will be chosen.
  4. You are responsible for any additional fees and taxes for changes or problems after your ticket is bought. (Decide to change your route or travel dates? You pay for that!)
  5. I am not responsible for any injuries, illness, or other misfortune that happens to you on your trip.
  6. All tickets are subject to the rules and conditions of the booking airline.
  7. All flights will be on American Air and their partners in the Oneworld alliance.
  8. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

So head over to my Facebook fan page, became a fan, and enter to win a plane ticket to your dream destination – no strings attached.

comments 39 Comments

Congratulations on hitting a great milestone Matt!

What a phenomenally generous offer! I’ll be entering and sharing it anywhere I can :)

5 years of travel congratulations and thanx for the tips


Congrats! Entering now ;)

Wow!! Count me in. What a way to celebrate Matt!

Donna Hull

Congratulations, Matt – a very generous way to celebrate with your readers.

Very cool contest. You’re the best!

Congrats Matt! And what a fantastic idea for a contest!

Great contest! Congrats on 5 years of traveling and may people explore the world as you have!

lovely!! congrats on 5 great years – thanks for sharing them with all of us!

Congrats on the milestone – 5 years traveling AND blogging for most of that is a feat – Kudos Matt!

Nice way to celebrate too – giving away your ff miles to help others do what you have and what they’ve only dreamed of. Well done.

Congrats on 5 years, Matt! Great way to celebrate.


What an amazing contest, Matt!

Wow five years of travel, congrats! Hope five years to come and even more!
Thanks for this amazing contest!

This is a great giveaway. Thanks!

First of all congrats on the 5 years! You have accumulated a ton of miles but why is it that you never use them? So people are going to be very very happy!

BEST GIVEAWAY EVER. Thanks for being so generous with your miles–I already entered! =)

Thanks for including us in this milestone with such an awesome give away.


Wow, that’s incredibly generous. You’re going to make some people very happy.

Wow! That’s an awesome accomplishment Matt. Your site was one of the first travel blogs I started reading :). Congratulations on five years!



Thank you for the giveaway – it’s a lot of fun to dream, even if the chance of winning is small.


This is very generous. Now, in the best interest of having a chance to win, I wouldn’t be telling anyone, but it’s too good of an offer to keep it quiet!

Wow five years is a great achievement! What a very generous give away. Thanks Matt!


Wow. So easy to enter! Thak you.

Matt, you are a genious!! fantastic way to celebrate! I’m running to your fan page :D

Congrats MATT !!! great going and i must admit a very generous and different way of celebrating it too.

Nothing more fun than sharing what you love with others and seeing them get a buzz out of it ~
Your gift is one that’ll keep on giving way beyond the distance travelled – Love it :D

Five years of nomadic un-normalcy, a job well done. What a wonderfully surprising giveaway, thank you.

Very generous gift for your milestone. I will be entering and congratulations!


Best use of unused frequent flyer points I’ve heard of, and very generous. I’ll be letting my friends know to enter too. We all want to travel, as we haven’t seen each other for years.

Great contest and congrats on the milestone. I wish I could enter but I am not on Facebook. Do you have another opt in option?


Congrats on the travelling milestone, I cant wait to travel as much as you have. Similarly, what an awesome giveaway, which I am so keen do win!

Arnold Gall

When I tried to watch one of your YouTube video’s, my screen went black with Nothing else then your name on it, what happened. I cant use YouTube anymore. Arnold Gall

Congrats et thanks for the contest :

Def sharing with travel-obsessed friends!

Stephanie Chastain

I have really enjoyed your site for the last couple of years. Congratulations on 5 years, a great accomplishment and a fantastic resource for fellow travelers. Cheers!

This is actually a really good idea to promote a Facebook page — then people will want to share it. I love to travel,so hopefully there will be some good insight for me as well.

What a way to celebrate Matt, Congrats!!!


the best travel contest !!!…

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