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Michelin Travel Guide Giveaway!

Call me “old school” – you wouldn’t be the first – but I love researching destinations with travel guides. Actual books that you can hold in your hands, thumbing back and forth between the chapters on food, hotels, shopping…and back to food.  I love their portability for those times when I’m waiting for my offspring at the dance studio/orthodontist/guitar lesson.

MichelinDo you use travel guides? Would you like to win one? Might be a nice holiday gift for someone, if you’re willing to give it away!

Michelin Travel and Lifestyle just sent me a collection of guides, and I’m already leafing through USA East, dreaming about our next road trip. They’ve offered to give five GBOGH readers the Michelin Guide of their choice from among these:

USA East

USA West

New York

The Yellowstone Park Foundation’s Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park

Like a Local New Orleans (Peter Greenberg is the Chief Contributing Editor of this series)

Each guide offers detailed maps, suggested driving tours, full-color photos, illustrations and plenty of new content covering shopping, hotels, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods. And of course, food! Common among them is Michelin’s famed star-rating system. Why I like them: they’re compact, and can be easily carried with you while you travel. Plus, they contain GBOGH-approved sites like Gatorland in Orlando, the Mapparium in Boston, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.

Enter by telling us in the comments below which guide you would like to win. And I would be very curious to know why you chose it…just because I’m nosy.

By entering your name below you agree to the Official Rules of this giveaway.

Official Rules:

Our winner for each prize will be notified on or before Thursday, December 13th, and will be asked to provide a mailing address. Guides — which are in English — can be shipped to any U.S. or international address, although international shipping will take at least two weeks.

No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners’ names will be randomly selected using Randomized.com. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.



  1. Fiona said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    I would love to win the Yellowstone Guide for the simple reason I have always, always wanted to go. I think if I had the guide sitting on my desk, staring at me everyday it would be the motivation I needed to plan the trip!

  2. Tina E said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    I’d love the East guide. Maybe New York as a sturdy second choice.

  3. Vince said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    USA East.

    Because I live in the eastern U.S., and I love to drive. 🙂

  4. joe said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Hard Choice to choose just one.. “I cant figure out just one!!” (Willy Wonka quote LOL)
    I would say USA WEST, since we live on the east coast and love to take summer cross country road trips..

  5. Pat said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    USA west. So much to see, so little time.

  6. Linda said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    USA East because we’re planning a trip to Washington, D.C. and Virginia a year from now and I like to do as much planning as possible. 🙂

  7. AdventureBee said,
    December 7, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    I would love the USA West as we have dual residences (one in Seattle & one in the Bay Area) that we have to shuttle between for Hubby’s work. Last spring we took a different route (through ID, UT, NV, & AZ) just so we could see more of the West. I’d like to try new routes & places!

  8. Shaun said,
    December 8, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    USA East because we are living in USA only for a short time and since we’re on the east side we’re trying to see all the East has to offer. We’re from Asia so the West is more accessible.

  9. JoAnn L said,
    December 9, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    USA East, or NY for 2nd choice. We are always looking for a driveable getaway. As much as I love the internet, I often miss the “old school” way of looking things up. Sometimes the internet gives you too much information and you end up not booking anything!

  10. Barbara said,
    December 9, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    USA East for me. We are in Virginia and road trip up and down the east coast.

  11. John Watts said,
    December 9, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    I think I’d have to choose the USA West guide. My son and I are planning a summer road trip to California for after he graduates high school. Plenty of material forthcoming to inspire me and my blogging!

  12. Paulina said,
    December 10, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Hi! I would love to get the one from New York, just because my plan is to spend New years there, I think it would be very helpful.

    Greetings from Mexico.

  13. Dave P said,
    December 12, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Would also love to win the Yellowstone guide, as we’re considering taking the girls there next summer.

  14. December 12, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    No school like the old school. I love a good map and (actually) this is on my Christmas list. 2013 is our trip to Yellowstone. I’d pick that one. Or New England. That too. Road trip!

  15. Debbie Vassallo said,
    December 12, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    New York or USA East. We road trip every summer Philadelphia to/from Florida…Philadelphia to/from Ontario:)

  16. Isabel Dichiara said,
    December 12, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I would say USA East since we do travel between NY, Boston and DC quite a bit but New York would also be great as well. There’s so much to see and I really don’t know enough.

  17. December 12, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Either USA East or USA West would be perfect. We typically stay in the east but we’re thinking of branching out. 🙂

  18. Awanti said,
    December 12, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I would love to win the Like a Local New Orleans guide – simply because I have never been to that part of the country and really want to visit New Orleans soon sometime.

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