Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oma and Opa - #WeHeartBeijing

Oma and Opa are trying to win a 10-day free trip to Beijing for two people!
Please leave a comment after reading our entry below.


My travel buddy and I have, coincidentally, been married for forty years. Our diverse voyages during our adventurous and assorted experiences, feature knowledge and learning at the helm. Paul and I should be selected as one of the #WeHeartBeijing campaign winners for several reasons.

First and foremost, Paul and I are fun yet hardworking citizens who love to travel and discover new places. We have never visited Beijing. However, we are anxious to inspect the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven! Of course, the Great Wall will provide us with the perfect opportunity for a photographic hike! 

#WeHeartBeijing would be the grand topper to our celebration of forty years of love and devotion. Just like the Beijing Opera, as a team, we have passed the challenges of time; emerging stronger and more melodious. 

Additionally, as #WeHeartBeijing ambassadors, Paul and I would share every moment of our Beijing exploration with our friends and family utilizing our blog and social media interactions (via Blogster, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter) – the home-bound fans will all but smell our wonderment at tasting Beijing duck for the first time! 

Beijing is an energetic fusion of antiquity and modernity – just as my husband and I.  Paul and I cannot wait to rent a bicycle and discover some of the latest preserved hutongs as #WeHeartBeijing!

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It was difficult sorting through past adventure photos and only selecting a favorite ten!



Exciting flamingo encounter on a beautiful private island in the southern Caribbean Island of Aruba
Exciting flamingo encounter on a beautiful private island
in the southern Caribbean Island of Aruba

A vigorous hike on the Bruce Trail in Canada is full of dense vegetation.
A vigorous hike on the Bruce Trail in Canada is full of dense vegetation.

The view of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is awe inspiring.
The view of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is awe inspiring.

The sun sets on the calm beach by the Hotel del Coronado.
The sun sets on the calm beach by the Hotel del Coronado.

Do not let this photo fool you, the pristine beauty of Kirkwood, California is very welcoming.
Do not let this photo fool you, the pristine beauty of
Kirkwood, California is very welcoming.

This outlook from atop of the “Eye” features the iconic Big Ben.
This outlook from atop of the “Eye” features the iconic Big Ben.

Here we celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary in Mexico.
Here we celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary in Mexico.

Niagara Falls, Canada's honeymoon capital, is for lovers!
Niagara Falls, Canada's honeymoon capital, is for lovers!

Palm Springs, The Living Desert is home to plenty of wildlife.
Palm Springs, The Living Desert is home to plenty of wildlife.

No, not Africa – Lions on display at the San Diego Zoo Safari.
No, not Africa – Lions on display at the San Diego Zoo Safari.



TIP:  Make sure you have a valid passport on hand in-order to take advantage of last minute adventure opportunities!




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27 comments:

  1. I am sure you guys would be perfect for this great experience ! You are worldtravellers and both so open minded ! I would love to read about your adventures at all the social medias, about this trip, if you are going to be the lucky ones. I vote for you !!

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  2. You have been luckier than most to see so much of the world. This would be a great 40 years celebration for the both of you. Wishing you good luck on all of your adventures.

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  3. This would be a Wonderful trip for you 2!!! Trip of a lifetime.

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  4. Love reading about all your adventures! Great pictures, too.

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  5. Love your travel pictures! Beijing would be a fun trip! Hope you get to go!

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  6. What awesome adventures!!!. Loved reading about them and seeing the photos thanks for sharing with us..... now only if I could tag along...lol

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  7. You folks would be the most worthy of travelers should you win this trip, your exploits in the past have been very well and tastefully documented.

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  8. I really hope you guys are able to do this. This would be the definition of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I look forward to seeing your Facebook page filled with photos. Blake

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  9. You are the perfect partners and amazing travel partners. You live life to the fullest. I know you would take advantage of everything Beijing has to offer, from the wonderful people, culture, to the sights and it would all be beautifully documented. You guys will try anything and get the most out of a trip like this-good luck!

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  10. You two would make a PERFECT pair for this trip! We would all get to read about it, too, in your blog. :)

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  11. What a fantastic story! I love hearing stories of those who have found their true loves and it makes it all better when you find something, such as traveling that is a passion for you both!

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  12. What a great story! Really enjoyed reading!

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  13. You guys love travel & adventure - Great photos - I'm sure Beijing will be loads of fun.

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  14. Traveling is the best so many places I want to go! Beijing would be awesome!

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  15. Love the story and pictures! Looks like you guys love life!

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  16. A long relationship as yours is deserves to be acknowledged with a trip as wonderful at this. I hope that your dreams come true.

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  17. Love the pictures you shared of your adventures hope you get to go to Beijing!!

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  18. I would love to read about your adventures in Beijing! You guys will have a blast I'm sure!

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  19. What a wonderful celebration you would have in Beijing!

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  20. the one thing I need to do is travel more. You are so fortunate to have seen so many beautiful place. Beijing sounds so exciting!!! Congratulations on many years of wonderful marriage!

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  21. What a beautiful story you have to tell! Thanks for sharing

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  22. Made me feel as if I traveled the world and loved in sharing the sites and sounds you've enjoyed.

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  23. The two of you would be perfect #WeHeartBeijing ambassadors!

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  24. I love seeing all your travel pictures! What a great trip this would be!

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  25. I love traveling! That's amazing that you two have a lifelong travel companion in one another where you can share your experiences together! Its always difficult to try to explain what happened on an amazing trip with someone who hadn't been there, but you two will be able to say "remember when..."! lol. I hope that you win so that I can follow the updates of your trip!

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