Sono molto emozionata! My Far & Away Itineraries is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this month! Five years ago, I started with only a homemade business card, a simple website, and a big dream. I had no prospects for clients. The idea of blogging scared me silly. Facebook was a strange and distant alien, and "tweeting" . . . well, let's just say, I thought that was something only birds did. Fast forward to today, I am writing my 315th Travel With Julie blog post to a strong readership, publishing a monthly e-newsletter to 450 travelers, enjoying 500 Facebook friends (not to mention the 300+ My Far & Away Facebook followers), and tweeting more than 2,900 messages with 2,100 fabulous Twitter Tweeps.
Please allow me to toot the horn a little longer. The last five years have been most remarkable because of those who trusted me with their vacation dreams. Eight small groups (48 people in total) traveled with me touring Italy and France. All the while, 104 people allowed me to design a custom itinerary based on their personal travel goals and budgets. Now that gets my heart a-thumpin'!
Now, I have your attention, right?!
Each week, one lucky person will win three Blumetti's Gourmet Foods' super premium pasta sauces. Haven't heard of Blumetti's sauces? One taste, and you will know why I'm a big fan. With 6 varieties to choose from (Zesty Marinara, Vino Parmigiano, Diavolo Puttanesca, Pesto Marinara, Roasted Three Pepper, Artichoke Portobello), all sauces are 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives, no artificial flavoring and no artificial coloring. I can attest to their unparalleled quality and freshness.
You want them, don't you?
I'll share more about Blumetti's and these wonderful sauces as the month progresses. In the meantime, here's how to enter the contest:
EDITED TO ADD: Contest has ended. Thank you for your entries. Winners announced here:
It's that easy! The contest is open until 12 pm June 29 and is open to US and Canadian addresses only. You are allowed ONE entry per person. One lucky sauce-loving person will be selected via a random number generator each week (4 winners in all) and announced here on this site.
Thank you all for being a part of my celebration!