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Travel's Top 140 Characters

Travel's Top 140 Characters



We've searched high and low for travel's top 140 characters. The characters that inspire wanderlust, travel dreaming, and curiosity about the world. 


From authors and their characters to explorers and travel personalities, we've managed to come up with 139. 

Karen Blixen    Edmund Hillary   Amelia Earhart 

Karen Blixen, Sir Edmund Hillary, Amelia Earhart

The problem is, we need one more.



Are you travel's 140th character?

Travel's 140 Characters


Prove it.


Head over to Twitter (naturally) and tell us in 140 characters why you're the 140th character. What is it that makes you a classic traveller, someone who inspires others (and yourself) to travel further and keep adventuring. 


Be sure to tag your tweet #140travellers to enter, and make sure you enter by November 15th!



What's in it for you?



Well, glory, for one thing. 



You'll be on our epic list, in the company of some pretty awesome people. You'll also make it into our big bad book of travel inspiration, due out later this year. Oh, and of course, you'll win three Urban Adventures tours anywhere in the world. Not too shabby, eh?

Throughout the competition, keep your eyes on our Twitter and Pinterest pages, where we'll be highlighting four of our favourite travellers every day. 




Now for the boring bit:


Terms & Conditions


All entrants, upon entering, agree to their entry potentially being used by Urban Adventures in any promotional material and in the to-be-named inspirational travel book, to be published in late 2012.


Prize tours must be booked and travelled on by 30 September 2013, otherwise it will be deemed forfeited by the winner. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Booking restrictions apply, and ability to book tours is subject to local availability. All Urban Adventures tours are eligible prize tours with the exception of the Machu Picchu Day Tour. Prize tours must be booked through a representative of the Urban Adventures team.


Prize does not include any transportation to and from the Urban Adventures trip departure point (including international or domestic airfares, or train or car travel) and it is the responsibility of the winners to make their own way to the Urban Adventures trip departure point, at their own expense.


Spending money, meals, travel taxes, travel insurance, passports, visas, vaccinations, transfers, and all other ancillary costs (as well as obtaining any of these) are the responsibility of the winner.


The winner is responsible for ensuring that they have valid passports, and any requisite visas, vaccinations, and travel documentation. 


Once booked, any changes made by the winner to the booking may incur a cancellation fee or amendment fee, at the cost of the winner. Prizes are subject to standard terms and conditions of individual prize and service providers. Please refer to Urban Adventures' booking conditions for more information.


Urban Adventures will not contact winners to arrange travel as this is the responsibility of each winner. Some trips must meet minimum number requirements prior to confirmation. If a trip that the winner has booked does not reach its minimum number requirement, the winner will be informed and will have the opportunity to transfer to another Urban Adventures trip.


Urban Adventures accepts no responsibility for any variation in the prize value. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, Urban Adventures, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize of equal value and/or specification.


In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency, disaster, or any other circumstance beyond the control of Urban Adventures, Urban Adventures reserves the right to either provide an alternative travel destination to the same or greater value as the original Urban Adventures trip.


Urban Adventures shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prize except for any liability, which cannot be excluded by law. Urban Adventures will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete information communicated in the course of or in connection with this promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of Urban Adventures including without limitation technical malfunctions or failures. Tax implications may arise from the receipt or taking of a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought.

Photo Credits: Karen Blixen (karenblixen.com), Anthony Bourdain (wikipedia.com), Amelia Earhart (wikipedia.com), Sir Edmund Hillary (GQ.com)