Trip in a Tweet Week 1 Recap: Finding the Silver Lining in Travel Disasters
By Becca Schwartz | Wednesday June 6, 2012
Last week, TravelShark launched Trip in a Tweet, a social media contest that asks users to share their best travel stories in 140 characters or fewer. Each week, we’ll announce a new theme, a new prize, and eventually, a new winner.
Last week’s theme was “A Travel Disaster Turned Triumph.” We recieved a deluge of hysterical travel tweets all week. Turns out, if you look on the bright side, you can usually find the silver lining triumph in even the most hair-brained disasters.
Major themes included airline mishaps, hotel calamities, lost luggage messes, and horror-story-turned-hilarious road trips.
Here are a few of our favorites that we thought you would like:
#triptweet went to thailand. felt asleep on a distance bus, ended up in vietnam. had a blast and got a fake armani dress done in 1 day!
Stuck in Bangkok airport at midnight no money no food, met a stranger who drove me to an elephant center and stayed for 2 weeks! #triptweet
Hotel shut off water during shower, missed friend's wedding ceremony. Got them In-N-Out after the reception, they were starving! #triptweet
#triptweet Colombian drug lord was shot, transportation stopped, convinced a cabby to drive us 4 hours and make a pitstop in Parque Tayrona
Flight cancelled; had to spend night in generic hotel in Naperville IL. Crashed a class reunion. Voted most likely to succeed. #triptweet
#triptweet created self-igniting lamb in a camp oven in OZ, flaming inferno led to dinner invites from other campers - best xmas eve ever!
Went to Punta Cana for Spring Break but ended up at a shoddy hotel. By chance we met @LMFAO and got into their sold out concert! #triptweet
Où est la voiture? Chartres, Fr, parked near random église! Hero = maid w/ no English, big heart + city hall map. Refuses tip. #triptweet
#triptweet My flight was canceled causing me to be stranded in #Cuba. That night I ended up meeting a man I fell hopelessly in love with.
In the end, we could only choose one grand prize winner for the week. You can see the winner relaxing in the Trip in a Tweet Victory Lounge.
If you didn't win, don’t get yourself in a tizzy just yet! There are more stories to be told and more prizes to be had. Just tweet your story with the hashtag #triptweet or visit our contest page.
This week’s theme: Your Purest Moment of Travel Joy