So this morning, I woke up to this view outside of my apartment:
I love you, NYC, but this whole never-ending winter thing is cramping my style. Which is why it’s a really good thing that I just entered the Dominica Challenge to win a trip to the exotic and tropical island Dominica!
You can check out my video entry here, and cross your fingers that this post will be the first of many about Dominica:
[UPDATE]: I’ve received an email that I’m a semi-finalist in the competition! There were over 1,100 submissions from all over the world, so it’s incredibly humbling to have my video picked out as one of the most promising. I’ve been nervous and giddy all week checking my Twitter and email; I can’t wait to find out!
Be sure to follow @DominicaStory and @Nature_Island to stay up-to-date and learn about the island! They’ve just announced that there will be a sweepstakes for a trip for two after the competition, so you could go too!
[UPDATE]: The tentative travel dates to Dominica fell directly during my already-planned trip to Brazil so I withdrew my application. While I won’t be going to Dominica, there’s always next year’s competition and at least I’ll get to soak up some South American sun!
[UPDATE 2/2/15] Check out my 2015 entry here.