This competition is now closed and the winners have been announced.

Each winner receives

Return international flights
US $2,000 worth of tours
US $ 4,000 spending money
US $2,000 worth of accommodation

Have you had an adventure that was memorable for all the wrong reasons?

Whether you had to miss out on the adventure of a lifetime or cut your trip short, we want to give you and a friend a return ticket and help write a new ending to your travel tale. Already (re)packing your bags? Tell us your story in 100 words or less to be in the running to go on 1 of 3 second chance trips.

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Each of the three winners will receive:

International flights

Round trip airfare for 2 from STA Travel

Free tours

US $2,000 towards a tour of your choice from TourRadar

Travel insurance

Travel insurance from World Nomads (of course)

Travel expenses

US $4,000 spending money


US $2,000 towards accommodation costs

Itinerary planning

Trip planning support from World Nomads

Important dates

19 June Applications close
01 August Winners announced
30 June 2020 Trip booked


Need more information? Here are our top three most frequently asked questions. For the full list of frequently asked questions, visit the FAQ page.
  • What are the trip dates?
    Each winner will be able to choose their own travel dates, however all bookings and payments must be made before 30 June 2020. World Nomads will work with the winner to plan their itinerary as needed.
  • Can I enter more than once?
    No, you can only submit one entry per person. But we encourage you to share with your friends and family (they might choose you to travel with them!).
  • How will the winner be chosen?
    The winner will be chosen based on best written response that demonstrates engagement with their favorite unexpected travel stories. You can find more specific information regarding the winner and selection process in the Official Rules.

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