• Sunday , 23 November 2014

We are headed to India as CheapOair’s Travelers of the Year!

photo cred., duh.

I honestly don’t even know where to begin.  The last few weeks have been complete madness.  Most of you know that we entered ourselves into CheapOair’s Traveler of the Year contest.  We had to submit a video that we made in order to enter ourselves.  Once we made it to the final round, it went to votes.  The people/teams that landed in the top two spots were going to win trips abroad.  One team would head to India and the other would depart for China.

We were in the lead for quite a while but ended up falling behind towards the end.  We thought that we were definitely out of the running.  Last Tuesday, as we were packing our bags to head to the other side of the state, I received a phone call.  It was CheapOair calling to inform us that we ended up coming in second place and they wanted to send us to India!  Insert crazy, banshee screams of joy here.

This video should pretty much sum everything up.

INDIA!!!  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are.  Without doubt, India is the one country that’s been at the top of my bucket list for years.  Ever since I first laid eyes on a picture of the Taj Mahal, I knew I had to visit at least once in my life.

We’re still hashing out the fine details of our trip, but it looks like we’ll definitely be hitting the Taj Mahal, Mumbai Octoberfest, Ramoji Film City Festival, and incredible cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaisalmer, and Hampi!  We have 30 days to see as much of India as possible and show our viewers how we travel the world for less.  To get at the moment updates, simply follow the hashtag #traveltheworld4less while we’re away.

While Chris has spent a little time in India prior, this is my first time and we want all of the helpful tips and tricks that you can give us.  We’d love recommendations on places to eat and sleep.  Any advice on places to avoid would be appreciated as well.  Please leave all of your tips in the comment section below.  More than anything, we’re just extremely excited for this incredible opportunity.

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. Raymond @ Man On The Lam
    October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations! You kids are gonna have a hoot!! :)

  2. @mrsoaroundworld
    October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Guys, this is SOOO amazing! So pleased for you!!

  3. The World Wanderer
    October 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I am SO excited for you! India is on the top of my bucket list, so you can be sure I will be following each and every move that you two make!

  4. Kent @ NVR
    October 3, 2012 at 1:11 am - Reply

    SO so happy for you.

  5. Leah Travels
    October 3, 2012 at 6:37 am - Reply

    LOVE this and y’all. And as a reward for stuffing the ballot box in your favor (sorry, I didn’t get you first place, but I needed to add some suspense), I’ll stow away with you for two weeks in India. Please send a packing list and the travel itinerary over ASAP.

    • Captain & Clark
      October 3, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

      You’d be welcome onboard. You and Tawny can hit the sari shops together, I’m not looking forward to her shopping plans. ; )

  6. Charu
    October 3, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Okay guys, you’re going to my hometown. Seriously, I was born there. And seriously you’d better visit my hometown because I’ll ask you test questions. Umm, kay? Have a GREAT TRIP!

    • Captain & Clark
      October 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Really?! Which city is your hometown? We need all the advice we can get. We are so incredibly excited for this!

  7. Kieu
    October 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Yay!!! Congrats you two! India is a trip. Sonu’s masala dosa in New Delhi for delicious cheap veggie eats! Avoid cold food and you’ll have a blast. Can’t wait to follow your journey!

  8. Kieu ~ GQ trippin
    October 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Yay! Congrats you two.. well deserved. You’re going to love India, it’s a trip. Avoid cold food and tap water and you’re good to go, T. Best bargain shopping in New Delhi is on Pahar Ganj. Also, there’s a veggie place there, Sonu’s, best masala dosa EVER! I’m so excited for you guys. Can’t wait to see the updates!

  9. Traveling Ted
    October 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Very cool. Congratulations. India has some absolutely incredible national parks. I hope you find some time to experience one of them while you are there.

  10. Craig Zabransky
    October 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Sweetness… I look forward to the coverage, and you must at least get inside one Indian basement… I am sure it is what the people want.

    stay adventurous, Craig

  11. Valerie and Tim
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Aren’t the surprise trips the best! Hope you get a chance to roll the dice and explore part of India by chance.

  12. Audrey
    October 4, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    That’s awesome guys! I loved the markets and the crazy rickshaw rides. Enjoy the trip! :D

  13. D.J. - The World of Deej
    October 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Congrats guys…can’t wait to tag along here!

  14. Francesca
    October 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    You guys rock!! Big time congrats!

  15. the lazy travelers
    October 5, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    soo excited for you guys! we haven’t been to india so no advice, but we can’t wait to see the country through your eyes!

  16. Kurt
    October 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Hey guys. Wow and congratulations! Great job. I hope you guys have the time of your life.

  17. Pola (@jettingaround)
    October 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Congrats you two!! Enjoy the sites and the food. :))

  18. Emme Rogers
    October 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    WooHOOhoo! Cheering you on from here!

  19. Kieron
    October 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Congrats guys! You two are just way too awesome!

  20. Hogga
    October 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I’d say I was jealous and grumpy but you probably deserved it… so good for you! HAVE A WICKED TIME!

  21. Elizabeth
    October 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    wow very cool, Congrats!! India is at the top of my list and hopefully I will be heading these in 2013, can’t wait to follow your adventure.. have an amazing journey!

  22. Daniel McBane - Funny Travel Stories
    October 20, 2012 at 12:44 am - Reply

    You won a month-long trip in India!?! That’s pretty amazing. You’ll have a great time no doubt. Probably also some bad ones, but that;s India. Anyway, the real reason I’m commenting….Mumbai has an Oktoberfest?!? Why did I not know about this when I was in India??

  23. The Guy
    October 29, 2012 at 5:26 am - Reply

    If you are in Mdaurai it is well worth trying out the Heritage hotel.

    There is a famous temple in Madurai to see and the scenery is lovely.

    I hope you’ve brought your anti-malaria pills.

    Many congratulations and hope you enjoyed the trip.

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