Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Road Trip Giveaway Hop!


Welcome to my stop on the Summer Road Trip Giveaway Hop!

I LOVE road trips.  Possibly they are my favorite thing in the world to do.  The excitement of going somewhere new but also the discoveries you make while on the road.  ::sighs:: I'm ready to go on one now.....

But, since that can't happen, I'm going to give a copy of my favorite road trip book to one lucky winner! As long as The Book Depository will ship to your country, you can even be international.  So here are your choices:



This was my very first road trip novel.  I read it my junior year of high school and it literally changed my life.  A classic!

Not sure if trips by disapparation count, but I'm going to go for it.  A magical road trip is a road trip nonetheless, and what other book has part of the journey take place on a dragon???

I read this one a couple of summers ago and I loved it.  It even has a playlist at the beginning of each chapter and you guys know how I love book soundtracks!

I'm not sure if Witness Protection Plan counts as a road trip per se, but how about a road trip to try and discover why you are in said WPP to begin with?  And it has car chases and hotel nights with a hot boy!

A road trip during the zombie apocalypse is still a road trip, right?

What do you get when you put one Jersey girl with ex-boyfriend issues in a car with 3 other boys and send them on the road to Colorado?  You get this book!  But beware--hilariousness ensues!

Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt (my review)
Running away from home with a dog and a cute boy is still a road trip, right?


So, enter away!  And make sure you check out the other blogs on the hop as well!  It will be like a virtual road trip!  You can find the links under my Rafflecopter.  Good luck and happy traveling!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





48 comments:

  1. Good mix of choices! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  2. Sadly, I haven't been on a roadtrip

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  3. I have never been on a road trip so I don't have a favourite moment. The trips I've been on haven't been the don't know your destination, traveling across provinces kind.

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  4. I used to take my kids on road trips--just the three of us. We had awesome times traveling to hannibal, mo, colorado springs, memphis, new orleans (before Katrina), florida, kansas, las vegas, and all the states that we drove through. Lots of exciting firsts: first time at the ocean, first time at a desert, first time in a casino, first time in a cave, etc. wonderful memories:)))

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  5. My road trip i remember is going to Illinois to see my grandfather when i was little.. I only remember that because i drank orange juice in the morning and went over mountains and got sick-yuck.. my other road trip i remember is going to connecticut to see my uncle and his wife..

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  6. Our family goes on road trips evry few months so i don't have any specific ones.but the best memories are like seeing the mountains,deserts,sunsets or sunrises and of stars,living in a city u dont have that kinda luxury:)
    even seeing camels and planes and stuff makes all of us squealing in happiness;)

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  7. I actually don't go on road trips often I think the longest I've ever been on the road with family or anyone was like a two hour trip from NH up north to the mountains which is like 2 or 3 hours haha so not a long road trip! :)

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  8. I've never been on a road trip before. :( I've read some really good road trip books though! (This is so pathetic.)

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  9. Going to the Grand Canyon with my dad. Less than a year later he died. That was our last family vacation. I'm really glad we got to do that trip. Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

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  10. My favorite so far was doing the Circle Tour of the National Parks of southern Utah and northern Arizona.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  11. Going to a local desert with my parents!

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  12. Going to New orleans for Mardi Gras. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I loved my only road trip! We went to NY!! ;))

    Thank you:)

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  14. It was a 6 hour long road trip to a province where we held an outreach to the elderly in a nursing home in that area. They are so happy that people came and visited them. We held a small party for them and gave them gifts. I will never forget the gratitude in their faces.

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  15. I haven't really ever gone on a road trip :)
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  16. Favorite moment on road trip?
    Going home, obviously ;p

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  17. my most memorable was in 2008 when me and my companion trip members were still kids and knew how to have fun :)

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  18. My grandparents lived 6 hours away so my family would always roadie to visit them!

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  19. Never really gone one a road trip =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Singing songs to pass the time haha

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  21. last year with my facebook friends was a great trip and we do it this year again :)

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  22. Class trip to Salzburg, Austria. It was the first (and only) time in my life I saw mountains (:

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  23. I don't think I've taken a road trip... Pretty boring over here

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  24. Mine's actually a funny (now, not so much at the time, though) memory. My sister, my parents and I were driving back down from a stay at Lake Tahoe and had made it to Yosemite before we realized we had left a bag behind at the hotel and needed to turn around. Needless to say, my parents were pissed about the wasted time and gas, but my sister and I had been begging before that to get to see the snow on the ground (we're from Phoenix, so snow is a foreign concept to us!), so our parents (being totally stubborn) stopped the car in front of a tiny pile of sludgy slush and forced my sister and I to take some photos in the "snow." My sister and I were totally uncomfortable at the time, dealing with two upset parents, so we just posed awkwardly. Now those pictures of us just make us all laugh, seeing the total discomfort in our expressions.

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  25. I've never been on a roadtrip. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  26. When we went off to visit our grandparents! We visit them quite often though..

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  27. I've never been on a roadtrip. Of course I travel a lot by car but never for pleasure :/
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  28. Probably when I finally stopped at South of the Boarder after years of passing it. It was such cheesy, campy, fun, but a total and complete time suck. My last big road trip (14 hours) was pretty awesome too. We made it a point to avoid all chain restaurants and used yelp to guide us to some really awesome off the beaten path local places.

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  29. Best road trips occur every summer when we take 5 days to drive to San Diego and see my grandsons, and we take our time and see what we want and do what we want on the way out. FUN

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  30. I've never been on a roadtrip. My memories are from books. Hahaha. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ;D

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  31. My best road trips were through 33 states in the US taking mostly backroads

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  32. I don't really have one, so I'll just share another road trip book (that I liked): You are Here by Jennifer E. Smith.

    p.s. Love that Deathly Hallows is up there!

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  33. I never travel. I can't be in a car for more than 30 minutes without being in pain and getting leg cramps.

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  34. Driving with my family through Croatia, country where I live. Thanks!!

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  35. With my family, to Bran,Transilvania

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  36. My best memory is best described by the 1st verse of REM's You Are the Everything.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  37. The only road trip(s) that I remember and loved was when my mom and I went with relatives to the beach (Boca Chica + South Padre Island).

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  38. I've never been on a road trip! I'd love to though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. My favorite road trip was when my family and I went to Tennessee! I loved the smokey mountains, it was so nice up there.

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  40. When we drove from Sydney to Gold Coast and back when I was much younger. And stopped for new foodie experiences too! Good times.

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  41. My favorite memory is from a road trip with my brother and my husband after my brother got out of the Marines (drove from San Diego back home to central Florida). One of our many stops was in Houston, where we went to the Johnson Space Center and did the behind the scenes tour. We got to sit in the old Mission Control and even though we were all grown adults, we still pretended we were guiding the shuttle through space!

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  42. My favorite road trip was in high school. My sister was going to VA Tech, which is about 4.5 hours away from where we live, and she needed a book before school started, and she needed it that day. So we had to drive all the way there and back in a day. Plus I ended up doing the majority of the driving in my sister's stick shift car, and that was before I knew how to drive a stick. That was fun. We were a LOT closer back then, so it's a happy memory for me.

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  43. I've really been on a real road trip before but my dad and I travel a lot so I'll just tell you one of those stories.

    My dad and I bond over two things: guns and sports.
    When we travel it's to buy guns or go to sports games.
    Once, my dad and I drove three states and 6 hours just to a gun show. It's was in Feb. and we live in Colorado so we get snow and blizzards like no bodies business.
    We had been under a blizzard watch for days but we went to the gun show anyway. Looking back now, it was just a bad, bad idea. We should have stayed home.
    We drove for 6 hours and didn't come across any snow. And no turkeys, no deer (we have a ton of both out here). That should have been a red flag.
    We got to the gun show just fine. We went, we saw, we bought a few guns, we started back home.
    About an hour into the drive, the snow started. Each hour it got worse. When we were 2 hours from home, that's when it started. The blizzard came fast and hard like they always do. We could see. It was so insanely icy. People were stopped on the side of road.
    We drove at only 15 miles an hour. It got so bad, we thought we'd have to stay the night in the car. A couple of times we almost went into the ditch.
    I did cross my mind that we might get stuck and maybe freeze to death on the side of the road.
    But after hours of slow driving, we made it home safely.
    It was both the worst thing ever and the best. One really bonds with a person went they're driving 10 miles an hour in a blizzard. :)

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  44. Nearly every summer until I graduated from High School I would go with a group of people from the church I attend to a church camp called Camp Harley Sutton! It was a 3 or so hour drive from our church. One year it was 8 or 9 other teenagers and myself riding in a van with our pastor. After stopping at gas station I picked up a Diet Coke with Lime and some Twizzlers. For whatever reason I thought sticking the Twizzler into the Diet Coke and using it as a straw was one of the greatest ideas in the world until the Twizzler fell into the bottle and I couldn't get it out! I tried everything and after 10 minutes I still couldn't get it out! Until my friend suggested the most obvious thing in the world! "Drink the Soda and the Twizzler will come out." Wow! I hadn't even thought to try that! So I tried it and the Twizzler came out! Only Problem now was that the Twizzler had gotten horribly soggy and disgusting tasting! While I was trying to eat it my friend said something really funny and I ended up spitting Coke & Twizzlers all over the girl sitting in from of me, my friend who was giving me the advice and myself! The girl in front of me was NOT a happy camper to have to pull chewed up Twizzler out of her hair! On the return trip I wasn't allowed to by Twizzlers!!
    It's a memory I've never forgotten and still to this day I don't eat or like Twizzlers! :D

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  45. It's not actually a road trip and my friends and I planned on an outing but we ended up having a road trip because the places we should've stayed in had some events so we didn't have a choice but to find for another one, then another so we all ended up having a road trip which was so much fun!

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  46. The road trip to London, England :)

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