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Slow Travel Contest - January 2006 - Drawing Results

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Slow Travel Contest 2006 winners were drawn on Saturday January 14 to determine the order they select their prizes. The ordered winners are listed below with the prize each selected. Look at the Prize List for more information.

1. castor3 (Doug)

Trip Report, Tuscan Rambles
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=673
>> Romepower.Com, www.romepower.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: One week in one of our best apartments, R/201 Centurion, a large apartment in Trastevere, Rome (60 square meters, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4).

2. Gavin Crawford

Photo Essay, Cote D'Or and points north west.
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3691
>> Rental In Rome, www.rentalinrome.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: One week in our beautiful Apartment Impero in the center of Rome, a few minutes from Piazza di Spagna and the Colosseum (1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4).

3. Steve and Linda Jones

Photo Essay, Ireland's County Kerry
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3389
>> Your Tuscany, www.yourtuscany.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in the farmhouse Le Macchie located in the heart of Val dOrcia, Tuscany, near Pienza and Montepulciano, with a swimming pool with a spectacular view (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6).

4. tuscanartist (Angie)

Travel Note, Coastal Towns of the Val di Cornia
www.slowtrav.com/italy/tuscany/val_di_cornia.htm
>> Verdetecnica, www.verdetecnica.com - Sicily, Italy
Prize: One week in one of our apartments in Sicily, on the south/west coast (sleeps 3).

5. Brigolante (Rebecca)

Travel Note, Postcard - Harried Here
www.slowtrav.com/rebecca/20051125.htm
>> Sea and Country Villas: www.seaandcountryvillas.com - Liguria, Italy
Prize: One week in Villa Ortensia, a house on the Ligurian coast near the Tuscany border (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4).

6. Janet

Photo Essay, A Spring Week in Rome, April 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3348
>> San Potente Agriturismo, www.sanpotente.it - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week stay in Villa Rosy, near Assisi, Umbria (5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10).

7. Max Barrett

Photo Essay, Roma Ottobre 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3680
>> Ville in Italia S.r.l., www.villeinitalia.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in La Piazzetta, a house near Florence, Tuscany (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6) with a swimming pool and in a panoramic position. (A SlowTrav favorite!).

8. colleenk

Travel Note, Postcard - Ultimate Umbrian Experiences, Wine and Food
www.slowtrav.com/italy/umbria/ck_wine_food.htm
>> Sant'Antonio Country Resort, www.santantonio.it - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week stay in one of our one bedroom cottages/apartments near Montepulciano, Tuscany (sleeps 2 - A SlowTrav favorite!), a winery tour (Avignonesi Vineyards) and a lunch (Osteria del Leone Restaurant in Bagno Vignoni).

9. andykun (Andy)

Photo Essay, Summer 2004 Australia
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3484
>> Cuendet, www.cuendet.com/URP/agency/Slowtrav - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in Villa Orizzonte, a very charming farmhouse in the enchanting setting of the Chianti Hills near Monteriggioni (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6/8). ORIZZONTE - Ref. Number ITC701.

10. Roz

Trip Report, City, Country, Suburbia: Northern Italy from Three Viewpoints
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=835
>> Summer In Italy, www.summerinitaly.com?src=slwtrv - Campania, Italy
Prize: One week in Villa Trotta south of the Amalfi coast, Campania (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10). A SlowTrav favorite!

11. French Toast (Riana)

Travel Note, Where To Pick a Flower in Paris: Public Restrooms
www.slowtrav.com/france/paris/rl_restrooms.htm
>> Knowital, www.knowital.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in Ansugo di Sopra, a cottage on 3 acres in the hills above Lucca, Tuscany (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6).

12. stella

Trip Report, A Slow Trip to Italy for a Mother and Daughter
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=881
>> Le Case Gialle, www.lecasegialle.it - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week at Le Case Gialle, apartments on an organic farm in Umbria, near Bevagna. (A SlowTrav favorite!).

13. ellens

Travel Note, Slow & Solo: The (almost) Guilt Free Travel Alternative
www.slowtrav.com/europe/es_solo.htm
>> Le Manzinaie, www.lemanzinaie.it - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in one of our apartments on an estate near Montepulciano in Tuscany, with a large swimming pool set amidst tranquil and elegant grounds (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2). During your stay at Le Manzinaie, you will be invited to a family dinner. (A SlowTrav favorite!)

14. colleenk

Other, Most Restaurant Reviews
>> Baur B&B, www.baurbb.com - Piedmont, Italy
Prize: Two night stay for two people at Baur B&B, located in the beautiful wine hills of Southern Piedmont, near Acqui Terme. Breakfast is included.

15. BGE (Brenda)

Trip Report, My Dream Trip To Italy and France
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=926
>> La Bella Toscana, www.labellatoscana.net - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week rental in either March or October 2006 for 2 persons in an apartment in the Tuscan countryside close to San Gimignano and Siena.

16. Boleskine (Ruth)

Travel Note, Venice - 200 Things to Do and See
www.slowtrav.com/italy/venice/re_todo.htm
>> Telestial, www.telestial.com
Cell phones for Europe - Slow Travel Affiliate
Prize: A GSM phone (the new Motorola Razr!), an Italy SIM card and a Global Ring SIM card.

17. Shannon

Trip Report, The Virgin Voyage
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=902
>> Natural Images, www.natural-images.net - Andalusia, Spain
Prize: One week walking holiday for 2 people. Live with us in our home, treat it as yours, and enjoy the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema. Includes: airport pickup and drop off, meals - including packed lunches, 3 excursions - hikes, walks, drives, car and driver for local touring.

18. Gloria - Casina di Rosa

Trip Report, A Day on Mount Amiata
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=726
>> Villa Rosa, www.knowital.com - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week in Le Rose apartment at Villa Rosa, in Umbria near Perugia (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3).

19. Rar

Travel Note, Machu Picchu
www.slowtrav.com/southamerica/machu_picchu.htm
>> Brigolante Guest Apartments, www.brigolante.com - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week in one of the Brigolante Guest Apartments on our farm near Assisi, Umbria (sleeps 2). A SlowTrav favorite!

20. Janet

Travel Note, Traveling with a digital camera
www.slowtrav.com/europe/digital_camera.htm
>> Dino, www.dino-dc.com - Washington D.C., USA
Prize: Dinner for four at Dino, maximum value $400, with wines personally selected by the owner (Dean!).

21. Sharonov

Photo Essay, A Month in India
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3608
>> Dave and Aralynn, mcmanehonfleur.monsite.wanadoo.fr - Normandy, France
Prize: One week in our cottage in Honfleur, Normandy, France (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4).

22. Valda and Saint_Bambi

Travel Note, Perusing Perugia
www.slowtrav.com/italy/umbria/perugia.htm
>> Experience Paris, www.experienceparis.com - Paris, France
Prize: One week stay in my apartment in Paris, France (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4).

23. Betsy B.

Trip Report, Enchanted Caravan Travel in Ireland
www.slowtrav.com/ireland/bb_caravan.htm
>> Villaggio Turistico La Francesca, www.villaggilafrancesca.it - Liguria, Italy
Prize: One week stay in a type C house in our holiday village in Liguria (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, living-room with two chair-beds, kitchenette, large terrace overlooking the sea).

24. decobabe

Photo Essay, Decobabe loves Italy
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3570
>> Italy Weekly Rentals, www.italy-weekly-rentals.com - Lazio, Italy
Prize: One week in Chicca's House, an apartment in Gaeta, on the coast in southern Lazio (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5).

25. cec

Travel Note, The Trials, Tribulations and Treasures of Traveling with Teens
www.slowtrav.com/europe/cm_teenagers.htm
>> David Ronis, www.davidronis.com - New York City, USA
Prize: Half-day tour of New York City with 25-year resident and Emeritus Moderator David. Although David is not a professional tour guide, he enjoys showing people parts of Manhattan (or even another borough) that they ordinarily might not see. Itinerary to be mutually agreed upon, but tailored to your taste. "Theme" walks or concentration on just one neighborhood possible.

26. Roz

Trip Report, Lazio/Umbria, Sorrento, and Rome: Our 5th trip to Italy
www.slowtrav.com/tr/TripReport.asp?tripid=565
>> InTuscany, www.intuscany.net
Prize: 50% discount on one week in Villa Ortensia, a house on the Ligurian coast near the Tuscany border (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4).

27. SharonZ

Travel Note, Rome's Scavi Tour
www.slowtrav.com/italy/rome/scavi_tour.htm
>> Venice Guide and Boat, www.veniceguideandboat.it - Venice, Italy
Prize: For 2 people, in Venice, transfers on arrival and departure (2 transfers) from and to airport (or railway station or port), boat tour of the Grand Canal and the Island of Murano (2 hours), walking tour with a licensed guide in Venice (2 hours).

28. azwaniecki

Travel Note, Feasting on the Layer Cake of Krakow, Poland
www.slowtrav.com/eastern_europe/poland_krakow.htm
>> Summer's Leases, www.summersleases.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in Podere La Rota a cottage on our Tuscan olive oil farm in Chianti, between Florence, Siena and Arezzo (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2).

29. Stephen P.

Trip Report, Spain, 2005
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=897
>> Umbria Holidays, www.umbria-holidays.com - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week for two people at Poggio alla Luna, apartment Madre Terra, in Bevagna, Umbria (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2). (A SlowTrav favorite!).

30. Germaine

Photo Essay, One Glorious Week in Provence
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3724
>> Le Mas Perreal, www.masperreal.com - Provence, France
Prize: Three night stay for two people (gourmet breakfast included) at Le Mas Perreal, a B&B in the Luberon near Apt, Provence.

31. WV Cyndy

Travel Note, Things to do in the Northern Veneto
www.slowtrav.com/italy/veneto/bassano.htm
>> Behind the Tower, www.behindthetower.com - Pisa, Italy
Prize: A week-end (3 nights) stay at Behind the Tower, an apartment in Pisa, Tuscany.

32. ciaofornow

Travel Note, A Book Tour of Paris for Teens
www.slowtrav.com/france/planning/books_teens.htm
>> Chianti Cashmere Company, www.chianticashmere.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: Your choice of: A weekend (3 nights) in our vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2) or a hand-woven 100% Cashmere scarf (value 150, will be shipped to you).

33. stella

Travel Note, Some Tips for Travel With a Senior
www.slowtrav.com/europe/seniors.htm
>> AutoEurope, www.autoeurope.com
Prize: 7 day car rental in Europe. Mid-size, manual vehicle (not including taxes and insurance).

34. David

Travel Note, Manhattan Neighborhoods, According to Me
www.slowtrav.com/usa/newyork/dr_neighborhoods.htm
>> Italian Vacation Villas, www.villasitalia.com
Prize: $200 gift certificate for Amazon.com.

35. Dennis Switzer

Photo Essay, A Slow Walk across Spain
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3480
>> Cellular Abroad, www.cellularabroad.com
Prize: The Talk Abroad package. This is a GSM phone and SIM card that works in over 100 countries with unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe! It also has the initial 30 minutes of outgoing calls included. This phone is unlocked and can be used with your US service (if it uses a SIM card).

Mention "Slowtrav" on the phone or enter "Slowtrav" as the promo code when you book online for $10 off.

36. Robert Santa Monica

Trip Report, TWO MORE WEEKS IN ROMEAND NAPLES!
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=590
>> Cellular Abroad, www.cellularabroad.com
Prize: The Talk Abroad package. This is a GSM phone and SIM card that works in over 100 countries with unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe! It also has the initial 30 minutes of outgoing calls included. This phone is unlocked and can be used with your US service (if it uses a SIM card).

Mention "Slowtrav" on the phone or enter "Slowtrav" as the promo code when you book online for $10 off.

37. JackBonham

Travel Note, Slow Travel in Africa
www.slowtrav.com/other/notes/africa_zambia.htm
>> San Potente Agriturismo, www.sanpotente.it - Umbria, Italy
Prize: One week stay in any of the three apartments at Residence Vallemela, in eastern Umbria, near Sellano (studio/1 bedroom, 1 bathroom/2 bedroom, 1 bathroom - sleeps 2 - 4).

38. Suncoast

Trip Report, Adventures in Incomparable Tuscany, August 2004
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=524
>> CassiaHouse, www.cassiahouse.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: One week stay in my CassiaHouse apartment on the Via Cassia, in a residential area of Rome (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4).

39. t-mac

Trip Report, Eastern Europe and meeting family
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=855
>> Divina Cucina, www.divinacucina.com - Florence, Italy
Prize: One day cooking class for 2 in Florence, Italy. Includes walking tour of Central Market, tastings, cooking class with meal and fabulous wines, copy of my cookbook and Divina Cucina apron.

40. Madonna del Piatto (Letizia)

Travel Note, Puglia and Matera in 10 days
www.slowtrav.com/italy/puglia/lm_puglia.htm
>> La Torretta, www.latorrettabandb.com - Lazio, Italy
Prize: Two nights accommodation in double room with view including breakfast at La Torretta B&B, Casperia, Lazio (north of Rome).

41. valerie

Other, Quiz #5 - Travel Questions
>> Cellular Abroad, www.cellularabroad.com
Prize: The Talk Abroad package. This is a GSM phone and SIM card that works in over 100 countries with unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe! It also has the initial 30 minutes of outgoing calls included. This phone is unlocked and can be used with your US service (if it uses a SIM card).

Mention "Slowtrav" on the phone or enter "Slowtrav" as the promo code when you book online for $10 off.

42. Daniel

Other, Quiz #4 - Website Questions
>> Cellular Abroad, www.cellularabroad.com
Prize: The Talk Abroad package. This is a GSM phone and SIM card that works in over 100 countries with unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe! It also has the initial 30 minutes of outgoing calls included. This phone is unlocked and can be used with your US service (if it uses a SIM card).

Mention "Slowtrav" on the phone or enter "Slowtrav" as the promo code when you book online for $10 off.

43. Janet

Photo Essay, Cinque Terre: July 2004
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3491
>> Sally Watkins Travel, www.sallywatkins.com
Prize: $100 gift certificate for Murray's Cheese Shop in New York (use to buy cheeses, oils, vinegars or other goodies).

44. debsnet

Trip Report, A First Italian Summer
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=585
>> ClassicVacationRental.com, www.classicvacationrental.com
Prize: A lovely cookbook - Tuscan Cookbook by Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer, and two music CD's for Italian atmosphere once you have cooked some of these lovely meals. One is "Italian classics" (perhaps a little kitsch, but makes you feel like you are in a little trattoria in some small hilltop town); and the other a CD of Pavarotti's opera favourites.

45. Lisa W

Photo Essay, Malta Photos
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3304
>> Tuscany Painting, www.tuscany-painting.com
Prize: A painting (unframed) includes shipping to to the prize winner's destination. See Tuscany Painting for the paintings you can choose from.

46. Daniel

Trip Report, Laurie & Daniel's June 2005 Trip to Paris
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=789
>> Everyday Gourmet Traveler, www.gourmetravel.com
Prize: 1 bottle Tradizionale Balsamico (from Lancellotti, located just outside Modena). Retail value is $200-$400 (depending on where one shops).

47. Shannon

Travel Note, Venice Sestieri
www.slowtrav.com/italy/venice/se_sestieri.htm
>> Cellular Abroad, www.cellularabroad.com
Prize: The Talk Abroad package. This is a GSM phone and SIM card that works in over 100 countries with unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe! It also has the initial 30 minutes of outgoing calls included. This phone is unlocked and can be used with your US service (if it uses a SIM card).

Mention "Slowtrav" on the phone or enter "Slowtrav" as the promo code when you book online for $10 off.

48. maitaitom

Trip Report, We Didn't Drink All The Vino: Maitai Tom and Tracy's
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=899
>> Discover Paris, www.geocities.com/parisfinder/ - Paris, France
Prize: One day tour of the Paris sites for a group of up to four people.  This could include a visit to any of the major sites. I would provide anything from a guided tour of the Louvre museum, a neighborhood tour, or an exploration walk of a historic city site like the ancient city wall.

49. Wendy & Rob

Photo Essay, Rome 2005-Through Rob's Eyes
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3710
>> Fontana del Papa, www.cookitaly.it - Lazio, Italy
Prize: Two nights accommodation in Fontana del Papa Junior suite (sleeps 2) including breakfast at Fontana del Papa, Monti della Tolfa (northern Lazio, Italy).

50. Daniel

Trip Report, A Rather Lovely Long Weekend in Paris with Laurie & Daniel
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?r=3&tripid=890
>> Chow Bella Books, www.chowbellabooks.com
Prize: An autographed copy of the book "Chow! Venice, Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima" by Ruth Edenbaum and Shannon Essa. Plus free Venice advice for eternity and dinner in either New Jersey or San Diego at one of our homes, or in Venice if one of us is there when the winner is.

51. kaydee

Photo Essay, Best of Provence: Hiking in the Luberon (Gorges de Rgalon)
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3771
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: $60 gift certificate for Tilley Endurables so you can purchase a Tilley Hat - "the finest hat in the world"!! And yes this is a grand prize, because it is a grand hat offered by a lover of the hat (Pauline).

52. Stephen P.

Photo Essay, China 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3756
>> Gloria Espinoza
Prize: 3 pack of olive oil from the Olive Press in Glen Ellen

53. messine

Photo Essay, Sensory France
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3745
>> Vesta Italian Villas, www.vestaitalianvillas.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: One week in Il Patio, the perfect romantic getaway, south of Siena, Tuscany, in an olive grove setting, enjoying a beautiful view (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3). May and September are the best months to be at this property.

54. Pokey

Trip Report, My 50th Birthday Present to Myself, ITALY!
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=558
>> Italian Food Artisans, www.FoodArtisans.com - Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
Prize: Join Pamela Sheldon Johns at her farm, Poggio Etrusco, for a day of cooking in the Tuscan countryside. Your class for two includes: Spend the morning with Pamela as she explores the Italian artisanal pantry, with explanations and tastings of olive oils, vinegars, capers, pasta. Lunch is a hands-on cooking class utilizing the artisanal ingredients. After lunch we will take a visit to an antique frantoio, an olive pressing mill, for a demonstration and tasting of oils. Take home a gift of a bottle of Poggio Etrusco organic olive oil and one of Pamela's cookbooks. Coming from Rome or Florence? No car needed! We will pick you up at the Chiusi train station. Bed & Breakfast accommodations available at a 50% discount to prize-winners.

55. Dean

Trip Report, Carnivale in Venezia
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=840
>> 3 Millennia Tours, www.threemillennia.com - Rome Italy
Prize: Four spaces on any group tour for Rome. This can also be used as 2 spaces on 2 group tours or as 1 space on 4 group tours.

56. Dennis Switzer

Trip Report, A Pilgrimage from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=815
>> Trektools.com, www.trektools.com
Prize: $50 gift certificate for maps from TrekTools.com.

57. kaydee

Travel Note, Hiking in the Luberon and Four Hikes in the Luberon
www.slowtrav.com/france/hiking/luberon.htm
>> From a message board member
Prize: Two books.
Signed copy of "Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home (Hardcover), by Mario Batali, Ecco, 2005 - signed by the author Mario Batali
Signed copy of "Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy (Hardcover), by Joseph Bastianich, David Lynch, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (Contributor), Mario Batali (Contributor), Clarkson Potter, 2002 - signed by David Lynch and Joseph Bastianich.

58. LotusEden

Photo Essay, Colors, patterns, and rhythms of Italy
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3690
>> Good Tastes of Tuscany, www.tuscany-cooking-class.com - Florence, Italy
Prize: We would love to share our kitchen with you and offer the winner the opportunity to have two guests attend any one of our single day classes. For the prize winners we will include our signature apron and a gift pack of wine and oil made here at the estate.

59. Doru

Travel Note, Buying Italy Events Tickets Online with Charta
www.slowtrav.com/italy/planning/dm_charta.htm
>> Romaround, www.romaround.it - Rome, Italy
Prize: A half day private tour in Rome for up to 3 people (about 3 hrs) plus a private cooking lesson (about 1 hr) to learn how to make a real Italian pasta (includes the possibility to enjoy the lunch that you will have just made!). Choose from these classic itineraries.

60. Dana K

Trip Report, Mountains and Masterpieces
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=818
>> Italian Journeys with Isabella and Luigi Dusi, www.tourstravelitaly.com
Prize: Montalcino Goodies from Isabella and Luigi Dusi!! An autographed copy of Isabella's book Vanilla Beans & Brodo, an autographed copy of Isabella's book Bel Vino and a Quartiere Pianello scarf (very colorful, blue/white). The package will be mailed to you.

61. WV Cyndy

Other, Quiz #4 - Website Questions
>> Cook Italy, www.cookitaly.com - Bologna, Italy
Prize: For 2 people, gourmet walking tour of Bologna's fabulous food markets and delis full of the regions' - and all of Italy's - top produce and products.

62. AnG

Trip Report, Baise River Cruise
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=717
>> Deborah Horn, www.petsburg.com - St. Louis, MO, US
Prize: For our non-North American friends in the Slow Travel family ... We'd love to prove to you that there is more to the United States than New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco! We're offering a slice of Americana in the heart of the USA. Come to St. Louis, Missouri -- to the banks of the mighty Mississippi, and be an honored guest in our home. We will be happy to accommodate from one to four guests. (We have two double-bedded guest rooms with a shared bath.) All meals at home included. Swimming pools, tennis court, and fitness room are available at our neighborhood clubhouse.

63. Dorothyk

Photo Essay, Cumae, Haunt of the Sibyl
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3676
>> Rome is Home, www.rome-is-home.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: Be Our Guest For a Day - one night in our flat in Rome (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2), a day out of Rome with the "de Majo family" (driving to Sutri, Via Cassia, have a nice lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the Etruscan sites, the Lago di Vico area and its forest, just relax in a different, Roman way!).

64. pfod

Photo Essay, Rome-Tuscany-Florence 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3684
>> Casina di Rosa, www.casinadirosa.it
Prize: Choose three books from my list of favorite guidebooks below. I will have them delivered to you.

65. Trishmael

Trip Report, Light Enough to Travel
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=612
>> Benvenuto Limos, www.benvenutolimos.com - Campania, Italy
Prize: A full day tour of the Amalfi Coast for 2 people (Positano, Amalfi and Ravello) starting from Sorrento.

66. kaydee

Travel Note, Postcard - Saturday at the Apt Market
www.slowtrav.com/france/provence/market_apt.htm
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

67. Rome Addict

Travel Note, Disabled Access in Rome
www.slowtrav.com/italy/accessible/rome/
>> perlaToscana, www.perlatoscana.com - Tuscany, Italy
Prize: Weekend (2 nights) for 2 guests at our country house near the all-year round warm thermal springs of Saturnia in Tuscany at Agriturismo San Leonardo (veranda, 1 double bedroom, entrance w/ small kitchen, 1 bath w/ shower, sleeps 2). Tickets to the spa pools are provided with our offer.

68. egret

Travel Note, Canoeing in England
www.slowtrav.com/uk/notes/canoeing.htm
>> Alla Madonna del Piatto, www.incampagna.com - Umbria, Italy
Prize: Two nights at our B&B for two people (room with a view) including a delicious breakfast with homemade bread and jams.

69. Gloria - Casina di Rosa

Travel Note, Pisa: Not a Tourist Quickie
(not published yet)
>> Home Base Holidays, www.homebase-hols.com (worldwide)
Prize: A year's membership to Home Base Holidays (worth 29).

70. venexiananan

Travel Note, Postcard - A Remo (by oar), Sweet Venetian Evenings
www.slowtrav.com/italy/venice/nm_remo.htm
>> Francesco Marrapese private driver, www.francescomarrapese.com - Campania, Italy
Prize: An excursion along the Amalfi Coast of 6 hours with an English speaking driver in a comfortable mini-van (up to 6 people) with air conditioning.

71. stella

Other, Quiz #4 - Website Questions
>> Illustrata, Inc., italyinstructions.com
Prize: Signed copy of the only pocket guide devoted entirely to the practicalities of Italian travel - "Italy: Instructions for Use".

72. Janie&Geoff

Travel Note, Cistercian Abbeys: The Three Sisters of Provence
www.slowtrav.com/france/provence/jc_cistercian_abbeys.htm
>> Casa Rosa, www.casa-rosa.it - Umbria, Italy
Prize: 50% discount on a weeks accommodation in one of our apartments on a farm near Assisi (sleeps 2 to 5).

73. Lisa W

Trip Report, Living in London for Six Months
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=645
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

74. Rar

Travel Note, Argentina - Slow Travel , Skiing, Food and Restaurants
www.slowtrav.com/southamerica/argentina.htm
>> 3 Millennia Tours, www.threemillennia.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: 150 credit towards a private tour in Rome. (Private tours are 50 per hour for up to 4 people. This prize would give you a private tour for 3 hours for up to 4 people.)

75. to italy

Travel Note, Visiting Food Shrines in France (and one in Italy)
www.slowtrav.com/france/food/shrines.htm
>> Tuscan Traveler, www.tuscantraveler.com - Florence, Italy
Prize: For up to 4 people, two hour private guided tour of Florence.

76. French Fries

Photo Essay, Why I love Provence: Favorite Sights
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3747
>> SharonOV, Chicago, USA
Prize: 1 Day tour of Chicago, including admission for up to 4 people at Shedd Aquarium and lunch at my home, which is a 14th floor condo with a view of Lake Michigan and the museum campus.

77. Ginda Simpson

Travel Note, Postcard - Cruising the Brenta Canal from Venice to Padua
www.slowtrav.com/ginda/brenta_canal.htm
>> Vatican Tours Inc., www.vaticantoursandbeyond.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: A private walking tour of the Vatican for up to 5 people with guide meeting customer at the Vatican.

78. Donna Marie

Travel Note, Packing for a Trip to Europe
www.slowtrav.com/europe/packing.htm
>> Robert from Santa Monica, www.hennesseyingalls.com
Prize 1: A book for Tuscany lovers
- La Foce, A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany, by Origo, Livingston, Olin, and Hunt, University of Pennsylvania Press, hardback.

79. joelscapes

Photo Essay, Searching for Medieval Florence in 2004
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3647
>> Italian Journeys with Isabella and Luigi Dusi, www.tourstravelitaly.com
Prize: Montalcino Goodies from Isabella and Luigi Dusi!! An autographed copy of Isabella's book Vanilla Beans & Brodo, an autographed copy of Isabella's book Bel Vino and a Quartiere Pianello scarf (very colorful, blue/white). The package will be mailed to you.

80. Leslie

Trip Report, Through Bavaria, Umbria, Tuscany: Piatti Misti
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=744
>> Robert from Santa Monica, www.hennesseyingalls.com
Prize 2: A package of three books for Rome lovers
- Rome from the Ground Up, by McGregor, Harvard Univ Press, due out in October, hardback
- Rome: A Cultural and Literary Companion, by Jonathan Boardman, Interlink Publishing Group, paperback
- The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church, by Margaret Visser, North Point Press, 2001, hardback

81. RonGom

Trip Report, An Eastern Europe Sampler
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=861
>> Illustrata, Inc., italyinstructions.com
Prize: Signed copy of the only pocket guide devoted entirely to the practicalities of Italian travel - "Italy: Instructions for Use".

82. kaydee

Other, Most Hotel Reviews
>> Tuscany Painting, www.tuscany-painting.com - Florence, Italy
Prize: One morning oil painting workshop for one person in the surrounding hills of Florence. Read more about prizes.

83. Nancy Lutz

Photo Essay, Tuscany 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3573
>> Italian Renaissance Travel, www.italyarttrips.com
Prize: 1 bottle Balsamic Vinegar (from Fattoria di Montagliari in Chianti, producer Giovanni Cappelli). Read more about this vinegar.

84. Jim Zurer

Other, Quiz #3 - Italy Travel Questions
>> Italy Weekly Rentals, www.italy-weekly-rentals.com - Rome, Italy
Prize: 50% discount for a week in the Guesthouse at L'Infiorata on the outskirts of Rome (1 bedroom/1 bathroom, sleeps four, guesthouse attached to a larger villa, but private).

85. Ricardo

Travel Note, Getting the Best Out of London's Transportation
www.slowtrav.com/uk/london/transportation.htm
>> >> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

86. RedRedWine

Photo Essay, Images of Italy
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3395
>> Chow Bella Books, www.chowbellabooks.com
Prize: An autographed copy of the book "Chow! Venice, Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima" by Ruth Edenbaum and Shannon Essa. Plus free Venice advice for eternity and dinner in either New Jersey or San Diego at one of our homes, or in Venice if one of us is there when the winner is.

87. Valerie

Travel Note, New Mexico's Indian Country
www.slowtrav.com/usa/newmexico/indian_country.htm
>> Context: Florence, www.contextflorence.com - Florence, Italy
Prize: Two places on any small group itinerary in Florence.

88. kaydee

Other, Quiz #2 - Treasure Hunt
>> Illustrata, Inc., italyinstructions.com
Prize: Signed copy of the only pocket guide devoted entirely to the practicalities of Italian travel - "Italy: Instructions for Use".

89. kaydee

Trip Report, England in Slow Motion: 190 Miles on the Coast-to-Coast Walk
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=800
>> Bud Lowe, www.slowtrav.com/cl/detail.asp?l=1735
Prize: Three sets of five boxed cards, with envelopes, each card a reproduction of a different scene painted in Tuscany. From original watercolor paintings by Bud Lowe shown in Slow Travel Trip Report 581.

90. Christian

Trip Report, A Million Degrees
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=829
>> Italian Excursions, www.italianexcursion.com
Prize: Original framed small watercolors from Venice. Purchased from the artist. Actual size without matting is 3" x 5". The subject in both is Venice and each has a small gondola in it.

91. kaydee

Other, Most Vacation Rental Reviews
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: The book "The City of Falling Angels" (Hardcover) by John Berendt, shipped to you from Amazon. Note: This prize was added for the last 14 winners on the list.

92. Jane

Photo Essay, People of the Rift Valley
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3294
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

93. castor3

Trip Report, Footloose in Provence & Paris
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=798
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

94. decobabe

Travel Note, Travel Recipes for Italy
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3570
>> Alice Twain, www.xarface.com/frengo/3/
Prize: Two books:
- "La Cucina di Pistoia", Pistoiese cookbook
- "Storia d'Italia Pistoia", a photo book on Pistoia, historical photos, mostly postcards, including portraits and group photos, but mostly cityscapes and architectural, B&W
They are both in Italian (but contain many photos). The books will be mailed to you. Click for photo of books.

95. Ryan P

Photo Essay, Italy Summer 2005
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3721
>> Italian Journeys with Isabella and Luigi Dusi, www.tourstravelitaly.com
Prize: Montalcino Goodies from Isabella and Luigi Dusi!! An autographed copy of Isabella's book Vanilla Beans & Brodo, an autographed copy of Isabella's book Bel Vino and a Quartiere Pianello scarf (very colorful, blue/white). The package will be mailed to you.

96. Gail Hecko

Trip Report, The Mystery Trip, or I Was Attacked by a Killer Pelican in Mykonos
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=833
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

97. mary miller

Trip Report, It's all about the shoes
www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=838
>> Italian Excursions, www.italianexcursion.com
Prize: Original framed small watercolors from Venice. Purchased from the artist. Actual size without matting is 3" x 5". The subject in both is Venice and each has a small gondola in it.

98. Rar

Photo Essay, Bolivia
www.slowphotos.com/photo/showgallery.php?cat=3473
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: The book "The City of Falling Angels" (Hardcover) by John Berendt, shipped to you from Amazon. Note: This prize was added for the last 14 winners on the list.

99. kaydee

Other, Quiz #1 - Website Questions
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap). (for Charley)

100. Pat and Henry

Travel Note, Wagon Wheels in Tuscany
www.slowtrav.com/italy/tuscany/hs_planning.htm
>> Slow Travel, www.slowtrav.com
Prize: Two year premium supporting membership on the Slow Travel Message Board and Slow Travel goodies (tote bag, 4 luggage tags, 1 mouse pad, 1 baseball cap).

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