Our final winner for the Travel Smart Blog ‘Summer Road Trip’ Contest is Scott. Here is Scott’s story:
I once visited a town in Denmark called Aalborg. It’s a cute town located in the northern part of the country. One morning I borrowed a friends car to go to the bakery for some bread and cheese. After I bought my breakfast I took it back to the car and tried to drive away. For some reason, the key wouldn’t fit into the ignition and then I noticed that I was in the wrong car. All of those damn European cars look the same to me. In a panic mode I quickly opened the door to get myself out of the car. At that moment, that very second, a large truck came flying down the road and tore the door off of the car. The sound was horrific. I can still hear the smashing metal and glass as it rolled down the cobble street. Just then, an old Danish farmer came out of the same bakery I had just visited. I don’t speak Danish but I clearly could understand him. He was just standing there making groans that are universal in nature. In the end, his insurance wouldn’t pay for the damage because it was totally my fault. My friends insurance wouldn’t pay for it because it wasn’t his car and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it because I was in Denmark. I ended up paying $3,000.00 dollars for breakfast that morning. My travel tip is — always walk to breakfast.
My best travel tip is — whenever you arrive in a new city or state and have some time to burn, Google your location next to an extreme word like — tallest, richest and best. What you’ll end up with is a wonderful list of possibilities to choose from. For example if you Google — “Lexington” and “Amazing” the search engine will direct you to a store in Lexington, KY called Amazing Wonders. It’s a store full of board games where enthusiasts meet and play a variety of different games. Stuff like this don’t make the tour books. I’ve never been disappointed by Googling locations and extreme words. My greatest find so far was the worlds largest machine gun near Ft Knox. I Googled “Ft Knox” and “Greatest” and ended up having the time of my life.
Thanks to everyone who entered our contest; we received some excellent tips and learned a lot along the way. Keep checking back because we will be hosting more fun contests all summer long!