Here’s a topical travel tip if ever there was one – BMI will soon be offering flights to Marrakech and Casablanca. As it happens, we know someone in that neck of the woods!
If you’ve been following us on any of our social networks in the past 6 months or so, you could scarcely have missed news of our travel competition, Get Rid Of Me. In the first season of Get Rid Of Me (GROM to its friends) we’ve seen Canadian travel fanatic Katie Powell amass tens of thousands of votes; enough to secure her the grand prize of a 6 month trip around the world. Starting in Morocco (where she is now), she’ll pass through 18 countries, seeing some of the most iconic sights on the planet while blogging, tweeting, filming and photographing the experience for her online followers as she goes. It’s a wild ride!
Hailing from Abbotsford, BC and known collectively as Team Kevan (Katie is travelling with her partner Evan Hunken; hence Team Kevan) this travelling duo have been promoting the cause non-stop since the competition began. From getting her local newspapers involved and securing the help of the mayor’s office, to canvassing for votes at airshows and rodeos and even securing time on her local radio stations in an effort to get votes, Katie got the town of Abbotsford behind her and in the end went on to win the grand prize.
Now on the first leg of her trip in Morocco, Katie’s blog is up and running, as is the official Get Rid Of Me Facebook page, YouTube channel, On The Go Tours Flickr page and the competition’s official Twitter feed.
Follow along and get inspired. And watch this space for more travel deals and top tips.