Tell us about your piece of paradise and be published!

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Tell us about your piece of paradise and be published!

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Stripes Okinawa | .
published: December 17, 2014

Our readers love to travel—and now you have a chance to tell them where to go!

Stars and Stripes is asking readers to write about their own piece of paradise. Our annual Destination Paradise magazine highlights must-see travel spots across the Pacific—and your bit of paradise could be included in our 2015 edition. It doesn’t have to be an exotic island with pristine beaches. Maybe your idea of paradise is a secluded hiking trail, a quiet park in a congested city, a colorful snorkeling spot, or the packed corridors of a large shopping mall. We want to hear about a place you cherish, a place you feel most compelled to share with others.

Your story will not only appear in the Stripes Destination Paradise magazine that will hit the streets on Pacific bases Feb. 28, 2015, but it will also appear in our community newspapers and websites, including Stripes Okinawa and Okinawa.Stripes.com.

So start writing! Folks, we don’t care how long or short your story is, or if it’s written in first-person. Just have fun with it. And please send photos with your story because they help tell the story.

Submit your story and photos to paradise@stripes.com by Jan. 9, 2015, and we'll make you famous! 

To get your creative juices flowing, take a look at these links to some Destination Paradise stories from previous years:

 

MY PARADISE: Give me orders to Diego Garcia

MY PARADISE: The Porter Clan goes to Palau

MY PARADISE: Take in the scenery at Enoshima Island

MY PARADISE: Four-hand massage in Bali

MY PARADISE: Singapore, a fine place to visit

MY PARADISE: A Journey to the Peak

MY PARADISE: Hiking on Mount Dobongsan

MY PARADISE: Mojitos, sunsets and adventures in Phuket, Thailand

MY PARADISE: Anegada in the British Virgin Islands

MY PARADISE: Singapore's National Orchid Garden

MY PARADISE: Okinawa -- SAY WHAT?!

MY PARADISE: Basking in Bali's brilliance

MY PARADISE: Pohnpei

MY PARADISE: Hanging out in Hong Kong