Tell us about your piece of paradise in the Pacific
Editor's Note: Folks, you have until Jan. 10 to submit your stories, so start writing!
Each year Stars and Stripes publishes our Destination Paradise magazine, which highlights must-see travel spots across the Pacific. This year, we’re asking you to tell us about your own piece of paradise. It doesn’t have to be an exotic island with pristine beaches. Maybe your idea of paradise is a hiking trail off of the beaten path, 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 the place you cherish, the place you most wish to share with others.
And we will help you do that sharing! Your story will not only appear in Stripes’ Destination Paradise magazine, it will also appear in Stripes’ community newspapers and websites, including Stripes Okinawa and Okinawa.Stripes.com.
To thank you for sharing your special destination with us, you will also be entered to win some great prizes. One Grand Prize winner will receive a 3-piece Samsonite spinner luggage set, and two Runners-Up will each receive an iPad mini 16GB wi-fi device.
Submit your story today on this very site! Just follow the steps below to tell us about your piece of paradise in the Pacific. To be eligible for the prizes, your story must be at least 200 words. (And folks, 200 words isn’t as long as you might think – this article is already more than 200 words!) We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Here’s how to get started:
- Go to okinawa.stripes.com
- On the top right corner of the page click “Login” if you already have an account or “Register for Free” if you need to create one
- If you’re setting up a new account, complete the registration form, which includes creating your own unique user name
- You’ll receive a welcome e-mail at the e-mail address you provided; use the link in that e-mail message to access your account for the first time and you will immediately be prompted to create your own, secure password for future logins
- Once you are logged in, click on the “Travel” link underneath “Submit Your Story” on the right-side of the webpage
- Begin your Headline/Title with the words “My Paradise,” as in “My Paradise: The Hong Kong Flower Market” or “My Paradise: Cooking Classes in Bali”
- Enter your story of 200 words or more, and be sure to attach a photo of your destination
- Hit the gray “save” button and you’re done – you’ve been entered to win!