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Travel Contest: Win a Trip to New York!

You read that right. A free trip to New York from India is on the cards! Lufthansa is flying one lucky winner to The Big Apple, and offering 4 nights at iconic hotels in Manhattan.

And you can win it.

New York City, Lufthansa to New York

Between the moon and New York City. Photo by Tony Fischer.

I know that many people don’t take part in travel contests because the odds seem against you. But trust me, it’s always worth a try. I relentlessly take part in contests, and it’s how I recently travelled to Australia and will soon be on my way to the Philippines. I became a contest-participating lunatic way before my blogging days, and won some of my earliest trips to Europe and Indonesia!

So follow my lead and try your luck in this one. Who knows, the stars might just align and take you to New York.

What do you win?

  • 1 Return ticket to New York City on Lufthansa
  • 2 Nights stay at The Pierre, and 2 nights stay at Le Parker Meridien, in Manhattan
Times Square, New York from India, free trip to New York

Times Square. Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre.

How to enter the contest

If you’re a word games buff like me, this is the best part. You enter the contest on the Lufthansa India Facebook page, and start by reading fun travel facts about New York. By the time you’re done, you’re going to really want to win this!

You then hop on to a Crossword, which tests you on all things New York. Everyone who solves the crossword is entered into a lucky draw to win the big prize.

Lufthansa India, Lufthansa India to new york

Ready to fly? Photo by Lufthansa.

Things to remember

  • Remember to ‘like’ the Lufthansa India Facebook page before you get started, or you might see an error page on the contest link.
  • Clues to the Crossword are scattered under “Nonstop New York”, and you can refer back anytime.
  • The contest ends on 16th March, 2014.

Go on, enter the contest. And don’t forget to send me a postcard if you win!

Coney Island, New York

Ready for moments like this? Sunset on Coney Island. Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre.


What would you most like to do in New York if you win this trip?


Note: This post was written in collaboration with Lufthansa German Airlines.


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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.


  1. Hi Shivya, first of all let me say that I love your blog!I have started following it recently(am an amatuer blogger myself) Secondly, thanks a ton for sharing this contest, I just submitted my entry.. I have been to NYC twice and would absolutely love to go again!!! fingers crossed 🙂

    • Thanks Ankita, I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 All the best with this contest. Hope the roads take you back to NYC. I’ve never been, but I’m sure the time will come someday!

  2. Wow, I’d love to win it! And you’ve used some beautiful pictures too! I sadly don’t know what I’d do if I win the trip. I’ve already been to NYC multiple times, always for work. The good thing is that the hotel Lufthansa’s offering is not really cheap, I’ve found it on and the reviews say it’s really luxurious. So I guess I’ll just splurge and enjoy being pampered.

  3. Sahil Virmani says

    Thanks a lot Shivya, for sharing this contest. Have tried my luck earlier as well but in vain . “try try till you succeed “

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  5. pune says

    Hi I m 35 yrs male lived in pune,india.
    I also wanted to do as u r doing.surfing all of the world.

    Ca nu guide me for free lance traveler?how can it be started?ipl help me.

  6. Ana Marie Bacul (@byaheDora) says

    Hello, Shivya! I hope you still remember me, I won the #WeGoSolo Contest last year. I’d like to meet here in the Philippines. Just let me know when you’ll be coming and what city you will be staying at. Have a nice trip!

  7. says

    I love it when folks get together and share thoughts. Great blog, stick with it!

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