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Mrs. O Around the World ‘s 4th Birthday Blog Giveaway #MrsO4


I cannot believe how quickly time goes. Mrs. O Around the World turns 4 this month! 4 years old! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over this time – and my way of doing so is to offer you a chance to enjoy some of my favourite luxury experiences and items from around the world.
What are the prizes for the 4th Mrs. O Around the World Blog Anniversary giveaway, I hear you ask? Well… they are quite special!

 

 A four-night cruise onboard The Strand Cruise by the legendary Myanmar Strand Hotel

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Operating a​ schedule of three and four-night itineraries between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay, the Strand Cruise is a reinvention of the legendary style of its sister property, The Strand Hotel Yangon. The new 27-cabin ship is enhanced with latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and WI-FI from satellite communication.  

The Strand Cruise is a genuine luxury cruise experience with access to many private moorings close to landmarks along the river. A highlight of the itinerary is an exclusive mooring overnight at Ava on the journey from Bagan to Mandalay, allowing passengers access the beautiful temple of Maha Aungmye Bonzan after the crowds have departed in the evening until the following morning, when monks join passengers for a very special farewell.  The Strand Cruise is also the only operator on the river to offer visits to the iconic U-Bein bridge on both north- and south-bound itineraries.  

Opening Season offer:​ The Strand Cruise has a special launch offer available for sailings from January to March 2016 of 20% off the published high season rate. During this time, the three-night journey between Mandalay and Bagan will be from US$2,592 (usually from US$3,240) per person based on double occupancy, and the four-night journey between Bagan and Mandalay will be from US$2,874 (usually from US$3,592) per person based on double occupancy. There is also a special 2 for 1 offer on the first two cruises (Christmas and New Year). Mr. O and I will be sailing on the Christmas cruise and very much looking forward to sharing this unique experience live. Follow The Strand Cruise on Twitter and Facebook.

The Strand Cruise is offering passage for two people sharing a cabin on a four night journey between Bagan and Mandalay.  The prize is valid until 1 November 2016 and is subject to availability.  Prize includes all excursions and activities as described in the set itinerary, three meals during full sailing days, breakfast on day of disembarkation, soft drinks & local beer, house wine during meals, port charges, English speaking guides (alternative language guides can be provided on request subject to availability), satellite WI-FI in all cabins and public areas and complimentary international daily newspapers available on guest’s digital tablets.  It excludes domestic and international flights, visa costs and transfers.

 

A weekend at Ashford Castle in Ireland

ashford castle luxury hotel in ireland giveaway

Ashford Castle is magnificent five star hotel set on 350 acres in County Mayo, on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, with a spectacular backdrop of woodlands, lake, river, and mountains. With 85 guest rooms, a wealth of activities and thoughtful touches throughout, guests will enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale at Ashford Castle. The striking interiors are in keeping with the castle’s history and grandeur – it’s a treasure trove of art and antiques with more than 800 paintings and around 130 chandeliers.

Following a two-year restoration of the 800-year-old building, the hotel reopened to guests in April 2015. The expansive 350-acre estate lends itself perfectly to a range of outdoor activities; from country classic pastimes such as horse ridingfishing, and falconry, to more modern activities such as golfcycling and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle. After a busy day of outdoor activities, guests can indulge in exceptionally gourmet cuisine offered in the castle’s four main dining rooms – fine dining in the grandeur of the George V Dining Room, casual dining in the comfortable setting of Cullen’s at the Cottage or Cullen’s at the Dungeon, or a delightful Afternoon Tea in the elegant Connaught Room.

Mr. O and I visited recently and I have to say, it was all we expected and more.

Ashford Castle is offering one lucky winner a two night getaway for two people, including breakfast. Prize must be claimed before the end of April 2016, is subject to availability and certain blackout dates will apply (including; Christmas, New Years, the St Patrick’s Day weekend and the Easter weekend). Flights and transfers not included. Non transferrable.

 

3 nights at Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, Greece

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Ancient olive trees and fragrant firs provide both shade and privacy throughout the spacious grounds, the manicured lawns eventually meeting the white sands and refreshing waters of the Aegean. At Ikos Olivia chic design goes hand in hand with subtle elegance to offer a warm welcome to the most discerning traveller.

Relishing its exclusive location on the Gulf of Toroneos, this contemporary Greek masterpiece extends across a perfectly landscaped 22 acres framed by an exclusive white sandy beach. I visited Ikos Olivia earlier this year with my sister and was really impressed.

Ikos Resorts bring a new era of hospitality to the Mediterranean. Luxury resorts in stunning natural locations, where elegance is omnipresent, yet understated. Ikos have redefined the all inclusive holiday by offering an exceptional food and beverage experience and exemplary service. Each Ikos property is located on a golden sandy beach and features 5 restaurants, 4 of which are a la carte and overseen by Michelin starred chefs. 24 hour room service, a dine out experience in selected local restaurants together with an extensive wine list, branded spirits in all bars and in your hotel mini bar and waiter service by the pool and on the beach are just some of the extra touches you will experience as part of the Ikos Resorts Infinite Lifestyle experience.

Ikos Olivia is offering a very lucky reader a 3-night stay in a sea view double room and a chance to experience its Infinite Lifestyle concept. Offer is valid until October 2016, excluding dates from 15th June – 15th September.

 

AirPortr luggage concierge for as many bags as you can carry (except you won’t have to carry them!)

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AirPortr is your London airport personal luggage concierge service.

 

It doesn’t matter how luxurious the destination you may be travelling to is – sometimes it is that trek to and from the airport that can take the 5* feeling away. Now AirPortr are on hand to treat you like a VIP and deliver your luggage for you. On your day of travel, AirPortr can collect your luggage from your home or hotel and deliver it to the airport later that day leaving you free to take your time and travel to the airport at your leisure, totally bag free. Similarly when you land in London, you simply leave your luggage with the AirPortr team in the airport terminal and the next time you see your bags will be at your home or hotel later that day.
I don’t know about you but having someone carry my bags for me always makes me feel a little bit jet-set!
 
AirPortr are offering their luggage concierge service complimentary for two people for your next return trip for up to 25 bags, includes sports equipment/oversized luggage (any weight any size).
Service is limited to operational areas, please refer to portr.com for current airports serviced and qualifying delivery/pick up areas. Prize valid for 12 months.

 

Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Set

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With over 25 years of experience, Molton Brown has naturally built up a renowned reputation as body and bath connoisseurs. Their team travels around the world looking for the rarest and finest ingredients before returning to their beloved home in London to blend them to the highest standards. Think luxurious shower gels, lavish body lotions, indulgent hand care and fine eau de toilettes…  Molton Brown is inspired by London, a city that never sits still; this is what makes their colours brighter and their scents bolder.

Explore Molton Brown’s full collection to discover your favourite blends this Black Friday weekend with up to 25% off your order*. Its Christmas gift range holds glorious treats for you and your loved ones; from a wide selection of stocking fillers to luxury gift sets, show your friends and family what they really mean to you.

To start the festive celebrations, Molton Brown is giving away the latest addition to their men’s collection, Tobacco Absolute. A reassuring collection of a bath and shower gel, a sensual eau de toilette and a refreshing deodorant spray containing masculine woody notes and a light hint of citrus. This will make a sophisticated Christmas gift for the modern gentleman in your life. *t&cs apply. Offer is valid 26 – 30 Nov 2015

 

The World Grand Tour Box from LUXE City Guides

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Super-svelte and full of sass, LUXE avoids all the fluff and filler of other travel guides and gets straight to the meat of a destination. The result? Ultra-smart printed city guides and digital apps stacked with sharp and snappy city insights.

Right in time for gifting season, LUXE has also put together a shortlist of pressie ideas sure to please any global gadabout. And, as a special Christmas treat, they’re offering free shipping on all orders of USD$50 or more.

Want to get your manicured mitts on some? Enter to win the LUXE World Grand Tour Box, a smart selection of 12 LUXE city guides – Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Phew!

 

The ultimate Tinggly experience (and you can choose your own)

tinggly luxury travel experiences

What do you buy a person that has it all? A whole world of choice is available when you think about a Tinggly gift box. Unique gift experiences which can be the ideal gift for loved ones whether it’s for a birthday, a wedding or just because. The Tinggly choice voucher lets the recipient choose from hundreds of fab experiences across the globe (in more than 80 countries), and is valid for up to two years, so there’s no need to make a decision straightaway!

There are three different value collections: EssentialPremium and Ultimate. Each experience in these collections is quite unique and will appeal to different moods, locations and, of course, who will use it. Experiences range from a high speed luxury yacht in the UK, to a yoga camp in India. One of my favourite ones is being able to create my own perfume in France and there are also lots of cooking classes around the world.

Tinggly is offering my readers one Ultimate Experience gift box which will be valid for 2 years.

 

 

To enter this competition, simply do the following:

a) subscribe to the blog by signing up on the right hand side of this page. You will receive an email confirmation and you are free to unsubscribe at any time as soon as this competition ends.

b) share this blog post via Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus. Make sure it has the hashtag #MrsO4 so I can see it!

c) let me know which prize you would prefer (if you could choose!), and answer the following question: ‘Where would you spend your perfect New Years and with whom?’

This competition is now closed. Winners will be selected by each prize sponsor, based on the answers and will be contacted by email.


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170 Comments

  1. Kay Dougherty

    January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I want to share this but I didn’t see when the competition ends. I imagine that’s my fault but can you tell me please? Or does each item have its own date? The Strand Cruise is begging me to join them so it wouldn’t be very gracious to refuse it if offered.
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      February 1, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Kay, the date was back in 2015.. and winners announced and emailed. Sorry you missed it!

  2. Jim

    December 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Great competition Ana. Congratulations on the success of the blog, loving your work. Best travel blog in the world! As for the competition, with my wife pregnant the ideal prize would be Myanmar cruise as it would be the ideal babymoon!

    • Jim

      December 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      The ideal new year would be with our distant friends in New Zealand with a cold glass of sauvignon on the beach

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Sounds good to me too!

  3. Hollie Millar

    December 4, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Hello Mrs O,
    What a fantastic competition – you’re going to have some happy people on your hands when the winners are announced!
    I would pick Ashford Castle without any hesitation; I actually have a huge family that live in the surrounding counties (Mum has 15 brothers and sisters!) and am always hearing stories about how “so-and-so from up the road” or “yer woman’s brother” were lucky enough to work on the filming of The Quiet Man which was filmed in Cong. I live in Northern Ireland so I really should have gotten round to tracking them all down sooner, but if I won, I’d definitely have no excuse!
    Without being too soppy, this year will be my perfect new year, spent at home with my family – my first niece arrived this year, she’s also the first grandchild for both sets of parents, so we really will enjoy some quality time just where we are (although my hubby’s answer to this would probably be a fishing holiday in Thailand or the Maldives – that’s men for ya!)
    Congratulations on 4 wonderful, adventure filled years, and I wish you 40 more.
    And good luck to everyone entering, I’m off now to read all the comments and add to my bucket list!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Some of the comments really are amazing! Good luck!

  4. Mark M

    December 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Mrs O, my wife and myself would love to win a trip to Ashford Castle. We’re from Northern Ireland and the castle is definitely on our bucket list of places to visit. We could never afford to stay there so winning the prize

    • Mark M

      December 4, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Hi Mrs O, my wife and myself would love to win a trip to Ashford Castle. We’re from Northern Ireland and the castle is definitely on our bucket list of places to visit. It’s set in some spectacular surroundings.
      I think my ideal NYE would be a nice day out with my wife, a meal out as I’m too lazy to cook (it’s NYE after all) followed by a few drinks in front of a big log fire – I’m sure the castle has a few fireplaces that would be ideal (maybe one day).
      Happy Birthday Mrs O and I look forward to reading of your future adventures
      🙂

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Good luck!

  5. Filipa Figueira

    December 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Hello Mrs O! :b
    Happy 4th Birthday! 😀
    I would love to win 3 nights at Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, Greece!
    My idea of a perfect NYE would be in the amazing city of Oporto with my friends and my boyfriend. I lived there 4 years during my studies and i fell in love with this beautiful city.

    Thank you
    Beijinhos de Portugal
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  6. Manuela de Castro

    December 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Congratulations on your 4th birthday! I’m new to your blog this year but look forward to many more years of following you around the world!
    If I was lucky enough to be one of your winners I would love the break at Ikos Olivia – I loved the blog post of your break with your sister. It really looks like a little bit of paradise! And I love all things Greek!
    With regards to New Years eve – this year I get to go back to one of the best places to ring in the new year (and recently voted best place in europe) – madeira! I am looking forward to a lovely break on the Island with my husband and family.

    Keep the wonderful stories and photos of your travels coming – I really love it! Happy travelling xxxx

  7. charandeep

    December 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Hello
    Mrs O
    Its a pleasure participating in your Blog Giveaway, Did it last time as well but was not lucky,
    But hope this time will be my lucky one.
    Congratulations For Turning 4 , This is just a number i wish you the best for everything you do.

    So now the Most difficult part, Selecting one of the Prizes which i would love to Win from a selection of these amazing once in a life experiences which you are giving away.
    Its real hard to choose one , Because every offered prize is Special

    after much of deliberations i reach to one conclusion of choosing
    3 Nights At IKOS OLIVIA In HALKIDIKI in Greece as the Prize, but hold on , I would love to win with you for sure , so if you wish to allot me any prize of the above it will be accepted

    I would love to spend My New Years Eve In Seychelles With my Family, We are a Close Knit family and would love to spend quality time with them welcoming the New Year

    Thank you for this opportunity

    Regards

    Charandeep Singh

  8. Anna Maria

    December 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    The idea of opening a box and finding not just one, but many fabulous experiences to choose from has tremendous appeal, so I’d pick Tinggly. Like you, Mrs O, I’d put the perfume – creating course at the top of my list, as I have, and I quote, ‘more perfumes than a branch of Boots’. On the other hand, my husband and I love trying new cuisines, and my husband is a great cook, while I enjoy baking, so a cooking course is very tempting, too. I’ve also started doing Bikram yoga a few months ago, fearing the onset of decrepitude, and found it very effective. So choosing one experience would be very hard, buf also very enjoyable. In fact, it is a kind of Christmas present I like best – rather than more stuff, I like collecting experiences. Material things can be lost or stolen, but no one will take away your memories. I often buy my loved ones tickets to an event or experiences, and I will certainly be looking at Tinggly when choosing Christmas or birthday gifts in the future.

  9. Micamyx|Senyorita

    December 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Happy 4th Blog Anniversary Mrs. O! Wish you more adventures and happiness!

    All the prizes you mentioned are great, but I would love to experience the 4-Nights Strand Cruise in Myanmar since geographically, that is nearer from where I am at the moment (Philippines) an I haven’t been in a cruise trip before! I would love to blog about it and share it to my social media too. I also plan to go back to the UK next year so Ashford Castle trip in Ireland with my mom would be great!

    This new year, I will be traveling to a place called Subic in the Philippines with my grandparents. It is already a yearly tradition of ours to go there to see the fireworks. Pick me pls 😀
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  10. Erica Beatey

    December 4, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I would choose the Ashford Castle trip, and I’d take my Mom to treat her! She does so much for me and I can never seem to repay her… this would be the PERFECT way!

    My ideal New Year’s Eve would be spent at the castle with my entire family, talking about the highlights of our year and being grateful for all the things we are blessed to have. Of course, there would be fireworks over the water and a feast!

  11. Courtney Allen

    December 4, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Thank you for holding this amazing giveaway.

    I would spend New Years watching the fireworks in Sydney with my Australian boyfriend– we are in a long distance relationship (I’m from America) and we met in S. Korea. 🙂

    I would choose the cruise and surprise him for his birthday/congratulations for having just completed his Master’s degree. It looks spectacular!

  12. Simon T

    December 4, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Congratulations on the 4th Year Anniversary!! It was great to see you TV this year!!! My choice is definitely : “Ikos Olivia”, it looks fabulous! #NYE Dream would be a few days round the Greek Islands on a Yacht with my gorgeous, pulling into a bay to watch NYE fireworks one night! Swimming in those clear waters and enjoying tasty greek food every evening!
    Good Luck for the next year!
    Simon

  13. Kay Dougherty

    December 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I would choose the Strand Cruise in Myanmar. I would like to spend New Year’s Eve with my sister. It would give her a break from her crabby husband and I know we’d have a lot of laughs and perhaps lift a “sisterly” (in the broader sense) toast to Aung San Suu Kyi , the new leader of Myanmar!
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  14. Margarida Reis

    December 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    If I could choose I would like to go to Ashford Castle in Ireland.

    My perfect New Years would be in a place where I could experience new things. To love it and become passionate about it. To pursue beauty. To seek joy with the one I love. And never forget, if we get the chance, to love and be loved. Beauty as love may not be eternal but they will always exist, every new years, time after time.

  15. Jacqueline Oughton

    December 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    From one Mrs O to another – Happy birthday !! New year and family go together. It doesn’t matter where you are as long as you have loves ones to celebrate with. All blogs are amazing and I’ve followed quite a few !

    If I am lucky, then I will take pot luck – as long as I have my family with me then no matter where I am is special – keep up the great work ! X

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

      I know you have, thank you so much for your support!

  16. Maria João

    December 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday Mrs. O!!!
    So… it’s your birthday, ans we’re the ones getting prizes!?

    If I could, I’d definitely choose Ashford Castel! And take a very good friend with me. We’ve done almost everything friends can do with and for each other… but we never had the opportunity of travelling together! We both share the same fascination about Ireland, and we’ve been very well behaved, busy and hard workers girls (Santa, this is for you too) so we deserve a little pamper! Ashfrod Castel would be just perfect!

    Each year, as holiday season approaches, I dream of the day I’ll go spend Christmas and New Years Eve in New York, with my future dreamy husband.
    Well, it’s not a very ambitious plan, but since I was a little girl that’s my dream New Years destination (maybe I saw too many times “Home Alone” – and Mrs. O, as a Portuguese girl, you know what I mean!). Even though I’m all grown up now, I still have that fantasy of the most perfect, dreamy, romantic New Years spent in New York! And I kind of know that someday I’ll make that dream come true! 😉

    P.S.- Maybe “When Harry met Sally” had some influence too 😛

  17. Nicky Turley

    December 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Oooooooo golly, Ashford Castle please – have always wanted to go! My perfect New Years Eve will be New Years Eve 2015/16 because I’m travelling to Copenhagen with my husband and 2 kids just as you recommended I should – THANK YOU and Happy Birthday!

  18. Madalena

    December 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    After a long year of work and university I wish I could go to Ashford Castle with my best friend! We’ve been talking about going to Ireland for a long time now but never seem to have the time or the money to do it! Your best girl is always your best girl no matter what and I’d love to enjoy this with her! We always spend New Years Eve together and don’t have plans this year… soooooo the giveaway just seems like something out of a dream!!

    Happy 4th birthday Mrs.O Around the World!!

  19. Patter Travelers

    December 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Ashford Castle in Ireland or the Lux city guides. We’ve spent most of our time in Dublin and I’d love an excuse to explore further. As for New Year’s eve, anywhere with my husband. He’s been traveling a lot for work and I miss him!
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  20. Janet Galippo

    December 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Having so much fun following you on Twitter! I would spend my perfect New Year’s Eve in Italy sipping wine and dining on pasta at a romantic spot just for two with my wonderful husband of 25 years. #BucketList The prize I would prefer is the Ashford Castle in Ireland weekend….it sounds equally romantic 🙂 Thank you and happy birthday!

  21. Lizzie Renfrey

    December 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I’d love to win the stay at Ikos Olivia and take my boyfriend on a truly memorable two year anniversary holiday. We were very unfortunate with the weather on our holidays this year and I know we’re both craving a stay in the sun next year and Ikos Olivia in Greece would be perfect. We’d spend the days taking part in the activities on offer, with a fitness class in the morning and then an afternoon on the beautiful beaches or riding around on a mountain bike taking in all the sites and we’re big foodies so we’d love to come back to an evening of gorgeous locally produced food before settling down in front of the evening entertainment! I’m already daydreaming of an itinerary!

    My ideal New Years Eve would be a night in surrounded by all my friends with a takeaway and and some great party music. If this night in was in a penthouse overlooking the London fireworks that would be even better 😉

  22. Jennifer Blair

    December 3, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Mrs O –
    Congratulations on the 4 year anniversary!

    All of the trips you listed sound wonderful but the one that spoke to me was Ashford Castle in Ireland. I’ve only been to Cork (and that was only for a day) so I’d love the opportunity to explore the country.

    I have a tradition of waking up in the New Year in a different place every year. Most years my travel companion is my dear friend Paul so I would love to continue that tradition.

    Thanks for offering us these opportunities.

    Jen
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  23. Alexandra

    December 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Fantásticas opções ! Mas…embora hesitante entre a Irlanda e Grécia, dado o frio de rachar que está hoje em Portugal acho que vou querer ir para a Grécia! Parabéns pelos 4 anos do seu blog Ana!

  24. Lola

    December 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I think if could choose one of your fabulous giveaways it would be to stay in the castle in Ireland. As for my ultimate New Year’s Eve destination, I’d choose Thailand. I was there last year for that holiday and it was magical. There is so much more of that country I’d like to see. And I’d choose my friend Nick to share New Year’s Eve with me!
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  25. Rute

    December 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Dear Mrs. O, congratulations on such a wonderful blog!
    I met your blog a few weeks ago and got very surprised (slightly envy i must say :)) when i saw the amazing photos, the sweetness of your descriptions of the places you’ve been that really transport us to those places along with you. And as a Portuguese myself, i am very proud that a Portuguese woman has a leading role in influencing the online community when it comes to travel and lifestyle.
    I would love to spend a weekend at the Ashford Hotel in Ireland, and i would choose my husband (and if i could, also my dog!) to go with me, we are newly weds and we love to travel, specially when it comes to nature, green, clean air!! And it also would be a great place to celebrate the new coming year, as we wish for great resolutions to come, personal and professionally.
    Fingers crossed on this side!
    Again, congratulations and hope to get goods news anytime soon 🙂 Rute

  26. Rita

    December 3, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Happy birthday Mrs.O!…what an amazing prize list!!!…I would be thrilled to win one of the travels, but I must confess that I’m having a hard time to decide for a favourite one…I would love to return to Greece, I’m dying to get to know Ireland…and the cruise sounds just magical!
    I guess that, if I really had to choose…I might opt for the Irish getaway!:-)
    My perfect NYE would be spent at the top of Macchu Picchu, with my long term boyfriend and some friends, helping the local communities and waiting for a magic sunrise! It’s our dream trip!
    Keep up the good work, Ana!
    Congratulations, once more! 🙂

  27. Katherine L

    December 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I’d love to win a weekend getaway at Ashford Castle .. I’ve always dreamt of staying in a castle. My ideal NYE would be spent on a remote beach somewhere with my husband where perhaps we could see fireworks at midnight from afar!

  28. Chantal DEWOLF

    December 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    You’ve outdone yourself Ana! These prizes are amazing! When I think off all you’ve achieved its hard to believe Mrs O is only 4 years old!

    I would LOVE to win the 3 night stay at IKOS OLIVIA in Greece!
    Greece will always hold a special place in my heart as I met the love of my life there!

    I’d love to spend my New Years on an island paradise… Anywhere in the world with a beach and gorgeous sunsets.

    I hope your christmas and New Years are wonderful! Happy birthday!
    X
    Chantal

  29. Lynnsay Jane

    December 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I wish I could spend New Years Eve with my Dad who died suddenly this year. He loved traveling in South America, so maybe somewhere like Machu Picchu.That would be very special. I would be delighted to get the opportunity to visit Ikos Olivia, Halkidiki, as I love the Greek Islands but have never been to the mainland.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 2, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Lynnsay,I am so sorry to hear about your father. I have no words.

  30. Rosa Branca

    December 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Hello! Thank you so much for this oportunity.
    Such great prizes!!

    I would like to spend new years eve in Ireland with my daughters.
    As this date is already taken to spend it in the UK, I would like to win the Luxe Guides.

    Happy 4th birthday!

  31. Renata Silva

    December 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for this oportunity!
    I would like to win the Luxe Guides.

    I would like to spend new years celebration in New York with my future husband!!

  32. Allison S

    December 2, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Cannot wait to try out the wonderful hotel in Greece. My New Year’s Eve plans would involve my family and a seafood feast with a different course every hour.

  33. Charlotte

    December 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Wow what amazing prizes, thank you so much and Happy 4th Birthday! I would choose the weekend at Ashford Castle in Ireland because I’ve never been to Ireland before and it’s on the top of my list for places I’d love to visit! I would spend my perfect New Years with my lovely boyfriend and we’d be in Canada. We’re avid snowboarders so being up a mountain in BC Canada would just be incredible! 🙂

  34. Ian Leonard

    December 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great blog and some great prizes!

    My choice would definitely be the Ultimate Tinggly Experience.

    Where would I spend New Years Eve and with whom. The with whom is easy, my fiance Debbie. There is so much choice where but as we have both had the same idea, under the stars in an ice igloo in Norway 🙂

    Happy Birthday MrsO’s blog 🙂

    Cheers,
    Ian

  35. Rita Pargana

    December 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Dear Mrs. O,
    Happy birthday! I really ❤️ your work!
    What amazing prizes you have!!
    After 18 years of marriage, we think we deserve a honey moon!! Ikos Olivia sounds PERFECT.
    If you agree with us, let the LOVE and the PASSION for TRAVEL be the winner!
    About New Years Eve, I keep dreaming with Brasil (Rio de Janeiro). Me, my husband and my 2 kids.
    Thank you and best regards from Portugal.
    Um beijinho, Rita Pargana

  36. emily omara

    December 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

    The 3 night stay in Greece would be incredible 🙂 thanks for the chance! I would spend my new yrs back in the Cook Islands like i did a few yrs ago, with my close family/bf <3

  37. @Travelpanties

    December 1, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!…Quite a way to celebrate one of the best bloggers I know! My dream prize is the Myanmar cruise! That’s been on my bucket list since our honeymoon. We were in Southeast Asia but didn’t make it there. I hear fabulous things! The perfect New Years Eve would be anywhere in the world I have not yet been with none other than Mr. TP haha. Wishing you the happiest bday!! And many more, darling!
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much for your very kind words! Means a lot!

  38. Bonny

    December 1, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Seriously, how does anyone pick just one? If I HAVE to, it’s likely the Tinggly (because then I can choose from all manner of things, no need to choose right NOW) or the first option, the cruise, because it’s one location on the list I’ve never heard of. (Yes, I know, I’m silly. Tis true, though!)

    As for my ideal NYE, also a tough one. Last year was spent housesitting in the French Alps with a Frenchman that swept me off my feet. Sigh. This year, it might be the insanity in Edinburgh, with my Love. Honestly though, anywhere is wonderful! 🙂

  39. Sheetal P

    November 30, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Congratulations Mrs O Around the world on this great achievement! Here’s to many more.
    It is extremely tough to choose from one of the prizes.
    I would like to spend New Years with my best friend, my sister. She is my strength and has supported me on all highs and lows, she is my pillar. I would love to visit anywhere where I could soak in the sun and rejuvenate. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
    Thank you for the opportunity Mrs O

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      That is so sweet – I love my sister too and spending time with her as much as I can.

  40. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    November 30, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Congratulations on such success in such a short space of time! My ideal new year’s eve would have to be NYC with my hubby! It was the first place we went together and we’re actually off there again week after next which will be my first Christmasy trip there, so having experienced it in the summer and pre-Christmas time, I feel like New Years and Thanksgiving must feature one day soon! My favourite of the prizes would have to be Ashford Castle or Halkidiki!
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  41. Karen Scammell

    November 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    3 nights at Ikos Olivia please. I would be happy spending new years curled up at home with my family and my cats playing fun board games. Or it would be nice to see the sunset in Santorini with my boyfriend

  42. Mrs N Junior

    November 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I would want to spend New Years with my family on a tropical island somewhere sipping mohitos and enjoying bbq’s seafood! – Seeing as it’s also my birthday at that time too, I feel its only fair to get a little pampering. Would either pick Greece or Ireland … Happy birthday Mrs O xx

  43. Precia

    November 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I’d want to spend it with my whole family just as long as my husband and I had a separate connecting room for our children. I’d love to see the fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. Last time I was there it was fall and I was pregnant with my first child, so I was too tired to stay up until midnight. If I won, I’d choose the Tinggly experience for sure. Since there are so many places we could use it! Happy Birthday to your blog Mrs. O.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      December 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      I like that detail and your thinking 🙂 A return to Sydney is also on my list

  44. Jan Cross

    November 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary Mrs O.
    Not been to Greece for years and loved your pictures of Ikos Olivia.
    One year I would love to spend the New Year in a warm sunny destination with my Family, would make a change from the cold temperatures of the UK, maybe take the family to the Maldives. My favourite destination.!
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  45. Elena

    November 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Happy 4 years! So many amazing experiences…I think I’d love the Tinggly box because of the incredible variety and unique experiences. As for New Year’s…I’d love to be in a snowy cabin on a mountain with friends (and cheese fondue).
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  46. Lynn Naylor Sanders

    November 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I would love to spend NYE in a luxury suite in London overlooking the Thames so that I could enjoy all the fabulous fireworks in the warm with my lovely husband & gorgeous daughter! And I am a little bit in love with Molton Brown so I would choose that prize 🙂 (Shared on facebook too)

  47. Christine Toback

    November 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I would love to spend New Years in Iceland! If I have to stay up till midnight, I may as well see the Northern lights as well! Of course with my hubby! I would love to go to Greece and win that prize, the food and beaches look amazing!

  48. Michelle

    November 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday MrsO

    The cruise would be so photogenic, to spend new year with my husband and my camera in a country that I have yet to visit, would be just perfect. My first choice has to be Myanmar.

  49. phxbne

    November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats! Love them all, but Tinggly is what I could most likely use!
    I am not a huge New Year fan – maybe somewhere in the South Pacific to be one of the first to welcome the new year? Or Sydney Harbour? Or Times Square? With my family around me!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      I am with you – NY is not really my thing, so I am loving the answers!

  50. Sophie M

    November 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Happy Fourth Blogday Mrs O!!! What a fantastic giveaway!

    I wish I could get in a plane for Greece with my partner very soon! The Ikos Olivia looks like the perfect place to spend 3 or 4 days only together to celebrate our fifth year together. We haven’t had the chance to enjoy any time off only together and we need it! The Ikos matches all we enjoy: great food, lovely accommodation and a spa! What else! 🙂

    I cross all my fingers!

    Sophie
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  51. Anna

    November 29, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Happy birthday Mrs O – what an incredible achievement in 4 years, share your tricks!! I love Ikos most – I love mainland Greece and haven’t been to this area, and the idea of fancy all-inc appeals a lot to my laziness! New year for me – the most fabulous would be a country house surrounded by snow and with 10 or so of my best friends that I don’t see enough of, in fact I might plan that for next year already! Ax
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  52. Janine Vici Campbell

    November 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Happy Anniversary Mrs O! Love your blog. Love Porto absolutely, thinking of doing The Camino via Porto through the Galician coast. Check out the beautiful cool impecable 6only guesthouse in Porto. Lovely Mariana runs a wonderful alternative to a typical hotel.
    I would love to win the Ashford Castle prize, because:
    -My Mr Campbell is From Northern Ireland and we are planning to tour Ireland on our way to Iceland next year. It looks cozy and luxurious at the same time I’m just imagining the super delicious Irish breakfast mmmm
    – or plan B the Greek resort looks very enticing.
    But I would love to spend New Years with Mr.C on the Strand, in the River Cruise, as we got married also 4 years ago this coming 21/12 and arrived on New Year’s Eve to Saigon for a fantastic cruise up the Mekong to Cambodia. It would be a fantastic anniversary celebration! Janine!

  53. Christina

    November 29, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Congrats on 4 years of travel! I’ve loved following along. 🙂

    Mr Tourist and I did falconry at Ashford Castle a few years ago and absolutely loved the experience! I would love to ring in the New Year with my husband as guests of that lovely castle. I’m thinking champagne and a toasty fireplace…
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  54. rosalind

    November 29, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Congratulations on 4 years of a great blog! Having been to Greece in 2014 and loved it, I would love the chance to visit Halkidiki. As to NYE, Rome with my husband (its his favorite place).

  55. maria

    November 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Happy birthday!

    “My perfect New Year would be with my husband and two daughters in Lapland surrounded by snow and reindeer! :):)
    But if not possible, then I loved a four night cruise onboard the Strand Cruise by The Legendary Myannar Strand Hotel.

    felicidades e muito sucesso.
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  56. Jon

    November 27, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Mrs. O, CONGRATULATIONS! I love reading your blog regularly. Your experiences have guided so many of my adventures.

    These prizes are absolutely amazing. If I had to choose, I’d love to go on the Strand Cruise. I have yet to experience Southeast Asia and this would be a marvelous way to see it first hand!!!

    For New Years, I am still working on plans, so I’d like to consider this still and option… I’d love to be with my boyfriend in Iceland watching the Northern Lights. Our first trip together was to Iceland and this would be an amazing way to reconnect and start the next year of our life together.

  57. David W

    November 27, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday Mrs O! Loving your postings & reviews!

    Some amazing prizes – a very hard choice, but I think the Greek adventure in beautiful Halkidiki gets my vote! My perfect NY trip would be with my dear husband & soulmate of 15 years Andrew… It would have to be visiting our favourite American state of California, perhaps flying into San Diego & then driving up the coastal road to San Francisco over a few days! …what a perfect break away from the stresses of family Christmas festivities! 😉

    Keep up the good work with your blogging!
    David.

  58. Deirdre

    November 27, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Great blog!

    If I needed to vote, my dream prize would be the ULTIMATE TINGGLY EXPERIENCE, there’s such an amazing choice however the Pizza & Gelato making in Florence sounds divine and in such a beautiful setting.

    This NYE will be spent with my nearest and dearest – the location has yet to be decided, however being with loved-ones, I know that it will be great!

    Happy 4th Birthday!

  59. Amy Lynn

    November 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday Mrs O!! I think my perfect New Years Eve would be spend with my boyfriend in Paris at the Eiffel Tower! I’ve wanted to go there for years and I think it would be so romantic. If I win I would choose the cruise and a close second the Tinggly Box. Here’s to many more years of Mrs O Around the World!
    ps shared on Google + as Amy Lynn

  60. Karen Gallon

    November 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I would spend my perfect New Year with my hubby of 32years in Paris where we went on honeymoon and have never been back and would love to go to The Ikos Olivia as I’ve never been to Greece. Thanks Mrs 9 keep travelling and blogging. Xx

  61. Karen Gallon

    November 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I would love to go to Ikos Olivia as it looks fabulous and I’ve never been to Greece but all the prizes look lovely. Thanks Mrs O.

  62. Marina Silva

    November 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    After almost 4 years reading you I feel more each time that I’m traveling with you, through your words.
    If I could choose one price it would be Ashford Castle in Ireland because I would feel just like home. Some say that Azores Islands, my homeland, are as green and beautiful as Ireland so this would be the perfect excuse to check it out.
    The perfect New Years Celebration would be in Norway or Iceland so that we could see nature’s fireworks – Aurora Borealis – with our loved ones!
    I wish you many more blog aniversaries so that I can continue dreaming about traveling (and of course because of the prices for your readers!!! Joking!!).

    Tudo de bom!
    Adeus

  63. Raquel

    November 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I would love to get those days in Greece at the Olivia!
    And my dream NYE would be on a beach in a remote resort on an island in Thailand where the food is to die for and the people are the sweetest!

    • Raquel

      November 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

      With my boyfriend and love of my life 🙂

  64. Kirsty Smith

    November 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

    So much to choose from… but for me, would be Greece or the Cruise.

    And the dream New Year… me and my new husband (married Aug 15) in NYC with all our friends and family. And it would snow 😉

  65. Mital Patel

    November 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Would love the cruise or the 3 night at Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, Greece.

    I would spend my perfect New Year with my family in NY and my son as they live very far family is the most important thing to me as a lot of personally stuff has happened in the last two weeks 🙁

  66. Jordan Troublefield

    November 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Oooooh The 3 nights at Ikos in Greece sounds absolutely FAB! Happy blog birthday to an even FABBER lady!!

    My dream New Years would be with my main man/better half of a boyfriend, Ryan. Sounds silly but he loves Celine Dion- If we could go to her show in LV he would die- I would love to see him that happy- it would make ME so happy!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      I would love to go and see CD too!! Thank you and best of luck!

  67. Megan

    November 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Ohh, the idea of heading to the airport without luggage sounds amazing. I’d go for the AriportR luggage concierge. Someone has to carry all those bags back from the shopping trips in NYC..and I’d rather it wasn’t me!

    As for New Years? With my family, of course, tucked up in a snow-covered villa in Switzerland. 🙂
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      That sounds lovely! I tried Airportr last week and was so easy!

  68. Pedro

    November 25, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Congrants on the 4th birthday!
    I would definitely choose the Ashford Castle, with my boyfriend. We’re huge fans of Harry Potter and castles with history, i’ve been planning to spend a couple of days in Ashford Castle for a long time because of its history, surroundings (and obviously the castle too) and all the amazing activities that it offers. Oh, and maybe because of Downtown Abbey too!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      We adored Ashford Castle, which we visited a couple years ago! It was amazing! Good luck!

  69. Kiera Reilly

    November 25, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Happy Anniversary Mrs. O! I can’t believe it’s been four years – your travels are as fresh and young as ever! All of these prizes are beyond fabulous, but I would have to say my top choice, just edging out Ashford Castle (still dreaming of having whiskey there by a fire), would be the cruise in Myanmar. Going there has been on my dream list for some time now, and that ship looks top notch. Where to spend NYE? I’ve already rung in the New Year in the best city, New York, so let’s go Down Under to watch the first big fireworks celebration in the world with Dave of course! Cheers to you and many more years of travel!
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Oh thank you! Means the world to me! Ashford Castle was amazing! And yes to a bit of Oz!

  70. Cacinda Maloney

    November 25, 2015 at 6:26 am

    In Greece with Patrick, that would be perfect!
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  71. Cali S

    November 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

    My vote would be for the Tinggly gift box. I love surprises and I think it would be an experience to see what you end up with. I always pride myself on finding the perfect gift, so I would love to see what someone comes up with for me! My ideal New Year’s Celebration would be spent with my husband with a fantastic view of fireworks in a lively city. We’ve done St. Barths, Miami, DC and LA together so far. I would love something abroad with good energy! happy birthday!!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      The Tinggly box offers fab experiences indeed – so many to choose from!

  72. richard quarry

    November 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Fantastic prizes! my top wish would be Ashford Castle.. has always been a dream to stay there.. and my dream New Year’s Eve would be……. Ashford Castle, with my wife, AnnMarie

  73. Carolina Abreu

    November 25, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Happy 4th Birthday!
    I would love to go Ashford Castle, I’ve been in Cong but didn’t have the means to stay at that hotel, so it’s my drema to one day stay there.

    My perfect New Years would be with my mom (since she is best friend and she is perfect to travel with) and go to Greece. 🙂

  74. Molly Schoneveld

    November 25, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Oh you know I want to go to Ashford Castle! And as for New Years, I’ve always wanted to go to London with Dave (shocking!), but we’ll be spending it in sunny LA (though will be in NYC only a few days before, which ain’t half bad ;). Congrats on the anniversary! A great milestone.

  75. Angela Tiffin

    November 25, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Happy 4th! I think the Tinggly experiences because I like to go off the beaten path.

  76. Beth Payne

    November 24, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for detailing your 4 years of remarkable travels! I would love the cruise to Myanmar if I had to choose, though all of the choices are wonderful! As far as New Years, my family used to get together and have a huge and competitive charades game every year on New Years Eve in Houston, and I would love to make that happen one more time. As they are nearly all in Texas and I’m in England, the opportunity hasn’t presented itself. But I’m holding hope! Her is to another 4 years for a fabulous blog!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I hope you can make it back to Texas! Can imagine the celebrations would be so different!

  77. MissLilly

    November 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Happy 4 years!! I’m sure loads more will come. I love your blog! And wow never seen so many gifts lined up in a row. I have to go with the Irish castle! Loved it immediately as soon as you’ve shared it! The perfect new year would be watching a beautiful part in the world like Australia in a cosy place, warm drinks with your loved ones and best friends! Lots of games and talking throughout all night 🙂
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I try to make these very special 🙂 and Australia seems to be a very popular choice for NYE!

  78. DJ

    November 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Ana,
    Congratulations on 4 years! I am so inspired by our travels. I’d be thrilled with any of the trips, but if I have to pick one, I’d say Ashford Castle in Ireland.
    I’d love to start off the New Year here after two very long years of trying to wrap up a divorce and kick starting a new career after being a stay at home Mom for 14 years. And who would I bring along with me? My fabulous son, of course! He and I travel together and have since he was 6 months old!
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I wish you the best – and here’s to new beginnings!

  79. Keryn

    November 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Four years already? Wow! Congrats!

    I would have to take the castle stay in Ireland. I’ve been dying to get there and this is this push I need, not that any of the other prizes are shabby at all! I’m a quarter Irish and I think at 35 years old it is time to start discovering my roots, at least the ones I definitely know about (my great grandma came over from County Cork).

    As far as New Years goes, I’d fly down to Buenos Aires with my husband, dump the kids at grandma’s before we go, and have our very first vacation in 6 years sans kids. Steak, wine and no kids is the perfect way to ring in 2016! If I won Ireland though, I may just have to make that a kid-free trip reality as well.
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I am on a quest to discover the O’Reilly roots and very much looking forward to going back!

  80. Andrea

    November 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    This is amazing – congrats on 4 years! My dream prize would be the Tinggly gift box – but then I would have a hard time choosing which experience! I think my perfect NYE would be watching the fireworks in Hong Kong – talk about a way to ring in the new year!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Yes you would! So many experiences to choose from!

  81. Stanislava Ivanova

    November 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Happy 4th anniversary, Mrs. O! I love reading about your trips – I love traveling too, if on a smaller scale. I’d love to win any of the trips, but the weekend in Ireland sounds most tempting.
    My perfect New Year’s celebration would be somewhere warm, on a tropical beach with friends for the party of a lifetime. Hope you have a great New Year’s too, Mrs. O!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you! We will be back at home for the first time in 15 years – but we are spending Xmas away, so we will have all the family with us.

  82. Anne Reilly

    November 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! If I am a winner, my first choice would be the 4 day cruise in Myanmar. Its a country my sister and I have had on our wish list for a long time. And coming in for a close second is 3 nights in Halkidiki, Greece.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Very good choices! And where would your dream NYE be?

  83. Simon G

    November 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Happy 4th! Greece has been high on my list of places I still need to visit, so I’d pick the 3-night stay at Ikos Olivia 🙂

  84. Jessica

    November 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Yay, happy 4th bday! I would definitely love taking the cruise – Myanmar has been high on my wish list since I was a kid. Sounds absolutely magical.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I cannot wait to get there. And where would your dream NYE be?

  85. AmandaB

    November 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hello Mrs O and cogratulations on reaching 4,. The Tinggly experience sounds fun, but to be truthful I would love to win any prize. New Year is a great time to spend with friends and look forward to the following 12 months, so we love to enjoy a safari supper in our village and plan our trips together Your blogs are aspiring and inspriational to me so please keep up th great work, here’s to many more blog birthdays!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I am intrigued about your village supper safari! Tell me more!

      • Amanda battman

        December 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

        Generally there are 20 of us involved so have 3 different hosts for each of 3 courses, with different guests at each course, so by the end of the evening each couple should have eaten with most of the other couples and we then all get together for the midnight celebrations in one house. It is a logistical nightmare to organise but works so well we have done it for 6 years now! And we spend all year arguing whos turn it is to do mains!

  86. Darlene

    November 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    If I could choose which one it would be the Tinggly. Not an easy choice, but would fit more in my timeline of travel. I like the idea of choosing a unique experience. We have been fortunate to travel but we always do the touristy thing….so to have an opportunity to do something more unique, that would be truly living the dream.
    For New Years I would spend it with my family in Naples Italy. It is such a unique experience and the fireworks go for hours 360degrees around the city….its amazing. We have traveled a few times for New Years, but we always spend it together as a family, and with my teens becoming young adults, I know those days too are numbered 🙁

  87. Carmen Edelson

    November 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    First of all, Happy 4th Birthday! New Years Eve is a special time of the year for me because it’s when I celebrate my birthday. This year the hubby and I are heading to Cuba, I’m so looking forward to it. If I had to pick it would probably be the river cruise. We spend a few days at Ashford Castle this summer and its an amazing place.
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      That will be such a special trip! Have the best time!

  88. Barbara

    November 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Ana! Nice competition! Ofcourse I’ll share your blog on twitter.
    I would love to win the Ireland-weekend in Ashford castle. For two reasons: 1. Never been to Ireland (that’s really something to be ashamed about because the nature there is gorgeous and we live a one hour flight away) and 2. I spotted a golf course on the pictures!! I would make my husband extremely happy with a golf weekend in a beautiful castle that looks like a fairy tale.
    And for your last question: My idea of a perfect NYE would be on Times Square with the love of my love. One NYE I’m gonna make it there. It’s a bucket list event for me 🙂

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      November 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Oh the golf course looks fab! It was very wet when we visited – which means we need to go back!

  89. Hilda Andrade

    November 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    New Years can only be with my love of 37.5 years, Henry. If I could go back to #Madeira I would! Funchal is the place to be to watch amazing fireworks! I would love to stay at Reids Palace for that amazing view! The prize I would choose, if I could… would be the cruise! It’s been over 20 years since I’ve been on one!

  90. Amber B.

    November 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    What AMAZING prizes! I’ve been to Ashford Castle but didn’t get to stay there, and it’s one of few things in life I regret not having the financial means to do 🙁 – so that would be my DREAM prize! It’s still on my bucket list, and I WILL go back someday and do it, but thank you so much for the opportunity to WIN the trip! 😀

    Thus, I think my perfect New Years Celebration would be in Ashford Castle in Ireland with my Husband, Caleb. We could both use the vacation, that’s for sure! 🙂

    Happy 4th Birthday Mrs. O Around the World!!! 🙂

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