Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Haul-idays Chronicle Books Giveaway!

I cannot tell a lie, I love Chronicle Books. Their variety and quality is second to none, plus they are one of the friendliest book companies in the world. Their support of bloggers large and small plus the way they have embraced all forms of social media have make them one of my favorite web sites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

This holiday season Chronicle is making one blogger and reader very, very happy. They are sponsoring a "Happy Haul-idays" blog giveaway, giving away 2 gigantic prizes valued up to $500 each!

Here's the details;

I'm gonna give you my ultimate Chronicle Books wish list, you comment on it and we're BOTH entered to win! If you have a blog then you can post your wish list, I'll comment on it and we'll both be entered to win again! In fact, you can comment on EVERY blog that enters and get more entries to increase your chances!

One blogger will win their wish list and one of their readers will also win!

For more information on posting your own blog and submitting it to Chronicle, check out their web site.
In the coming weeks you will also be able to find a list of the participating blogs on the same page so be sure to bookmark it!

Now, for my Chronicle Books wish list!

In order to help me reach my One Million Steps goal, I'd like to utilize their City Walk decks. These guides feature 50 perfectly sized walks including easy-to-read maps, each printed on their own heavy duty card and housed in a very convenient storage box. I'll be able to easily traverse the canals of Amsterdam, the generous public spaces of San Francisco and historic Rome!

City Walks: Paris: 50 Adventures on FootCity Walks: New York: 50 Adventures on Foot (City Walks Decks)City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On FootCity Walks: London: 50 Adventures on FootCity Walks: Rome: 50 Adventures on FootCity Walks: Seattle 50 Adventures on FootCity Walks: San Francisco: 50 Adventures on FootCity Walks: Vancouver: 50 Adventures on FootVillage Walks: Ireland: 50 Adventures on Foot (City Walks)City Walks: Amsterdam: 50 Adventures on Foot

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a little stressed with all that travel so I'll need a way to relax when I'm not ticking off steps.

Travel Yoga: Stretches for Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More!


Now, I love to take and post photos of my adventures but sometimes I get in a rut with taking the same old boring photos. I'll need a little photographic inspiration!

WanderlustWindow Seat: Reading the Landscape from the AirThe Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon

Certainly I'll have time to ponder things while walking and traveling. I'll probably have so many thoughts that I'll need to get them out of my brain and onto paper. I don't want to take my laptop so I'll need a nice journal.

Wanderlust Travel JournalNew York NotebookAbroad: A Travel Organizer and Journal

I'll need some reliable advice!

The Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips from Seasoned Travelers

And information about where to stay!

Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of JapanHotel as Home: The Art of Living on the Road

A fine selection of postcards to mail home!

Wanderlust USA Postcard Box

And finally, some inspiration when I write my inevitable memoir which will CERTAINLY be picked up and published by Chronicle Books!

Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward GuideWhere Flavor Was Born: Recipes and Culinary Travels Along the Indian Ocean Spice Route

All of those should help me easily and quickly reach my goal, don't you agree?

Please comment with your favorite or dream travel destination and don't forget to include your e-mail address so Chronicle Books can find you if we are the winners, and...FINGERS CROSSED!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

nice travel collection!! very handy.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

chrystal said...

My dream destination is san diego, i know so boring to you, you go all the time, but it's always been a dream of mine! I hope you win the prize!

alana said...

I'm from San Diego. It is quite nice.

This is such an awesome giveaway.

markh said...

I love Chronicle Books. They provide a voice to so many interesting niche subjects and in high Subway Art,book-info/products_id,7883/Title

shastasother said...

My Chron Book wish list tallies in at over $1000! And I bet I could add more.

onetake said...

what a great collection of travel titles! best of luck to you :-)

Booksnyc said...

I love that your list is travel centric! Great selections - good luck!

Domestica said...

Isn't this a fun contest? Love seeing your picks. Good luck!

ashley said...

oh what a sweet list! i'd feel like traveling EVERYWHERE if i won this collection! thanks.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I love the travel yoga idea! That's one way to take the stress out of a (potentially) stressful experience!

Thanks for sharing your list!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Kristen M. said...

This is a wonderful list! Maybe I can just be the commenter win on yours! I'm sure I could get in shape if I walked all around the world.

Elizabeth said...

Never have visited...great blog name.

Good books.

silversolara AT gmail DOT com

Denise B said...

Love the walk collections!


Molly said...

I did this giveaway too...I LOVE your choices too!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Renay said...

a puggy book? omg! I love my puggy! i will have to check it out...thanks!

Rose Umbrella said...

Thanks for visiting for my Haul-idays Chronicle Book list. I thought the Love Hotel cover was interesting as well.


Ms. Yingling said...

The travel books look great. Ireland is especially pretty for walking.

Liongoddess said...

I'm really hoping to get back to Great Britain in the coming year. Anywhere in the country would be good, but I am DYING to spend at least a weekend in London.

ynl said...

I am buying Window Seat for my husband whether I win this contest or not! Poor man spends his life in the air...

oona. said...

The City Walk decks are awesome! Thanks for sharing a fun list of inspiration! Good luck!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Gungor said...

Love Chronicle Books! Hope to win something and review them;)

NatalieSap said...

I've seen the City Walk decks on a few lists - will have to check them out!

corrin said...

Love the travel theme. Good luck!

Kate said...

Oh! A travel theme. This is great! I have such wanderlust.
mangosteenkate @ yahoo . com

gaby317 said...

Such fun choices! I love that you selected books based on your travel theme.

Good luck to you.

Thanks for the entry.

gaby317nyc at

Anonymous said...

Wanderlust sounds great! Good luck!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Lori L said...

What a fun list! Good luck!

Jamie said...

I love your list! I hope you win!!! Stop by my blog to check out my list too!

jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

TRAN! ( said...

I've got a travel itch from reading your list...

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vvb32 reads said...

i own the san francisco city walk card set. it's pretty fun to use for exploring my stomping grounds.
i'd like to check out the barcelona pack.
vvb32 at

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

I used to own a comic book store...some of the happiest days of my life! I'm having a contest even now over at my blog to giveaway a vintage romance comic from 1951 if you want to enter.

Meanwhile though.... This is a wonderful list. Very similar to the ones I selected See My List Here A really delightful list. I would absolutely love to win either one.

k_sunshine1977 said...

what a great list! here's hoping we win!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Ginny said...

THe city walks book looks so cool. Great list!

malleycc said...

WOW I love this contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

I love your list. I have wanderlust too.

Haylee said...

Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Buffy said...

Very fun.

I'd like to get back to Costa Rica one day.

situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

ehnie said...

Your list makes me want to travel! Great great list. I hope we both win! :)

jcamp2020 said...

Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

you have a plan..stick with it!
good job!

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


tori lynn dickson said...

great list! good luck to both of us!

Lily said...

Fabulous choices, especially the Paris book!
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

nicole s said...

Interesting list of books!