Starwood Hotels and Resorts Travel Wish Map & “My Travel Wish” Twitter Chat

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Most of us have a travel wish list, not just a wish about wanting to travel (though that too), but a more specific list of places we would like to travel to.

For me that list is pretty long, and though it includes some return trips, the places I have yet to visit but want to are definitely more prominent. Bucket lists are fun, but more fun is actually creating them in a way that makes them a little more real, you know, a tad more tangible.

That’s why I thought creating my wish list on Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ “My Travel Wish” Facebook app was so much fun. Not only was I able to select what type of trip I would want to take – some choices include beach, city and mountain – but the app also helps me find Starwood Hotels and Resorts in the destinations that best meet my activity criteria, then it lets me choose the person (or people) I would share my vacation with. The social media aspect of it is also fun because I get to share this with my friends and family, and maybe get them excited about creating their own travel wish list as well.

My wish list included mountain destinations in Switzerland (staying at the Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus) as well as in Spain (staying at the Sheraton Santa Maria de El Paular) with my family, just because I have never been to either locations and when it comes to experiencing the mountains, they sound like pretty fantastic places to be.

Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus, Davos-Platz, Switzerland

Sheraton Santa Maria de El Paular, Rascafria, Spain

I also chose two city vacations. One in London (staying at the Le Méridien Piccadilly, one of London’s most trendy neighborhoods) and Toronto (staying at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, the center of it all). Both these cities, as well as hotels, are two that I have yet to visit. I was supposed to travel to London this past Fall but instead was grounded by Hurricane Sandy, and Toronto is home to many very dear friends on mine, and yet, I haven’t been. Not to mention all the culture, great food and overall scene of these two wonderful cities. Just thinking about it gets me excited!

Le Méridien Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada

Add your travel wish to the Starwood Hotels and Resorts community on their Travel Wish Map and receive 40% off every second night when you book. Click on this link to read more about this special promotion.

In the meantime, if you aren’t ready just yet to set out for the trip of your dream, we still would love to hear about them! Try out the new app and and follow #travelwish along with @SPG, @HipTravelMama, @JenniferMiner, @KaraSW and myself, on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 1:00 p.m for a chance to win 50,000 Starpoints towards making your #travelwish come true and live the #spglife. RSVP now!

I hope to connect with you on Twitter, chat about our travel wishes and see you win a chance to make them come true!

Photos courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Disclosure: I am being compensated for writing this blog post and participating in the #TravelWish Twitter chat.


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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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