Travel Writing Contest: Win a 6-Night Stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica

As one of the top websites for female travelers, Wanderlust and Lipstick seeks to empower women to venture out into the world. Wanderlust and Lipstick’s sixth annual travel writing contest is currently welcoming submissions from adventurous women around the globe. Participants can enter one of four categories – Adventure, Food & Drink, Passion, or Spiritual – for a chance to win a six-night stay at the stunning Westin Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica and two $600 airfare vouchers from Expedia (approximate value $4,080). Each category winner will receive a TORQ bag from Briggs & Riley (approximate value $479).

Entrants must be women, but it doesn’t matter whether they are seasoned writers or writing their very first story. All tales of travel are welcome!

“The goal of our yearly travel writing contest is to provide women writers of all levels with the opportunity to share their stories and possibly win one of our amazing prizes,” says Beth Whitman, founder of Wanderlust and Lipstick.

The contest runs October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, and the winning writers will be announced in mid-February. Entrants can submit more than one story.

The Prizes

Grand Prize: A six-night stay at Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in tropical Costa Rica as well as two $600 airfare vouchers on Expedia. Westin Golf Resort & Spa guests can enjoy a lagoon-style pool, a championship golf course, fine dining, a spa, and other amenities at the 2,400-acre resort, situated on the sparkling blue waters of Costa Rica’s North-Pacific Riviera.

Category Winners: Each category winner will receive a Briggs & Riley TORQ Carry-on bag valued at $479. This bag features a tough polycarbonate exterior, a telescoping handle with three height options, and an interior designed to keep your clothing wrinkle-free.

Contest Judges

Harriet Baskas – Travel Writer
Rosalind Cummings-Yeates – Travel and Culture Writer
Angela Nickerson – Writer, Photographer, Traveler
Lauren Van Mullem – Travel Writer, Photographer

About the Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Within walking distance of the beach, the all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Costa Rica is a virtual paradise. The resort’s 2,400 acres include two outdoor pools, seven dining options, a par-71 championship golf course, children’s activities, tennis courts, gardens, and an amazing spa. The spa features a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi pool, private indoor cabins for treatments, and an extensive menu of body and facial treatments.

Starwood’s first all-inclusive resort, the Westin Golf Resort & Spa sits amidst lush forest in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on Playa Conchal. Each of the spectacular 400+ guest rooms come equipped with a plasma TV, minibar, iPod docking station, a living room with couch, and either a balcony or terrace.

Nearby attractions include Flamingo Beach, Brasilito Beach, Penca Beach, and Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park.

About Briggs & Riley

Briggs & Riley Travelware provides a wide variety of innovative, high-quality luggage and business cases with smart designs and exclusive features, which combine maximum durability and superb value. For more information, visit

About Wanderlust and Lipstick

Wanderlust and Lipstick is THE destination for women travelers. This growing media company includes a series of comprehensive travel guides for women, adventure tours, and a website featuring tips and extensive information to ensure safe and enjoyable travel. Founder Beth Whitman has more than 25 years of travel experience.

Media Contact: Beth Whitman
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