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Over the years, we have come to love the little low in our travel plans in early Spring. It gives us time to start new projects, set forth news strategies for our lives and for our blog and to plan lots of exciting adventures for the rest of the year.

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We also love to take this time to hear more from you guys! Every year for the last few years, we’ve done a Reader Survey which helps us learn more about you, your travel plans, and your travel styles. Your annual responses help us understand how we can help you and what we can do to improve your experience on DrinkTeaTravel.com

This year is no exception! This year’s survey is now LIVE (you’ll find it at the bottom of this post). The survey should take you no more than 5-10 mins and your responses will provide us with incredible insights! So please take a few minutes to share your thoughts!

To thank you for your valuable feedback, we have partnered with some of our FAVOURITE BRANDS to give away 6 AMAZING PRIZE PACKS to 6 lucky readers who take the time to fill out the survey.

Here are the prize packs that are up for grabs in this year’s Reader Survey Giveaway!

The Prize Packs

Prize Pack 1: Mindshift UltraLight™ Dual 36L Camera & Hiking Bag

And the WINNER IS…

David O. from Ireland!

Mindshift UltraLight™ Dual 36L Camera Bag is the perfect bag for anyone who loves to get outdoors and explore with their camera in hand. The bag is the lightest photo daypack in the Mindshift product line up and is designed for convenient access to gear without needing to remove the pack. It has lots of capacity for personal items and features a removable insert that houses your camera equipment.

The insert can also be completely removed from the bag and worn separately as a shoulder bag. In the same way, if you ever need to take out the camera compartment altogether, you can easily do that and use the entire space of the backpack for personal items. While we don’t own this exact backpack ourselves, we are huge fans of Mindshift Gear, having now been proud owners of their rotation180° Professional 38L bag for over a year.

Needless to say, we love what these guys do and we know that whoever ends up winning this bag, will love it too!

Learn more about the Mindshift

Prize Pack 2 & 3: 1 Item of Prana Clothing

And the WINNER IS…

Thomas B. from USA & Kateryna L. from Ukraine!

Over the last year, Prana has become our go-to supplier for versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing suitable for any kind of adventure.

Sporting our Prana shorts on the streets of Costa Rica
Sporting our Prana shorts on the streets of Costa Rica

Prana prides themselves on using materials from sustainable resources and using fair and ethical production processes in their manufacturing and we really love not only their principles but also their clothing pieces. They’ve got everything from shorts, tank tops, and hiking pants to cute dresses, jeans, and even dress shirts. There is plenty to choose from, the tough part will be choosing just one item!

The winners (1 female and 1 male) will win 1 piece of Prana Clothing each but if you don’t win, you can use our discount code PRS18DT to get a 15% off on some Prana goodies anyway!

Shop Prana

Prize Pack 4: Bluffworks Outfit (Top + Bottom for Him)

And the WINNER IS…

James B. from Quebec, Canada!

Bluffworks is another great clothing brand that keeps us (well mostly, Max) looking good while on the road. It’s a brand that creates clothing that’s functional and stylish, perfectly suited for the office and for the road.

Looking sharp in Bluffworks gear at Machu Picchu

Bluffworks gear uses quick-drying, breathable and wrinkle resistant, ethically sourced materials that are easy to care for and easy to love.

The winner of this prize pack will win a Bluffworks outfit of their choice – that’s one shirt and one pair of pants. Everyone else can use our code below to get 10% off your purchase!

Shop Bluffworks

Prize Pack 5: Skyroam Solis Hot Spot

And the WINNER IS…

Lauren V. from USA!

Skyroam has been our go-to wifi abroad solution for well over a year now. This handy little device connects to cellular data providers to offer you unlimited wifi in over 120 countries. We’ve been using the first generation of Skyroam hotspot (with 3G speeds) for well over a year and it’s been a real lifesaver for us on the road.

Late last year, Skyroam came out with a new 2nd generation device called Skyroam Solis, that offers 4G LTE speeds and has a built-in power bank! The extra speed is a great added benefit, especially since the daily pack still costs only $9/24 hours.

This prize pack includes the NEW Skyroam Solis Wifi hotspot and a travel case.

Learn more about Skyroam Solis

Prize Pack 6: Hydro Flask Bundle

And the WINNER IS…

Scott M. from USA!

We’ve been loyal fans of Hydro Flask bottles for many years now. Our bottles have now traveled all around the world with us and no matter where we go, be it the mountains, or the beach, our bottles come with us.

If you are not yet familiar with Hydroflask, let us explain our obsession. These are not your regular water bottles, they feature TempShield™, a double wall insulation technology, that keeps beverages cold (like ice cold) for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours. So whether you want a new bottle for your water or for your tea, Hydroflask is going to rock your world.

We’ve given out Hydro Flask to our readers before, so this year we are switching things up and giving away a pack with a Hydro Flask bottle, 32oz Hydro Flask tumbler (perfect on the go cup that fits any cup holder) and a 10 oz Hydro Flask Rocks Cup.

SHOP Hydroflask

How to Enter

All you need to do to enter into the draw to win one of these amazing prize packs is to scroll to the bottom of the post and fill out our 2018 Survey. If you want to be entered into the draw, leave your email (it’s the last question of the survey) and wait for us to start drawing the winners.

Contest ends April 20th, 2018 at 23:59 PM EST. We will draw all prize packs at once and announce all winners in this blog post on April 23rd, 2018. Winners will also be notified via email.

The Survey


Our survey is now closed, but we collected some really great insights from you guys, so thank you! Here are just a few of the most interesting survey findings:

  • Most of you travel as a couple
  • More than 50% of you are between 25-44, with the majority of our readers falling in the same age bracket as us 25-34
  • Over 50% of you are reading our blog from North America or Europe
  • Over 50% of our readers take 1-2 week trips
  • 40% of you budget $100/day on your travels, and close to 30% budget $200-300
  • You love outdoors and adventure (just like we do), but you also enjoy spending time relaxing on the beaches, eating and drinking while vacationing.
  • Your top travel wish list destinations are New Zealand, South America, and Western Europe. 
  • Over 50% of you consider yourselves to be eco-conscious travelers choosing sustainable hotels/activities on your travels. We were super excited to learn that the rest of you are keen to learn more about the topic.
  • Many of you have expressed interest in sustainable lifestyle topics, like Wellness/Clean Eating, Zero Waste Home, Mindfulness, and Green Home. Our sustainable living mantra has had an impact not only the way we travel but our lifestyle off the road as well. So we are looking forward to being able to provide you with more content on many of these topics in the coming months.

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