1000 Day Travel Milestone Mega Giveaway!


Wow! Can you believe 1000 days have flown by since we started our epic nomadic journey around the world, and we're still going strong.

To celebrate this monumental milestone we have teamed up with 3 sponsors to give away a prize pool valued at US$891 (over AUD$1,100). Separate winners will be drawn for each prize so you have 6 chances to win!

To enter, simply use the above form.

Prizes include:

Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera from Travel Insurance Direct
valued at AUD$399 

Gift voucher for travel insurance from Travel Insurance Direct
valued at AUD$200 

Havana backpack from Vanguard 
valued at US$89.99

Stone-styled power bank (for charging your devices) from Roaming Connections 
valued at AUD$89.95

Record bluetooth speaker from Roaming Connections 
valued at AUD$55

30 minute virtual travel consultation with Josh & Erin from TravelWithBender.com 
valued at US$200

This competition is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

* Please note: For the prizes sponsored by Travel Insurance Direct (Digital Camera, Travel Insurance), a winner will be drawn who specifically meets the following conditions (first two competition entry methods from the above form):

1) follow @TIDaustralia on Twitter 
2) in a tweet (of 140 characters or less), tag @TIDaustralia and #1000daysoftravel and tell us where you would go first if you were travelling for 1000 days and why.

These 2 prizes are not a game of chance. A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the most creative and original entry. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

Jumping for joy on Brighton Pier, UK in December 2014.


If you're interested in reading some more of our highlights over the last 1000 days of travel, check out these fun and inspirational moments:


Our #1 Photo of 2014...


Your privacy is important to us. So please be aware that the details you submit will be supplied to the prize sponsors, Travel Insurance Direct, Vanguard and Roaming Connections, which may be used for marketing purposes. They're nice guys and you'll be able to opt-out of any emails you do not wish to receive from them, so there's no strings attached. You will also have access to the free Travel With Bender email newsletter, from which you can also opt-out at any time. 

Disclaimer and small print: These prizes have been donated by Travel Insurance Direct, Vanguard and Roaming Connections who may change the conditions of their prizes at any time. We have done our best to cover all conditions, but ultimately hold no responsibility for any change, interruption or termination of the prizes. No claims on the part of the participants shall arise in these cases.

Winners will be informed via email or Facebook. Failure to claim the prize within 72 hours of this email may lead to a new winner being drawn. You will receive your prizes direct from the sponsor. All prizes are as stated and no cash alternative will be given or exchange. Competition opens Friday 30th January 2015, 09:00 GMT+8 and will finish Friday 13th February 2015, 09:00 GMT+8.

Participation is free and at the participant’s own risk. All costs, taxes and fees arising in connection with the winning of a prize are in the sole responsibility of the winner. There is no right of appeal. We shall be entitled to exclude individual participants from this and future sweepstakes if there are justified reasons, such as violation of conditions of participation. Prizes sponsored by Travel Insurance Direct are subject to additional Terms and Conditions for their sponsored prizes. By entering the sweepstake, you accept these conditions. 

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Reader Comments...

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Only Australian residents?? BOOOO lol I want that camera, sick of the GoPro:)

Mary Jan 29th, 2015

Huge prize pool! Thanks!

Annette Abrahamson Jan 30th, 2015

@Mary the other prizes (backpack, travel consultation...) are open to all entrants! It's a pretty cool travel/photography/everyday backpack. :)

admin Jan 30th, 2015

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Gerard Nealon Jan 30th, 2015

Would love to win this for our next holiday.

Sharon Lalonde Jan 31st, 2015

A very nice prize package.

Marvin Thorgeirson Jan 31st, 2015

Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! . It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. :( Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to travel, see the world, to have fun and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest.

Edmond Jan 31st, 2015

Wow what a great contest, i really, really want to win, thank you for the opportunity!

Annette Setzer Feb 2nd, 2015

How did you do it with kids? That is amazing!

Brian Baker Feb 2nd, 2015

Would b nice.

baiatrix chick Feb 2nd, 2015

Entered. Thanks! Awesome prize.

Mandy Graham Feb 4th, 2015

Please Please pick me and I'll take some amazing photos, with this awsome prize package on our next family holiday.

Georgie Feb 5th, 2015

wow i love this contest ^__^

Luana Feb 6th, 2015

Fl I need some warm weather!

Marla Jones Feb 6th, 2015

Love these prizes.

wilson king Feb 6th, 2015

Wonderful contest. Great prizes.

wilson king Feb 8th, 2015

Hoping to win soon.

karren reay Feb 9th, 2015

The weather in Phoenix is so nice but the awesome prizes are even more exciting!

sandra Feb 10th, 2015

The first Place I would go is Far North Queensland and Northern Territory, I am yet to explore there

Kylie Harris Feb 10th, 2015

I would go to the Sunshine Coast. I really need some chill out time, and in that beautiful part of Australia, there's lots of options for relaxation.

Simone Tong Feb 11th, 2015

The temp today is 9.... Send me to the sunshine

Peg Scott Feb 12th, 2015


Ronald Bryars Feb 12th, 2015

Nice prizes!

Linda Feb 13th, 2015

Huge prize pool it's Awesome and i like this nice idea.

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