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Posted 04 Oct, 2016 | One Comment
Posted in: Country Information, Travel Blogs
The following article and giveaway is sponsored by HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group)

Dreaming of your next expedition abroad? Having trouble deciding where you want to go? Well, Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group is hosting a “Choose Your Travel Adventure” trip sweepstakes from October 3rd through October 16th, 2016!

If you love to travel, are a U.S. resident, and have a few minutes to take a short quiz, then you have the chance to win $5,000 towards an international trip! You and another person of your choice will have the opportunity to pick from one of three destinations listed below. The flight and hotel are already set up for you!


For those thinking, “But I want to plan it myself!”— we completely understand. We have left plenty of room for you to plan out your own escapades. And since each accommodation is in a central location, you will have no trouble getting to all the amazing sights you want to see!

Here are the 3 places we have picked out:

Reykjavik, Iceland

Capital of Iceland and situated on the magnificent coastline of this great country, Reykjavik boasts eccentricities like saga museums and the rotating glass dome known as Perlan. The city is never at a loss for things to see and do—especially not in the winter!river in Iceland

Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights), which can be seen in the winter time, is a celestial illumination that glides across the sky for visitors and locals alike to enjoy in awe. If that alone doesn’t peak your interest, then think about Reykjavik’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Surprisingly, there is no official event, but the locals embrace this festival of their own creation.

You will stay at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.

Offering a spa, workout room, and central location, this hotel is the perfect place to spend your nights relaxing after a day of sightseeing and traditional Nordic food. You’ll get the best of both worlds by hiking during the day and sleeping in a plush, luxury bed at night. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence every once in a while!

Florence, Italy

A city of art, romance, and beauty, Florence is a beautiful sight to behold. From the Duomo di Firenze to the Palazzo Medici, there are numerous sites to see in this Renaissance city. Take a walk around the corner and discover that there is a museum covering nearly every inch of this historical locale.

Avoid the bus if you can, because walking allows you to take in all the small, antique shops nestled into the old buildings and hidden on side streets. If you drive around everywhere, you will miss out on all the wonderful tales that small shop owners can tell you about the many generations of family that have been in the same business- or that even worked in the same shop!downtown florence

Or maybe you will skip over to the vintage sandwich shop placed sneakily on a side street in—literally— a hole in the wall. There you will find two brothers, standing side by side each day, making traditional Panini-style sandwiches at an alarming rate. But, hey, they only charge 2.50 EUR per sandwich and they taste amazing!

You will stay at the Hotel Brunelleschi.

Located in the heart of Florence, right by the Duomo di Firenze and Giotto’s Bell Tower, this hotel is a luxury in itself. Not too far from all the famous sites, you will still be able to wind down after a long day of museum stops and Italian food in this quiet area. And don’t forget to look outside when it gets dark to see all the beautiful lights and take in the random opera performances held in the plaza.


Sydney, Australia

As one of Australia’s largest cities (and state capital of New South Wales), Sydney has an abundance of glorious sights to discover. Known for its iconic Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden, this vibrant city will always keep you on your toes. No one knows wildlife better than Australians, so why not visit their local zoos and see all the exotic creatures for yourself? Or, better yet, go just outside the city limits and find yourself face to face with a kangaroo.coastal landscape of sydney

If you’re into science, then Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is a great place to visit. Or maybe you’re looking to have a little childish fun at the Luna Amusement Park! Sydney is the city where advanced technology meets the Outback to create an experience all its own.

You will stay at the Swissotel Sydney.

Situated in the heart of Sydney’s business district, this hotel is right by the Queen Victoria Building and iconic Westfield Sydney— and is within walking distance to all of Sydney’s famous sites!

Not only can you go on a crazy adventure right outside your hotel, but you can come back and enjoy a nice hot bath and delectable cuisine in a luxury room.

Trip Details

The trip will last 6 days and 5 nights. And do you want to know the best part? You choose when you want to take the trip! This means that all the seasons are at your fingertips.

Here are the Entry Rules!

  1. You must answer a series of questions correctly about Atlas Travel medical insurance in order to qualify for the grand prize. You must answer 3 of the 5 questions correctly.
  2. You must provide your name, mailing address, email address, and travel intentions.
  3. Only one person per mailing address may enter.
  4. The Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from those who meet all the entry conditions.
  5. You may gain additional sweepstakes entries for sharing on social media via Twitter (You can gain one additional entry per day for a social share on Twitter using the hashtag #5KTripSweepstakes and for mentioning the TM HCC – MIS Group Twitter handle @hccmis. You can also gain one additional entry for following the TM HCC – MIS Group profile on Twitter, located at

If you’re ready to have a nice, expense-free vacation, then don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes starting October 3rd!  The sweepstakes will end October 16th and HCC – MIS Group will announce the winner the following week.


Good luck!

-Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Must be legal resident of the 50 United States (D.C.) who has the age of majority in his or her state or territory at time of entry. Sweepstakes ends 10/16/16. For entry and official rules with complete eligibility, prize descriptions and other details visit Sponsored by HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC. Void where prohibited.

Disclaimer: Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through them, we receive a small commission. This will never cost you extra and in many cases you receive a special discount. We appreciate your support!

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Bree Weidman

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Bree Weidman is a Marketing Specialist for Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group, a full-service insurance organization offering domestic short term and travel medical insurance products to international travelers worldwide.

Though she’s been writing her entire life, Bree has been a contributing author to the MIS Group blog for about a year now, covering topics paramount to global adventurers: health, safety, culture, and insurance, to name a few. When Bree isn’t writing, you’ll likely find her daydreaming about her next international vacation!

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