Time to Celebrate with a BOOK GIVEAWAY

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book-signing-event-1024x680I am leaving a month from today for Italy and am excited since I will be discovering some new places. One is Naples and I am fortunate enough to have the services of the knowledgeable Tina from Discover Napoli Destinations.  Much more on that while I am in Italy, including photos.

Today, however, I want to announce a GIVEAWAY as a THANK YOU to all of you! I started this blog a little over three and a half years ago, while I was preparing to travel to Italy for three months by myself. I wanted a blog so I would share my photos and write about what I was doing. That way my friends and family could keep up with my adventures. Little did I know that I would end up writing a book, based on this blog. And thanks to all of you, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy is selling well.

book-cover-print-version-amazon2-196x2942My blog has reached a milestone with over 5000 followers now and almost 100,000 hits. So to celebrate this, I am giving away 5 autographed copies of the paperback edition of either of my books, winner’s choice. I am also giving away 10 e-book versions of either book, winner’s choice. If you already have the book, you can give it away as a gift! So 15 of you will be winners!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog posts with the hash tag #MilestoneGiveaway and you will be entered in a random drawing to win. I will run this promotion for 10 days and will announce the winners on another blog post at that time. Good luck!

And once more, grazie mille dal mio cuore. Thank you very much from my heart. Your support means more to me than you will ever know.6559354337_8e6e15e248_m (240x240)


Un abbraccio e baci! A hug and kisses.

Photo credit of heart to Rare Class from Flickr.

38 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your milestone what a great sense of achievement and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a trip to Italy. Have an amazing trip 🙂 #MilestoneGiveaway

  2. So glad I stumbled on to your blog, I have been doing research on Sicily for years and hope to spend a couple weeks there someday. I look forward to reading your books!! #MilestoneGiveaway 🙂

  3. Oh, my congrats Margie! I’ve yet to read either and hope soon! Wishing you an amazing trip to Italy and can’t wait to hear of your adventures – perhaps you’ll return with a new book up your sleeve! #MilestoneGiveaway

  4. Thanks so much for doing this, Margie! I have your first book, and it’s so enjoyable, I’d love to have the second one too!

  5. Love your blog xoxox #MilestoneGiveaway you’re gonna love Napoli

  6. Thank you so much for your posts Margie! and the opportunity to enter your #MilestoneGiveway Very envious. Wish I was heading off to Italy soon!

  7. Gloria Walsh

    #MilestoneGiveaway I wish you a great trip and a Mighty Congratulations on your retirement.
    Added to that an early Happy Birthday! Lol! All that and more!

  8. Congrats and Bon Voyage! #MilestoneGiveaway

  9. tag #MilestoneGiveaway shall be in Italia all of October, and will visit with Tina again too!

  10. I put both books on my wish list!!! I cannot wait to read them. #milestonegiveaway

  11. #MilestoneGiveaway Love your books margie

  12. Hello Margie, in the past I had the luck to read one of your books, and you write so well about Italy! And told you by an Italian, that must make you proud of yourself 🙂 #MilestoneGiveaway

    Thanks so much and see you soon,
    Alessandro Zamboni

  13. #MilestoneGiveaway Greetings from Ireland 😛 Am planning on a solo trip myself (first time travelling alone) and delighted to find your blog. Have been to Italy before and long to go back to really savour the sights and sounds. First trip was much to whirlwind. Your experiences as a woman travelling alone give me courage to get going! Great blog.

  14. #MilestoneGiveaway I love your enthusiasm and passion Margie. We share a love of Italy and all things Italian. Hope we meet up next summer when I return to Milano.

  15. #MilestoneGiveaway I hope that in your month you have a chance to make it to Sicily. There is a lot to see there and the food is sensational. Have a great time.

  16. Marie Pyne

    You go girl!

  17. dollygoolsby

    Dear Margie…I do so enjoy reading your blog. Many of your experiences parallel mine. I am now in Italy myself, right in the middle of a 3 month stay. Since I already own your first book, I will not enter the contest, but I will order you Sicily book once I am back in the USA. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  18. Congrats on your blog success #MilestoneGiveaway

  19. So excited Margie..!! Congrats!! I already have the Sicily book now I want the first one too 🙂 hoping to win!!!!! #MilestoneGiveaway

  20. Enjoy your trip to Italy, Naples is an enchanting city. Don’t miss a walk in the old city center (Spacc Napoli, San’Agata, San gregorio armeno) and have a look to the new Underground line stations, filled with contemporary artworks. Naples is a city of contrasts…

  21. Hi Margie, Just love reading your blog. I share many happy memories and a few laughs with my husband when we talk about your adventures. We just loved Memoirs of a Solo Traveler and look forward to reading your Blogs about your “Intrepid Travels” in Napoli.
    #Milestone Giveaway

  22. Connie Saylor

    dear margie; have you been to pisa yet or pompeii? they were cool. i sent there in 1969. take care love connie cscinderalla@gmail.com

  23. Joan Eggleston

    Love reading about your adventures! #MilestoneGiveaway

  24. I too leave for Italy in 3 weeks, would love to read another book about Italy. Milestone giveaway would be perfect.

  25. K Smothers

    #MilestoneGiveaway. Buon viaggio!

  26. Complimenti! Can’t wait to read your book!

  27. I leave for Italy in a few days. I look forward to catching up in Bagni di Lucca.

  28. Glad we were able to connect via FB & twitter!!! I love what you are doing with yor experiences while traveling! I’m excited to read more.. Many wishes to you!!! #MilestoneGiveaway

  29. Fantastic, Margie, congratulations on the roaring success of your blog and your book! Have a wonderful trip to Bella Italia.

  30. i would love to go to naples…my dad’s family is from a very small town near there…Marigliano…we have family there that I have never met! enjoy

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  31. #MilestoneGiveaway So glad I found your blog! Congratulations!

  32. jeannbrick

    #MilestoneGiveaway Your book was immensely helpful to me on my first visit to Florence this summer. Have a fantastic time!

  33. WOW! Congrats!!! I’m so thrilled for you mia amica! I started blogging for the same reason a short time ago and it’s changed my life…and meeting wonderful fellow Italophiles like you has been so fabulous! Grazie a te!

  34. I enjoy reading about your travels Margie and wish you every success with your book. #MilestoneGiveaway

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