Travel With Me To Sweden! (Win A Free Trip)

Travel to Sweden
Win a Trip with Me to Sweden!

Yes, you read that correctly. One lucky reader will get to fly with me to Sweden this summer for an incredible adventure travel road trip.

UPDATE: We Have A Winner!
Katie Gard has won a trip with me to Sweden.

Congratulations Katie!

My blog is nothing without you guys. So thank you for following along on my crazy adventures! I’ve already sent one reader to Fiji in the past — and now it’s your turn.

To show my gratitude for reading the blog, I’m giving you an opportunity to join me on a fun adventure in Sweden!

I’m traveling to Western Sweden & Gothenburg this summer with Volvo, and they said I could bring a friend. How would you like to join me? We’ll drive around Western Sweden in a brand new Volvo, stopping to do some hiking, camping, kayaking and more. It won’t be a typical vacation, as I’ll ask you to help me capture photos & video of our experience to share on the blog.

But you’ll receive some free photography instruction from me too!

Travel to Sweden
Kayaking Around the Coast Anyone?

Adventure Travel In Sweden

Expert Vagabond is an adventure travel blog, so we’ll be participating in outdoor adventure activities. They won’t be too hardcore, however a general level of fitness is required. Basic hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and stuff like that.

Assume that you’ll probably have to share a room with me too. Don’t worry, you’ll get your own bed and I promise I don’t snore!

Our adventure will take place in Western Sweden, starting in the city of Gothenburg before moving on to other areas like the beautiful island archipelago of Vrångö, the colorful fishing village of Smögen, and wild forests of Dalsland. It should be a wonderful journey!


ELIGIBILITY: Ages 21+ United States ONLY!
Promotion is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Personal travel insurance and a valid passport will be required (you won’t have time to get a new passport, as tickets will be booked soon).

Early July 2015

The winner will receive 1 round-trip airline ticket from the closest major US airport near them to Sweden. One week of accommodation in Sweden plus some activities & meals will also be covered.

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Good luck, and I look forward to traveling with you in Sweden! ★


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Comments (153)

  1. Why do I want to visit Sweden? Because the only thing on my bucket list is to visit every country in the world, and I still need to check this one off! Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. Road trips are my favorite! To get to go on one in such a wonderful country, and with such an experienced traveller would be great!

  3. I haven’t been to Sweden before, but Sweden is definitely one of the destinations I would love to visit. I’m on a backpacking trip in Europe at this moment, but Sweden isn’t on my list of destinations right now. :(

    I’ve looking into how a deaf traveler like myself (or someone with a disability) can also travel the world just like anybody. So far, I have been un-covering a massive amount of tips and ideas from my experience that I couldn’t find anywhere else in other blogs that I really want to share with the world. My photography and outdoor skills aren’t up to par 100%, so this could be the chance to undertake this initiative to achieve something worthwhile.

  4. This is such a cool idea! I’m a tour guide in the U.S. So I spend my time hiking, camping and sightseeing with people from all over the world. It would be great to explore another country and not be in charge of every detail of the trip!

    • I just found out about that Christy! Looking forward to reading about your adventure too.

  5. The Swedes do it right. Intellectual innovation, social/gender/political rights, sports, everything.
    I am also 50% Swedish, but have never had the chance to visit. My grandfather, whose father was born in Sweden but who never got a chance to visit his home and his family would love to go but is too old to travel. I know if I could visit the homes of his ancestors it would make him happy beyond measure.

  6. Oh wow. It’d be a great opportunity to go to Sweden since it is one of the more expensive countries to visit. But I’m happy to travel anywhere, especially with someone that I could learn so much from! I’m a graphic designer slowly working on preparing for travel; the hardest part is overcoming the initial fear!

    Also, I’ve been meaning to leave a comment about this, so while I’m here: this is one of the most nicely designed travel blogs that I’ve seen! Fantastic job.

  7. I am currently the PR manager for this travel blog and I’d love to get out of the US for a week with you :)

  8. A chance to see Scandinavia would give a chance to see where my roots came from. Ya sure you betcha!!!!!!………. I’m a Minnesota transplant, living in California, and would love to spend some time a more northerly latitude. So beam my up Scotty and lets get taste of some lutefisk.

  9. I’ve actually been to Sweden, but not to any of the places on your itinerary. It’s a beautiful country and I’d love to join you on this adventure!

  10. Because Sweden, its people, scenery and summer weather are amazing… and c’mon, you know traveling with your favorite couchsurfer would be a blast!

    : )

  11. Traveling is one of my life passions. I’ve never been to Sweden but it looks beautiful and I would love to go on this trip. Either way, I hope you have an amazing trip!!

  12. To immerse yourself in a new culture is the best way to have a memorable adventure! Meeting new people, eating new food, and learning a new culture would seem like a dream to make it happen Sweden!

  13. This trip sounds epic! Photography plus adventure…sounds like my favorite kind of trip! I’ve never been to Sweden but I’d LOVE to go there.

  14. This sounds like a dream adventure! I am part swedish too. I hate sitting in an office every day dreaming about traveling! I would s–t if I won!

  15. Three of my great-grandparents were from Sweden, one from Gothenburg, and it is a country that I have still not visited. Hoping one day to go and would love to share the adventure with you. As a healthy, active senior I could add a different perspective to your trip but I can’t guarantee that I won’t snore!

  16. Sweden is a country I have wanted to visit for a long time, and I think it would be amazing to have such a good travel buddy there! I would love to have the opportunity to go on an adventure in Sweden and learn from Matt, it would make for some amazing memories (and that is what travel is all about, right?:))

  17. As a fellow photographer I would like to visit Sweden for the amazing scenery, the beautiful people and the adventure of driving a wicked sweet Volvo around the country! It doesn’t get any better than road tripping/adventuring in a new country.

  18. What a really cool opportunity! Looking forward to hearing about these adventures (or maybe even joining!)

  19. That would be SOOOOOOOO much fun! I would totally do it but I’ll be in Singapore during that time. I hope you have a great time, I want to go back to Europe so bad lol. I’ll be looking for your Sweden blog/pics :)

  20. I want to travel to Sweden because I’ve never been before, it looks beautiful, summer is the ideal time to visit because of the weather, and, this is kind of strange, but I’ve always fantasized about being somewhere where the sun never sets (like Alaska during the summer). I hate nighttime, and wish it could be daylight all the time. It would be amazing to finally experience the Midnight Sun!

  21. Looks like fun! May not be as exciting as driving an autorickshaw across India, but Sweden is on my list of countries to visit!

  22. Well I am Swedish but have been living in NYC the past few years; would love to discover some new things about my home- of course I can also help with tips and translations!

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