Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Blissdom Canada 2011 Contest Extended

We have a Blissdom Canada winner!

Big congrats to Lisa McDonald for winning her ticket to Blissdom Canada in October.

For many women, their only currency and passport lies in their hearts and the ability to travel in their minds – while being told what they can and cannot do. Many women around the world cannot drive a car, hold a job, voice an opinion – never mind travel. Lisa’s post about women’s rights and all the things we take for granted resulted in a unanimous vote from our judges. That and they really liked her Blissdom Canada video. Lisa, we’re working on getting GoGirlfriend tee-shirts made – just for YOU!

Still time to win your free Blissdom ticket

Want to know why we love Canadian bloggers?  You love to travel and share, which makes you the full meal deal. This year, Canadian bloggers can win a chance to get into Blissdom Canada free. And all you have to do is do what you do best. Travel. And then write about it.

Read the #GGBliss Entries

Sober Julie
Algonquin Park
Muskoka Bible Centre
Julie Harrison ~  A Day in Land O'Lakes
Moe Turner ~  Chatsworth Adventures
Lisa McDonald ~ Awesome video
Farah Balolia ~ Blogher 2011
Hollie Pollard ~ A Blissful Staycation in Toronto
Jeanette Pollard ~ Following My Bliss
Lise Anne Janis ~ Wining & Dining in Prince Edward County
Serena ~

Lake on the Mountain
The Beaches Jazz Festival Experience (FAIL)
Ocho Rios
Grand Cayman Baby!
South Beach (Just the two of us)
South Beach (with everyone else)
Whale Watching


Follow your bliss to Blissdom

Road TripRoad TripIf you've been following GoGirlfriend on Twitter this summer, you know we've been talking to a lot bloggers about the contest. We're not big on rules, so we kept our contest as simple as possible.

  • Travel somewhere
  • Shoot some pics of you at the place you've traveled to
  • Write about it on GG or on your own site and link to us.

Your travel adventures can be for your family, an intimate lover's getaway or just for you. Remember, you can be a tourist in your hometown too - writing about where you live is totally cool with us. Just don't forget pictures!

To make the judging as non-partisan as possible, we chose five guys, who are also bloggers and passionate about travel and social media. Some people have asked us why all our judges are male and not female and the answer is pretty simple. We wanted judges who had no interest in attending the conference and likely wouldn't know the entrants personally.

And just like the judges on Idol, it's important to sing to the panel with everything you've got. Our judges are intrigued by creative tweeting and Facebook love. And they particularly love it when entrants use the the hashtag #GGBliss.

Contest Rules

  • Planning your AdventurePlanning your AdventureContest opens June 1, 2011 and runs to September 1st. Winner will be announced September 7th.
  • Write a blog post on a place you've traveled to (minimum 250 words). The story must be previously unpublished and you must own the rights to the content.
  • The story must be about a place you've visited personally and have pictures to prove it.
  • The contest is open to Canadian and American residents, men and women over the age of 18.
  • You can post the story on your site with a link to GoGirlfriend or you can send it to us at jrosien@GoGirlfriend.com and we'll publish it on our site.
  • For your story, please include the following:
  • o When you visited
  • o Your traveling companions
  • o Original pictures of YOU at the destination
  • o Links to more info about the destination - so we can follow your bliss too!
  • o What you loved (or could live without) about the destination
  • o Why you want to go to Blissdom Canada with GoGirlfriend

Get more info

Not sure what Blissdom Canada is all about and why you need to be there? Jump on Twitter and follow the BlissdomCanada Twitter hashtag #BlissDomCanada and you'll soon see - this is THE conference for Canadian bloggers.

Read our first post on the #GGBliss contest and read all about our judges.

Ready to get traveling and writing? Follow the hashtag #GGBliss and let's have some fun!

To submit stories directly for publication, email us jrosien@gogirlfriend.com. Don't forget to share the Facebook love and Twitter fun too!

Related Stories

Rate This post


Yay Lisa! If anyone deserved this.. it's Lisa.. she's uber awesome! Looks like she had a blast (according to her FB pics!)

Thank-you so much! Your summary of my post is about to bring tears to my eyes again! I can't wait to get to Blissdom Canada & let everyone know how wonderful Go Girlfriend is. Thank-you to everyone who contributed to the video, Thank-you to the judges for selecting me and Thank-you to the team at Go Girlfriend

Post new comment

GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Travel Planning

Lonely Planet


Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?

Not a member? Join!

Most Recent Comments

  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, admin said "Thanks Bat-El for the great tip. We've included your link in our Bonus Ideas from our Community section so others can enjoy. I really enjoyed the Stonehenge tour ... it's on my bucket list!"
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, Bat-El Galor said "My name is Bat-El, and I'm working in collaboration with Travel Trend website. We've recently published a post -"Top 100 virtual tours around the world". After looking at these wonderful tips to survive in self-isolation; It occurred to me that our post could also contribute to your readers with further virtual tours resources. The post includes 100 links to virtual tours and unique experiences around the world. Feel free to check out the link and enjoy your travels ... https://www.trvltrend.com/technology/virtual-tours/ Cheers,"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, admin said "Thanks Gordon for the update ... and given most routes to the resorts on the coast are an hour+ and it's Cuban warm, that money for a beverage is a great tip!"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, Gordon Mitchell said "Over the last few years The $25 departure tax has been included in your airfare. Make sure you convert your cash at the airport so you can buy a cold beer on the bus on your way to the resort. They will take canadian money but not loonies and toonies. "
  • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, Debbie Clarke said "If you're considering New Zealand, then New Zealand Awaits is lesbian owned and operated (yes I'm the founder, owner, and guide). We run active and not so active tours for lesbians, as well as some LGBTQ mixed trips. We create itineraries for travellers wanting to self drive, and we have private guides. Come see us! "

Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.