A big congrats to Sophia and Veronika and for winning yesterday’s prizes! Enjoy your ZenFone Selfie and your leather backpack from Etsy!

They were pretty neat prizes, and today we’re bringing you an insanely awesome prize! Some may say we’re spoiling you? We say that you guys totally deserve it! Today, we’re giving away a true experience and it’s one which brought many of the travelettes together on our first ever meet-up a year ago. That’s right, Sailing.hr have given us a yacht trip in Croatia for one lucky winner! I said it was going to be insanely good.


Sailing.hr is a yacht company that provides once-in-a-lifetime trips for those who wish to see Croatia by sea. Join the fleet in Split in either July or August 2016 and take a friend to indulge in a week of mayhem and laughter. You will have your own cabin to share on board and will meet a fun group on your yacht to explore the islands on the Dalmatian Sea.

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You’ll island hop and get to explore the gorgeous towns and beaches along the coast, stopping for exploring and parties galore. Your wristband will get you access to special parties and bars, plus it will give you discounts on day trips and scooter/car hire for when you’re on land in between the sailing.

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Your professional skipper will handle the navigation and will give you some small lessons on how to man a yacht of this calibre. Take an iPod with you full of your favourite tunes and blast them out the onboard speakers! Be sure to stock up on food and drinks (including the alcoholic varieties) for your trip – you will be able to replenish your supplies en route, but when the Sailing.hr yachts assemble in the coves for the floating parties, it’s good to have supplies to keep you going! And don’t worry, the yacht WiFi will allow you to post those yacht selfies immediately as who doesn’t love to stay connected whilst floating along the most beautiful sea in the world?

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Speaking from experience, the sailing.hr trip was hella fun and  you should check out our experience if this prize has piqued your interest. We have a pretty darn comprehensive guide on how to survive this trip, and we survived to tell the tale and relay the great stories we accumulated. Or you can just watch this video of our travels on the yacht – is that enough persuasion to enter today’s Christmas Calendar competition?


How To Win:

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  • Leave a comment telling us why you need to getaway in the new year and relax at Haidl-Madl.

*This offer does not include any transportation and has no cash value. The offer ends on December 1st 2016 and is subject to availability. The trip must be taken in either July or August 2016. Entries close at 7am Berlin time on December 20th, 2015

Sophie Saint was one of the original travelettes, from 2009 – 2017. After fleeing the UK with ink barely dry on her graduation certificate, she traversed the world with a backpack and spent a few years living in Melbourne – one of her favourite cities in the world.

She finally returned to the UK after a few years where she now whiles time away zipping off for European escapes, crocheting and daydreaming of owning her own hostel somewhere hot to live out eternal summers. See what she’s up to over on her blog saintsonaplane.com and instagram: @saintsonaplane