2016 Virtuoso Travel Dreams Contest Winners

2016 Virtuoso Travel Dreams Contest Winners

Presenting The 2016 Winners Gallery

In this year's Virtuoso Travel Dreams Contest, we invited participants to share their best travel memories, "wow" moments, favorite places, best travel companions, and more.  Virtuoso awarded one $2,500 grand prize for each: Best Story, Best Photo, and Best Video.  Here's a look at the winning entries.  May they inspire you to live out your own travel dreams.

The Winning Photo

My Travel "Wow" Moment:  A Majestic Meeting in Nepal.
Linda Crucs, Oldwick, New Jersey

During a stay in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, Linda Crucs’ husband, Bob, captured her meeting elephant Rani Kali before their ride.  View her photo here.

The Winning Story

My Favorite Travel Companion:  An Italian Homecoming
Cheryl Catania, Mentor, Ohio

Cheryl Catania decided to help her 95-year-old father, son of Italian immigrants, fulfill a lifelong wish to visit his family’s homeland.   Read her winning story here.

The Winning Video

My Travel "Wow" Moment:  My Heaven on Earth
Tyler Cave, Victoria, Canada

Tyler Cave shot our winning video during a post-university adventure that included stops in  Europe, Indonesia, and the Bahamas.  Watch his winning video here.