Embrace the winter with a roundup to awesome cold-weather retreats. Ski in Lake Tahoe with a spare-no-expense getaway from Southwest Airline Vacations or take it even further with a two-week trip to Antarctica, valued at a whopping $26,000. Warm up with whiskey and a trip to the Glenrothes distillery in Scotland. Good luck and stay warm!

Vintage Moment Contest, Speyside Scotland

Enter Now – January 31st, 2012

Scotland's Glenrothes whiskey distillery is giving away a trip to Speyside to help create their Vintage 2012. To enter, select a pivotal moment in your life, visit, and submit a 1000-character (not word) statement about your “vintage moment,” then upload a photo or video. Winners should plan to travel in May 2012.

Journey of a Lifetime Photo Contest, Antarctica

Enter Now – January 29th, 2012

Abercrombie & Kent coordinates luxury trips on all seven continents. Win one with a trip to the furthest flung continent with a 14-day trip to Antarctica valued at $26,600. The trip includes photographer Richard Harker to hone the winners’ photo skills. To enter, visit the A&K facebook page and upload your most “inspiring and powerful” photo. Fans will vote on their favorite from February 1st – 10th, with a winner announced February 13th.

Finnair Flight Giveaway - Chongqing, China

Enter now – February 9th, 2012

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the new Finnair destination of Chonqing, China, the airline is giving away roundtrip tickets for two from any departure city. Winners who live in Asia will be awarded tickets to Europe. To enter, visit and answer the one (very simple) question. A winner will be drawn from those who submit the correct answer.

Southwest Airlines Lake Tahoe Sweepstakes

Enter Now – February 24th, 2012

Southwest Airlines Vacations is giving one winner a four-day vacation to Lake Tahoe for two. Winners receive airfare to Lake Tahoe (through Reno, NV), three nights in a Lakefront Cottage at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, two days of ski rental and lift tickets at Diamond Peak (or a Catamaran excursion for summer travelers), spa treatments for two at Stillwater Spa, and a four-day car rental. The package really takes care of everything. To enter, go here.

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