The Best Mistletoe Moment of 2011


We have a winner!

A heartfelt thanks to each of you that submitted entries.  We were totally blown away by the number and more impressivley the quality of responses!  Incredible.  This just goes to show that love is alive and well.

Luci and I want to thank you our readers for making this an amazing year.  You have shared your travel fights, crazy adventures, and tender love stories with us.  We are so grateful for each of you! We wish you all many happy miles this coming year.

 While we don’t have a “prize” for them, our judges thought these two were incredible!   The two runners up:

Chris Walker-Bush  from Aussie on the Road

“It was seconds after the ball dropped on New Year’s and my soon to be ex girlfriend and I had fled the beach party on Robinson Crusoe in Fiji to find some privacy.  With our two year relationship set to end in 24 hours when she flew back to the States, tears stood in her eyes as we listened to the distant growl of the beach and felt the warm summer air on our skin. Underneath the gaze of coconut palms and the starry skies, I kissed away her tears and thanked her for the best two years of my life.”

 Mike Howard from Honey Trek

“It wasn’t in an amazing location, or under a starry night sky, and it wasn’t at the perfect time. It was in our kitchen, when we realized we wanted to quit our jobs and travel the world together. After an amazing evening with friends (two of whom told us of their recent journey and inspired us), we sat in our kitchen, staring each others eyes, realizing we were in fact going to make this a reality. That kiss, is the kiss that sealed our RTW fate, and we can not wait for more Mistletoe moments in every country we visit over the next 16 months.”

Without further ado….our 2011 Mistletoe Moment is:

The Kahle’s from Wanderlivin

“A wedding can mean many different things to different people. To the bride it’s the most important day of her life. That’s why when I was told my hairdresser canceled on me the day before the wedding I tried to shake it off. When half of my family couldn’t come because of Hurricane Irene I tried to shake it off. When my photographer didn’t show up – I couldn’t shake it off. Walking down the isle in distress I saw my husband and the way he looked at me as I walked down the isle. When I reached him I pulled his face down for a kiss before the minister could even start as the waves of Monterrey Bay crashed around us and bridesmaids giggled at the ministers disapproval.”

1000Fights: Isn’t that a tender story!  Congrats on your marriage!  We love it.  There will be time for fighting later! Luci says that they are going to have “cute” kids…not sure what that means. We wish the Kahle’s congrats and happy travels!

Thanks again to our “Celebrity” judges!

@travelcanucks   @sarahjstorer   @VagabondQuest   @confusedjulia

Ok…2012 is just on the horizon.  Get out there and make some Mistletoe Moments!

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8 Responses to The Best Mistletoe Moment of 2011

  1. Aussie on the Road December 24, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Oh wow, I’m honoured to be an honourable mention! Congrats to the Wanderlivin’ lovebirds on their win and Merry Christmas to everybody :-)

  2. Kieu - GQ trippin December 24, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    A tender story indeed. Well deserve and congratulations!

  3. 1000 Fights December 24, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Love is Alive!

  4. 1000 Fights December 24, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    So glad we didn’t have to decide! All were so romantic!

  5. Mike Howard - HoneyTrek.com December 27, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    w00t w00t! Awesome, we are so honored to be a runner up in such a fun and romantic contest! Really guys, this community (meaning 1000PTF & all the other amazing travel sites & meet-ups we all partake in) is so amazing, and it so great that everyone is so involved with each others stories, blogs, inspiring each other, sharing the love, sharing the knowledge and growing together to make the world a better place. We are so stoked to be joining the family of people who really have their priorities in the right place!

  6. 1000 Fights December 27, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Thanks Mike. We heartily agree, the travel blogging community is very unique. There is a real camaraderie. I hope that we cross paths out there soon.

    Happy New Year!

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