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Help Trekaroo Race to the Alamo and Win a Trip to San Antonio including transportation!

(Last Updated On: November 25, 2016)

The Alamo. In person, the old mission may appear to be small in size, but it will always remain large in legend. This iconic building gained its spot American history during a legendary battle in 1836, during the struggle for Texas liberty.  These days, the Alamo is part of the National Park System and serves as the symbol of San Antonio.  Tomorrow, Trekaroo Destination Guroo Michelle McCoy and I head to San Antonio for a new adventure, the Race to the Alamo.

Michelle and I were asked to compete as Team Trekaroo in the Race to the Alamo, a 3 day Amazing Race-style competition.  During the 3 days, we will compete against two other teams in a variety of challenges and awarded points based on our performance.  At the end of each day, the team with the most points will win a daily prize for both their team and their readers The days will be long and hot (the forecast calls for daily highs of 105!), but the excitement of competing will definitely keep our energy up.

Ultimately, each day of the race will account for 20% of our score, making the competition 60% of our final score. The other 40% is in your hands. That portion of our score is determined by how may votes our team gets on the Race to the Alamo site.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?  Well besides helping the only family travel blogging team prove that moms can compete just as well as any other team, every time you go to the Race to the Alamo site and vote for Team Trekaroo, you will be entered to win a trip to San Antonio which includes 3 nights at one of San Antonio’s great hotels, attraction passes, and a voucher towards  travel expenses!!! The approximate value of this prize is $2500. Now that’s a great incentive!

Click here to vote for Sharlene Earnshaw and Team Trekaroo while entering to win a trip to San Antonio!

Grand Prize details:

A  three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Paella lunch for four at Citrus, $500 Visa gift card for airfaire and attraction passes for four to:

  • The Alamo Trolley
  • Enchanted Springs Ranch
  • Guiness World Records Museum
  • IMAX, Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Laser Legend
  • McNay Art  Museum
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • San Antonio Children’s Museum
  • San Antonio Rose Live – Country Music Show
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Schlitterbahn
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum/Texas Rangers Museum
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Wildlife Ranch Witte Museum

What a prize!!!!! Everyone can vote for Trekaroo once per day through August 31, 2011, and every time you vote you will receive another entry for the grand prize. We know that we can count on Trekaroo members to vote for Team Trekaroo and we hope that you will ask all of your friends to vote for us as well!

Look for Michelle and I to be live blogging, tweeting, and sharing on Trekaroo’s Facebook page during the competition this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We hope you will follow along, cheer for us along the way, and help us if we need to turn to Trekaroo members for assistance in a challenge.




Disclosure: All travel, lodging, meals, activities, and an iPad are being provided by the San Antonio Visitors Bureau so that Michelle and I can compete in the Race to the Alamo. No monetary compensation is being provided and Visit San Antonio did not ask that any specific opinions about their destination be mentioned. All opinions about San Antonio and the Race to the Alamo are those of Michelle and I and reflect our honest opinion of both the destination and the experience.

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Sharlene Earnshaw (aka doubleadventure) is Blogger-in-chief for Trekaroo and the blogger behind Double the Adventure.

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46 Responses to Help Trekaroo Race to the Alamo and Win a Trip to San Antonio including transportation!

  1. Lisa Marie August 2, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Good luck! I voted and asked all my Trekaroo friends to vote as well.

  2. Rodney Koodray, Jr. August 2, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Cool thanks for offer

  3. Christine Groce August 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm #


  4. Larry Kantner August 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm #


  5. allyson August 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    love it

  6. La Jolla Mom August 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    GOOD LUCK! Will keep voting!

  7. debi9kids August 3, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Good luck Team Trekaroo!

  8. james young, II August 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm #


  9. george ashmore August 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    My family NEEDS a vacation but cant afford. This is perfect–something for adults, kids and all together. Even Sea World & Six Flags–who needs Orlando or Atlanta, we will have the Alamo!

  10. Lisa Marie August 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Good luck…voted again today!

  11. Suzanne Kaiser August 4, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    I voted 8/4/11

  12. Tricia Andrews August 4, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    I just voted for you! Good luck!

  13. Lisa August 4, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    voted for you. Good luck!!!

  14. Amy @ Pit Stops for Kids August 6, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Hope it’s going well! I voted!

  15. Steve Stone August 6, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I voted and thanks for the chance.

  16. Ronald Holst August 13, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    All the best luck Trekaroo

  17. lisa bromley August 13, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Team Trekarro hope you win at the alamo!Hope I win 2!

  18. Linda Webster August 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Our family really needs a vacation!

  19. Guadalupe Valdez August 14, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Good Luck!!

  20. Jacqueline Signorelli August 14, 2011 at 6:28 am #


  21. haley August 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I would love to win this trip since my family hasn’t been able to take a vacation this year. My husband has been deployed for 9 months and has missed out on a lot of family time. This getaway would mean so much.

  22. Michelle August 16, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    This would be awesome…good luck to you too! I voted!

  23. Valerie Furr August 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome trip to me. Would love it. Thanks

  24. Suzanne Rogers August 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    voted for you guys good luck.

  25. Jennifer G. August 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I voted, thanks!

  26. elizabeth krajewski August 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    I am a widow of 6 years. (married for 34) I would love to start traveling again and experiencing American historical sites.

  27. Christine August 17, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Grateful to win. Thank you

  28. Tracy Catalfano August 18, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    Would love to win! I voted.

  29. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to take my kids to see the Alamo!

  30. Barbara Caracciolo August 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    I love San Antonio and my husband and I would love to go and celebrate our 30th Anniversary there.

  31. Katie Maxner August 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Added bonus — a trip to see my college kid and have time together 🙂

  32. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    I would love to take my kids here!

  33. axel olsen August 22, 2011 at 8:00 am #


  34. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 24, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I would love to take my kids to visit the Alamo!

  35. Lauren August 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I voted, I hope it helps!

  36. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    I’d love to see San Antonio!

  37. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I would love to see the Alamo!

  38. Timothy Roche August 29, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Boy does my wife need a weekend away. I am on disability and she works 2 jobs. We need some quite time alone together.

  39. RICHARD CARPENTER August 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm #


  40. CYNTHIA BERNARD August 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I love San Antonio!

  41. Cynthia Bernard September 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    My girls would love San Antonio!

  42. Cynthia Bernard September 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    I would love to take my family to the Alamo!

  43. Cynthia Bernard September 6, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    This would be a great family trip!

  44. Cynthia Bernard September 7, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    We would love to go to San Antonio!

  45. Cynthia Bernard September 8, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    I’d love to go to the Alamo!

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