Congratulations Rachel Beard!
You've just won a holiday to Grazalema, Spain!
We couldn't be more pleased, and in a few months time, you'll be sitting in the sunshine with an easle in front of you, sketching a stunning landscape!
You'll be joined by a group of other artistic types, including our wonderful VIP guest Manfred Welling who has already travelled with us fourteen times. This holiday will be his fifteen which is serendipity, as it's our fifteenth anniversary trip!
Our very first trip back in 1997 was a walking holiday in Andalucia, and we’ve been going strong ever since! We never thought back then that we’d be taking our walkers, photographers, painters and singers to India, Cuba, Morocco and Greece! So this year, we thought we’d have a proper celebration by inviting one lucky Authentic Adventurer on holiday with us to glorious Grazalema, Andalucia, where it all began, and give them an experience they’ll never forget! In addition to a weeks holiday with a wonderful itinerary, exceptional art tutor, fabulous weather and a cheerful local guide, we will be hosting a party on the final evening of the holiday. Expect delicious food and wines, and a toast from the Director, John Brough.
John says, “We’ve moved on a bit since 1997! It’s about giving people a variety of places to go, providing them with an adventure where they meet other like-minded people and share that experience. Meeting people was always the memory I took back with me, even more than photographs, and I’m sure that’s what our guests remember too.”
I love the fact that each trip has the potential to be different and 'authentic'......over the years Authentic Adventures have joined in festivals, attended christenings, weddings and even entered local watercolour contests! Thanks to our wonderful local guides, you are privy to the real life and culture of a region. Wine tastings, cheese tastings, olive oil, Prosecco in Cinque Terre, Rum in Cuba, Champenoise style tastings in rural Transylvania.....the list goes on.
Not forgetting that Cath Moore, Harri Crocombe and David Haffers are the runners up and have won £50 of Cotswold Outdoor vouchers www.cotswoldoutdoor.co.uk - they may want to buy a raincoat or snow boots!
Don't forget, you can always call us for an informal chat about a holiday on: 01453 832238
They'll be plenty more competitions to enter, so keep a look out on our Facebook page!