Hey Castaways, time for you to turn on your creative juices (a margarita usually helps) and tell the world about your love of the island lifestyle.

As you know I was the first Beach Blogger for the Marriott Caribbean and Mexican Resorts. I spent 5 days at the Marriott Resort on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. It was a grand experience, but now it’s your turn.

Would you like a chance to win a trip to Aruba, Cancun, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Puerto Vallarta, or St. Thomas? Stupid question I know. I can almost hear you guys screaming at me, “Where do I sign up!”  Keep your pants on, I’m about to tell you.

The Marriott Caribbean and Mexican Resorts has just started their contest to find the next Beach Bloggers. Yes, that’s plural. It looks like they’re going to send two people on vacation this time as part of their “Resort to Romance” Beach Blogger theme. Here are the details.

RESORT TO ROMANCE

Tell the Marriott why you need a romantic retreat, then get your friends, family and fans to vote for your entry. Top 10 finalists—based on content, creativity, passion for travel and influence—will be posted for final voting and the two with the most votes will win. The more support you get during each voting phase, the better your chances, so get your networks to start showing the love!

You must apply by July 28th.

Here’s where you apply. Resort to Romance Application

RULES

  • Apply or invite someone to apply to Resort to Romance
  • Tell us why you need a romantic retreat in 1500 characters or less or a 30-60 second video
  • Get fans, friends and family to vote on your entry
  • If you make the top 10 finalists, continue to invite others to vote on your entry
  • The 2 entries with the most votes will each win a romantic retreat for 2!*

FINALISTS WILL BE CHOSEN ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

50% CONTENT (how compelling is your entry?)

20% CREATIVITY (how innovative is your entry?)

20% INFLUENCE (how many people can you get interested in your entry?)

10% PASSION (does your entry show your excitement about travel?)

*Travel must be completed by 10/3/11. Winner to choose a Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resort that has not been selected by another Paradise Beach Blogger contest winner, including: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, and CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. St Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino is excluded at this time. The winner with the highest number of votes will choose a property first. The winner with the second highest number of votes will choose a property second. Winners may not choose the same destination. View all resort properties here.

There you have it. The search for the next Beach Blogger is off and running and I can’t tell you how much I want one of you Castaways to win. That would only be fitting, because you guys truly do have a deep passion the islands.

Now go click on the APPLY link above and start your journey to the islands. Let me know if you apply so I can vote for you guys!

Good luck!
RumShopRyan

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