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Help A Veteran or Military Hero Win Free Vacation By Entering Photo-Sharing Contest

Story by Austin Adventures

Posted: October 22, 2015

Veterans, Active Military and Members of Public Also Qualify for Special Veterans Day Travel Offers from Austin Adventures and Affiliated Xanterra Parks & Resorts Properties 

America’s veterans and active military members have served our country bravely and selflessly. Now the public has an opportunity to express their gratitude for their service by entering the #FreeBecause photo-sharing contest from Nov. 1-12. A grand prize giveaway of a trip to the Grand Canyon will be awarded to a veteran or active military member and his/her family. There are also daily giveaways.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts and its affiliated properties, The Broadmoor and The Inn at Sea Island, have come together to sponsor the contest and offer exclusive vacation deals in honor of Veterans Day. The prize includes two nights at The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, one night at the Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park, round-trip airfare up to $1,500, up to four first-class tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway and two meals per day for up to four people.

As part of this commemorative program, Austin Adventures, a member of the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings, will offer 25 percent off a 2016 Austin Adventures tour for the veteran/active military and their spouse and 10 percent off for their traveling companion(s) on any Austin Adventures trip to be enjoyed by Dec. 31, 2016, that is booked between Nov. 9 and 13, 2015. See:

For more information on all of the destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit, call (800) 575-1540 or email [email protected].

To enter the #FreeBecause photo-sharing contest, participants should Instagram or Tweet a photo of their military hero between Nov. 1 and 11 and tag it with #FreeBecause. Their military friend or family member will automatically be entered into the contest. Winners will be selected to receive the grand prize as well as daily prizes of gifts from the National Parks and Xanterra’s resorts, tour brands and affiliated properties. For more information and to see a special album of the photo entries, visit

In addition, the collection of Xanterra resorts and tour companies, as well as The Broadmoor and The Inn at Sea Island, are offering active military members and their families – and in some cases, the general public – exclusive vacation deals in honor of Veterans Day. The National Parks are also offering a fee-free entry for the general public on Veterans Day. For more information on these offers, visit