Giveaway: Happy New Year to You!

Last year at this time the family and I were together exploring Africa hitting the six month mark of our around the world trip. As the holidays drew to a close, I found the only thing I’d missed was my extended family back home in Toronto.

The single most convincing argument someone has given me for why they don’t travel more is  that they’d have to leave family  behind. I get that. Aging parents, new nieces or even children who need local support for special needs can make even a short getaway a luxury.

The good news is that staying in touch doesn’t have to be hard.

This year Motorola is offering one lucky Globetrotting Mama reader the chance to win a MOTOROLA DEFY™ PRO (MSRP: $249.00).


As someone who is rough with her phone – drop, bang, crack, you name it – I’m intrigued by the claims that it is built “to last any travel or adventure you have planned.”

The winner will have to tell me all about it.

Here are the details on the phone:

Android-powered with a full QWERTY keyboard

high capacity battery with Motorola’s Battery Manager,

certified for resistance against scratches, spills and dust with its flawless chrome finish and 2.7-inch Corning® Gorilla® Glass display.

And here’s how to win:

Leave me a comment below before January 8, 2013  telling me where you’d like to take your Motorola phone if you won. One comment per person and open to Canadian addresses only.  Want a second shot? Like Globetrotting Mama on Facebook.  Winner will be chosen by random.

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Xing December 31, 2012, 10:04 AM

Love to travel to London with the Motorola Defy Pro in 2013!


Kristina December 31, 2012, 1:52 PM

I’d love to travel to Estonia with my phone! I’m going on a bike trip in June with my Mom and sister, but am not going with my kids or husband so would love to keep in touch with them then!


Sheryl December 31, 2012, 3:51 PM

I’d love to take the Motorola & my daughter on a Rocky Mountain adventure this summer!


SUMMER PLEWES December 31, 2012, 6:26 PM

I would like to go to arizona with it


Madeline December 31, 2012, 8:02 PM

I’d love to go to Hawaii!


Bons December 31, 2012, 8:15 PM

I’d love to go everywhere with the Motorola Defy phone. Sounds like a great phone to have!


Brandy InsaneMamacita December 31, 2012, 10:05 PM

It’s just a dream but I would love to go to Paris or Rome. Would be a trip of a lifetime.


Travelmama and Globetotter December 31, 2012, 10:54 PM

Guatemala for sure!!! i would love to try out this phone and give a full report back from our travels to guatemala, honduras and belize. i am travelling solo with my 5.5yr. old son as i am taking a five month sabbatical from my work starting february 2013.
my current cell phone is through my work and don’t think it is going to make the journey. any help with keeping the technology costs down will only mean more great adventures abroad and easier access to family and friends back home.
thanks!! travelmama&globetotter


Julie January 1, 2013, 1:51 AM

I would love to travel to Spain!


kay January 1, 2013, 1:52 AM

Tough call but I would have to say Thailand


Bonnie Upton January 1, 2013, 1:37 PM

I want to be all exotic and post some far off land, however I am going to say, I’ll take it to our Capital, Ottawa, where I go every Canada Day, if can make it through all the crowds can stand up to anything :) :) Happy New Year Heather, Ish, Cameron and Ethan!!


Cathy Fischer January 1, 2013, 9:23 PM

Oh if I was so lucky to win….. I would be taking it on the train to Ottawa to visit my son with a stop in Toronto to visit my other son then on to Belleville where my fabulous 3 grandchildren and daughter live. So this would be a traveled cell phone. Not as well traveled as yours has been….but my type of travelling. All of my family would be so thrilled as I may be the last Canadian to not have a cell phone.


Nicole Osbourne James January 2, 2013, 4:30 PM

I would be taking my four kids (and the husband) off to Barbados for the Run Barbados 5K race! I’m a new runner and trying to set a good fitness example for my family. I know they would love it, I mean, what’s not to love about Barbados? Coo coo and flying fish anyone? LOL!


Diane Morgan January 2, 2013, 4:36 PM

Where would I not take the phone would be the question. I would take it everywhere with me on vacations to warm places , all over Canada and just where ever I venture off to !!!!!!!!!!


Colleen Cole January 3, 2013, 11:59 AM

I would be dropping this into the pocket of my husband who would be taking this to construction job sites…okay, not as exciting as some of the other choices – but really rough environment for the phone! (His current phone is pretty much dead, and only 2 years old…) Oh, if I had my option, I would be taking the phone to Rome (along with my hubby). We honeymooned there in 2010 and I so want to go back there!!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!


Michelle Miller January 3, 2013, 8:57 PM

I would take it to the 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Let’s see if it can withstand freezing temperatures, high altitude and me juggling it with my camera also in hand!


Trina Stewart January 3, 2013, 10:17 PM

I would take my Motorola to Paris France. My dream vacation.


Racheal January 4, 2013, 7:39 AM

Easy: I would take my new phone to play a kicking playlist on a 10k run in Bermuda!


Dianne / Smilenwaven January 4, 2013, 7:46 AM

I would take it on my #1 bucket list trip… down the Amazon!


SandyT January 4, 2013, 8:07 AM

I would take it on my annual birthday trip to Las Vegas!!!


Donna January 4, 2013, 4:30 PM

To cali!


Jennifer January 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

We’re going to Brazil in December. I’ll definitely need it there.


Muckymoo January 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

I would love to travel to Aruba


martina j January 5, 2013, 2:20 PM

I would take it with me to florida and test it out on our adevntures: alligator watching on the air boats, beach visits, shopping with 2 kids, the zoo!!


Jean January 5, 2013, 11:08 PM

The Carribeans!


Kaylin January 5, 2013, 11:09 PM



Areta January 5, 2013, 11:16 PM

Love to go to Maui with the Motorolo Defy Pro!


daphne January 6, 2013, 7:05 AM

I would love to take the new phone to Australia next summer…


Tracey January 6, 2013, 9:51 AM

I would love to take my Motorola phone to Curaçao.


Jody January 6, 2013, 10:04 AM

I would like to take my Motorola on a trip to the Bahamas.


Judy January 6, 2013, 11:51 AM

I would take my new phone everywhere with me as I am new to Ontario & I get lost easily so I need to a always check Mapquest or some such tool to show me where & how to get to some place quickly. I really could have uses it driving here from BC. I deserve to win this cell phone.


Jasmin January 6, 2013, 1:41 PM

I would take it with me to Trinidad for Carnival!! Taking great pics with family and the gorgeous costumes and then sharing them online would be what I’d do!


Amy Worrell January 7, 2013, 5:15 PM

If I could travel anywhere right now it would be to be on a beach in Bahamas!!


Tintin January 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

Somewhere warm like Hawaii or Maui would be awesome!


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