Travel has changed drastically from the first invention of the Model T Ford. The majority of families in the United States own a vehicle of some sort. Instead of dirt roads, we now have massive interstate freeways that cross our nation. The allure of Route 66, the most famous road in America, enticed families to pack up the kids and load up their car and set off on a road trip.
Road trips have traditionally been a source of vacation for families throughout the United States. Families travel the roads to see the magnificent and varied landscape throughout our country. Door To Door Storage and Moving created “The Great American Road Trip” in honor of road trips that families take.
At the beginning of their contest, people submitted a photo of a trip that they have taken to the Door to Door Facebook page. Contestants also included a 500 word synopsis of the trip – where they started, ended up, how many miles they covered, how long they were on the road, and a favorite place or memory from the trip.
People entered creative and amazing photos. One person entered a picture of the worst blizzard of the year in Vermont as he traveled to the Trapp Family Lodge. Other entrants posted pictures of their road trip to find and eat the best lobster rolls between New York City and Maine. One person entered a photo of his trip from San Francisco to Portland to participate in a surfboard building class.
After all of the photos had been entered, people voted on their favorite photo/trip. The photo story with the most votes would be declared the winner. Last week, Door to Door announced that Anthony Chilelli’s was the winner. Not only did his photo receive the most votes, he also received the $1,000 grand prize.
“For some people, traveling is about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as possible and for others traveling is stressful,” said Tracey Kelly, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Door to Door Storage. “Anthony’s story on the other hand captures the essence of what a road trip can be. It serves as a reminder that the journey itself can be just as rewarding as the destination.”
Anthony wanted to explore the world outside of the state of Washington where he lived. He first went to Hawaii where he worked at a coffee shop across from the beaches in downtown Waikiki. He went on to South Korea where he met his fiancée. They traveled to the Philippines so that Anthony could meet her family.
“We truly appreciate all the participants who entered the contest,” said Kelly. “We would like to thank Anthony for sharing his story, and from all of us at Door to Door we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.”
In 1996, Door to Door opened their doors for business. They were the first in Seattle, Washington, to offer portable containers. Their business quickly expanded and they now have facilities in 34 states. Their corporate headquarters are now in Kent, Washington.
“Winner of Door to Door’s “The Great American Road Trip” Photo Contest Announced.” PRWEB; 18 September 2012.
Route 66. Wikipedia.