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Win a Jucy road trip with HW’s relaunch

33 Comments 14 August 2012

Win a Jucy road trip with HW’s relaunch

There’s nothing like having your own set of wheels on a holiday.

It gives you complete freedom to go wherever you want, spend as long as you want at a location, change plans at the last second and even to the reassurance of a bed-absolutely anywhere.

I’ve loved the idea of all this for as long as I can remember. Maybe that’s because I’ve been road tripping since before I can even remember. Based in New Jersey, my parents had a huge love affair with Florida. Every year-sometimes four or five times a year-they would pack up the car, whether it be a station wagon with a popup camper attached or a pimped out van, and take my brother and I on that 20-something-hour trip to St. Augustine, Florida.

They even found friends with kids who loved road tripping as much as them to join in on the ride. We would go in separate cars, but we had walkie talkies to keep in touch, which we all usually just ended up playing games and telling jokes on.

What’s black and white and read all over? Over.

I loved those trips, because with our crew, I was never sat in the back seat asking, “Are we there yet?” My mom could just make fun out of anything and my dad always knew of the most random spots to pull over for a meal, like that crab shack in Georgia with holes in the middle of the tables and trash cans below to dispose of shells.

It didn’t matter where we were going or when we would get there, the fun was in the journey on every one of those road trips.

Some things never change.

This past January, Ric and I took a month off to road trip New Zealand. I’ve traveled a lot of different ways over the years, by train in Europe, bus in SE Asia and I’ve taken a lot of plane rides to all corners of the world, but road tripping holds a very special place in my heart and in the USA-I have to say it’s the only way to travel.

Americana Road Trip Theme

So when I decided to redesign my site with a more fun, lighthearted theme, I decided to trace back my roots of travel and go with a very Americana Road Trip theme.

Introducing the new Heels and Wheels. Designed by Bobbi O’Gilvie

The new theme was designed by the talented Bobbi O’Gilvie, who, I must add, I road tripped Australia’s east coast with. She recently opened up shop with her designs on Ready to Blog. Her work is beautiful and well worth a look. Plus she’s a wonderful person to work with.

But there’s more…


To celebrate Heels and Wheels’ redesign and relaunch-the wonderful people of Jucy have given me three nights with a Jucy Champ Campa in the USA to give away, so the winner and a friend can go on his or her own road trip.

A Jucy Champ Campa on America’s famous Route 66. Photo courtesy of Jucy

I first noticed Jucy when traveling Australia. Everywhere in the country I’d see that funky green and purple van with a red-head pin up model on the side blowing me kisses. Their campervans include absolutely everything a person would need to road trip-bed, gas cooker, fridge, cookware, even a sink-all at prices backpackers can afford.

I had never seen anything like it in the States. Road tripping in a fancy van or Winnebago always seemed to be reserved for families or retirees with money. Poor twenty-somethings, like me, could only hit the road in a car. But in Australia and New Zealand, because of companies like Jucy, even people on a budget can road trip in comfort. So I was very excited to hear about the companies launch in the USA this past year.

How to enter

There is more than one way to enter this competition and the more ways you enter, the better a chance you have at winning. Using Rafflecopter, see the entry form below, you can enter by:

  • Leaving a blog post comment about where you would go on your three-day road trip,
  • Liking Heels and Wheels on Facebook,
  • Liking Jucy on Facebook,
  • Tweeting about this competition,
  • Following Heels and Wheels on Twitter,
  • and following Jucy on Twitter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All these things MUST be done using the Rafflecopter application above to keep track of your entries.If you do not use the application above than your votes will not be counted.

The contest will run until September 13, 2012 12:01 p.m. EST and the winner will be selected using Rafflecopter. Be sure to read the term and conditions below.

Terms and conditions

There are just a few to consider when entering this competition:

  • Vehicle must be used for travel between:  1 October 2012 – 30 November 2012.
  • Vehicle must be collected and returned to the same location.  No one way hires allowed.
  • Prize includes vehicle, bedding and kitchen equipment.
  • 100 free miles per night included.  If customers go over this they will be charged for extra miles traveled.
  • No insurance included.  Customers must purchase one of JUCY’s insurance options which can be found on our website. Details of the vehicle and insurance can be found here.
  • Prize subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Prize will be subject to JUCY’s standard terms and conditions.
  • Prize conditions subject to change.

Now that that’s out of the way. It’s time to hear from you. Where would you like to go on your mini Jucy road trip?

Jucy in Las Vegas, NV. Photo courtesy of Jucy.

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  • jouljet

    Ohhh, I would use this to finally see the Grand Canyon – one of the last places on my wanderlust list I want to see in the USA!!!!

  • jouljet

    Totally cute combi van in your new design, by the way!

  • Alexandra Pucherelli

    I am planning a massive road trip through europe I wonder if they have cars there! Love the new site

  • Bohemian Trails

    I’m loving the re-design! and a road trip sounds like a blast. I”m hoping to do one next summer

  • purplekat99

    I get so happy whenever I see a Jucy camper in LA! It’s like a little bit of NZ here at home. I saw one on the road up the 101 in California this past weekend!

  • Caroline Eubanks

    Love the new look! There’s so much of the USA I still haven’t seen. I think next up is Texas!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Texas would be an ideal place to road trip! Thanks for entering.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Awh good. I would feel the same way.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks lil lady! Yes I’m hoping to do a serious US road trip one day.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thank you!! Hmmm I wonder…

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Perfect place to stop on a US road trip!

  • travelFREAK

    The site looks great! I would sooo travel to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon or something. Maybe Mt. Rushmore. I have so much to see!

  • Escaping Abroad

    I’m dying to road trip through New Mexico!

  • backpackingmatt

    Love the site design and nice work on the contest! I’d road trip to the Pacific Northwest!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks Matt. Mhh that would be beautiful!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    So many great sights and parks! Good luck.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Yes! Hitting the big things is a definite. Ric and I are planning a road trip from where I live in Jersey to Niagara Falls when we visit in November. Hope it’s not too cold! Good luck.

  • calibackpacker

    I wanna roadtrip the East Coast! 

  • Diana Edelman

    Love it!! :)

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks lil lady!

  • Andy

    That van looks awesome!

  • Ashley Chandler

    3 days in good ol’ USA!! I say GRAND CANYON! Ill start my trip in the great STATE of TX.. and rd trip it to the CANYON! take a midnight stroll through NM.. hey, WHY not? with JUICY I can go anywhere, and I say, lets take it to the CANYON!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    haha isn’t it cool!?

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    I think the Grand Canyon is the ultimate stop on any US road trip!! I might head there too. Good luck.

  • Adam

    I <3 road trips! I'd definitely take one in the southwest – possibly making my way down to Austin, TX

  • foggodyssey

    Used them in Australia for a 2 week road trip, LOVED it! I’d use it to see CA, so much to see there that I haven’t gotten to yet.

  • Sara Lynne Walsh

    Rental camper vans? What a great idea. With 3 days, I would probably head down to New Orleans. (Weather permitting)

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Love NOLA!!! Great city to visit. Good luck and thanks for entering!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    They are a great company!! A road trip in Cali sounds great! Good luck and thanks for entering.

  • Melissa Shearer

    I would absolutely love to do a roadtrip along the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coastline! :)

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    That sounds gorgeous!! Good luck and thanks.

  • The Fairy Trails

    Fantastic! Can’t wait until I win :) The best part of a roadtrip for me is drumming my hands to the sound of my latest playlist!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks for entering! Best of luck. What would you have on your US road trip play list?

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