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Bill Fink Writers Contest Winner
Best Travel Story Switzerland


Larry Bleiberg
for "The Clock that Changed the Meaning of Time"

Excerpt:
"Here in the tower, serenaded by a ticking that seemed to grow louder with every pendulum swing, I began to appreciate, if not fully comprehend, what Einstein was getting at.

Time, I could see, is relative.

Spend an hour with a lover or laughing with friends, and it will flash by in seconds. Sit in traffic and it may drag on for days. But whether you're hiking the Alps, contemplating physics or answering emails, the gears inside Bern's tower slowly turn."

See the full story here.


About the Author:
Larry Bleiberg, has served on a Pulitzer Prize team, and is a seven-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, which honored him for editing the best newspaper travel section in North America.

A former editor with Time Inc.'s Coastal Living and Travel Editor of The Dallas Morning News, he now writes a weekly column for USA Today, and has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Delta Sky, Westways, Southbound, Red Bulletin, BBC, CNN, and dozens of others publications.

Larry has helped produce several National Geographic books, including the regional food guide Great American Eating Experiences, and created CivilRightsTravel.com.

The contest prize includes: airfare to Switzerland for two, 3 nights in a double room at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, 3 dinners in Lucerne for two, two 3-day "Tell-Passes" (unrestricted rail, bus, boat and aerial cableway travel in Lake Lucerne Region), 2 Lucerne Museum Cards, 2 tickets for the Mineralbath & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad, two 8-day 1st class Swiss Travel Passes offered by Swiss Travel Systems, and a guaranteed spot in the 2017 Travel Classics International or Domestic Conference.
Past Contests:

TC Switzerland 2016
TC Vancouver 2015
TC Arizona 2014
TC Alberta 2013
TC Ireland 2013
TC Arizona 2012
TC Wales 2012
TC Vancouver 2011
TC Dublin 2011
TC Arizona 2010
TC Quebec 2010
TC West 2009
TC Ireland 2009
TC West 2008
TC West 2007
TC Europe 2007
TC West 2005
TC Ireland 2005
TC West 2004
Past Contest Winners:

2016- Larry Bleiberg
2015 - Bill Fink
2014 - Kathleen Mangan
2013 - Jill K. Robinson
2013 - Kimberley Lovato
2012 - Rachel Dickinson
2012 - Michael Shapiro
2011 - Margie Goldsmith
2011 - Sally Shivnan
2010 - Michael Shapiro
2010 - Rachel Dickinson
2009 - Michael Shapiro
2009 - Laura Read/Gayle Keck
2008 - Michael Shapiro
2008 - Echo Garrett
2007 - Kathleen Mangan
2007 - Paul Ross
2006 - Wayne Curtis
2006 - Margie Goldsmith
2005 - Allan Lynch
2005 - Ed Readicker-Henderson
2004 - Barbara Wysocki
2003 - Ed Readicker-Henderson
2002 - Margie Goldsmith
2001 - Melanie McManus
2000 - Judy Kirkwood
1999 - Melanie McManus
1998 - Yvonne Jeffery
1997 - Laura Byrne Paquet

Current Contest:


Best Story on Arizona
Deadline: April 1, 2017 Find out more.
Previous Contests:


Best Story on Switzerland
Deadline: October 15, 2016. Find out more.
Best Story on British Columbia
Deadline: April 1, 2016. Find out more.
Best Travel Story on Arizona
Deadline: April 1, 2015. Find out more.
Best Travel Story on Alberta
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Best Travel Story Ireland 2013
Luxury 18-day vacation for two in Ireland offered by Adams and Butler Tours.
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