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There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes!

Win 100,000 Hilton HHonors points.
Win 100,000 Hilton HHonors points.

Win 100,000 Hilton HHonors Points: Each time you stay at a participating Hilton properties in China, you’ll be entered to win 100,000 HHonors points, in addition to receiving  2X or 3X miles for China Eastern frequent flyer stays until September 30, 2014. You can earn triple miles for stays at 44 participating Greater China hotels and double miles everywhere else. Each time you complete a stay, you’ll be entered to win, assuming you’re a member of both Hilton HHonors and the China Eastern Frequent Flyer program. In addition to registering for the promotion, you must have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to miles + points, and set China Eastern as the preferred airline.

Win a trip to Tulum
Win a trip to Tulum.

Win a Summer Escape to Tulum, Mexico: You could win a summer vacation to Tulum from Banana Republic for uploading your summer photos. Simply upload a fun picture from your summer to Instagram or Twitter and hashtag it with #PostcardFrom and #Contest. Also, make sure to follow @BananaRepublic. The grand prize trip includes round-trip, coach air transportation for two from a major airport near the winner’s home to Cancun, Mexico, three nights hotel accommodation, ground transportation to and from the destination airport and hotel, $1,000 spending money, and travel agent services. The winner must complete the trip within one year from the drawing date or the prize will be forfeited. To enter, you must be a legal resident of the US and over 18 years of age. Enter by August 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. 

Win a trip to Niagara Falls. Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Win a trip to Niagara Falls (image courtesy of Shutterstock).

Win a Trip to Niagara Falls: The Travel Channel is offering the chance to win a seven day, six night vacation to Niagara Falls. The grand prize trip includes:

  • Round-trip coach airfare for winner and one guest
  • Six nights hotel accommodations
  • Helicopter tour of Niagara Falls
  • Six hour private tour of Lake Ontario wineries
  • Two tickets to Marineland
  • Two Clifton Hill fun passes to enjoy the SkyWheel
  • Four hour guided tour of Niagara Falls’ Canadian side
  • Dinner at Skylon Tower
  • Two tickets to the world’s largest free flying aviary, Bird Kingdom
  • Two tickets to Fallsview Indoor Water Park
  • $1,500 spending money

The contest is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 21 years old at the time of entry. Enter by July 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.

Some shellfish from the 2013 Aspen FOOD & WINE classic.
Shellfish flan from the 2013 Aspen FOOD & WINE classic.

Win a Trip to the 2015 Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic: You could win a trip to the 2015 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen,  consisting of three delicious days of cooking demos, tastings, and celebrity chef discussions. The prize consists of round-trip coach air transportation for two and hotel accommodations for three nights, passes to the cooking event, as well as a free KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer. The contest is open to is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia age 21 or older at the time of entry. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on July 15, 2014.

Win a trip to your dream destination
Win a trip to your dream destination.

Win Your Dream Vacation: Lufthansa and have partnered to sponsor a #VIKey contest, where you could win a grand prize of two round trip Lufthansa Business Class tickets to a dream destination, a luxurious home to stay in courtesy of, and some extra surprises and #VIKey perks along the way. All you  have to do is upload a photo of your dream vacation spot and explain a little about it–this is your VIKey or “Very Important Key” that helps you unlock the world. You can participate as much as you want (meaning you can upload as many photos as you would like). In order to participate, you must reside in one of the following countries: Ireland, Latvia, Estonia, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, USA, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, or the UK. Enter by July 13, 2014. 

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