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monkeysThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Janette Lawler, who wrote, “I don’t think these two are going to be very helpful in figuring out who stole our bananas.” Janette has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Mom told us our faces would freeze if we did that. Huh…guess she was right.” — Wendy

“What happens in the jungle stays in the jungle.” — Plus Style

To see all of the submissions, click here.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

What’s going on in this photo? Come up with a clever caption for this funny travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

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To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Tuesday night, September 16, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Wednesday. Remember, keep it clean; please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting. Note: Although all are welcome to play, we can only ship prizes to the Continental U.S.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

hayden lake idaho bikerThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
Emily Bahr, who wrote, “I’ve got a sinking feeling…” Emily has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“You can’t Schwinn em all!” — Michael Marino

“But my GPS says to ride straight ahead…” — Karen

“Deep end … DEEP end … I’M not going off the deep end … we’ll SEE who’s going off the deeeee…” — pupnpony

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This week’s photo was snapped at Hayden Lake, Idaho, by reader Nancy James, who said, “I watched and wondered if he could ‘ride on water’. He was successful.” Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

What’s going on in this photo? Come up with a clever caption for this funny travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

hayden lake idaho biker


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, October 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Tuesday. Remember, keep it clean; please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Today’s photo was snapped at Hayden Lake, Idaho, by IndependentTraveler.com reader Nancy James. Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

australia kanagaroo sign skiThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Fiona Wiltshire, who wrote, “Stop taking the piste, Sheila and get back in the yute!” Fiona has won a travel mug from IndependentTraveler.com.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“An Aus-ski.” — James Reardon

“When in Rome…” — Elaine Erback

“Are ya sure it’s this way to the Piste Skippy?” — David Southern

To see all of the submissions, click here.

Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

What’s going on in this photo? Come up with a clever caption for this funny travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

australia kangaroo sign ski


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Monday night, October 8, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Tuesday. Remember, keep it clean; please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

lion south africaThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
Trisha Willsey, who wrote, “Whew! Now I am ready for Kilimanjaro!” Trisha has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Honey, I can’t make it home tonight, I’m stuck on a rock. … No it’s really the truth, I’m not Lion’!” — D.D. Walters

“Queen of the mountain! Let the boys have [their] jungle, I have a better view!” — Damon Hernandez

“That last tender morsel of Wildebeest has kept me from being ‘King of the Hill’!” — J. Eric

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This photo was snapped by reader Tracey Campbell in South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve. Tracey has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel comfort kit. Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

What’s going on in this photo? Come up with a clever caption for this funny travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

lion south africa


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, September 30, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. Remember, keep it clean; please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Today’s photo was snapped by reader Tracey Campbell in South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve. Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

broken down carThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
Lorraine, who wrote, “Should I tell him or let him figure it out himself? The trunk is in the rear!” Lorraine has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Praying over the engine won’t get us to Cheyenne. You’ll have to stop at a service station and purchase more gasoline!” — Diane C. Walters

“The Horse-power whisperer.” — Mike Marino

“Uh-oh. The squirrels are gone. So much for organic hybrids.” — Dan Wingo

To see all of the submissions, click here.

Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

What’s going on in this photo? Come up with a clever caption for this funny travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

broken down car


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, September 16, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. Remember, keep it clean: please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Do you have a funny or bizarre photo that we could use for a future caption contest? Send it to us at feedback@independenttraveler.com. (Please put “Caption Contest” in the subject line.) If we feature your photo on our blog, we’ll send you a prize.

– written by Sarah Schlichter