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suitcase chairThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
James Reardon, who wrote, “Attention all passengers, who is the Lazy Boy that left his luggage unattended?” James has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Today, Go-Fly Airlines announced there would be yet another add-on fee if you didn’t bring/provide your own seat.” — Nancy James

“Comfortable and useful, but will cost a fortune to check in.” — Elaine

“Call security, someone’s trying to hide something in this chair.” — Scott Forbes

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This week’s photo was snapped at an airport by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief of our sister site, CruiseCritic.com. 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 bizarre travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

chair made of suitcases


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, September 9, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. Please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Today’s photo was snapped at Indianapolis International Airport by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief of our sister site, CruiseCritic.com. 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

man sandcastle beachThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
Jean, who wrote, “This is all the castle I can afford in this economy!” Jean has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Ancient Egyptians nothing, I told you those pyramids were easy to build…” — Luke

“I’m making a ‘Sand’wich.” — toni sullivan

“What else was I to do without cell service? I had to keep my thumbs busy somehow!” — Olive Sampson

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 silly travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

dog suitcase


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Monday night, September 3, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. 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

dog suitcaseThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Nancy James, who wrote, “Actually, I WOULD prefer the pat-down. Start with a pat on the head, please.” Nancy has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“What do you mean, I have to stay home to watch the house?” — lee

“Can I come? Can I come?” — Christiane Austin

“Hey, I can be a bad dog,
But I love you like crazy,
And here’s my bag packed,
So go for a ride, maybe?” — Sarah

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 cute travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

man on beach


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, August 26, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Tuesday. 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

hiker binocularsThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
Neil Shields, who wrote, “Of all the nerve … she’s wearing MY hat.” Neil has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Who is that chick in the bikini my husband is talking to???????!!” — Ginny

“I thought the nudist colony was in the other direction…” — Peter Ramsay

“Hey, that’s MY motorhome …!” — Karien

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.

hiker binoculars


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, August 19, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. 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

donkey egyptThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from
pupnpony, who wrote, “Do you REAAAALLLLY want to slap a pack on me?” Pupnpony has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“You’re gonna pin the tail on WHICH donkey?” — Nancy James

“This is going to be fun! We can stay up late, swapping manly stories and in the morning, I’m making waffles!” — Tyler Weir

“Hey, does my nose look big to you?” — James Corey

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This week’s photo of a donkey near Aswan, Egypt, was snapped by reader TS Buchanan. 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 silly travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

donkey egypt


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, August 12, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll contact the winner and reveal our favorite caption on Monday. Please be sure to abide by our community guidelines when commenting.

Today’s photo was snapped by IndependentTraveler.com reader TS Buchanan on a farm near Aswan, Egypt. This reader 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