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gibraltar apeThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Jean, who wrote, “Passport, please.” Jean has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“I don’t care if the sign says ‘don’t feed the monkeys’ … I can’t read.” — Ian J

“Leave the car … take the banana.” — MelissaP

“Listen, Mister. Next time you’ll have to adjust your own mirror. It’s hard on my rump.” — Nancy James

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This week’s photo of a Gibraltar ape on a car mirror was submitted by reader Rachel Webb. 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.

ape gibraltar


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, July 1, 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.

Today’s photo was submitted by Rachel Webb. 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

little boy telescopeThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was … a tie! Both Kiera and Louie answered with “It’s a small world after all!” Because they answered within minutes of each other, we’re awarding both readers an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

Runners-up that we also loved:

“I thought you said I would be able to see a Stormtrooper in here…” — Christina M.

“Can you see me now?” — Art

“I was right! There is NO light at the end of the tunnel.” — Nancy James

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.

little boy telescope


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, June 24, 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

california mission trail cactus woman gunThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Daneille Kitchel, who wrote, “All right, folks! Stand back. Clear the area. This is a crime scene now. Secure the perimeter, dust for prints, check for fibers, scan for DNA! I want a urine sample from everyone and get me a latte. Don’t mix up the two.” Daneille has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug!

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Put all your hands up or I will shoot your roots!” — Rhonda Geiger

“I brought a gun to a needle fight.” — Raymond Dove on Facebook

“I had to shoot. The cactus was going to get me with both barrels.” — Jeffrey C

To see all of the submissions, click here.

This week’s photo was submitted by Nancy James, who said, “Here’s me, at one of the old missions on the California Mission Trail.” 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 zany travel pic and you could win an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug.

cactus california mission


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, June 17, 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 from the California Missions Trail was submitted by 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

man beach ocean suitcase beachThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Linda Richardson, who wrote, “Ha! HA! No airline fees for me on this trip!” Linda has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug!

Runners-up that we also loved:

“Really, Ryanair, your airports are getting far too difficult for us to reach, 5 euro flights or not!” — Madeleine

“Jack soon regretted taking the ‘self disembarkation’ option on his bargain priced cruise to nowhere.” — Ian J

“Just a bit further to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel right?” — Diane Johnson

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

man beach ocean suitcase beach


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, June 10, 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

gentoo penguinsThanks to everyone who participated in last Friday’s photo caption contest. We received some great submissions, but our favorite was from Ian J., who wrote, “Remember son, when it comes to fishing…go with the floe.” Ian has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug!

Runners-up that we also loved:

“I told you! You are NOT going out until the dishes are DONE! That’s final!” –Doug

“O.K. mamma just relax.” –Seema Sydney Singh

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

gentoo penguins antarctica


To enter, drop your wittiest one-liner (or two-liner, or three-liner…) in the comments by Sunday night, June 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