Win a Vacation by Sharing Your Travel Horror Story

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Many of us have experienced a disastrous flight or a debilitating case of sea-sickness that turned a vacation into a nightmare. Well, one company wants to reward one traveler with a trip re-do and cover up to $10,000 in expenses—sea sickness not included.

According to the contest’s website, the American Society of Travel Advisors isn’t just looking for any old horror story; they’re looking for the worst travel stories, basing its decision on criteria like “uniqueness” and “magnitude” of difficulties during your trip (and how much a travel agent might have benefited you).

Accordingly, the company will also set you up with a personal travel agent to handle the arrangements. You’ll get to bring a friend along for the trip, too.

To enter, you’ll have to fill out an online form and submit a video by July 19, describing your hellish time. A winner will be chosen by August 1.

“We want to be able to put a name with a face and hear about how bad they need this redo,” said Erika Richter, director of communications at ASTA.

And if you need inspiration, Charlotte Burns, editor of the In Other Words podcast, shared her experience on a recent United flight, when a colony of ants broke free from a bag in an overhead compartment bin.

“Ants running everywhere and guy in front is using his hands as little tweezers, picking them off one by one. Cabin guy is using sterile lemon wipes,” she wrote on Twitter. “… Middle aisle guys shrugs, says ‘at least they’re not bedbugs.’”

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