NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — It’s back! Today, Travel Channel kicks off its sixth annual sweepstakes and network event, “The Trip: 2018,” featuring a $100,000 dream adventure giveaway. This year, the network has expanded the prize to three glorious weeks in paradise, full of luxurious, surprising and thrilling experiences on two of the Caribbean’s most spectacular islands: St. Lucia and Antigua.

Eligible fans can visit Travelchannel.com/thetrip for full official rules and to enter for a chance to win the unforgettable prize itinerary curated by Travel Channel’s experts and hosts, Jack Maxwell and Kellee Edwards. “The Trip: 2018” online sweepstakes runs from 9:00 a.m. ET on February 1 through March 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The sweepstakes complements the one-hour special premiering on Travel Channel on Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, in which Maxwell and Edwards showcase the breathtaking attractions, unexpected adventures and luxurious indulgences that make these warm-weather paradises a dream destination. Sponsors for 2018 include presenting sponsor national mortgage lender Quicken Loans, and feature sponsor California Walnuts.

“Every year, our viewers seek out ‘The Trip’ for travel inspiration and a chance to make their vacation dreams come true,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “We’re upping the ‘wow’ factor this year by giving away not just one, but three weeks of luxury accommodations, unforgettable experiences and over-the-top fun for one lucky fan and a guest. Jack and Kellee have truly crafted an epic travel experience.”

Travel Channel and its expert hosts scoured the Caribbean for this year’s extraordinary getaway, and will reward one lucky entrant and a guest with the ultimate three-week travel itinerary to St. Lucia and Antigua, worth approximately $100,000. In “The Trip: 2018,” Maxwell and Edwards soar through St. Lucia’s rainforest on a high-speed ziplining adventure, get a private tour of the island’s most luxurious beachfront accommodations, cruise around the island by catamaran and dive into a magical underwater adventure. Then, they swim with stingrays in Antigua, visit an ultra-luxurious spa and step inside the home of a local Antiguan chef for a taste of the island’s traditional cuisine.

Check out “The Trip: 2018” on TravelChannel.com for exclusive content and to enter for your chance to win the $100,000 dream vacation. Follow @TravelChannel and #TheTrip2018 for more exclusive content and updates. Follows co-hosts Jack Maxwell and Kellee Edwards on Twitter: @SouthieJack and @KelleeSetGo and on Instagram: @southiejack and @kelleesetgo.

“The Trip: 2018” Teaser Clip:   http://www.travelchannel.com/sweepstakes/the-trip-2018

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