Without further ado, let me be one of the first to OFFICIALLY welcome you to the wonderful world of FIRST2BOARD.COM.

After weeks and months of planning, my  partners Casey and Stacey (of Very Good Points),  along with our wonderful new family of fantastic Bloggers are excited to start on our journey together and bring you fantastic insight, advice and opportunities in travel.

Stacey and I were bloggers on Boarding Area where we had a great time and had learned a lot.   We owe a lot to Randy Peterson and his team at “BA” for helping us reach this point where we were confident enough to start our own project.  Casey is our “Tech Guru” and business manager and makes everything that you see on First2Board.com possible.  Combining our strengths, we felt that we can deliver a high quality experience to our readers and fans.

You’ll soon learn that our family of bloggers is a diverse mix of specialities and talents.   The vetting process was difficult as we had dozens upon dozens of  bloggers reach out to us asking to join our project.   We’ll be expanding soon, so we’ll be bringing you even more fantastic “content” for your reading pleasure.


As you may have read in the days leading up to this launch, we were hinting at a fantastic Prize Package to kick off First2Board.  We can finally tell you what all the hype has been about and we think you will not be disappointed (Please see below the prize list for the ways to enter):




Basketball in the Big Easy

  • Round-trip airfare for two on airline of sponsor’s choice to New Orleans (from any destination in the United States)
  • Two nights accommodation at the W New Orleans
  • Tickets to a premier professional basketball game during the weekend of February 16, 2014
  • Tickets to special events and a meet and greet with a professional basketball player
  • $100 American Express gift card to be used for spending money





$250 Snique Away Gift Card

SniqueAway is a private-sale travel site that that offers its members up to 40% off top-rated hotels (all have earned at least a 4-out-of-5 rating on TripAdvisor).

Value expires one year from date of win.



$100 Marriott Hotels Gift Card

With 3,800 properties in 74 countries, let your imagination go wild!

No expiration date.



$100 Marriott Hotels Gift Card

With 3,800 properties in 74 countries, let your imagination go wild!

No expiration date.



$100 American Express Gift Card

Shop to your hearts content with a gift card from AMEX.



Lufthansa Airlines Fan Pack

Two lucky winners will each receive one exciting collection of Lufthansa souvenirs, provided by LufthansaFlyer.com



W Hotels Gift Pack

Two lucky winners will each receive one collection of fantastic Bliss products and W Hotels promotional items from the W New Orleans.

Prize EligibilityOnly persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.Sweepstakes StartsMarch 01, 2013 @ 12:01 am (EST)Sweepstakes EndsMarch 08, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (EST)


There are multiple ways to enter:  


You can enter using twitter by following us at @First2board and sending a “Tweet”  with the hashtag of #F2BLive

You can enter by visiting this online link:  http://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316497

You can also enter by visiting each of out participating blogger’s website and clicking on a BLUE PLANE when you see one (though not this one!):



Please note that there are terms and conditions involved with this fantastic contest, so please make sure you review them:


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to residents of  The United States and DC, 18 or older, who have Internet access and a valid email address prior to 3/1/13.  Begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on 3/1/13 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 3/8/13.

To enter:

Follow @First2Board on Twitter and send a “Tweet” using the hashtag #F2BLive


Locate the F2B logo on participating blogs and follow the link to register,


Enter online by visiting:

http://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316497 .


Void where prohibited.  7 total prizes to be awarded on or about 3/9/13. Total value of all prizes: $3372.00.  Prize restrictions apply. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  For Official Rules, including prize details, visit http://first2board.com/launch-contest-entry/ Sponsor:

First2Board [Triple 3 Consulting, LLC. 2487 South Gilbert Road, Suite 106-452, Gilbert, Arizona 85295]