Together We Can Change the World

My name is Scott Johnson and my dream was to create an organization that promotes self-improvement through personal reflection, travel, and philanthropy. Why those things? Because I’ve lived and studied in Europe as well as traveled to more than 30 other countries – which has provided the most extraordinary and enlightening experiences. Additionally, I’ve volunteered at various charities and been a Big Brother youth mentor for more than 10 years – which has taught me humility.

I believe the value of these life-changing experiences are truly beyond measure and desperately needed in the world today. The media is often full of fear, hate, and misinformation, creating a perpetual state-of-fear and anxiety for much of the world. We can overcome this though, by supporting good causes, seeking more information and new experiences, and inspiring those around us to do the same.

Win Epic Trips is a nonprofit adventure fundraiser and culmination of everything stated above. The goal is to inspire the world to be more supportive of great charities by offering donors the chance to win amazing adventures. Every quarter we fundraise for a new charity and create new trips to giveaway. Our first charity is Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, a remarkable agency which I’ve supported for over decade and can personally vouch for.

The ultimate reward of travel philanthropy is that you end up living a remarkable life, full of interesting stories, unique friendships, and extraordinary life experiences. You become an Epic Storyteller.

By supporting great charities and going on grand adventures, we can create a culture of philanthropy and personal growth. Together, we change the world.

Join us at https://epic-fundraisers.org/win

Scott Johnson
Founder & Principle Fundraiser   

Valle de Guadalupe – 5 Star Wine & Food

The Best Least Known Place for Wine & Food

Only a two-hour drive from San Diego and a beautiful one at that – hides Valle de Guadalupe.

It boasts over a 100 wineries, dozens of outstanding farm-to-table restaurants, and charming B&Bs all over the place. Sandy roads still connect all these amazing places and usually have few cars on them. The views and tasting menus from the vineyards make you constantly question how so few people know of this place.

Our favorite vineyard was Las Nubes and restaurant was Deckmans – both of which are featured in this Bloomberg article. At Deckmans, we had a 2lb bone-in Ribeye (which dreams are made of) for like $50, and after getting a bottle of wine with dinner, plus one to-go, plus appetizers and dessert, the bill came to a whopping $100.

There wasn’t a negative thing to say about the entire trip, the conversation was how soon can we come back!

Do yourself a massive favor and get here before everyone else does.

 

Hội An Vietnam – Ancient and Beautiful

Hội An is traditional and authentic, its’ beauty is absolutely enchanting.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Town Hội An, the city’s historic district, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th century, with a remarkable covered “Japanese Bridge,” dating to the 16th century.

It’s easily one of the most beautiful night markets and provides the rare opportunity to glimpse into what the past might’ve looked like. A small river divides the city and is dotted with little boats that provide cheap rides and sell floating lanterns. There are tons of delicious and cheap street food vendors, including several native dishes to Hội An. Another city staple is their history of fine fabrics and tailored clothing, you can find wonderful tailors all of the city.

From local art galleries to ancient temples, mixed with trendy small cafes and bars – Hội An is the shining jewel of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

 

 

Beale Street Music Festival – Cheap & Awesome

The Beale Street Music Festival

This music festival is the most modestly priced big music event in the US. Considering a 3-day pass is only $125, for names like Incubus, Post Malone, Erykah Badu, Queens of the Stone Age, just to name a few – is unheard of. Not to mention the BBQ and other Memphis area attractions, it’s a no-brainer if you like music and good deals.

Checkout more details here Beale Street Music Festival