Win a Private Yacht Trip in the Greek Islands
Andrew Parker - August 18, 2021

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Do you want to spend the end of summer sailing around the Aegean Sea? You and a loved one on a yacht, the wind blowing through your hair, the freshest seafood in your stomach. The only thing that’s stopping us from living out this dream- money. Uh, yeah, same. Well, we’re in luck! Omaze has announced a new contest to win a weeklong private yacht charter through the Grecian Isles.

 

The lucky winner will get to take a companion on a one-week luxury yacht trip, organized by The Moorings. The seven-day, six-night trip will depart from the Athens Zea marine and you’ll be able to explore the best of the Greek islands. You can explore the history in Poros and Hydra or relax on the beach in Cape Sounion Bay. Or you can opt to enjoy the waters and spend your time snorkeling off the boat. The prize includes meals prepared by an onboard chef, a $1,000 stipend, watersports equipment, and flights out to Athens, where you’ll stay in a four-star hotel. Side note: two additional guests are allowed to come with you if they pay for their own travel to and from the yacht.

 

 

The contest is being organized to raise funds for the International Medical Corps, a global first responder organization that provides disaster relief like medical supplies, hygiene kits, medical staff, and mental health support in emergency response scenarios. While you can enter the raffle without a donation, making a donation will increase your chances of winning. By donating $10, you’ll receive 100 entries. A $50 donation will bump you up to 1,000 entries, and a $100 contribution will increase your chances with 2,000 entries. For more information and details about the contest, visit the Omaze website. The contest runs through October 29 and a winner will be announced around November 17. The lucky winner will have about two years to book their dream vacation to Greece!