Win a trip to SPY Boot Camp 9

SPY Optics is gearing up for their ninth annual Boot Camp, which will take place August 4th – 10th in sunny San Diego, California.This year, they’re giving one lucky fan the opportunity to attend the event and hang out with SPY-sponsored athletes as they surf, motocross, and party on the beach.

Entering the contest couldn’t be any easier. Simply click here and fill out the online form, and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize, which includes round trip airfare to San Diego, hotel accommodations while you’re there, and transportation to and from the airport. Of course, that’s just the usual mundane stuff, as you’ll also be spending the week on a surfboard, wakeboard, and the back of a dirt bike during the day, while attending first class VIP parties at night.

For a taste of what to expect while you’re at the Boot Camp, check out the teaser video below. It looks like it’ll be seven days of fun in the sun and six very late nights in the clubs. What more could you ask for out of your summertime escape?

[Photo credit: Mila Zinkova via WikiMedia]

GadlingTV’s Travel Talk – Atlantis Launch, Wakeboarding, Seaworld, & Magic Playoffs!

GadlingTV’s Travel Talk, episode 18 – Click above to watch video after the jump

In our last Orlando installment, we showed you the retired side of life in Orlando – and now we’re going full throttle.

Because Orlando is famous for its theme parks, we discuss the biggest, best, and most bizarre theme parks around the world. We’ll tell you where you can pay to wear a gasmask and ‘experience communism’, drive tractors, and who holds the title for the most rollercoasters in one park.

As we explore Orlando’s adventurous side, we head to Titusville for a live Shuttle launch, teach Stephen how to wakeboard, ride roller coasters at Seaworld, and witness our first NBA playoff game. Enjoy!

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Hosts: Stephen Greenwood, Aaron Murphy-Crews, Drew Mylrea
Special Guests: Nathan, our wakeboard expert.

Produced, Edited, and Directed by: Stephen Greenwood, Aaron Murphy-Crews, Drew Mylrea

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Photo of the Day (4.6.10)

For most of you readers in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is (finally) here! That means it’s time to start dusting off that outdoor gear and getting out into the springtime sun.

This perfectly timed shot was captured on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri by photographer Graham Dodd. I love how the light is captured in this photo – and the incredible detail of the water particles suspended in the frame. Nice shot Graham!

If you have an amazing outdoor action shot that you’d like to share, submit it to our Gadling Flickr Pool! We might just feature it as our Photo of the Day!