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Automotive Traveler Magazine: 2013 11 2013 Society Of American Travel Writers Auction Page 2 link link link link link

La Residencia Mallorcan Manor House near Spain's medieval hilltop town of Deia and the towering Tramuntana Mountains--pictured on the previous page and worth $2,900--carried a high bid of merely $350.

Of particular interest to U.S. road-trippers is the $500 Bed & Breakfast Anywhere You Choose gift certificate, good at more than 4,000 B&Bs around the United States.

Even better, the gift card, which was donated to the SATW auction by BedandBreakfast.com, has no expiration date and no blackout dates.

And for those who choose to park their cars for their next vacation, what about the Romance on the Rails package traveling round trip between Vancouver and Toronto? As of this writing, the leading bid on this scenic $6,172 transcontinental rail package for two was just $2,600.05.

Perhaps the most interesting travel offers up for auction are those that appeal to folks interested in becoming travel writers themselves.

Award-winning Oregon photographer Greg Vaughn leads photography enthusiasts and aspiring travel writers on a full-day tour of the Columbia River Gorge, for example. The tour, valued at $450, includes assistance with composition, photo technique, and editing and processing of images.

The Society of American Travel Writers auction runs through Friday 15 November 2013. All details and auction item information is available at the society auction site online.