StayCay to Far Away Week 3 results: Greg “runs” away with it. Continue voting for category champs!


StayCay to Far Away Week 3 is in the books. Greg had a run-away victory this week, but perhaps more surprising (at least to those who voted before the challenge began) is that Greg is now leading three of the four categories overall. Note that it’s very close on Travel-Themed Life Hack, with Greg’s hotel hacks exactly one thumb up ahead of Carrie’s Waterproof Meds video, so it’s still anyone’s game in that category (and with my travel-themed life hack coming up this week, I’m hoping to give them both a run for their money!).

While Greg is the undisputed champ this week, be sure to check out all of the videos (here’s a link to the entire playlist on Youtube) and like those you like as we will also crown individual category champs next week before giving readers the chance to vote on the winner of #StayCaytoFarAway.

Week 3 standings:

Current Category leaders:

  • Destination Cooking: Nick (115)
  • Travel-Themed Life Hack: Greg (95)
  • Imitation Travel: Greg (114)
  • Improv Travel: Greg (75)

StayCay to Far Away Posts:

With each video, the contestant publishes a “behind the scenes” post. If you’ve enjoyed watching, don’t miss the commentary:

  • And the #StayCayToFarAway winner is… - Wow, the StayCayToFarAway contest has been fun!  As a reminder, all four Frequent Miler team members have been competing against each other in a series of challenges: Destination Cooking, Travel Themed Life Hack, Imitation Travel, and Improv Travel.  For each challenge, the task was to create a short video and accompanying post.  Winners were determined […]
  • When they go low, Carrie goes high – Last chance to vote for Carrie as #StayCaytoFarAway Winner! - While others have taken the low road during this campaign for your #StayCaytoFarAway votes, my integrity demands I go high when they go low. With this as your final chance to cast a vote, consider my heartfelt story below… When the Frequent Miler team began discussing how to adapt our annual challenge amidst the global […]
  • The Truth Behind The Frequent Miler Team (AKA #VoteForStephen #SmearCampaign) - Voting has begun for the overall winner of #StayCayToFarAway and the smears have already begun. For example, Greg claimed yesterday that the video for my full English breakfast donut burger needed parental guidance. That was due to a comment of an adult nature that my wife made in the video, but he also said he’d […]
  • Amidst scandal, Greg concedes the #StayCayToFarAway championship - A few weeks ago, I was sure that I’d win the StayCayToFarAway contest in a landslide.  I had just completed my masterpiece video, Return to Necker Island!, and there was no doubt in my mind that everyone in the world (and maybe some YouTube-watching Martians too) would love it.  I would probably win the Nobel […]
  • Fighting back: fact-checking Pepper’s claims (aka #Vote4Nick #StayCaytoFarAway champ) - Like everybody else, I saw Stephen Pepper’s video yesterday and I was shocked. I didn’t know what to think about his many slanderous claims or how to respond. I had to do some soul searching and fact checking because I could not let that kind of unchecked aggression stand. And so, dear readers, I present […]
  • The worst, most cringeworthy, and grossest moments from #StayCayToFarAway - The StayCayToFarAway contest has been a blast.  As a reminder, the Frequent Miler team has been competing against each other in a series of four challenges: Destination Cooking, Travel Themed Life Hack, Imitation Travel, and Improv Travel.  For each challenge, our task was to create a short video and accompanying post.  The results have been […]
  • #StayCaytoFarAway Week 4 results + Champions Poll: Voting opens now. - Hot diggety dog! This week has been the tightest race yet in our StayCay to far away challenge. I’ve been refreshing stats like a madman for the past few hours, closely monitoring the the dog fight between Stephen Pepper Truffles and I. It has been fierce. Here’s a recap of the morning: 4:52am: Tied score 8:28am: Nick […]
  • The home stretch: #StayCaytoFarAway Week 4. Pick the weekly winner. - We are officially in the home stretch: the fourth and final week of #StayCaytoFarAway entries are in, and we once again have a week that’s too close to call on our hands. As of the time of writing, my life hack showing how you can fend off an attacker with just a newspaper is in […]
  • Carrie’s Dream-like Wedding for the Improv Travel Challenge #StayCaytoFarAway - You have no idea the crazy, dream-like adventure Stephen sent me on with his slideshow of bizarre US attractions from the 5 year, 50 state road-trip he and his wife are currently undergoing! Heck, even I have almost no idea of what I saw as I yarned my way through a story for it all. […]
  • Imitation (Time) Travel With Barky McFly #StayCayToFarAway - Shae and I travel full-time with our dog Truffles and so she comes everywhere with us. Well, almost everywhere. We’ve never taken her on any of our international travels, so she’s missed out on some of our most fun experiences, so she decided to remedy that. How? By jumping in her Fauxlorean and becoming Barky […]
  • Welcome to Reyes University. RU Ready? | Travel-themed life hack with Nick | #StayCaytoFarAway - Welcome, class of 2020, to Reyes University, which brings you today’s travel-themed life hack with Nick. Ever found yourself walking through an unfamiliar city and wondered about your safety? Have you had to walk alone at night and wondered how you would defend yourself if attacked? While I’ve found most of the world to be […]
  • Everything Bagel Baking! Greg’s Destination Cooking #StayCayToFarAway - Everything Bagels!  Gotta love ’em!  And now, for my Destination Cooking Challenge, I not only loved ’em, but I baked them too! I got the idea of baking bagels for this challenge when my AncestryDNA® results arrived. I was sure that I would find a fascinating history with a mix of ancient kings, conquerors, and […]
  • Streaks of brilliance: Week 3 StayCay to Far Away - StayCay to Far Away is now 75% finished, with all four Week 3 entries posted to YouTube for your edu-joyment. If you missed any this week, now is your chance to see the videos below and click the titles to go through to Youtube and give a thumbs up to those efforts worthy of your […]
  • Getting Off My Soapbox (Derby) – Improv Travel With Stephen #StayCayToFarAway - Improv Travel was the #StayCayToFarAway task I was looking forward to the least. I’m not always great with thinking on my feet quickly, so a challenge that required just that skill didn’t bode well for me. Similar to Nick, I tried to prepare beforehand by having a bunch of props on hand. Toilet paper, party […]
  • Big Island or Big Fail? Imitation Travel with Nick - I have a confession to make: I search for saver level business class availability to Hawaii every day. After four trips to Hawaii last year (Thank you, Turkish Miles & Smiles!), I am in serious withdrawal. No, I’m not going anywhere right now, but I am addicted to dreaming about when I can go […]
  • Cut the cheese! Hotel survival hacks with Greg #StayCayToFarAway - My newest entry in Frequent Miler’s StayCay to Far Away Challenge is a travel themed life hack.  Or, rather, several little life hacks to help survive hotel stays. In this video, I cover what you can do (besides the obvious) with… A shower cap Shampoo Sewing kit Turndown service mint! I’ll show you how to […]
  • Mochi…Nailed It! Carrie (and her twin sister) tackle the Destination Cooking Challenge for #StayCaytoFarAway - Full disclosure: I’m not much of a cook – never have been. In my 20’s I horrified my roommates by attempting to make brownies with hot chocolate mix instead of cocoa powder and molasses instead of brown sugar. Needless to say, I knew this challenge would be a bit of a long-shot for me. Soliciting […]
  • Week 2: Bran-son, Stow away, breakfast for dinner: who wins? #StayCaytoFarAway - StayCay to Far Away Week 2 is now completely published and ready for your viewing pleasure. Will it be Greg’s Bran-son video that takes the cake? Will Stephen’s English Breakfast Donut Burger satiate your need for savory and sweet? Will Carrie maintain a lead she is still holding at the time of writing — just two […]
  • Skating through Improv Travel with Nick #StayCaytoFarAway - After Greg’s phenomenal entry to StayCay to FarAway yesterday, I spent the entire afternoon and much of the evening setting up an elaborate array of props, planning an intro and outro and ready to work in several specific things during my three minutes of air time. However, ever the deft competitor, Greg set me up: […]
  • Return to Necker Island! #StayCayToFarAway - Wow, this was fun!  Four years ago my wife and I spent a week on Richard Branson’s Necker Island.  We had a fantastic time.  And now, thanks to this blog’s StayCay to Far Away Challenge, I had an opportunity to return to Necker Island… for free! My goal was to recreate the Necker Island experience […]
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After reading how close my travel themed life hack video is… I called my twin for help…. I think I may be able to win this one. *crosses fingers*


Did u pay the sister with points? Second place is fine in the long term confer with the sister.