Next Tuesday, I officially begin Road Trip 2008, my reporting journey through the U.S. South.
As I've written here, I'll be doing stories and photo packages from some of the most interesting destinations and attractions in the region, many of which I've already planned. But I am also very keen on seeing what you might suggest for various locations along the way.
My first stop when the trip begins on June 10 will be Orlando, Fla. As you can imagine, that means I'll be stopping in on Disney World.
But I've never been there before, and I'm not entirely sure what kinds of things at that Manhattan-sized theme park would make for the best Road Trip fodder.
So here's the deal: I want to turn to you for advice on what would make the most sense for this project. And if you're the first person to send me a Disney World tip that I actually act on, I have a ticket to La Nouba, the Cirque du Soleil show there, for you.
Before you rush to send me an e-mail (daniel-dot-terdiman-at-cnet-dot-com) about your favorite ride, here's the catch: In order for me to take you up on the tip, it needs to fit into the theme of Road Trip. And the best way I can illustrate for you what works is to give you links here to the trips I did on Road Trip 2007 in the Southwest and on Road Trip 2006 in the Pacific Northwest. If your suggestion is in the same vein as what I've done the last couple of years, send it along.
What works: Tech angles; behind-the-scenes access; infrastructure; aviation themes; and the like. Whatever it is, it needs to be highly photogenic.
As I alluded to above, I have a ticket to give away for the 9:00 p.m. La Nouba show on Tuesday, June 10. If you're the winner, you need to be in front of the theater no later than 8:30 p.m.
Similarly, I'm looking for a suggestion about something else to write about in or near Orlando. But not Kennedy Space Center. I'm already planning a visit there. Again, it should be something that would fit alongside what I've done previously on Road Trip 2006 or Road Trip 2007.
If you're the one who gives me a great idea on something to do in the Orlando area (outside of Disney World), I've got a gift for you in return: Season one of the Showtime show, The Tudors.
I look forward to hearing any ideas you have. And maybe I'll be meeting one of you and taking in a couple of hours of the Cirque du Soleil with you next week. Good luck and thanks for your help.