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10,000 SUBSCRIBERS!!! (Giveaway ends August 3, 2018)

Written by Ariel

THANK YOU for 10k subscribers!! I can’t believe that 10,000 of you hit that subscribe button and are following along with my crazy life journey – how about a 10k subscribers giveaway to celebrate? This channel is all about choosing love over fear, and for me that’s about traveling despite anxiety. Welcome to The Fearless Fam!

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How To Enter & Official Rules
On YouTube…
1) Subscribe on Youtube (
2) Follow on Instagram (
3) Comment on this video with a link to your favorite video that’s ever gone up on this channel, plus a brief written explanation why its your favorite.

On Instagram…
1) Subscribe on YouTube (
2) Follow Lauren Without Fear and PNW Co on Instagram ( &
3) Post a photo to your Instagram account of, or that reminds you of, a time you overcame fear to do something that excited you, along with a caption explaining what the fear was and what you got to enjoy because you overcame that fear. To be considered a valid entry, the photo must be publicly visible, and you must tag @laurenwithoutfear in the photo.

One entry per person on each site (you can enter once on YouTube, and once on Instagram). No purchase necessary. Open to the continental US only. Shipping restrictions may apply. This contest begins the moment this video is publicly uploaded to YouTube and ends on August 3, 2018 at 10am Pacific Time.
On YouTube…
There will be 1 winner from the YouTube entries who will receive 1 GoGo Unique scratch-off world map and 1 Pacific Northwest Co Sea to Sky Pack – total retail value of this prize estimated at $121.98 USD and odds of winning will depend on the number of total entries. Winner will be selected from pool of valid entries via random selection (using on August 3, 2018 (after 10am Pacific Time).
On Instagram…
There will be 1 winner from the Instagram entries who will receive 1 Pacific Northwest Co Sea to Sky Pack and 1 Pacific Northwest Co Small Compression Packing Cube – total retail value of this prize estimated at $113.99 USD. Entries will be evaluated and winner will be selected at the sole discretion of Lauren Brown from Lauren Without Fear.
Winners will be announced via video upload to this channel by August 4, 2018. Winner will receive a reply to their comment here on YouTube and/or a private message on Instagram, and later contacted via e-mail. If selected winner does not respond via YouTube comments and/or Instagram private message, attempts will be made via private message on Facebook and Twitter. After 3 business days, if no response is received from Winner, a new winner will be selected at random and contacted via private message. This contest is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with YouTube, Instagram, Pacific Northwest Co, GoGo Unique, Twitter or Facebook.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN!! Can't wait for new SF vids! We just moved to the city and your videos have been soooo helpful!

  • Congrats from your European followers!!!! More than well deserved! Can’t wait to Monday. Your cliffhangers are worse than on TV 😉

  • wo0o00o00o0o0o0o0 congrats again Lauren! you did it :):):):) so proud to be apart of the fearless fam!

  • Congrats Lauren!
    Can’t wait for the announcement.
    Living In San Francisco Bay Area pros & cons.
    This was the first video that I saw & it’s my favorite because when I had first seen it we had just moved back from North Carolina & I was looking for pros & cons on living in the bay(even though I have lived here my most of my life lol!) & you had said that you lived in Hayward & that surprised me because that’s where we also live & the way you described how it was living here made me realize that we love everything out here than in North Carolina(which is why we moved back).

  • I really liked your scratch off map video and plan on buying one (unless of course I win this one) because I haven’t travelled many places yet but you’ve inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and travel some places!!! Congrats on 10K!!!!!!!!

  • I'm so proud of you, Lauren! Congratulations on 10k! You deserve all the amazing things in life and you're such an inspiration to me!

  • Hi Lauren, first off I'd like to congratulate you on your new adventure in life & hope the transition goes well. (Can't wait to follow you across the US)!
    Second, I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, because they're all good! So, I'll go for the 1st one I watched that lead me to subscribing & watching all the San Francisco blogs & taking notes along the way (thank you very much, I found it very helpful)!
    I did make it to Mong Kok Bakery & was able to get a baked pork bun (YUMMY). Third, a blog I would like to see would be seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, with maybe a partial walk across it? (one thing I wasn't able to do because the bridge walkway was closed, I'm guessing it was because the fog, or its only open during certain hours)?. Thanks for your tips & stay safe out there!

  • Hey Lauren!

    The first video I think I saw and my favorite was the Beijing apartment tour! I got a job offer in 2016 to be an ESL teacher in Nanjing, and I was could not have done more research. I mean I researched EVERYTHING lol, cause I knew it was going to be a big move and didn't know what to expect. When I realized I had to pick my own apartment I was like, oh man, what does an apartment in China even look like? After that I came across your blog and channel and it really made me feel way more relaxed and excited about the whole thing seeing your adventures 🙂

  • Hi Lauren!,
    My name is Jack and I have loved your channel since i stumbled upon it. I had a sudden interest in China and could not find any quality content about daily life in China. I have watched your travel playlists and daily vlogs over and over again. Congrats on 10K! That is truly incredible! My favorite video of yours is the 5 top foods in China! It is such a cool video idea and gives us some insight into the phlethora of amazing food in china! I have now tried Xiao Long Bao, which is literally the most amazing food I have ever tasted! It is truly amazing! Thank you for giving me so much quality content to watch! Btw I followed you on my instagram @jackpetocz2.

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