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CPA Practice Advisor Goes Around the World

Readers submitted photo of themselves holding either the print or digital issue of the magazine from wherever they might travel.


Earlier this year, we challenged readers of CPA and NSA Practice Advisor to “take us on vacation with them,” by submitting a photo of themselves holding either the print or digital issue of the magazine from wherever they might travel. One winner would then be randomly selected from the submissions, and would receive a travel voucher valued at $1,500, which they could put toward their next vacation.

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We received submissions from those in and around the tax and accounting profession, and from their travels across the country and around the world. The randomly chosen winner of the vacation photo contest, and the travel prize, is Ted Davidson, AVA, of SPARDATA Value Advisors, a firm that aids accountants, financial advisors and businesses by providing business valuation and transition expertise.

Davidson had his photo taken while traveling to the African nation of Tanzania, which is home to Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake) and was where Dr. Jane Goodall studied. During Davidson’s travels, he visited with a close friend who is serving with the Peace Corps, teaching elementary and high school students in the town of Ilembo. The photo shows some of the children gathered around Davidson as he holds a recent copy of CPA Practice Advisor

“Many of her students children come to her house after school because she supplies them with crayons and paper to draw on,” Davidson said. “Once they have completed their drawings, they show them to my friend Anna and she presents them with the ultimate reward: a sticker! They wear them proudly on their foreheads – very adorable!”

Davidson says the children were very curious about the magazine. “I’ll remember these kids for a long, long time!”

Other reader submissions came in from places as varied as Europe, the Bahamas and even the Grand Tetons. The editors have selected those they thought were the best, which can be viewed at

Did you know that CPA Practice Advisor is also available in a digital edition? Some of readers submitted photos of themselves holding their iPad or mobile phones with the latest digital edition, which has the look of the print version, but offers quick links to articles, search functions, and is easy to download and share. The latest digital issue can be viewed at

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