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The Fear Mongrel

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [1294]

As the new-old saying goes ‘a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’. Well at least that is what I thought before attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in the UK, I know now that the international fight for ... Read more >

Tags: feminismneedsmen, globalsummittoendsexualviolenceinconflict, universal sexism, women

Stirling Castle and Inchmahome Priory

Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1229]

LISTENING TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND PODCAST has given us a decent understanding of Scotland’s history, intertwined as it is with England's.  And so often the stories converge around Stirling Castle, sometimes under English control, sometimes ... Read more >

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By aolifu1992 | Views [1223] | Comments [1]

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Getting lost brings you happiness

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By howtogetlost | Views [1167] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I saw the dome I thought 'How did I end up here?'. I’m pretty certain I wasn’t looking for Saint Paul cathedral; I was looking for the British museum. And, for those who are not practical of London you just need to know that the British ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

A Very Furry Holiday!

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By steve10988 | Views [1118]

Pet industry's graph has seen a vertical rise in the past few years; 2010, alone, saw over $47 billion spent on pet related products and services. It is no surprise that these hotels have seen a ballistic bloom in past few years with more and more people ... Read more >

Tags: hotels with pets, pet accomodation, pet friendly hotels, pets in hotels, travel with pets

The Isle of Mull and Iona Abbey

Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1085]

NOT EVERY HOTEL AND B&B IS LISTED ON BOOKING.COM.  But when we couldn’t get a reservation on the Isle of Mull we decided it was too risky to take a ferry to the island on the chance we could find a place.  Instead we stayed at Oban ... Read more >

11 and ¾

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By jessicaalice | Views [644] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

On July 8th 2000, when I was 11 and ¾ I met JK Rowling. I wound down the windows of my mum’s car and let the tingling wind of the hazy July day tickle my chubby fingers. We raced the steam train which was chugging atop the tracks cemented on the once ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [496] | Comments [2]

 I am Tony Mattravers, a married father of one who has wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for many years. About two years ago, I was three and a half stone heavier than I am now, but took a decision to change my life, as I was not doing any exercise ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

2014 Odyssey (how od remains to be seen )

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By marfee7 | Views [460] | Comments [3]

May 29 – September 1 Thursday 29 May 2014: Melbourne, Australia Our departure day for this year has dawned.  We have opted to travel to Tullamarine by bus. We are used to the concept that it takes longer to drive to the airport than ... Read more >

A State of Gaiety and Trance

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By pneuma | Views [326] | Comments [17] | Scholarship Entry

It’s nearing dawn and it suddenly feels as if the trials of life have reached its peak. City life gets rather sedentary and redundant after a point that to cool off we automatically confine ourselves to the man-made vices of television and alcohol to ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Block Workout

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By dan_and_nate | Views [313] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hello World Nomads, Our film shares the story of us as two young travellers looking for a place to work out before embarking on a Eurotrip. We asked people where to go for an ass whooping and heard of a place in Brixton called Block Workout. After some ... Read more >

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Blood

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By blood | Views [265] | Comments [3] | Scholarship Entry

He says he likes my stories. That people with faces he’s never known, and places he has never seen, are interesting, because they come from me. Jack is my life support, the only person who cared when I found myself in a foreign land, my father’s land, ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

How I Fell in Love with London All over Again

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 | By aeileenr | Views [246]

"London smells like history." That's what I catch myself saying over and over again as  I ride along the river Thames on a bike. I am aware more than ever that history is greeting me with every corner turned and every street passed. Our biking ... Read more >

Tags: england, leadenhall market, london

Knives Hewn From Ebony

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By a-finch | Views [233] | Scholarship Entry

We wake up early on a September morning to head to the train station. Crashing at a friend's house, we're able to travel without our backpacks. We are out to experience this city we know so well from books and history; any weight will only slow us. So ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

A Night with Guy Fawkes

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By kate_ganna | Views [233] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Despite the fact that we’re not shooting video for living, both of us find enough inspiration and time to shoot some movies. We even made our own travel show ‘Tips On Trips’ while studying at the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). As members of UniTV ... Read more >

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Heatwaves, Spiders, Bastards, and a Pick and Mix Australian

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [229]

This year’s summer here in the UK has found me considering questions of identity, challenging “facts” about myself and where I belong, as well as taking advantage of a few opportune moments along the way to fall back on my Australian ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bastards, heatwave, pick and mix, spiders, uk

The Bus

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By nomad_ann | Views [218] | Scholarship Entry

Grey cracks in the sidewalk threaten to swallow me whole, but I fly effortlessly over them. Small victories like this are indeed worth celebrating. A dog, so tiny his legs are a blur of excitement as he walks, sniffs at me fleetingly, tempting me with ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Tips on How to Survive London on a Working Holiday Visa

Sun, 9 Nov 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [202]

Multifaceted, ever-changing, often fickle; London is defined by it’s pace, density, and diversity. Multicultural and inclusive here, homogenous and exclusive there, but most often both, side by side. Neighbourhoods offering overpriced continental ... Read more >

Tags: london, uk, working holiday visa

Shrunken Heads, George Washington’s Hair and Other Curiosities - A Look at London's Museums

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [198]

London boasts a phenomenal number of museums, around 240 in total. Included in these monuments to the wonder of human accomplishment and our natural world are such greats as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, ... Read more >

Tags: british museum, collectors, hoarders, huntarian museum, london, wellcome collection

Beware the Cockney Chinwagger

Tue, 6 May 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [180]

Making a beeline past the hipsters and young professionals of trendy Hackney, deep into East London, towards regional Essex, you will find a slice of the old school. Yet to be gentrified and still, on a London scale, fairly affordable to live in, boroughs ... Read more >

Tags: chinwagger, cockney, east london

The World in One Place: Passing Clouds

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By zoeandamelia | Views [180] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Amelia and I have known each other for little over a month. That may not seem like long to start working together, but what we have learnt through this high spirited and characterful journey is that we make a damn good team. We've battled night buses, ... Read more >

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The Right Road

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By stomperstompson | Views [179] | Scholarship Entry

There can be no doubt about Orkney’s historic and prehistoric heritage. All over the islands you are confronted by brown tourist signs pointing to places with exciting names like “Skara Brae” and “Ring of Brodgar”. But there’s one Orkney treasure you ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

South of England

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 | By emily_witenden | Views [171]

  After a short hour train ride I arrived in pulborough, near horsham..beck picked me up and it hardly felt like 5 years had passed! We weren't even the closest of friends in Kenya but clicked instantly, she made me feel very welcome..we drove ... Read more >

A Roof With a View

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [156]

The 360 degree view of the skyline of London at sunset was absolutely free. Lights twinkled, the cool crisp air tickled my skin, and my breath fogged slightly in the air, just enough to give the deep resonating sense that fall had arrived. ... Read more >

Tags: clf art cafe, date night, london, romance, roof, rooftop film club, sunset, view

The Giant's Causeway

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [145]

THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY IS THE MOST POPULAR attraction along the Causeway Coastal Route.  Aside from the spectacular scenery, it is the only attraction - unless you are a golfer.  The natural beauty and geologic uniqueness of the Giant’... Read more >


 

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