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A State of Gaiety and Trance

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By pneuma | Views [298] | 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

Hell is worth a Visit.

PHILIPPINES | Tue, 13 May 2014 | By findingfrankie | Views [1349] | Comments [15] | Scholarship Entry

Through the last of the trees, a clearing becomes visible, with the most pristine lake right in the middle of the island. The locals are friendly, humoring you as you finish strapping on your life jackets and helmets. Four per boat they say, as your feet ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Finalmente na estrada: Tributo ao Tempo

TURKEY | Sat, 14 Dec 2013 | By andreamxavier | Views [263] | Comments [11]

​ Tributo ao Tempo Dizem que a vida é curta, mas não é verdade. A vida é longa... para quem consegue ... Read more >

We love WA

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 4 Dec 2013 | By gcadventuresdownunder | Views [201] | Comments [10]

G'day. Hope everyone's well. Sorry this first post has taken a while. I had some technical difficulties (shocker!) We've now ditched Off Exploring as it was being a pain & opted for this site instead so hopefully everything will work.   ... Read more >

Mud-Bath and Beyond

TURKEY | Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By wanderaboot | Views [425] | Comments [9] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hi! Choose us because we get involved! We get down and dirty with the locals and find out what makes them tick, where they like to go, what they think about their home country and world issues. But MOST IMPORTANTLY what they eat, how they eat, where, ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

To Begin With, Why Am I Traveling Around the World...?

USA | Sat, 1 Feb 2014 | By cfitchey | Views [199] | Comments [9]

My first Round The World (RTW) map dates back to September 2008. At that time, I had already been planning to take a RTW trip for almost 10 years so I guess it’s been about 15 years now that I’ve been dreaming of doing this. I’ve ... Read more >


INDIA | Wed, 14 May 2014 | By sanaarora | Views [117] | Comments [9] | Scholarship Entry

Passengers are drawn to the train like iron pieces to a magnet. I watch. Learn. Push. Push harder. Manage to fling one foot on the train, and pull myself into it. The train moves. What a miraculous achievement in the last 20 seconds! No entry perhaps, ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Kung Fu in China Weeks Fourteen to Seventeen

CHINA | Sat, 14 Dec 2013 | By korric | Views [326] | Comments [8]

We're doing more training inside the training hall now that the weather is getting colder. The heat is turned on now, so it's more bearable, but it's still generally a little chilly in the rooms. Fridays we normally go up and down the stairs between ... Read more >

Tags: china, martial arts

Kyoto, Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 8 Sep 2014 | By lmatejak99 | Views [258] | Comments [8]

Our first two days in Kyoto were spent touring around a ton of temples, shrines and palaces. We rented bikes from our hostel, Piece Hostel, for $5 per day and they proved to be a very efficient way to see a huge amount of the city. We biked around for ... Read more >

Tags: food, japan, kyoto, palaces, shrines, temples

A Hitch Hiker's Tale

INDIA | Fri, 2 May 2014 | By musafirujan | Views [160] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

It wasn't a sudden impulse at all. Everything was neatly unplanned. I have been conjuring this “unplan” for a whole semester. Only the few minor details were left out, one of them being the destination! All I knew was, I have to go somewhere, as far as ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Peregrination Through Pulaski

USA | Thu, 8 May 2014 | By exploreraparajita | Views [103] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

‘Protecting the green Savannah, you stand,/Oh, the valiant Pulaski, elegant and grand.’Fort Pulaski was mere a name to me, which I found in my history book, until the day, I visited Pulaski on the last day of our trip to Savannah.We started off from our ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Tiger Leaping Gorge

CHINA | Fri, 17 Oct 2014 | By adaptive | Views [90] | Comments [8]

After Shangri-la we went to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Apparently this gorge is where an emporer had hunted a tiger down and thought he had the tiger cornered. The tiger leap the gorge at a narrow onto a large boudler in the middle of the gorge and was ... Read more >

Tags: free trail, janes hostel, marijuana, teahorse guest house, tiger leaping gorge, tinas guest house

The Big Adventure #2 Begins

NETHERLANDS | Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By jonathan1966 | Views [144] | Comments [7]

Well exactly 3 years to the day we departed on The Big Adventure #1 & 2 years to the day we returned, we are finally embarking on #2. Sitting in Glasgow Airport, there's no turning back now! First stop is Amsterdam for 3 nights then on to Sao ... Read more >

Names of God

UGANDA | Tue, 13 May 2014 | By timkironde | Views [121] | Comments [7] | Scholarship Entry

The boy in shorts waits on a veranda near a grocery store in Kagugube, a Kampala suburb. With his hands stretched out, he jumps around a movie poster. He looks very serious as another boy (his size) approaches. The other boy grips at his hand to drag ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Beluga Smile

USA | Tue, 13 May 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [2838] | Comments [6] | Scholarship Entry

It was the smile that confounded me. I had not prepared for the joy. My students rushed out the school doors towards the beach with shouts of elation. I had never seen the village so alive. Compared to the gentle pace of village life, today was a torrent ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Maldivas.... pontinhos no oceano.

MALDIVES | Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | By andreamxavier | Views [1449] | Comments [6]

Curiosos por conhecer aqueles pontinhos no meio no Oceano índico, depois de dez horas de voo desembarcamos nas Maldivas quase dentro d’água! O aeroporto está numa ilha artificial feita para ele e que se conecta por uma pequena ... Read more >

'Tudo igual' em Cingapura, Malásia e Brunei?!

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Mon, 5 May 2014 | By andreamxavier | Views [1386] | Comments [6]

Esses foram os países por onde estivemos depois da Austrália. E alguém fez um comentário interessante, para não dizer engraçado, sobre nossa viagem. Disse algo assim: “Mas eles foram para lá para ... Read more >

Goodbye is the Saddest Word

ITALY | Fri, 20 Dec 2013 | By annarisa | Views [1146] | Comments [6]

So I don't want to say it, even though I'm sitting here now with two hours to go before my dear friend Giulia picks me up to take me to the bus station. Instead of dwelling on the inevitable departure, I prefer to recount an evening we shared last week, ... Read more >

Weaver Doctor

INDIA | Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By weaverdoctor | Views [398] | Comments [6] | Video | Scholarship Entry

We are Aneesh and Govind, we believe in seeking knowledge through travelling. Travelling is the happiest way to widen the perspectives about each and every subject we ponder every day. The people we meet the thoughts we share, opens a newer ways of thinking.... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Sardinian Odyssey

ITALY | Sat, 7 Dec 2013 | By annarisa | Views [179] | Comments [6]

Ok can I just ask one thing? What is with me and not being able to have even one normal journey from one place to another? You know what I’m saying… Just a calm, relaxed, catch-the-train-from-here, and then the train is on time so there ... Read more >

Delhi - Day 1

INDIA | Sat, 8 Nov 2014 | By karenleslieburns | Views [80] | Comments [6]

Arrived in Delhi at 3am this morning.  Feeling pretty good after 20 hours in the air....thank you Emirates!  What a fun ride. It's a bit smoggy here, and very humid, but the temperature is good.  Our hotel is fabulous.  We have ... Read more >

Movimentado Voo Istambul - Malé, Maldivas -15/12/2013

MALDIVES | Wed, 18 Dec 2013 | By andreamxavier | Views [1400] | Comments [5]

Depois de alguns dias na cosmopolita Istambul, um episódio no voo para Malé no fez pensar muito nas diferenças culturais. Voo internacional com destino a Colombo, no Sri Lanka e escala em Malé, nas Maldivas. Lógico ... Read more >

Koh Chang, Trat. Days 3, 4 & 5

THAILAND | Wed, 27 Nov 2013 | By aydenmunns | Views [291] | Comments [5]

  Hello :)  So after leaving Bangkok at 9am, our 7 hour bus ride, 1 hour boat ride and 30 minute taxi ride finally got us to Lonely Beach at Koh Chang (elephant island). After a quick scout around for a hostel we ended up staying ... Read more >

On Top Of The World

SWITZERLAND | Wed, 14 May 2014 | By passportsandpaperplanes | Views [175] | Comments [5] | Scholarship Entry

I closed my eyes. I could hear cow bells stereotypically chiming and my guides voice repeating “don’t open them yet, just a few more steps.” I blinded obeyed. “Now.” I looked up. Right on cue the clouds began to slowly retreat like the curtains at ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Rest * Bali

INDONESIA | Sun, 22 Jun 2014 | By dellyson | Views [170] | Comments [5]

First stop for rest, relaxation and yoga is Bali! I arrived yesterday and am in a pretty nice, inexpensive new hotel in Kuta. The trip was long but comfortable as I treated myself to business class and what a treat that was. Being able to sleep laying ... Read more >


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