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Sangla to Chitkul

INDIA | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By shivangi | Views [379] | Comments [36] | Scholarship Entry

It hit me hard. The thought pushed my senses over the cliff, while my feet still struggled to find a grip. My hands grabbed the arms of my rucksack that threatened to topple under the weight of the sleeping bag tied to its side. Chitkul, the last village ... Read more >

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Paris by bike

FRANCE | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By livonne | Views [1241] | Comments [14] | Scholarship Entry

It was Jim Morrison's grave and the sunset that caused all the trouble. We would have caught the last bus if I hadn't insisted on waiting to get that perfect shot. The sun setting over Paris, it's muted haze turning the Seine into river of molten gold ... Read more >

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Discovering a Nomad in me

KYRGYZSTAN | Tue, 26 May 2015 | By kyrgyznomad | Views [1931] | Comments [13] | Scholarship Entry

I'm a nomad. Seriously, I really am; it's in my blood. You see, I'm Kyrgyz, one of the world's last nomadic peoples, and one of its even fewer nomadic sovereign nations. Our people's history unfolded under the shadows of the Tien Shan Mountains – literally, ... Read more >

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The Bull Hole

USA | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By angelabradleyvolz | Views [1115] | Comments [11] | Scholarship Entry

The Bull hole is one of the most treasured places that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Located in the small town of Cooleemee, North Carolina - this special gem is hidden away from the busy world of everyday life. Nature surrounds you as ... Read more >

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Venture on!

THAILAND | Tue, 11 Aug 2015 | By tess311 | Views [309] | Comments [10]

So, here I sit, 5:30 am, about to embark on the biggest journey of my life.  After 5 months of research and planning, the time has finally come.  I am traveling to the other side of the world for adeventure, self-awareness, pleasure, to gain ... Read more >

Meeting the Bushmen of Lake Eyasi

TANZANIA | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By henkapini | Views [341] | Comments [9] | Scholarship Entry

“Jambo!” said the young hunter, as he reached out a hand, still bloody from the freshly-skinned baboon he had just deposited in camp. He couldn’t have been more than 15, wearing a circlet of baboon fur around his head, a strung-together hide vest, and ... Read more >

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BRAZIL | Tue, 16 Jun 2015 | By theresa | Views [143] | Comments [9]

Fernando de Noronha é a ilha principal de um grupo de ilhas vulcânicas que situa-se a uns 350 km ao leste do continente sul-americano e é portanto o ponto mais ao leste do Brasil. É uma ilha tropical com uma temperature ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, diving, snorkeling

The Haggle and the Hand

TUNISIA | Wed, 13 May 2015 | By hbsteadham | Views [283] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

Tunisian peddlers, fluent in Arabic and French, are some of the most intelligent people on the planet. They ask me, in English, what language I speak. Being clever, I offer “Sono italiana”; they respond, in Italian, “What part of Italy?” I admit I speak ... Read more >

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Unravelling the Trdelník

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wed, 13 May 2015 | By cunninghamrachel | Views [188] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

I could have kicked myself for leaving my gloves on the train to Prague.The faux leather ones I sported, while decidedly fetching, sadly failed to actually warm my hands. My fingers, balled-up in my pockets, were painfully cold and as for my toes, they’d ... Read more >

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Oh Crepe!

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By cayly | Views [184] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

I am a supporter of the philosphy `If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’.I once Google Street Viewed my entire way around Paris before arriving at Charles De Gaulle. However, despite lengthy travel research, things can go downhill or downpour…very ... Read more >

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Glacier National Park: Bear Country

USA | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By nkqualtieri | Views [177] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

Dogs aren’t allowed on the hiking trails of Glacier National Park. This is a true statement. Two summers ago, I spent three days and two nights camping, hiking, and exploring on my own in Montana’s wilderness in and around Glacier National Park. I’m ... Read more >

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Ex Nihilo

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By evelynhollow | Views [3059] | Comments [7] | Scholarship Entry

Growing up mostly on a caravan park, buried in a valley of the Scottish borders, I knew what 'nothing' looked like well. The nothingness of empty cupboards. The nothingness of dead air in the night-time. The nothingness of your own company in a place ... Read more >

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USA | Mon, 4 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [279] | Comments [7]

Hello  I am going and I am going to quit my job, tomorrow or the day after. I have been postponing this moment. I have decided i want to see the world like a 20 year old backpacker, although I am 45(in two days) and don't have a backpack. ... Read more >

Tags: lost, qutting

Royal Windsor

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 10 Jul 2015 | By shire_girl | Views [256] | Comments [7]

Being logged out and losing everything I've written is getting really old! For the last two days I've spent most of my time within the 900 year old walls of Windsor Castle. No photography is allowed inside the buildings, so my opportunities are reather ... Read more >

Notes before takeoff.

USA | Tue, 22 Sep 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views [202] | Comments [7]

I'm writing the first blog post for 2 reasons: 1st to give everyone an idea of how long a flight from LAX to Tokyo is, and 2nd to make sure that this program works as I have never blogged before and have absolutely no Idea what i'm doing.   ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, flights, se asia, travel

The Roller Coaster that is Vietnam!!!

VIETNAM | Sun, 15 Nov 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views [167] | Comments [7]

Stepping in to the second country of our trip (excluding layovers) we thought we were pros at this part of the world and knew exactly what to expect.  The hard fact is that as Thailand was an excellent stepping stone for travels in SE Asia, it also ... Read more >

Tags: new friends, travels contnue, vietnam, waterfalls

Scari?oara Cave

ROMANIA | Mon, 25 May 2015 | By findinganeish | Views [1111] | Comments [6] | Scholarship Entry

None of my organs were where they should have been; my heart was in my mouth, my testicles had retreated into my abdomen, and my stomach was threatening to abandon my body altogether – if only it had somewhere to go. It was 2006, and as my peers back ... Read more >

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Snowcat Adventure

USA | Thu, 21 May 2015 | By kimberlyjumps | Views [938] | Comments [6] | Scholarship Entry

I took a giant step back to get a good look at him, this “snowcat,” all 20 tons of him. This beast made of metal was my time machine, taking me deep into the 3500 square mile ice age arctic wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. While over 755,000 ... Read more >

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He, Who Inspires Me To Travel.

USA | Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By jschiappa | Views [329] | Comments [6] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hi World Nomads! My name is Joey Schiappa, I am twenty two years old and am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Cinema Arts and Sciences Program, Class of 2015. I feel that I am a strong contender for the travel scholarship because ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 film scholarship to colombia


LUXEMBOURG | Fri, 25 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views [149] | Comments [6]

Where am I? Northern hemisphere. Where am I? Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Where am I? 52. Where am I? By myself in a hotel. Where am I? Scattered across the smooth and hairy countries of the world. Where am I? Exactly? ... Read more >

Miraflores District, Lima, Peru

PERU | Sun, 10 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [125] | Comments [6]

Saludos! Well this is day two in Lima. I arrived yeserday after a COLD flight from Denver. I thought it was cold in Colorado! Anyway no worse for the wear and I arrived to warm, sunny weather! Ahhh! My favorite! I don't even mind the humidity! ... Read more >

Around Edinburgh

UNITED KINGDOM | Sat, 18 Jul 2015 | By shire_girl | Views [190] | Comments [5]

Between there being so much to see and the fact that it stays light here until 10 pm I have run out of time in the day to update my travels and still get some sleep. So here's a bit of catch up. I thought it might be easier to summariz my experiences ... Read more >

Coldest 24 hours

ANTARCTICA | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By ashish | Views [177] | Comments [5] | Scholarship Entry

Even while i am writing about the coldest experience of my life i still shiver and shudder. I was born in India and i had spent 25 years of my life there. In Indian planes temperature never dips below 5 degree Celsius. It was my first encounter with such ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Writing Scholarship


SOUTH AFRICA | Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By countryboy | Views [166] | Comments [5]

If any of you are wondering why I haven't written may I say there's a very simple reason. I've gone insane.  I thought doing this show for another (3rd) year would, on the whole, not be a huge challenge. And in some respects it isn't. I go on ... Read more >

Home, sweet, sweet home!

UNITED KINGDOM | Sat, 28 Mar 2015 | By hethoandstokesyseuropeanadventure | Views [138] | Comments [5]

  HIYAAA!! It's been a little while but as you clearly know we are busy being little travel heads! I can't remember even what I last wrote.. but WE'RE IN SCOTLAND (not for much longer *sad sad face*). After escaping Belfast rather quickly (if ... Read more >


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