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WORLDWIDE | Mon, 24 Jan 2011 | By scholarships | Views [167926] | Comments [96]

Entries closed March 28th 2011, at 2PM AUSTRALIAN Eastern Daylight Time (UTC +11) Do you want to be a published travel writer? Go on assignment to Istanbul with Rough Guides! Kick start your travel writing career by going on assignment ... Read more >

Karijini and its wonders

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 12 Jan 2013 | By sianmercel | Views [1797]

Recently, over the festive season, my Mother and I went road tripping around the Pilbara. The Pilbara is located in Western Australia in the top-west section (AKA the Great Sandy Desert). As you can imagine, there is a LOT of red dirt EVERYWHERE! We ... Read more >

Tags: karijini national park, pilbara, trekking, western australia

King Kong, Komodo Dragons and Under the Sea Magic.

INDONESIA | Wed, 14 Mar 2012 | By lisaf | Views [1664]

I’m reluctant to write too much about my Flores experience for fear that I may influence more travellers to discover this piece of paradise but my humble ego tells me I’m not that influential. Our decision to visit Flores was fairly random, a ... Read more >

Tags: flores, indonesian fishing boats, komodo dragons, komodo island, rinca, scuba diving, snorkeling

Geech to Chenek

ETHIOPIA | Fri, 15 Feb 2013 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [1458]

Chenek here I come! Thanks to Jan and Filip I decided to extend my trek by a day and head to Chenek instead of back to Buyit Ras. Dashaw said the best views would be today, and right he was! It was so cold when I woke up it felt more like I was in Nepal ... Read more >

Newcastle to Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 26 Nov 2009 | By silverlady | Views [1265]

After two days sitting comfortably in Newcastle the weather was looking a lot better.  I made a decision to give up rough weather unless i get caught out there unexpectedly. with my new philosophy on cruising being that i dont have plans, i dont ... Read more >

Off the Gringo Trail!

USA | Sun, 14 Dec 2008 | By nickandlaina | Views [1178] | Comments [4]

So after the internet cafe last night, laina and headed to a restraunt in colonial Paraty, and met up with a new greek guy, the guy from israel, our brazilian frien and the two british guys. Then we headed to the bus station, "rodovario" to ... Read more >

Xitang and the chicken

CHINA | Sun, 3 Jun 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [902]

3 June 2012 Saturday, June 2, Hayley, Nico, and I met up to take a bus on a day trip to Xitang, Zhejiang. Only an hour bus ride about 70km from Shanghai, ancient Xitang is a well known water canal town. It is mostly known for covered walkways and ... Read more >

Tags: chicken butcher, qianshi gao, tom cruise, water town, xitang

Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge

CHINA | Mon, 6 Oct 2014 | By paulinemendes | Views [626]

Tiger Leaping Gorge,Tibetan Prefecture, China A  two hour and at times precarious bus ride has brought us to the stunning Middle  Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Tibetan prefecture, a mere 15 minutes from the border  of Tibet.There are ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Last few weeks in Calgary

CANADA | Wed, 13 Oct 2010 | By michy | Views [594]

So these crazy itchy bites kept coming up so i looked online to see what other people thought cos we tried everything for any type of bugs. We got this stuff called Borax to try kill fleas, got a new mattress and clean everything and i was still getting ... Read more >

A place I go

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 4 Feb 2009 | By melissamain | Views [538] | Comments [1]

There's a place I go when all else fails To make me feel human I thank god it is close enough that my 1979 blue corolla called "Jenkins" has enough working parts to get me there. It has space and grass and weeds and sky and a wee ... Read more >

Tags: bogans, eagles, escape, nature, sanctuary, waterhole

Venice & Padova

ITALY | Tue, 28 Oct 2008 | By rory2034 | Views [514]


SOUTH AFRICA | Thu, 8 Apr 2004 | By johnandconnie | Views [452]

Ann Van Dyk is the undisputed alpha female at DeWildt and in this matriarchal society that makes her ‘da boss!’ – a position she would most likely occupy even if she wasn’t the owner and founder.   A recent newspaper article described her as craggy ... Read more >

Adventures on the South Island, NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Sat, 20 Feb 2010 | By royandania | Views [450]

We have been on the south island for many weeks now and it has been so intense so I have not prioritised to write for the blog. Since we had to be in Christchurch about a week before our departure from NZ in order to sell the van, we only ... Read more >

for those that might have missed it

HAITI | Sun, 20 Feb 2011 | By gpzmike | Views [407] | Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kBvVvJuMLI enjoy...if you dare!

My Scholarship Entry: A 'Place' I Have Visited

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By simplyserica | Views [384]

Some people say that finding that one true passion or the so-called "calling" takes years. In some cases, it can even take a lifetime.   I've taken on different line of works in different industries - from writing for magazine publications ... Read more >

Tags: a place i have visited, bohol philippines, serica, simply serica, travel photography scholarship, world nomad

W. A. from North to South

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 3 Aug 2009 | By lynn_david | Views [382] | Comments [1]

First stop was Eighty Mile Beach. A white ribbon of sand, fringing a seemingly endless expanse of turquoise water.   Another gorgeous sunset enjoyed on the sand with a bottle of good red!! You could see the curvature of the earth along that uninterrupted ... Read more >

Day 53 - Volcan Acatenango

GUATEMALA | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By kikkijayne | Views [368]

A brisk 4.30am wake up & walk to the summit of Volcan Acatenango marked the fourth volcano we've conquered in Central America. Sunrise at the top was amazing. Accompanied by our mountain guide dog, actual guides - Oseas & Mario as a a Canadian ... Read more >

Lets Get Ready to RUUUUMBLE!

USA | Tue, 16 Feb 2010 | By josh_shona | Views [361]

What a show! What a performance! What a spectacle! Next time you’re in the USA and you want to see both a theatrical display and a sporting event save yourself time and money and head to a basketball game. Like highly trained zoo animals ... Read more >

Rest and recovery

MEXICO | Wed, 6 Feb 2013 | By mattso | Views [347]

Being friends with the managers of the cabana has its benefits and Bambo helped put on a wonderful spread for dinner.  Beautiful fish, prawns, pizza was all washed down with beautiful Malbec and merlot wines.  On top of the beer and rum I drank ... Read more >

Arrived in Guatemala - a long first day!

GUATEMALA | Tue, 17 Mar 2009 | By muimui2009 | Views [316]

Hola!  I'm here safely, and I even have wi-fi at school so here's my first real entry. What a different world it is after only taking a flight for 5 hours! (SFO to San Salvador, and then 45 min from San Salvador to Guatemala City) The flight was uneventful ... Read more >

Velvet Crush

USA | Tue, 14 Apr 2015 | By lhartjen | Views [300]

Los Angeles is a city of broken charm. Like a pair of Angels wings wrapped in crushed velvet this wood promises a touch of stardom at every turn for tourists like me seeking a brush with fame only to be turned away by the finality of each ubiquitous ... Read more >


TURKEY | Tue, 8 Apr 2014 | By nncysf | Views [247]

we flew from the very small airport at LEX/Lexington to O'Hare and then to Istanbul in Business Class on Turkish Airlines - 3 words to describe our flight FAB-U-LOUS!  contrary to reports in many online reviews, our crew could not have been sweeter ... Read more >

A temporary home.

SUDAN | Mon, 6 Sep 2010 | By wildgoose | Views [199]

After all the preparation, training, legwork, paperwork and waiting, it was a relief to get under way.  Heathrow was achieved via a busy M25 and a talkative MT driver, otherwise uneventful.  Loading the nearly 100kg of luggage into Gulf Air’s care was ... Read more >

The fight for education

NIGERIA | Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By torera | Views [170] | Video | Scholarship Entry

My lenses are now permanently open. Early this year, I did what I thought was impossible; filming and editing my first documentary with an old Ipad3. Despite being my first time filming and editing, I went on to win the RTE/Thomson Foundation Mobile ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Film Scholarship to Colombia

My Scholarship entry - Through Local Eyes

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 7 Oct 2012 | By mozaieek | Views [165] | Video | Scholarship Entry

I am a filmmaker interested in all of humanity's troubles ..specially racism I'm always trying to develop my skills Awards will be true is to identify expertise, filmmakers, and that expands horizontally at work to produce different cinema

Tags: Travel Film Scholarship 2012


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