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Travel Writing Scholarship 2013 - The Winner

CHINA | Mon, 13 May 2013 | By scholarships | Views [33591] | Comments [16]

First of all, thank you all for waiting so patiently as we completed our deliberations on the final shortlist. Each year, you seem to make the job of judging just a bit more difficult - and this year was no exception. As well as taking us on your personal ... Read more >

la finca, Never Never Land

ECUADOR | Tue, 14 Feb 2006 | By ldeutch | Views [8834] | Comments [11]

I have a novel to write about the week I just spent on the farm outside of Vilcabamba. I found it through WWOOF (worldwide organization of organic farms), and we decided to spend a week there. Vilcamba is in the south of Ecuador, 1 hour by airstream-... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

2009 Travel Photography Scholarship: Anna Zhu Preparing for the Trip of a Lifetime.

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 27 Nov 2009 | By scholarships | Views [4515] | Comments [4]

Anna Zhu, winner of our Photography Scholarship is getting ready for Antarctica.  She has received her Antarctica weather gear from Columbia which she had fun trying on in Sydney's mini heat wave.  She has also chosen some new equipment from ... Read more >

Fiery Guatamala and a Carribbean Christmas!

HONDURAS | Wed, 6 Jan 2010 | By robrobjos | Views [2284] | Comments [3]

It's been a while and the year is now 2010. Happy New Year and hope everyone is well, NYE was spent literally rocking a second storey pier construction, dancing forever to the minimal techno scene which strangely dominates here on the Island of Utila, ... Read more >

You Better Belize It!

GUATEMALA | Wed, 21 Mar 2007 | By alyssa_schwartz | Views [1672] | Comments [1]

It has been a lovely past few days spent at Caye Caulker, an island about 20 miles outside of Belize City. After leaving Orange Walk on Monday morning (with what felt like the entire population of the town on the bus with us) we were happily on our way ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Snow covered Saint Petersburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 8 Oct 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1540]

  Every year I go somewhere special for my birthday and in 2011 I decided to celebrate my birthday in mystical St Petersburg for a weekend. Who wouldn’t plan a weekend get away to a place where it’s windy, snowing and -28 degrees ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, icicles, janaline smalman, russia, saint petersburg, snow, travel

Newcastle to Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 26 Nov 2009 | By silverlady | Views [1329]

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 >

Tankers, danger, and the colonial capital

GUATEMALA | Tue, 21 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [1169]

With Semuc Champey wrapped up, I began my journey toward Antigua. In the cab of a big rig I was, going up the winding and gravel road out of Lanquin and onto the road toward Guatemala City. Up a series of twists, turns, and hairbends, it took over ... Read more >

Higher and higher....

BOLIVIA | Wed, 1 Jul 2009 | By thebigtrip | Views [1116]

After the awful bus trip from Uyuni we were all wrecked after our Salt Flats trip. We decided to spend a few days in Potosi which is the highest city in the world at 4060ft above sea level. The altitude at this level was a killer and just doing simple ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, la paz, potosi, sucre

Arambol, Goa

INDIA | Wed, 17 Apr 2013 | By paulpiorun | Views [1027] | Video

So, after a taxi, 2 trains and a rickshaw we arrived back in Goa! This time we opted to visit Arambol (north Goa). Due to our tight itinery we knew we only had 2 nights here which was a shame as we really liked the place. We found some nice ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, great food, sunsets


ITALY | Fri, 3 Aug 2007 | By whereintheworld | Views [819]

Romantic gondola rides, candle-lit restaurants, and couples walking hand-in-hand.  Ahhhh...what better way to enjoy the romances of Italy than as a single girl .  Poor Mandy.  She had to indulge in it as a girl in Italy with a boyfriend at home, yikes!  ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

I Am tRyInG tO jOG YouR MeMory

BOLIVIA | Fri, 20 Feb 2009 | By muttsonbikes | Views [814] | Comments [4]

It is a sunny day in Cochabamba in the rainy season. We survived the amazon jungle with little more than an unidentified plant rash. We are a day away from carnival and a day away from Ororu where, upon arival, we either have three places to stay, ... Read more >

Week 25: Pompeii and Vesuvius

ITALY | Thu, 8 Sep 2011 | By rachthe1st | Views [730]

I’ve never been so terrified during a Doctor Who episode until I re-watched the Fires of Pompeii with the knowledge that I would be there soon. Of course I was being ridiculous, because Vesuvius looked like a sweet and innocent mountain when we were ... Read more >

3 days left in NYC

USA | Sat, 19 Jun 2010 | By alexkozovski | Views [686]

Hello, How are you. I'm flying out in a few days but somehow I am going to miss summer in NYC. There is no time for saudade or nostalgia however. My backpack is semi packed, all shots up to date, travel insurance check, 120 film check, my trusty Canon ... Read more >

Tags: blog, british airways, delhi, india, lisbon, madrid, porto, portugal, spain, travel

First Few Days in La Antigua Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Sun, 1 Mar 2015 | By cubannomad | Views [534] | Comments [3]

I arrived on Friday evening to a Bienvenida Ani U sign on my door.  I have taken the first few days to relax, re-learn the money, read  my lonely planet  Guatemala book and get acquainted with the city.  Slowly but surely I am ... Read more >

Ich hab zum ersten Mal...

THAILAND | Mon, 28 Mar 2011 | By katl | Views [532] | Comments [1]

um 18:00 die Nationalhymne gehoert und bin, wie die Thai`s, mitten in der Masse des beruehmten Chatuchak Market stehen geblieben - mit den Armen seitlich an den Koerper gelegt still gestanden bis sie vorueber war. Schraege Stimmung wenn der ganze Trubel ... Read more >

Tags: zum ersten mal

Happy in Hue

VIETNAM | Sun, 31 Jul 2011 | By braynroni | Views [523]

So...the sleeping bus was an experience. Filled all the seats up then the aisles were chocka block with local peeps sleeping on bamboo mats too! both of us managed a few hours sleep though. Carried our packs along Le Loi until we found our accomodation.... Read more >

Free Stuff: The British Museum and British Library

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 13 May 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [434]

THE BRITISH MUSEUM HAS ONE OF THE FINEST collections in the world, between six and eight million artifacts courtesy of the Empire’s rapacious explorers and collectors of the 19 th Century.  We returned today In search of the remaining 35 ... Read more >

September ends

JAPAN | Tue, 30 Sep 2008 | By peter_allen | Views [394] | Comments [2]

It's been over two months now which is a substantial proportion of the one year contract, I am still very much a fish out of water, it will clearly take more than a year to achieve any kind of assimilation into the community. Here's a very fragmented ... Read more >

Planning for my big summer of sailing

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 8 May 2014 | By amythedancingsailor | Views [387]

So this summer will be pretty epic in terms of travel. Even more epic than last summer (which is saying something).   In mid June, I will be flying down to Recife, Brazil to board my home for the next two months, the British tall ship SV Lord ... Read more >

Tags: planning, sailing

Seek Experiences - Ghostbusters

UKRAINE | Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By nice2beme | Views [330] | Video | Scholarship Entry

The Caste in the video became one of the 7th wonders of Ukraine. It is ancient fortress that keeps its secrets to this day. The name of this historical monument is Lubart`s Castle or Lutsk Castle, that is situated in our home city Lutsk on the western ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Film Scholarships 2013

Day 145 - Galapagos Islands - Isla Santa Cruz

ECUADOR | Wed, 29 Oct 2014 | By kikkijayne | Views [329]

A 6am cab to the airport, smooth check in and then I was all set for my eight day adventure in the Galapagos Islands. The flight stopped for a good hour in Guayaquil but landed in Baltra on time, around Midday Galapagos time. At the airport I couldn’... Read more >

36 hours of California

USA | Fri, 11 Dec 2009 | By royandania | Views [298]

Already on the plane I was exited to have a food experience different from the standard food experience I use to have in Argentina. The breakfast wrap I got had flavour in itself and it was served with a spicy salsa – spiciness does not ... Read more >


MOROCCO | Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By nncysf | Views [278]

we should have perhaps gone to the Majorelle Gardens and/or had a horse carriage ride at sunset - but i for one had NO sleep (probably still obsessing about lost luggage) and wound up going downstairs to the courtyard in the middle of the night and trying ... Read more >

The first Hazara in Mexico

AFGHANISTAN | Fri, 12 Sep 2014 | By 240seconds | Views [235] | Video | Scholarship Entry

1- I am Hazara from Afghanistan, one of the different ethnics from central of Afghanistan and if you chose me I would be the first Hazara who see Mexico I guess. 2-You will make true my dream to visit Mexico and make a short video. 3- I am smart and have ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico


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