WSGT’s new Travel Writing Award: Finding Freedom

May 4th, 2016

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If you haven’t heard the big news yet: Starting May 4th, our contests will be no more and in their place will be a brand new award! Wanderlusters, nomads-in-training, aspiring travel writers and those looking to share a special moment are all encouraged to enter! The simple act of putting a pen to the paper (or … Continued

This article was originally featured on the website Hilton Mom Voyage. By Lisa Grabelle The lights, the sights, the people, the WOW! They call it “The Crossroads of the World,” “The Hub of America.” There is simply nothing like it. It’s the most pulsating, exciting spot you’ve ever seen — New York City’s Times Square, … Continued

While celebrating it was an honor meeting Executive Chef Akira Hirose of Maison Akira and Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, at the Japan National Tourism Organization Celebration at the Japan National American Museum in Los Angeles. What were we celebrating? Yoshinobu Ota, Executive Director of JNTO Los Angeles office, said: “To … Continued

April News: Hello from New York City and the United Nations! I was invited by UNOCHA to a meeting about the World Humanitarian Summit. I felt honored to be included among the twenty people selected as “Champions for Humanity.” Please see my article in the Jewish Journal and the website, Impossible Choices, to learn more. For Passover, I … Continued

The Juniper Hotel Cupertino, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley. Some of the world’s largest tech giants and start-ups reside here. Apart from its tech sector, the Santa Clara Valley offers a lovely Mediterranean-like climate, perfect for touring local vineyards or playing a round of … Continued

As I walked into the lobby of the New York Headquarters of the United Nations Building on Monday, an overhead announcement said, “The Security Council is now in session.” I felt a bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, thinking, “How did I get here? We are certainly not in Kansas anymore!” I, Lisa … Continued

Warning: If you are reading reading this on an empty stomach, you may experience strong urges to travel to Park City Ski Resort, Utah. Work up a healthy appetite by exploring America’s largest ski resort with Park City and Canyons newly connected by the Quicksilver gondola. Renowned restaurants and chefs can be found all over Park … Continued

As another week comes and goes, let’s take a look at some of the exciting writing contests, events and opportunities out there! Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education (call for papers) June 21, 2016 Traveling and language teaching often go hand-in-hand. The Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education welcomes proposals for papers, posters, panels, … Continued

If you haven’t heard the big news yet: Starting May 4th, our contests will be no more and in their place will be a brand new award! With this award, we will be welcoming two fantastic judges onboard alongside the existing team for all WSGT contests.   Our first judge, Cynthia Dial, is an internationally-published journalist; … Continued