For our first ever 2017 Best in Travel Photo Award, share your favorite shot! Why do you love it? How did you create it?  Submit a photo taken in the last two years. Thank you for your participation! Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel Date: Enter from August 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017 Theme: Your Favorite Photo Deadline: Enter by … Continued

Both strangers and friends ask me for the steps and the secrets to become a travel writer especially now that I am listed as the #1 Expert on Travel Writing by Klout. People ask, “Is it hard to get started? How do you get to the point where you receive trips and perks?” My answer … Continued

Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing contest which opens TODAY! We hope you will participate and share your story! Write your favorite spot for 2014 in the comments below! So, once again we combed the planet, turned over the stones, took the pulses, danced the boards, and basked in the wonders. Over … Continued

Amy Friedman, our Independence Travel Writing Contest Judge and award winning writer of Desperado’s Wife, offered to share her story. Kept Together by the Bars Between Us When we met, he had already served 7 years of a 13-years-to-life sentence for murder. He was once a drug dealer and had shot and killed another dealer … Continued

Our TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST Judge, Richard Bangs, recently traveled to Qatar. Enter by July 4 to share your story of where you find FREEDOM. All roads led to Rome; the sun never set on the British Empire; the point of exceptionalism around which the world turned, America. Now tiny Qatar, the wealthiest country in the world on … Continued

I went to the Galápagos off the coast of Ecuador for dinner. As a consenting adult, I agreed to be part of a grand prize for a sweepstakes offered by LAN Airlines. The winners could choose a free trip, for two, to one of four destinations in South America (Iguaçu, Easter Island, Machu Picchu or … Continued

Our Travel Writing Contest Judge, Richard Bangs, recently won TWO TELLY AWARDS! Congrats Richard! From Richard’s Site: The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Cinematography (Silver),  and the Bronze in Travel/Tourism programing in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and … Continued

An excerpt from Desperado’s Wife: A Memoir by Amy Friedman Elton I can still feel the churning pleasure I felt as I anticipated the day of Elton’s release. The idea of leading someone out, of driving someone to his freedom was the first real pleasure I’d felt in years, the first day after too many … Continued

Thank you to Richard Bangs, the Judge for our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest. YOU can decide the WINNER of our VAGABONDS CHOICE AWARD– Click here to VOTE now! And GET READY for our Independence Writing Contest with BIGGER Cash PRIZES starting May 11! At first coffee on the morning of September 11, 2001 I was in … Continued