Winners of the 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award are Here!

July 17th, 2017

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It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for!  Today, we announce which writers inspired us with their story in the 2017 WSGT Inspiration Travel Writing Award!  These inspirational authors shared with us how travel has changed their life, a near death experience and how culture has influenced the way they are today.   Thank you … Continued

It’s finally here! The day we find out which talented writers are the 2016 WSGT Gratitude Travel Writing Award winners! They shared how travel has changed their lives and about a time where they took a risk and fought against fear and were willing to grow forward! We’ve already opened the doors on our next Travel Writing Award. Travelers of … Continued

Inspiration:  How travel has changed your Life Finding Inspiration: Are you willing to GROW? Anything is Possible Ani Pema Chödrön writes: “No one ever knows what is going to happen next. Anything is possible.” Sometimes things do not go your way. Chödrön says: “In your life you fail. It’s just part of life that things … Continued

As a young boy I would run home from school every day to turn on the TV and drink in whatever show or movie was playing. It turned out all my favorite performers were veterans of the Catskills, Borscht Belt comedians, mostly Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, who cut their teeth in the Catskills at resorts … Continued

It is fady to kill a lemur. The punishment is ill health, and five years in jail. Madagascar, the planet’s fourth-largest island, floats 250 miles off the east coast of Mozambique in the southwest Indian Ocean. The Afro-Indonesian people govern their lives with a series of social taboos, or fadies. And a long-time fady, rooted … Continued

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: the day we find out which talented writers are the winners of the most recent WSGT Gratitude Travel Writing Contest! This is the last of WSGT’s contests as in their place, we are welcoming in the brand-new Independence Travel Writing Award. With $1000 in cash prizes to be won, this is an opportunity you … Continued

WSGT recently launched its new Independence Travel Writing Award with $1000USD in prizes and two new judges. Contestants are telling their stories of finding independence both abroad and close to home; share your own to win! After so many inspiring entries in our final Gratitude Travel Writing Contest, our judges Richard and Annelise have narrowed it down to the top ten … Continued

Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinations and asked them to write of their experience. Tom Robbins reported from Tanzania; Bobbie Ann Mason from New Zealand; Edward Hoagland from Yemen; Roy Blount, Jr. from the Amazon, and on. For the Galapagos I … Continued

  It feels like we’re driving to the edge of the world where the water falls off. Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lakebed now glassed with salt. This is the driest state in the country, not so surprising, … Continued

By Richard Bangs  The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it. Local tourists overlooking Al Ragasat Canyon. #SaudiArabia A photo posted by Richard Bangs (@richardjbangs) on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT Shrouded in black niqab and ankle-length abaya, she floats towards me. Behind, her friends are … Continued