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

June 2017 NEWS: Finalist at the Award Ceremony I am a finalist in two categories for the Southern California Journalism Awards! The ceremony is June 25 at the Biltmore. I am honored to be included. There were 1200 entries for the 59th annual awards. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for my nominations. I will … Continued

How do you define independence? Dictionary.com says: “freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.” Share your definition in our Independence Travel Writing Award this summer. Do you want to be completely free from the influence and support of others? I do not think so. I do not want that kind of … 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

The WSGT Winter 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award is open for entries. The theme is “How travel has changed your life. Are you willing to grow? Anything is possible.” There are $700USD in cash prizes to be won, so don’t wait to tell your own story of inspiration! After reading all the entries from our 2016 Summer Independence Travel Writing Award, our judges have narrowed it down … Continued

Ani Pema Chödrön was invited to give the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her speech was inspired by this quote from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” As Chödrön writes: “No one ever knows what is going to happen … Continued

We Said Go Travel Gratitude Fall 2016 Writing Award: Theme: Where did you find the spark to follow your dreams? Seth Godin says “The self starter creates a spark, turning nothing, or what certainly appears to everyone else as nothing, into something. The self starter doesn’t see it that way. That ‘nothingness’ was actually an … Continued

November News: Grateful at Thanksgiving and Travel Writing Award The Fall Gratitude We Said Go Travel Writing Award is open and will close on Thanksgiving. The Fall 2016 theme is: Where did you find the spark to follow your dreams? I have been honored to publish nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries with the dozen writing competitions I have hosted on … Continued

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, I was thinking about gratitude and what has changed in my life since last year at this time. During 2015, I focused on improving my eyesight. Being able to see better and have my eyes work together has been changing my life. It was a challenging process to create new … Continued