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 to everyone who participated in our 12th travel writing competition! Look for our very first photo competition in August 2017. Please enter our summer Independence Travel Award which is lucky #13! We extended the deadline in honor of Lisa winning a journalism award!
Writers and travelers of all ages from all countries are encouraged to participate. Entries are required to be between 500-800 words with 1 photo and you can even enter more than once! Judges for the summer competition are Amanda Castleman and Jason Frye. Any travel article submitted must be an original piece that is previously unpublished. All posts that meet the requirements will be published on We Said Go Travel! And now, for the winners!
Jase Wilson: A New Life begins in Canada
This story starts with a hospital bed. A cold and lonely night. A lost soul without direction. Asleep at the wheel, likely dreaming of a better life, one he could hardly have imagined. He screamed. Flailed. Desperately waved for help.
Kathryn Curzon: Choosing Hope: A Migrant’s Crossroad in Hong Kong
Fear settled on my shoulders and defeat pulled at my heart as I descended the crowded escalator in Hong Kong. I remember the moment as if it was yesterday. We’re finished, beaten, I thought as commuters pushed past in their immaculate suits, clutching their pearl teas close.
Joshua Cook: The Polyglots and the Japanese Ramen Shop
June. The pullulating masses of Tokyo are at it again. As they always are. Every day. From when that great sun rises in the east to long after it sets and the city lights turn on and vibrate and hum with hubris, drowning out any sign of a starry sky.
Thank you to our esteemed judges, Richard Bangs and Amanda Castleman! A great big thank you once again to all who participated in our Inspiration Travel Writing Award!