Thank you to all the writers who participated in our 2014 Independence Writing Contest! We hope you will share more stories with us. The 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is now open and closes November 27, 2014.
Over fourteen hundred writers from over seventy-five countries have written about their experiences and transformations all over our planet in the last five contests.
First Place Winner:
Monet Waits by Tina Murty
Second Place Winner:
1974 in Nepal by Kirsti Whalen
Third Place Winner:
How Salamanders Led Me on My Travels by Tiffany Soukup
Thank you to our esteemed judges!
Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, he is currently producing and hosting the new PBS series, Richard Bangs: Adventure Without End
AnneLise Sorensen is a travel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host who has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents, reporting for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and Galavante. AnneLise regularly appears as a travel expert on NBC and CNN and she teaches popular travel writing classes and workshops at Mediabistro and travel events and shows.
Thank you for your participation in creating a growing global community of engaged travelers and concerned citizens.