Craft a captivating travel story and kick-start your travel writing career.
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For the last 10 years, we have been teaming up with the likes of Rough Guides and Lonely Planet to create money-can’t-buy opportunities for aspiring writers to be mentored by industry travel authors. With these scholarships, we hope to not only provide a platform to share travel stories and improve skills, but also to give a few talented writers a foot in the door of one of the most notoriously difficult industries to break in to.
Sharing our stories and our experiences is part of the natural human condition, and is also the way that we learn about each other, spread knowledge and inspire wanderlust. So, to all writers out there, keep writing, whether it is for yourself, for a travel blog or a for major publication, because the one thing the world will never tire of is a great story.
Claudia Crook shares her trip of a lifetime, from Buenos Aires to Mendoza then onto Patagonia, as winner of our 2018 Travel Writing Scholarship,
As a winner of the 2018 Travel Writing Scholarship, Madeline Russo from the USA discovers the life of a travel writer.
Máté travels from Buenos Aires to Salta and Jujuy and discovers more than he bargains for about traveling and himself.
Kaushal shares his experience as he delves into the rich history and scenery of the Balkans as a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Helen hones her writing skills as she travels through Albania and Montenegro as a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship.
As a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship, Alexander shares his experience as he discovers Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.
Allison explores the two of Australia's 'Greats' - the Great Ocean Road and the Great Barrier Reef during her travels in Australia as a winner of the 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Being in the media industry, it always helps to be someone with a wide range of creative interests. Any potential interviewer I meet always raises their eyebrows when they see I'm a World Nomads Scholarship winner. It instantly puts you a notch above the competition.
Originality – not tired clichés – will make your travel stories sing. These clangers drive editors crazy.
In this video, New York Times writer and World Nomads scholarship mentor Tim Neville shares his expert advice for aspiring travel writers.
Travel writing may sound like the dream job, but the business of freelancing also takes discipline and determination, advises New York Times writer Tim Neville.