For the last ten 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 not only the natural human condition, but it 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.
Follow Nainaa's outback adventure as she explores Australia's Red Center, then travels to Tropical North Queensland as a winner of the 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship.
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.
Evelyn discovers the Mission District of San Francisco, Beale St in Memphis and downtown Nashville on her journey through the USA as a winner of the 2015 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Neel journeys the west coast of the USA, from San Diego to LA and finally exploring Big Sur as a winner of the 2015 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Sarah explores the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, goes on a ghost tour in Georgia and revisits Stephen King's settings in Maine as a winner of the 2015 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Rachel traveled to Prague, Bilbao and Krakow write to write about the rich cultures of these European cities as a winner of our 2014 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.
In this interview with Writing Scholarship mentor Tim Neville, we discuss how he got his start, the lifestyle and where he sees the industry going.
The 3 lucky winners of our 2016 Australia Travel Writing Scholarship are back from their road-trip Down Under. We catch up with them to hear all about their adventures and what they learnt from their mentor, Lonely Planet’s Anthony Ham.
Journaling is a fun and easy way to record your travels, understand your experiences, and reflect on your learnings. You don’t have to be an experienced writer to start journaling too, find out how with these tips from a nomad.
For a writer or journalist, it’s never an easy task to report tragedy, let alone bearing witness to millions suffering from a large-scale tragedy like the Nepal earthquake. Travel writer Prathap shares his tips on how to stay respectful of your subjects and take care of yourself.
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