I am a finalist in two categories for the Southern California Journalism Awards! I am so honored and excited. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my writing career. What are the Southern California Journalism Awards? The 59th Southern California Journalism Awards honor the best in broadcast, print and online media. There were 1200 … 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

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WRITERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE WE SAID GO TRAVEL 2015 INDEPENDENCE WRITING CONTEST! A special thanks goes out to our finalists: Jessica Tsuzuki, Richa Gupta, Shayanne Coppock, Alan Seeger, Zainab Suleman, Sarah Shin, Gina Nelson, Heather Whitehall-Trochon, Amelie Gagne, Mark Schmitt and Hailey Hennessy for your incredible articles. We are … Continued

November News from Lisa Niver & WSGT I am GRATEFUL for all my amazing travels this year and look forward to my next adventure in December with Viking River Cruises. Some recent adventures include: Dallas, Hollywood Florida, Yellowstone, Hamburg Germany and Israel. Find photos on all my social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter,YouTube. My favorite video so far is me flying! Dan called … Continued

Finalists for the SUMMER INDEPENDENCE 2015 Travel Writing Contest Thank you to Jessica Tsuzuki, Richa Gupta, Alan Seeger, Zainab Suleman, Sarah Shin, Gina Nelson, Heather Whitehall-Trochon, Amelie Gagne, Mark Schmitt and Hailey Hennessy for your incredible articles. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Summer We Said Go Travel Writing Contest!  Please find the Finalist articles below. … Continued

Do you have a desire that is so secret it is almost unknown even to you? In Jean Kwok’s Mambo in Chinatown, we have the treat of unraveling the life of Charlie Wong: “My name is Charlie Wong and I’m the daughter of a dancer and a noodle-maker. My mother was once a star ballerina … Continued

Where do you find FREEDOM? Share your story in the WSGT Independence Travel Writing Contest Thank you to the winners and all the participants in the Inspiration Travel Writing Contest. Thank you for reading, commenting and being in our community! I hope you will be inspired to join in our Summer 2014 Independence Writing Contest! The entries so … Continued

Part 1 “Don’t do it, Amber. Its too dangerous.” “You don’t speak the language, this is a dumb idea.” “Are you crazy?” Despite what my worried friends told me, I knew that after gallivanting through Asia for the last 6 months , it was the right time to take off on a solo motorbike trip … Continued

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Independence Travel Writing Contest! One hundred and eighty-eight writers from thirty-one countries participated to write about seventy-three countries for our contest! The writers are from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Republic … Continued

Nigeria: Calm Bar Independence! That’s one thing I had always sort my whole life. I was not born into a life of cream, drug nor violence. But I just grew increasingly dissatisfied about living that right about when this essay began; I badly needed a specialist to keep living. So, as he gazed at me … Continued