It’s here! Our Fall 2016 Independence Travel Writing Award Finalists!

Independence travel writing

It’s here! Our Fall 2016 Independence Travel Writing Award Finalists!

The WSGT Winter 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award is open for entries. The theme is “How travel has changed your life. Are you willing to grow? Anything is possible.” There are $700USD in cash prizes to be won, so don’t wait to tell your own story of inspiration! After reading all the entries from our 2016 Summer Independence Travel Writing Award, our judges have narrowed it down … Continued

Medellin, Colombia: City of Hope

“A woman was shot dead in this bar a few years ago” says my host brightly, passing me a plate of empanadas and a beer, “She was sitting right where you are now actually”. I resist the urge to leap out of my seat and head for the nearest airport. Medelllin, Colombia (pronounced Med-e-jin ) … Continued

In Iceland with Kids

My love affair with Iceland started after reading about it on a local blog. Until I read about it there, I always thought of it as a barren, cold, and inhospitable place and had no interest in visiting. But as I read it all, I began looking for more online. It took no time at … Continued

Earth and Chai in Hampi, India

Hatulah wore the same purple T-shirt every day. His name wasn’t really Hatulah, ‘cat’ in Hebrew, it was something else, an Indian name, but Israeli tourists dubbed him this because of his unique green, sea-glass eyes. Every time I passed him in the busy market of Pushkar, working at the falafel shop (because of all … Continued

Malaysia: Spirit of Liberation

It was not my usual Sunday to begin with. This was probably the highlight of my 2013 year. After more than 3 decades living in this beautiful land, I had the opportunity to visit Batu Caves during Thaipusam festival for the very first time. Yes! first time. Shocker, right? Well..I’ve visited Batu Caves many times … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel