The Quality of Independence: Share your Story

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The Quality of Independence: Share your Story

How do you define independence? 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

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Here are the 2016 Independence Travel Writing Award winners!

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: the day we find out which talented writers are the winners of the 2016 WSGT Independence Travel Writing Award! We’ve already opened the doors on our 2017 Travel Writing Award: Finding Inspiration. Are you willing to GROW? Anything is Possible. With $700USD in cash prizes to be won, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss … Continued

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Finding Inspiration: Are you willing to GROW?

Ani Pema Chödrön was invited to give the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her speech was inspired by this quote from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” As Chödrön writes: “No one ever knows what is going to happen … Continued

Part 4: Grateful for WSGT writers with badge

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented individuals participate in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring five contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opens September 11, 2016. We hope you will share … Continued

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Where Do You Find the Spark to Follow your Dreams?

I am grateful to everyone who has supported We Said Go Travel. Three times a year since January 2013, I have run travel writing competitions. This year we transformed into the We Said Go Travel Award. From the day I invented this idea, everyone has been encouraging! Amazing writers have participated as judges and contestants. … Continued

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