It’s all too easy to daydream about jaunting across Europe and chronicling your adventures on the road. So, stop imagining, and get writing, because WorldNomads.com wants to send 3 aspiring travel writers on the ultimate European road trip this summer.
If selected, you will be flown from your country of residence to Berlin, Germany, where you will spend 2 days at the very first World Nomads Travel Writing workshop under the mentorship of veteran Lonely Planet author and industry mentor, Alex Leviton.
After the workshop, you will head off solo on a 10-day European road trip, travelling around thanks to GoEuro and staying in top accommodation with Hostelworld each night.
During your road trip, you will be tasked with capturing your daily adventures on your World Nomads blog and sharing your local experiences on Instagram.
The winners and shortlisted applicants will also receive enrollment into a MatadorU travel writing course.
Best Job in the World is back: This time with not one, but six dream jobs up for grabs.
In 2009, Tourism Queensland put the word out that it was hiring a ‘caretaker’ for its Great Barrier Reef with job benefits including a large salary, free lodging in a multi-million dollar villa, and transportation there and around the islands. The campaign went viral.
This time, Australia is teaming up with industry, State and Territory tourism partners for a new ‘Best Job in the World’ global competition offering not one, but six dream jobs, each with an attractive six month salary package worth A$100,000 including living costs.
Apply, and you could be the next…
• Chief Funster (New South Wales)
• Outback Adventurer (Northern Territory)
• Park Ranger (Queensland)
• Wildlife Caretaker (South Australia)
• Lifestyle Photographer (Melbourne)
• Taste Master (Western Australia)
Rough Guides and WorldNomads.com have teamed up to offer an aspiring travel writer the chance to go on assignment with a Rough Guides author to Beijing, China. If you think you have what it takes, check out their 2013 Travel Writing Scholarship, a 12-day trip to Beijing to unearth the stories that make this city the spiritual and political heart of China. The contest offers real on-assignment experience and the fast-track to becoming a published travel writer.
If You Win…
First, you will join Rough Guides writer and mentor, Martin Zatko, on assignment in Beijing to both learn about guide book writing and complete an assignment of your own (including a review of the Forbidden City). Your resulting work will be considered for publication in the next Rough Guide to China.
Next, you’ll join international travel journalist and Beijing local, Kit Gillet, for a three-day adventure into his backyard to explore the hutong alleyways, the burgeoning Chinese art scene and even spend a night camping on the Great Wall!
And, for the last leg of the scholarship, discover the rich food culture of Beijing with three culinary experiences (think tea tasting and dumpling making classes) from Hias Gourmet.
To enter, submit a personal travel essay on one of four provided themes and tell why you should be awarded the scholarship. Head to the World Nomads Scholarship page for more information and to apply.
Entries close April 19, 2013.
Luxury adventure travel company, WildChina, is now accepting applications for their 2013 WildChina Explorer Grant.
Since 2011, the WildChina Explorer Grant has given rise to exciting off-the-beaten-path expeditions across China. After WildChina founder Zhang Mei’s breathtaking journey to the top of Tibet’s Mount Kailash, Mei created the WildChina Explorer Grant to inspire others to push the boundaries of their own adventures. The WildChina Explorer Grant of up to $3000 is open to anyone and everyone; all you need is an original idea for the adventure of a lifetime in China.
Instructions and applications are available for download on WildChina’s website and will be accepted from August 13th through November 16th, 2012.
Love food? Love to share? Check out this delicious new blog position…
Tourism Richmond (British Columbia) is seeking a blogger to embark upon 365 days of dining in Richmond, BC and to share their culinary experiences online. “Richmond’s Foodie Blogger” is a one-year contract role with a salary of $50,000, apartment and living compensation (negotiable upon final selection), and a daily stipend for meals.
Applications are open March 1 to 31, 2012 at http://www.facebook.com/RichmondBC.
Not for you? Share this with a friend. They just might take you to dinner in Richmond for the heads up.