My name is Joe Dodkins. I am a 22 year old university student studying modern history at the University of East Anglia, England. Whilst history is my chosen discipline of study, creative writing is my passion - along with travel, of course! Upon finishing my years at college, I took off around the world on my own for my first set of travels. Ever since I have been hooked. Keeping detailed journals of all my adventures, I hope to one day become a professional writer - if I can make the cut! In my spare time, I'm a rugby player, keen gym-goer and appreciate health and environmentalism.
It is a pleasure to welcome another newcomer to our travel writing contests. The third entry in the June Travel Stories Competition is from Joe Dodkins. Read and enjoy his travel story Travelling: Mishaps and All here.
Welcome back to Andrew Klein with his second entry in this year's Travel Stories Competition. If you missed his first entry you can read To Italy and back here.
Enjoy his latest story Stubborn to a Point here.
The first entry in our June competition is from Roger Knight. He is another welcome newcomer to our travel writing contests.
Read and enjoy his travel story Living off the land and sea here.
19 authors and writers entered their travel stories in the May part of our 4th Annual Travel Stories Competition.
We had another fabulous selection of entries. Thank you all so much for getting involved.
Selecting the winning story was tough, but ……..
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MAY WINNER
Mark Boyter and his story A KOH SAMUI SHIRT
Your $50 prize is on its way Mark
If you missed our May entries, catch up with them here.
The overall competition runs until July 31st, 2018, so there are still another 2 opportunities to enter your 500-1000 word travel stories in the June and July competitions. You can find out more here.
I really look forward to reading about your travel experiences.
Here is another last minute entry in the May competition. It is fantastic to be able to feature so many newcomers. Rob Johnson is the latest to get involved.
Catch up with his amusing travel story LOST IN TRANSLATION here.
With only a few hours left in the May competition, it is my pleasure to feature an entry from another newcomer to our travel writing contests, Anu Devi.
Read and enjoy her travel story The Forgotten People here.
Anu Devi was born in Fiji. She grew up in California, USA where she completed her undergraduate in the medical sciences. After working for a few years at a law firm in the environment and natural resources department, she went to Oxford, UK to complete her MSc in Environmental Management, and her Doctorate in Public Health and Social Policy. She has worked in the public-private sector including in the area of smart cities, international development, operational intelligence, internet of things and risk management. She is interested in a wide range of topics because she believes people live in an interconnected world and nothing operates in silos. She also has a passion for travel, photography, yoga and meditation.
As the May competition reaches its closing stages, it is fantastic to be able to feature an entry from another newcomer to our travel writing contests, Lu Barnham.
Enjoy her travel story Old Hand here.
A warm welcome back to one of our regular contributors, Amy Bovaird. This is her second entry this year. If you missed the first, catch up with La Camioneta de Cerveza here.
Then enjoy her latest travel story All the World is a Stage here.
Amy Bovaird comes from northwestern Pennsylvania, which she’s dubbed ‘the land of eternal winter.’ She taught English as a Second Language (ESL) abroad and in the United States for many years. Amy lives with a dual disability—progressive vision and hearing loss due to Usher Syndrome, a rare inherited condition that leads to deaf blindness.
Amy is an accomplished public speaker on a variety of topics based on her life experiences and continues to educate and inspire others through her writing and speaking.
She has authored three memoirs: Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility, and Seeking Solace:
Amy also blogs and manages to find humor around almost every corner. You can learn more about her at www.amybovaird.com
We are nearing the end of our May competition and it is a pleasure to feature a newcomer to our travel writing contests, Helen Bing.
Enjoy her fascinating travel story Life on the Ocean Wave here.
With only two days left in the May competition, it is great to be able to feature the third entry this year from Emma Yardley.
Enjoy her latest story An Arctic Adventure here.
4th Annual Travel Stories Competition now open
Find out more here