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On Assignment in Langhe and Roero: Passport & Plate

ITALY | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | Views [1768]

As strong believers in learning about culture through food, we gave three hungry travellers the chance to connect with and better understand the real food scene in our first ever  Passport & Plate  program to ITALY! An Anthropologist, ... Read more >

On Assignment in Cinque Terre: Passport & Plate

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [2041]

As strong believers in learning about culture through food, we gave three hungry travellers the chance to connect with and better understand the real food scene in our first ever Passport and Plate program to ITALY! An Anthropologist, ... Read more >

Meet the Mentor: Brian Rapsey

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | Views [4674]

Brian Rapsey is a profesional Filmmaker and Director and is the mentor for our Travel Film Scholarships . Brian has spent the past 20 years working in documentary, TV and corporate film production. Having shot a number of short films and documentaries ... Read more >

Making it as a Travel Writer: An Interview with Alex Leviton

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | Views [18654]

How did you break into the travel writing industry? By accident, serendipity, and a federal crime. After university, I vacillated between writing and publishing jobs and fulfilling my travel addiction. I became the managing editor of a ‘... Read more >

Capturing Mardi Gras: On Assignment in New Orleans

USA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Views [2737]

World Nomads' Jesse Perez recently went to New Orleans along with the winner of the 2013 Travel Film Scholarship , Andres Brenner, and his mentor, professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey , to capture the thrills and spills of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.... Read more >

Portrait Equality: Give Photos, Don't Just Take Them

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | Views [10895]

Vanuatu, photo courtesy of Tasmin Brown, founder of Portrait Equality Tell me a bit about Portrait Equality . Portrait Equality is a not-for-profit project that seeks to provide family pictures to those in developing nations and remote communities ... Read more >

Behind the Lens: Interview with Filmmaker Brian Rapsey

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | Views [7169]

When did your passion for filmmaking begin? I became hooked on photography from a young age and won a book of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson from some community photography competition. Then my family migrated to Australia in the mid-80's where ... Read more >

Travel Filmmaking: Are you doing it right?

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | Views [9374]

Think you have what it takes to be the next travel filmmaker? Brian Rapsey, professional filmmaker and the mentor of our Travel Film Scholarship, weighs in with his advice. Work with a “Premise” in mind.   What is your story ... Read more >

Travel Writing: Don't let over-embellishment ruin a good story.

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Views [6074]

Phil Sylvester is our Head of Content, here at World Nomads . He's been a journalist in print and broadcast for around 30 years, so he knows his way around a sentence construction site. Phil is also one of our judges in the annual Travel Writing Scholarship ... Read more >

Life on the Road as a Rough Guides author: Interview with Martin Zatko

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | Views [8616]

Think you have the chops to become a travel writer? This year we want to send you to Beijing, China on our Travel Writing Scholarship to be mentored by Rough Guides author, Martin Zatko. Martin Zatko is of unashamedly mongrel blood, and remains ... Read more >

Profile of a Nat Geo Photographer: Jason Edwards

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [17479]

Photo by Anna Zhu, winner of the 2009 Travel Photography Scholarship Last month, we sat down with National Geographic photographer and Travel Photography Scholarship mentor, Jason Edwards to talk shop. Find out where he got his start, what life ... Read more >

Advice from an Aspiring Travel Writer

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | Views [4837]

On our 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship winner Hanna Butler got a behind the scenes look at the travel writing profession. Guided by her mentors, she got her hands dirty in the worlds of guidebook writing, travel writing and travel blogging. Here, ... Read more >

To Blog or Not To Blog?

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Views [4560]

I scramble to find an outlet in Chicago’s O’Hare airport, frantic over just learning some terrifying news.  My travel blog has lost all of its content  and I am set to leave on a 10-hour flight to Munich in just a few moments. At a time when I am normally ... Read more >

On the Road with Rough Guides: Our Mentor Richard on the Travel Writing Profession

SINGAPORE | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Views [7243]

Whenever the travel writing profession is mentioned, romantic images of destination hopping, endless days of exploring, and breezy evening sitting in cafes writing up all the adventures immediately spring to mind. But is what is the  reality? ... Read more >

Writing & the Road: 6 Tips for Budding Bloggers

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [10519]

So you’re thinking about starting a travel blog and you want someone other than your mother to read it, right? With so many travel blogs out there, adding a fresh one into the mix can be a bit daunting; ‘Who’s going to read it?’, ‘What kind of stuff ... Read more >

Travel Insider: Tips for Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [2745]

Surgeons of Hope It is 6:00am in Managua, Nicaragua and I’m working on my 30 th  sleepless hour at the La Mascota Hospital. Holman Padilla, the main character in my documentary film, has just awoken in pain from one of the most complicated surgical ... Read more >

Travel Writing Tips: How to Monetize your Blog

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [6634]

Travel blogging is a great way for people to fund their trip around the world. Making money from your blog is hard work. It takes a lot of work, but once you do, it’s a great way to earn an income and not worry about money. After  you build your travel ... Read more >

A Travel Writer's Survival Kit: 5 Tips for Researching Your Destination

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [4509]

Whether you're scouting hotels and restaurants for a guidebook, blogging about your cultural faux pas on your website or selling a travel narrative to a national newspaper, the backbone of every great travel tale is solid base of on-location research.... Read more >

Travel Insider: 10 Tips for Improving your Travel Photography

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Views [7080]

Hi everyone, Anna here. I was of the winner of the 2009 Travel Photography Scholarship to Antarctica with Jason Edwards. When World Nomads asked me to guest blog post I didn't think I'll have much to write, but a three line draft somehow morphed into ... Read more >

The Life of a Travel Writer

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Views [1130]

Simon Richmond, mentor for the World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship 2010, has given us an insight into the life of a travel writer. Like many young boys I had a fantasy about becoming James Bond when I grew up. Well, that didn’t quite happen, but ... Read more >

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