Deadline: March 11, 2020

World Nomads is sending three aspiring travel writers to explore beyond the sandy shores and crystal waters of the Caribbean. On the 14-day trip you’ll attend a workshop with NY Times contributor Tim Neville then put what you’ve learned into practice and tackle real-life travel writing assignments.

To apply, all you need to do is submit your best 700-word travel story.


  • Free flights: Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to the Caribbean.
  • Professional mentorship: Attend a 4-day workshop with Tim Neville at a Selina hostel coworking space.
  • 10-day trip: Then, go on a 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in the Caribbean with Bamba Travel.
  • Travel apparel: Be outfitted with sustainable travel clothes and gear from Toad&Co.
  • Portfolio review: Get feedback on your writing from Nat Geo Traveler editor at large, Norie Quintos.
  • Travel insurance: As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

How to apply:

  • 1. Select your story theme

‘A leap into the unknown’
‘Making a local connection’
‘I didn’t expect to find’

  • 2Write a travel story

Use your chosen theme to craft a compelling story about a travel experience you’ve had in 700 words or less.

  • 3. Complete the application form

Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.


The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best travel stories will be published on the World Nomads website on 30 April 2020.

How to apply

Click here to apply


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here