Yes, we said road trip! Oh, those two little words that hold so many possibilities, so many unwritten stories. 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 we want to send not one, but three budding travel writers to be mentored by a veteran Lonely Planet author and explore Europe on your own terms.
First, the 3 scholarship recipients will be flown from their countries of residence to Berlin where they will spend 2 days at our very first World Nomads Travel Writing workshop. Under the mentorship of veteran Lonely Planet author and industry mentor,Alex Leviton, you will learn how to find a great story, create solid pitches, improve your writing skills and gain a better understanding of the travel writing industry.
After the workshop, each writer will be off solo on their own customised 10-day European itinerary. As part of the application, you need to tell us about the two places you would most like to write about in Europe. We'll take these places of interest, throw in a few summer festivals and some local friends - and send you off on planes, trains and automobiles across Europe.
During your road trip, you will be tasked with writing about the people you meet, your adventures (and mis-adventures), and your local off-the-beaten-path encounters.