We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Travel Story Awards 2013, with so many amazing stories out there it was almost impossible to whittle down your nominations...
Narrowing down your entries for the Inspirational Story category was especially tough. We asked you to choose a story "that successfully encourages readers to travel or make a change" and it was awesome to find out that so many of you are inspired by what you’re reading.
Have a look below to see who made it to the top 15 - we’ve also included the reasons behind each nomination given by the reader who entered it.
- Voting for Inspirational Story will open on December 11th. - The top 15 nominees are below, and we’ll be announcing the final shortlist of five on the first day of voting. - The blogger with the most votes will be revealed in January, and will win a week’s free accommodation from Hostelworld.
Inspirational Story Longlist: The Top 15 Nominations
Jessie on a Journey
"It shows that anyone can travel solo if you just take the leap"
"...hilarious stories that engage with readers and inspire them to travel themselves."
Helen in Wonderlust
"A post about taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone in Zanzibar"
The Planet D
"A great guest post by A Southern Gypsy talking about how she is taking the steps to change her life."
One Step 4 Ward
"5 points that resonate with anyone who wants to better themselves."
Travel With Bender
"A hard hitting reflection on the excuses that stop us from living our dreams."
"Incredibly inspiring post which proves that long distance relationships can work."
Fluent in 3 Months
"This lady has travelled Europe and helped others... even though she is severely deaf and partially blind!"
Gotta Keep Movin’
No reason given. We love it anyway.
"Kate is the ultimate inspiration."
In Search of a Life Less Ordinary
"It inspires people to make change because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain."
"A personal and inspiring story."
Just One Way Ticket
"Motivates people to travel the world."
"Because with determination, anyone can stand before the top of the world."
"Shows the contrast between Corporate American Mondays and living freely."
Congratulations to all nominees!
Stay tuned for the rest of our Travel Story Award category longlists, coming soon:
Photo Essay Award Longlist
Best Travel Video Award Longlist
Positive Impact Story Award Longlist
Food Story Award Longlist
Funny Story Award Longlist
Debate Award Longlist
Original Story Award Longlist
Adventure Story Award Longlist
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