Archive for March, 2013

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Barren in the Andes

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

by Laura Resau Breathless, I hurry along narrow trails between Quichua family farms, past barking dogs, squawking chickens, curly-tailed piglets.  My destination is a shaman who lives in this village on the outskirts of Otavalo, Ecuador.  I’m going partly for book research, but mostly as a last-ditch hope he can heal me.  Back in Colorado, […]

Seventh Annual Solas Awards Winners Announced

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Check out the Awards page on BestTravelWriting.com for all of the results of the Seventh Annual Solas Awards.

Grand Prize Gold Winner: Into the Hills

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

by Matthew Crompton “The ball that we hurled into infinite space, doesn’t it fill our hand differently with its return: heavier by the weight of where it has been?” —Rilke [1] Calcutta The impression of Calcutta, arriving on a sweltering afternoon in early summer, is not of an ancient city existing, like Benares, outside of […]

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