Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Lonely Planet - Travel Writing Competition Win

At the end of 2007, I submitted an article via Lonely Planet’s Facebook group, recounting the tales of my travels in Peru. With in excess of 500 applicants, only five lucky writers got the opportunity to be published and I was one of them! The winners’ stories have been included in the free Lonely Planet guide, “Monster Around the World Trips”, which is full of information and tips to help plan trips and is available in all STA shops across the UK as well as online.

“The opportunity ran on our Lonely Planet Facebook page as a chance for wannabe writers to sink their pens into the travel world” said Aaron Lamb, Editor at Lonely Planet Publications “The ‘Your name in print’ opportunity was run to inspire travellers to see the world with Lonely Planet and STA travel. We received over 500 entries and Daniela’s piece was a stand out entry. Lonely Planet prides itself on telling it like it is and Daniela was able to get to the heart of her story and convey an epic adventure in a humorous and succinct manner that not only had us laughing but drew us into her world and her experience.”