The 2018 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition — The Results!

Again this year the I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition has been a storm of stories from around the world. From the mountains of India to the depths of the oceans, from Mongolia to Maine, you’ve taken us there–and for this we’re grateful. We love being part of your adventures. This year’s judge has […]

Read More…

Announcing the Sixth Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition!

Submissions closed! Please keep an eye on I Must Be Off! in August when the long list will be announced! It’s that time of year again!Time to type up those travel articles, travel stories and travel reflections. We want to read about that place that changed you, about the experiences you can’t wait to share […]

Read More…

Straight in the Eye by Mandy Huggins

Motoki saw him before we did. Without uttering a sound he thrust out his arm to form a barrier, forcing us both to freeze mid-step as though competing in a game of musicalstatues. Just below the ridge a black bear sauntered towards us from the edge of the tree line, hoary-muzzled and sleek-furred. Like most […]

Read More…

The Fifth Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition — The Winners!

Thank you to every writer who shared your adventure with us. I am amazed every year by the breadth of experience entrants bring to this competition. The worst part about a competition is that almost everyone who enters will be disppointed in the end. The best part is the opportunity of making at least a […]

Read More…

A Thousand Cranes by Mandy Huggins

As we emerged from Hiroshima station a man on a bicycle cut across in front of us, wobbled perilously, and sent a bag of leaflets fluttering across the station forecourt. He quickly dismounted and swooped down on them like a bird of prey, apologising profusely as we went over to help him. After we’d returned […]

Read More…