An Interview with the 2016 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition Judge, Paola Fornari

Travel writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as an expatriate sine patria. In every new posting, her curiosity leads her to explore every corner of her […]

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

If you’re looking for the 2017 Competition, go HERE! It’s that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. If it’s about travel, we want to read it. We want to read about that place that changed you.We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait […]

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Oh, Calcutta by Paola Fornari

All good stories test boundaries. The boundary here is the edge of the author’s comfort zone. Skilfully told. — Robin Graham, travel writer and judge of the 2014 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition ____________________ ‘There are 330 million Hindu Gods.’ Ajit had only told us about four so far: Krishna, Radha, Shiva, and […]

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