I was recently interviewed on Expats Blog, a blog site that curates the best expat blogs from around the world. Expats Blog has published more than 180 interviews with expats from around the world. Check mine out here: American Expat Living in Vietnam Tweet

The above photo is of Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. I won the trip to Alaska by winning a travel writing contest! Below are some current opportunities for writing contests. Some have entry/application fees. Others are free to enter. Please click through to the contests’ host sites to learn more. 1. Creative Nonfiction: Special, Read More

In December 2009 I signed up for Matador U’s online travel writing course. The course is a 12-week program that consists of 12 separate modules, although you can take as long as you’d like to finish the course because the course offers ‘lifetime access’ to Matador U content, forums and market blog. Price and, Read More

A quick note for all food, wine and travel writers: The deadline for IFWTWA (if-twa) scholarships is July 31st. IFWTWA – the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association – recognizes writers with its annual scholarship competition. I entered on a whim just a few days before last year’s deadline, and I was chosen, Read More

Yup, section VIII page 223 – that’s me! For those of you haven’t heard yet, in late November the team at The Expeditioner released their first print anthology: The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World – Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road. I’m stoked to be one of the contributors with my narrative, Read More

Two of the travel writing contests listed below (#2 and #4) were also featured in the December Edition, but since the deadlines haven’t passed yet I’ve included them again here. 1. Grantourismo Travel Blogging Competition: January Prize: First Prize – $750 HomeAway rental voucher, a ViaTour voucher worth $150 and a Trourist Moleskin notebook., Read More

My travel writing journey since completing Matador U has been featured in Escape From America Magazine – check it out! Student Profile: Expat Heather Sharpens Her Travel Writing Skills Tweet

Two of the travel writing contests listed below (#2 and #4) were also featured in the October Edition, but since the deadlines haven’t passed yet I’ve included them again here. Contests are listed by application date with the closest deadlines first. 1.GranTourismo Travel Blogging Competition Prize: First Prize – A $750 voucher with HomeAway, Read More

So much exciting stuff happened in October that I barely managed to blog here at ExpatHeather! Here’s the latest news: Named Editor for Matador Abroad I was sad to leave my editorial intern position with Matador Abroad in August, but shortly after I was contacted by managing editor Julie Schwietert about the opportunity to, Read More