Travel Writing Contest for Women

Here are the winners from our most recent contest. Please subscribe to our newsletter to learn about future contests.

Grand Prize winner: Rebecca Myers for Missing the Best Shot
Adventure Category winner: Maureen Fisher for Tale of the Toilet Frog
Food & Drink Category winner: Jan DeGrass for Toasting the Tuscan Kitchen
Passion Category winner: Sarah Katin for The International Expiration Date
Spiritual Category winner: Shara Johnson for My Only Prayer


Have a thrilling tale to tell? A story that pulls on heart strings (or zip-line cords)? We have four categories this year in our 6th annual WanderWomen Write Travel Writing Contest (for women). Submit your story under Adventure, Food & Drink, Passion, or Spiritual.

The Prizes

  • Grand Prize – Six-night stay for two at the beautiful Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica including two $600 airfare vouchers on Expedia. (Approximate total value $4,080.)
  • 4 Best in Category prizes will be awarded. These winners will each receive a Briggs & Riley TORQ Carry-on bag. (Approximate value $479.)

WIN a 6-night stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa,

Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, including airfare vouchers!

Westin Costa Rica

How to win

  • Write a travel story (yes, you can enter more than once!)
  • Submit your travel story before 11:59 PM PST, December 31, 2013
  • Winners will be announced in mid-February, 2014

See Guidelines on How to Submit your story.

Westin Costa Rica

The Trip

The Grand Prize winner can invite a friend on this 6-night stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, which includes two $600 airfare vouchers from Expedia. Read more about this luxury trip for two.

Category Prizes

Each of the four category winners will Briggs & Riley TORQreceive a TORQ carry-on bag from Briggs & Riley.

The Judges

Professionals from the world of travel writing will decide the top story in each category as well as one Grand Prize winner. Judges include:

About the Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Located steps from the beach, the all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal on the Pacific Ocean shores of Costa Rica has everything you could ask for including two outdoor pools, on-site dining at any of the 7 restaurants, ocean views, golf.

Starwood’s first all-inclusive resort, the Westin Golf Resort & Spa sits amidst lush forest in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on Playa Conchal. The resort is set on nearly 2,500 acres, featuring multiple swimming pools, gardens, tennis courts, a championship golf course, numerous restaurants, a spa, and more. Notable nearby attractions include Flamingo Beach, Brasilito Beach, Penca Beach, and Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park.

The hotel’s spa features a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi pool, private indoor cabins for treatments, and an extensive menu of body and facial treatments. Each of the 400+ spectacular guest rooms come equipped with a plasma TV, minibar, iPod docking station, a living room with couch, and either a balcony or terrace.

Tell Your Friends!

Forward this page to other WanderWomen to let them know about this incredible opportunity to enter this travel writing contest and to win this 6-night stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa, including two $600 vouchers for airfare on Expedia.

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