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Digital “Roads Scholarship”

Win a three month Road Trip Across North America this Summer.

“Travel is about your inner self and how you exchange energy between that inner self and the world . . . becoming a vagabond is a religious action.” - Ed Buryn

The words of my travel mentor, Ed Buryn, are as true today as when he wrote “Vagabonding in America” during the hippie dippy days of the early 70’s. Vagabonding can be a religious action. I’d like to spread the good word and save a few talented souls from our culture of consumerism and set them free on the open road.

I converted to being a life long vagabond years ago in my early twenties. I fixed up a 1974 VW camper bus and scratched together a few hundred bucks and said goodbye to stiff curriculum, career obsession and fear and hit the open road going west with the vague idea of finding the Pacific Ocean. I found the ocean but more importantly myself.

What I learned exceeded anything I learned in college. Now I’d like to “pay it forward” by offering the ultimate educational experience - a digital “Roads Scholarship” - a three month crash course in vagabonding America.

Yes, dreams can come true – if you’re willing to live them. Those who have the wanderlust to drive into the unknown and the talent to write and photograph it are encouraged to apply for the Roads Scholarship.

Scholarship Details:

The winner will be paid a stipend of $1,200 a month to travel North America this summer (June through September of 2009) and share their travel articles and photo essays on Digital Vagabonding.com. The winner will also get a ticket to the Burning Man Festival, which is held during the last week of August in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Two runner up winners will also get free tickets to this ultimate vagabonding event. Winners will be chosen in May of 2009.

Note - Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license. The ideal Roads Scholar will have great writing and photography skills and be creative and resourceful.

Posted by digitalvag 15:14

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