Travel Writing Contest


We business travelers generally think we’re as seasoned as any traveler around, and compared to “Joe the Plumber” we most decidedly are. Now it’s time to prove it. You read about my travels day in and day out, and now I want to read about yours. We at the Business Travel Logue are hosting our second annual writing contest, and this one is all about the ride. The Grand Prize is a package including the companion book to the Long Way Down series and CD soundtrack. The two runners up will receive the CD soundtrack. Prizes are courtesy of the nice folks at EMI America Records. And the best part is that your story will be featured here on the Business Travel Logue.

How to Enter

Send me your greatest story about transportation. Whether it was a nightmare trip taking a donkey train down a dirt road or a fabulous surprise upgrade with all the perks or taking the slow boat to Nusa Lembongan. It does not have to be about business travel in particular, just about the ride. Because as we all know, getting there is part of the adventure. Keep your story at 300 words or less and email it to me at carrie@businesstravellogue.com. All entries must be received by January 31, 2009. Prize packages will be mailed thereafter.

About the Prizes

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Long Way Down: 2 Friends. 15,000 Miles. 1 Epic Adventure.

Following the October 4 conclusion of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic motorcycle adventure original cable TV series, “Long Way Down,” on Fox Reality Channel, EMI America Records will release a 3-DVD special edition collection of the 10-episode series that adds more than two hours of additional footage shot during the series’ production and one hour of newly shot extra footage. Also included is “The Missing Face,” a documentary of McGregor and Boorman’s first trip to Africa . The collection, to be released October 14, offers fans a behind-the-scenes tour of the expedition that was built on spontaneous opportunities, new memories, and friendship.

In “Long Way Down,” viewers are invited to share in the excitement as actors turned tourists, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa . Over the course of 15,000 miles and 85 days, the friends boldly tarried in several countries, including Egypt , Kenya , Tanzania , Ethiopia , and Namibia .

On August 2, EMI America Records released the official soundtrack to the acclaimed cable television series. The soundtrack, available on CD and digitally, includes 15 songs that serve as a musical memoir of the voyage. Equipped with “Long Way Down”’s captivating soundtrack and 3-DVD set, fans of Fox Reality Channel’s original series will find themselves vicariously transported as they share in MacGregor and Boorman’s unique experience. 2 Friends. 15,000 Miles. 1 Epic Adventure.

If you aren’t interested in writing, but you’d like to purchase the DVD series you may do so through Amazon.

Good luck!!