New Creative Travel Opps in Bali, Germany, Philippines, U.S. National Parks & more

8th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing by Traveler’s Tales accepting entries until 9/21. $20 app fee for first two optional categories, $5 for each additional category for the same story. Winners receive publication and cash prizes up to $1,000.

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals, 40 and under, to apply for the 2014-2015 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning. Fellows receive:
* One or two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany
* Traveling seminar series covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
* Up to five months of German language training
* Monthly stipend of EUR 3.000 (tax-free in Germany) starting in September; monthly summer stipend of EUR 1.000
* Free accommodations during July and August
* Accommodation and travel (from U.S. points only) to Washington, D.C. orientation program
* Financial support for accompanying spouse & children
* Flights to and from Germany
* Membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)
Apply by 11/30.

Deceler8me is a new peer-driven learning retreat to refocus yourself with 12-16 hand-picked entrepreneurs on Gili Air near Bali, Oct 27-31, 2013. Cost to participate in the 5-day learning retreat is 650 EUR for shared or 790 EUR for private accommodation, including breakfast & transfer from Bali.

Post up to 10 of your favorite National Park photos, videos and travel tips to National Park Foundation’s online Summer Scrapbook to win a summer or winter adventure in Yosemite National Park. Enter by 9/8.

Take a photo of an IHG Hotel + post with #DiscoverIHG hashtag to win the grand prize of 1 million IHG® Rewards Club points, or weekly prizes of 100,000 points. Enter by 8/30.

Interested in living on an island in the ‪#‎Philippines‬ for 6 months? Spend 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, serving as the Marketing/Social Media Director for a Philippines resort and, in return, receive a free room at the resort, 3 full meals per day, free laundry service & use of a motor scooter. Starts 10/1, apply by 8/14.

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