Applicants answer a set of questions and tell us their wildest travel dreams.
Four projects are selected by travel and creative experts as finalists.
The online community votes on a winner during a ten day voting period.
The winner receives a travel grant towards their dream trip. They embark!
My Bucket List Initiative is to travel to the Faroe Islands to capture the essence of the islands. Parked almost directly between Iceland and Scotland are a stretch of seemingly forgotten islands. Though often overlooked, they command attention.
I’ll focus on the striking uniqueness of the homes there. From the grassy roofs to the monochromatic black and white houses to the colorful wharfs. My journey will eventually end in the village of Kvívík where there are remains of Viking houses and grass-topped igloos.
Have a great purpose or cause behind your trip. Whether it’s something you want to accomplish or help others accomplish, traveling for more than the sights and sounds of a new place helps make the experience richer and ultimately more inspiring.
Make your answers personal. When answering the questions for TBLI, provide us with strong examples that support your answers. For example: “My dream trip is to travel to Portugal. My father is Portuguese and I have had a photo of the Lisbon skyline pinned above my bed since I was a little boy.”
Be specific. Choose one Bucket List item and stick with it. Be as explicit as possible, ie: “My dream is to travel to Marrakech in Morocco.” This is a solo trip. You should be able to complete your solo trip in 10-14 days in July or August of 2015.
Be clear on how you would like to document the trip. Will you be writing journal entries or shooting videos to document your adventure? Will you be posting stunning photos from a DSLR each day of the trip? Let us know in your application.
Winner of TBLI, Round V to Samoa and professional soccer player with the Seattle Reign
Freelance Photographer (best known for Portrait of a Pilgrim, recognized in National Geographic)
Author and Adventurer (check out this incredible video that was just created about his bike trip from Oregon to Patagonia)
Travel Photographer & World-Renowned Potato Expert