Travel writing contest No.2! Win 100 STEEM [Support]

The best travel writer will get 100 STEEM!
I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green
All Steem Power earned by this post will be delegated to
2nd place - 25 STEEM, 3rd place - 15 STEEM, 4th-5th - 5 STEEM!

THIS CONTEST IS OVER!> Check out "Travel writing contest No.3" to find out who were the winners!

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  1. Write a travel article using platform and post the link in the comment section below. Articles which are older than 7 days may participate too. Each article may participate in the contest only once.
  2. Resteem this post.
  3. [Optional] Follow invisusmundi

My personal experience with this platform has been very positive. I managed to write 3 long articles in two weeks. Those three posts alone earned me 58.65$ or 240 STEEM (+19.1$ for the curators). Keep in mind I did not use bid bots or any other type of tools. All three articles were upvoted by @travelfeed, @jpphotography, @for91days, and other curators. They were also noticed by @curie, @blocktrades, @ocd, @c-cubed, @mariusfebruary, @tombstone, and other Steemit legends. Is it worth to use Decide for yourself.



The total Prize Pool of "T.W. Contest No. 1" was 120 STEEM. 100 STEEM for the winner and 1 STEEM each for 2nd-21st. It is impossible to express how hard it was to choose the best travel story. All articles were unique and incredibly difficult to compare. However, I reached my final decision and it is time to announce the winner. And the winner is...

The Khmerican Family Abroad | #2 - The Great Ecuador Exodus Pt. 1! by @justinparke! 100 STEEM! Read">Read
It is a stunning story about one American guy and his Cambodian family trying to find their place under the sun. Justin doesn't like headers (H1, H2, etc.), he writes in kilometer-long paragraphs, he is a great photographer, but his camera is not as good as its owner and yet, there is something magical here...

Justin's story has the ability to remind the reader what being a traveler truly means. It means that sometimes your day might consist of 99% pain and only 1% joy, but at the end of the day that 1% pays off! Happiness lies in details and a little bit of patience and trust in invisible forces of the universe help those who do not give up!


My wife and kids are Cambodian citizens, and they are now all too accustomed to devastating news in the form of visa denials and being prohibited from boarding flights. These problems generally have something to do with their Cambodian citizenship, either directly or indirectly, no matter how politically correct and convoluted the words are delivered to us at the moment[...]

Dear Justin, I would like to tell you that you and your beautiful family are always welcome to visit us here in #Lithuania. I am extremely happy that such an amazing person like you decided to join this contest and I hope it is not the last time. As I have already mentioned before, you are the winner of 100 Steem and by the time you read this, it should already be in your wallet. Thank you for being with us!

By the way, if you would like me to share a few thoughts about making some improvements in order to make your articles more profitable and more popular on @travelfeed I would be more than happy to help. If you would like to discuss some options just contact me on Discord or Facebook! I truly believe that your stories have the potential to become very popular in this cohesive community!


All of these authors got 1 STEEM each!

Comments 62

Congrats to all the winners 👏🎉

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27.08.2019 07:47

Let's see what the 2nd contest will bring to us! :D

27.08.2019 09:34

Awesome stuff man and congratulations @justinparke for the win here! It sounds like a really moving story and worthy of the prize!

Also impressed with those stats about your first 3 travel posts too! I think I had a couple that went above $20 and one above $30 which was unexpected and I'm grateful for!

Anyway, the next contest and it seems it has begun in the nick of time as I just made a posy using travelfeed site yesterday! Here's another beautiful drive through the scenic South Island of New Zealand as we make our way from Franz Josef to Queenstown! Fasten your seatbelts!

Good luck to everyone who enters and thanks for hosting the contest man!

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27.08.2019 08:27

I would say that I am jealous, but I wont. :D The only reason is I am in the process of learning to appreciate every day of my life wherever I am and whatever... :D Anyways, great post! Thank you brother!

27.08.2019 09:59

Haha travelling does that man. Makes you appreciate what you have, seen and experienced 🙂

27.08.2019 10:18

I agree! What's the weather like on your side of the world? :)

28.08.2019 07:15

It's been pretty scorchy the last weekend but it's cooled down to a nice and fresh 24C here in the UK. Was up at 34 so definitely a little more pleasant!

28.08.2019 17:53

Everything more than +20°C is too hot for me. :D

29.08.2019 07:15

Yes, thank you very much. I am overwhelmed with the support I've had considering the small presence I have as a newbie.

27.08.2019 15:16

You'll get on fine my friend! Baby steps, it's a big place is steem but it's a good place to be with @travelfeed for sure!

27.08.2019 15:20

Thank you so much @invisusmundi
My first steem after HF21...
Congratulations to the first winner!
Well deserved!

27.08.2019 08:31

Your welcome! Do not forget to participate in future contests too! :) Have a beautiful day...

28.08.2019 07:17

Yes! God speed

29.08.2019 07:57

VuHu... ;D

28.08.2019 07:17

You don't even know how much I love this! Congratulations to ALL the winners! And The #1 spot is VERY well deserved! Guys - keep pushing out these amazing travel articles!!!!

27.08.2019 09:14

I agree that he deserves it. Maybe @justinparke post is not as shiny as some of the others, but it is full of life! Don't you think? By the way, those girls are adorable. :D I liked @trudeehunter article too. It is perfect in so many ways!

27.08.2019 09:39

No one makes more beautiful posts and thumbnails than you @invisusmundi. You're the master hands down!

27.08.2019 14:20

I saw your last post. I think it's amazing man! Looks very professional... Makes me wanna come back to your blog again and again! :)

28.08.2019 07:19

And this is my submission ...

And you know .. .this is just for me to show off our posts .. keep the Steem for someone else :) Please, I mean it is a conflict of interest after all, hehe!

27.08.2019 09:16

That's great! I love it when you add short videos to your posts. :) Yap, ok! :)

27.08.2019 09:43

Can I still be a part of this

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27.08.2019 09:28

Sure. :) Just write a travel story using and post the link in the comment section under this post. :) You still have 14 days to do this!

27.08.2019 09:33

Yayyy..Thank you
I will definitely do it

27.08.2019 09:35

That's great! I'm looking forward to reading your articles! :)

28.08.2019 07:20

Thanks for the prize! Also Congrats to all the winners!

27.08.2019 11:31

Your welcome. Your post was one of my favourites during the last contest! Please forgive me for not leaving a comment about it after reading it! I was visiting my family had to put steem aside for a while. I hope you will keep participating in these contests! :)

28.08.2019 07:25

Thanks so much for the kind words and for the opportunities! No worries about commenting, my apologies for my tardiness as well. I had an "emergency" trip that I just got back from, so I understand there are more pressing concerns we need to take care of, lol.

07.09.2019 16:43

Thank you for this amazing initiative and all the great work you've put!

Have a great photo! :P


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27.08.2019 11:58

Oh man, I would like to see that Bulgarian festival a lot! It's not similar to anything that I have seen so far... :)

28.08.2019 07:26

Oh, it's really spectacular. 😎📷🍻
I've been to many folklore festivals perhaps I should come out with some new travel photo stories once I return back.

Cheers and

29.08.2019 19:53

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30.08.2019 03:55

What a great selection of reading from around the world, thanks for update and look forward to learning new places.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominated writers.

27.08.2019 13:19

Thank you for sharing this post Joan! :) Would you like to join the contest? :D

28.08.2019 07:28

I will definitely give some thought to joining in thanks.

28.08.2019 11:40

Thanks for hosting this (and for the steem!) and congrats to @justinparke!

27.08.2019 13:30

Thank you @oheyo. I am blessed and encouraged more than ever to blog. I always thought our lives were too boring because we travel more as migrants than tourists, but I have really enjoyed the feedback from readers.

27.08.2019 14:18

Ur welcome @oheyo! :D I love hosting these contests!

28.08.2019 07:29

I'm so glad that there is writing contest no. 2, as I didn't make it in no. 1. But here is my entry:

Thank you so much for this amazing contest and for promoting the wonderful platform. 😊

27.08.2019 14:09

@kamile was dreaming about going to Philippines for many years and now it's getting more and more difficult to go there as we have so much still going on in our lives now, but ONE DAY!.. :D Thank you for your entry!

28.08.2019 07:33

Oh! You should come and visit! There are many beautiful island and beaches we have here. Maybe I would also blog about one of the tourist destinations we have so that @kamile would have plenty of options to choose from. 😊😁

28.08.2019 08:10

Wow @invisusmundi, I don't know what to say. Those are really kind words and I am really grateful for this opportunity and community. The folks at have been super helpfula also.

I love what you're doing on here and you are a wizard with your posts and video ideas. It's true my pictures so far are just random iPhone shots from our past, and not the best quality. I've got some work to do on my formatting, that's for sure. I am glad to take any feedback from you. I'll look you up on Discord and have a chat.

One thing I should say is I have a high quality camera and video camera also, as well as mics. I bought them for a YouTube Khmer language learning project I hope to do someday. However, I have always been too shy to take around big equipment when we travel. We generally stay in non-touristy poorer areas, and a big camera makes human interaction staged and intrusive sometimes. It also can make you a target for theft.

That being said, I have never used these cameras in the three years I've owned them, but I am now inspired to get these cameras out and start taking pictures. We are now ready when we travel somewhere new, to take pictures and bring the cameras now. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and I hope it could only get better.

Lots of love from the Khmerican family in Suriname!

27.08.2019 14:16

Ok. Here's a first for the contest! I have been forgetting.

27.08.2019 15:05

Hey @justinparke! I read your last article man. I think it is amazing! I love how much better it looks. It's not a secret that sometimes visual part of the article is as important as words.

About your 📷. @kamile and I do not feel comfortable carrying our Canon everywhere too. I usually use my Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. It is incredibly cheap compared to all those Samsung and IPhone smartphones and it is surprisingly good quality. I think all those Redmi Note series smartphones are great (5, 6, 7).

Do you use any software to edit your photos? I usually use only and "Irfan View". Editing is @kamile thing... :D I'm looking forward to your new blog posts!

By the way, you should use #lifestyle, #palnet and other tribe hashtags for some extra rewards in tribe tokens. Have you heard about them already? Later it can be traded to Steem on Sometimes you can get more rewards in tribe tokens than in steem. :)

28.08.2019 08:09

It's a learning curve for me, but I'm experimenting with shorter form stories involving more pictures. I took some time to come up with a more interesting layout and format too, thanks for noticing. I think if it gets your approval I'm doing better. I do need to learn photo editing a bit more and become proficient with a program, so I'll look into that. At the moment I am trying to learn Shotcut and Synfig for video editing and animation stuff. I will also use those hashtags; I have heard of #palnet before but didn't know much about it.

28.08.2019 18:30

That's great man. Learning new things is always fun. If you use #lifestyle tag for your posts I'll be able to upvote them with lifestyle tokens. My vote is currently worth about 0.5 Steem if u sell those tokens on Steem-engine. Check out posts for more info about it. Go to to see the platform.

Same situation with @palnet Use #palnet tag to get their tokens.

You could also read more about other tribes like @creativecoin #creativecoin. :)

All of those platforms look like Steemit and your post appears there automatically once I use their hashtags. Tokens can be later traded on

29.08.2019 07:10

Thanks, I have already began adding those tags, but I haven't yet had time to do proper research yet. You're a wealth of knowledge!

29.08.2019 15:50

Awesome contest! Thank you for this. I'm not sure if my entry will pass your requirements as it can be a bit controversial. If not, I will write another one :)

29.08.2019 15:38

Hi @wanderlass! Everything is fine. The only rule is that the article must be posted using platform and this one really is. :) Personally, I think your peace of writing is incredible. Everything that has some kind meaning in it is unique here on Steem Blockchain. It is not all the butterflies and rainbows in our beautiful planet. :) There is no reason to pretend like it was. We do have some similar problems here in Lithuania, but sometimes the damage is done by local tourists traveling from one part of the country to another. :)
Thanks for joining the contest!

30.08.2019 16:06

Thank you for your nice feedback! We also have the same local tourist problem in other parts of the country, its just that the island I wrote about is more popular to foreign visitors. That's what our blogging platform is for, to give more awareness to people. :)

30.08.2019 16:42

This isn't really great travel writing, just functional reviewing. Hopefully I'll have a chance to write something a little more expressive soon, but instead of giving my work for free to TripAdvisor, I'd much rather put it on the chain!

HT6 Boutique Hotel in Jewish Quarter, Rome, Italy

01.09.2019 08:20

This is the first time I participate in a contest. I hope you can enjoy my post!

01.09.2019 09:42

Thanks for this great opportunity. Here is my post

01.09.2019 12:26

Ow yes I am in!

I was always using the travelfeed tag already on these posts but I decided to give the a try as well since I am delegating to them also. Its a bit of a search in the beginning, but awesome options especially for peepz who just start writing.

07.09.2019 11:49

@invisusmundi — here's my entry for the contest:

one question @invisusmundi
How do I resteam the post (I am new to this platform ;-) )

09.09.2019 21:25

Thank you again @invisusmundi & @travelfeed and! If it's not too late here is my submission for Contest #2. It's certainly not a whale of a story like the "Great Ecuador Exodus," but I humbly submit it anyways.

Khmerican Family Abroad #7 🌳 A Forgotten Noni Empire 🍈


10.09.2019 18:38