Dream Trip Winner!
Big congratulations to our Dream Trip winner, R. Tobias!
Her highlight, "Siwa at Sunset," got 112 votes, and of the highlights that got the most votes, we loved this one in particular for the wide expanse of space she captured and for the adventurous tone she struck in her description.
We were lucky to catch her just two days before she took off for a job at the Green School in Bali, where she'll be doing fundraising and development work. She graduated from USC in December with a degree in international relations.
The winning photo was taken while she was studying abroad in Egypt. She went on a weekend trip to the Siwa Oasis, near the border with Libya. She says it's "somewhere I would never have gone had I not had a group of Egyptian friends."
And what will she do with her $5000 windfall? She says she's been thinking about Africa, Tibet, or Nepal because she imagines the good stories she'll find there: "I want to go where I can write."