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Travel writing and blog awards

Travel writing and blog awards

We’re jazzed! Our luxury travel blog, Sand In My Suitcase, received the “Best Travel Blog” award in 2017 from SATW (Can. chapter).

And we’ve won Gold, Silver, Bronze and other travel writing awards for our magazine and newspaper travel articles too.

Best Travel Blog!

2018
Finalist – “Best Travel Column/Blog”

2018 TMAC Awards (Travel Media Association of Canada) for “Totally Awesome Things to Do in Riviera Maya

2017
1st Place – “Best Travel Blog”

2017 SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), Can. chapter

2015
Silver – “Best Independent Travel Blog”

2015 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association)

Other Blog Honors and Mentions

Best Blog Post (3rd Place) – 2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

Honorable Mention “Featured Photo” – 2018 NATJA Awards (by Debbra Brouillette, published on our blog in “A Little Slice of Paradise at Four Seasons Bora Bora”)

Top 100 Couple Travel Blogs – Feedspot

45 Best Boomer Travel Blogs to Follow – GettingOnTravel

Magazine & Newspaper Awards

2019 TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) Annual Awards

1st Place

Best Cultural/Historical Feature: “Seduced by Sri Lanka,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

See: 2019 TMAC award winners

Read our on our blog: An Epic 2 Weeks in Sri Lanka! Itinerary and Luxury Guide

2018 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Honorable Mention

Best Destination Travel Magazine (Print Publication): “Dive into Northern Mozambique,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

See: 2018 NATJA award winners

Read on our blog: Unique Things to Do in Mozambique on a Luxury Beach Holiday

2017 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Finalist

Cruises (Print Publication): “Adventure Cruise Dives into Natural World,” published in the North Shore News

See: 2017 NATJA award winners

Read on our blog: Costa Rica UnCruise Immerses You in All of Nature’s Awe

2015 TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) Annual Awards

1st Place

Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature: “A Fine Phinisi: Cruising Indonesia on the Alila Purnama,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Read on our blog: The “Alila Purnama”: Sailing, Diving and, Oh My, Komodo Dragons!

2nd Place

Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature: “A River Safari on the Zambezi Queen,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Read on our blog: Ellies! Hippos! You’re on a “Zambezi Queen” River Cruise!

See: 2015 TMAC award winners

2015 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Silver

Destination Travel (International): “San Miguel de Allende,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles 

Read on our blog: 15 Things to Do in San Miguel de Allende: A Fairy-Tale Colonial City

Finalist

Special Focus Travel Articles (Print) Resorts: “The Temple Whisperer,” published in Taste of Life magazine

Read on our blog: Art? Antiques? Private Pools? Hotel Tugu Lombok is Gorgeous!

See: 2015 NATJA award winners

2014 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Finalist

Cruise (Travel Articles – Print): “A River Safari on the Zambezi Queen,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

See: 2014 NATJA award winners

Finalist

Cruise (Travel Articles – Print): “Hawaii Un-Cruising,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Read on our blog: Discover Hidden Hawaii on an Un-Cruise

2013 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Silver

Destination Travel, International Magazine: “Turkish Delight,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Read on our blog: The Perfect 2-Week Turkey Itinerary for a Luxury Trip

Bronze

Sport & Recreation (Travel Articles – Print): “Canoeing With Crocs on the Zambezi an Authentic Bush Experience,” published in the Vancouver Sun newspaper

See: 2013 NATJA award winners

2011 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

Bronze

Sport & Recreation (Travel Articles – Print): “Playing With Elephants,” published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

2010 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

1st Place (Gold)

Cruise (Travel Articles – Print): “The Nile River: Cruising Cleopatra Style,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) 2005 Travel Media Award: Business Travel & Technology

1st Place

“Fore! Lawyers and Golf: Perfectly Linked,” published in National

Kaua’i Visitors Bureau Travel Journalism Awards 2000

2nd Place

“Leaning into the Wind on Kaua’i,” published in the North Shore News

TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) Award of Excellence in Travel Journalism 1999

2nd Place

Best International Travel Story: “Losing Yourself in the Florida Keys,” published in Canadian Traveller

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