PASADENA, CALIF. – The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced the winners of the 28th Annual NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were made to publications, travel journalists and photographers, and top destination marketing associations. Winning entries from major publications included The New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Hemispheres, Travel + Leisure, Air Canada enRoute, and American Way. National Geographic Traveler was selected as the top travel magazine for a third year in a row. Destination marketing organizations receiving honors were Arkansas Tourism and Visit Buffalo Niagara. A complete list of the winners and honorable mentions is attached below and available on the NATJA website.

“It has been a great honor to witness the growth and influence of the North American Travel Journalists Association Awards throughout the years,” stated Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “Prestigious and well-respected publications, travel journalists and influencers, submit their work to be judged by professionals. These submissions exemplify their ingenuity, creativity, and capacity, which provides a sense of pride to be a part of this transformative industry.”

Winners will be recognized at the annual North American Travel Journalists Association Conference and Marketplace which will be held in San Juan Puerto Rico May 5 – 8, 2020.

One first place (Gold) winner is chosen in each of the categories along with 2nd (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze) and Honorable Mentions. To qualify for an award or honor, work had to be published from September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Founded in 1991, NATJA is a travel journalism industry leader that fosters high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional program benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public.

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Category 300: Travel Magazine, Print

  • Gold: National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Travel + Leisure
  • Bronze: Hemispheres
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • American Way

Category 301: Online Travel Magazine

  • Gold: National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Matador Network
  • Bronze: ROAM Family Travel Magazine

Category 302: Independent Travel Blog

  • Gold: Spin the Globe, Sylvia Longmire
  • Silver: Divergent Travelers, Lina Stock
  • Bronze: Travel Babbo, Eric Stoen
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Curb Free with Cory Lee, Cory Lee


Category 100: Destination Travel – Newspaper

  • Gold: Elaine Glusac, “On California’s Lost Coast: Sea Lions, Surf and Squiggly Roads” The New York Times
  • Silver: Emma Yardley, “How to See Iceland by Boat,” The Globe and Mail
  • Bronze: Jennifer Bain, “From the Troubles to teen angst,” The Globe and Mail
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Julie Hatfield, “A Bedtime Story, Deep in the Jungle, in Belize,” The Boston Globe
    • Andrew Mccarthy, “Ireland’s Aran Islands: Hiding in Plain Sight,” The New York Times

Category 101: Destination Travel – Magazine

  • Gold: Dessa, “Corsica: Singing from the Heart,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Brandon Presser, “Everything’s New in Old Kyoto,” Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bronze: Aaron Gulley, “Rising Thunder,” Virtuoso Life
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • David Noyes, “Romancing Havana: America’s Nostalgic Fascination with Cuba’s Capital City,” Elite + Magazine
    • Atalina Villa, “Sin Salsa no hay Paraíso,” Nexos

Category 102: Destination Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Matthew Meltzer, “Why coastal Americans need to take a trip to the heartland, now more than ever,” Matador Network
  • Silver: Mia Taylor, “Cubans Talk About Impact of Trump Administration Travel Policy Changes,” TravelPulse
  • Bronze: Matthew Meltzer, “After falling from the brink of a tourism boom, Nicaragua is ready to welcome the world back,” Matador Network
  • Honorable Mentions: 
    • Linda Fasteson, “Treat yourself to big flavors in Nova Scotia,” The Boston Globe
    • Sylvia Longmire, “A Wheelchair User’s Guide to the Accessible 9/11 Memorial and Museum,” Spin the Globe

Category 103: Illustrated Story – Print Publication

  • Gold: Dina Mishev, “It’s Hard to Leave Jenny Lake,” The Washington Post
  • Silver: David Noyes, “Greenland’s Icy Lure,” Elite + Magazine
  • Bronze: Matt Brass, “Water, Smoke, Spirit, Forest, Ghost, Land, Sky,” National Parks Magazine
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Sarah Staples, “Trekking High in Nepal,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 104: Illustrated Story – Online Publication

  • Gold: David Noyes, “Romancing Havana: America’s Nostalgic Fascination with Cuba’s Capital City,” Elite + Magazine
  • Silver: Michael Hodgson, “Finding myself in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” HI Travel Tales
  • Bronze: Cory Lee, “10 Wheelchair Friendly Places to Visit Along the South Coast of Iceland,” Curb Free with Cory Lee
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Cory Lee, “The Ultimate Wheelchair Accessible Savannah Travel Guide: What to Do, Where to Eat, and Where to Stay,” Curb Free with Cory Lee

Category 105: Long-Form Narrative/Personal Essay

  • Gold: Elizabeth Carlson, “The worst day of my life: finding 145 stranded whales in New Zealand,” Young Adventuress
  • Silver: Briona Lamback, “The real Baltimore is a place brimming with black joy,” Matador Network
  • Bronze: Suzanne Roberts, “The Offer of a Two-Night Stand, When Just One Would Do,” Longreads
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Lois Lowry, “Tracks of Time,” The National
    • Emma Murray, “The 900-Year-Old Abuelo at the Border Wall,” Outside

Category 120: Lifestyle, Personality and Profiles – Print Publication

  • Gold: Leslie Oh, “Painting the Next Chapter,” Adventure Journal
  • Silver: Mary Walker, “European Travel – 50 Years Ago,” The Paris News
  • Bronze: Kristy Tolley, “Richard Petty: Home is Where the Heart is For This Legendary Racer,” GO Magazine
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Ken Budd, “Selfless Surgeon,” The Saturday Evening Post
    • Michael Petrou, “Majik Trip,” Air Canada enRoute

Category 121: Luxury & Resort Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Kimberley Lovato, “Wish You Were Here,” Virtuoso Life
  • Silver: Nikki Ekstein, “Is Your Town Nearing Extinction? Try Turning It Into a Resort,” Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bronze: Dina Mishev, “A remote respite that is anything but austere,” The Washington Post
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Marcel Theroux, “Somewhere in the Cyclades,” Travel + Leisure

Category 122: Sports, Recreation and Adventure – Print Publication

  • Gold: Jayme Moye, “Thirteen Feet Under,” Alpinist
  • Silver: Andrew Mccarthy, “Honeymooners  On a Rocky Safari,” Los Angeles Times
  • Bronze: Heather Balogh Rochfort, “Wild Ice,” The Red Bulletin
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Aaron Gulley, “A Land Apart,” Adventure Journal

Category 123: Cruises – Print Publication

  • Gold: Aaron Gulley, “Grizzlyland,” Virtuoso Life
  • Silver: Nikki Ekstein, “Welcome To Your Luxury Cruise—Here’s Where It Gets Complicated,” Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bronze: Emma Yardley, “Beyond the Fjords,” VIE Magazine
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Theresa Medoff, “Show Time: A look at what it takes to bring a show to the cruise ship stage,” AAA World
    • Heidi Mitchell, “Perfect Pairing,” Travel + Leisure

Category 124: Historical Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Glynn Pogue, “Southern Routes,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Kate Siber, “Mississippi Reckoning,” National Parks Magazine
  • Bronze: Toby Skinner, “Gentlemen, Start the Revival,” American Way
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Margie Goldsmith, “Rafting the Colorado,” The Saturday Evening Post

Category 125: 60+ Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Ken Budd, “How to Become an Environmental Megastar at 86,” The Saturday Evening Post
  • Silver: Barbara Marrett, “Sisters From Other Mothers,” Cruising World
  • Bronze: Gigi Ragland, “Llama Trekking in the Rockies,” AARP The Magazine
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Peter Johansen, “Bobsledding like an Olympinan,” Fifty-Five Plus

Category 126: Family Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Jon Gorey, “Kid County, Ireland,” The Boston Globe
  • Silver: Andrew Mccarthy, “Honeymooners  On a Rocky Safari,” Los Angeles Times
  • Bronze: Todd Christopher, “Open Roads & Endless Skies,” National Parks Magazine
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Jon Gorey, “Road Trip, Meet Field Trip,” The Boston Globe
    • Dina Mishev, “In any tongue, an emotional family return to Bulgaria,” The Washington Post

Category 127: Culinary Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Ray Isle, “Tasting Wine, the Walla Walla Way,” Travel + Leisure
  • Silver: Theresa Medoff, “Spice of the Caribbean,” AAA Traveler Worldwise
  • Bronze: Charu Suri, “Not Your Same Old Curry,” Woven
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Linda Barnard, “Tiny but mighty: Washington’s Red Mountain wine region,” Edible Seattle
    • Janet Gyenes, “The Deep Dive: Baijiu Tasting,” Jetstar Magazine

Category 128: Cultural Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Fyllis Hockman, “Nepal: Changing Lives One Library at a Time,” PrimeLife Times
  • Silver: Rob Goss, “Model Citizens,” RONDA
  • Bronze: Kimberley Lovato, “Dordogne: Beauty Defined,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Glen Abbott, “Miles for Murals – Reasons to Ride in the Sunshine State,” H.O.G. Magazine
    • Janet Gyenes, “The Gaucho Way,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 129: Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Stacy Tillilie, “Sustaining the Future,” AAA Traveler Worldwise
  • Silver: Robert Earle Howells, “Prairie Home,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Bronze: Charu Suri, “Hotels and Resorts Ramp Up Sustainability Efforts,” The New York Times
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Barb Sligl, “If Trees Could Talk,” +852
    • Stacy Tillilie, “Strictly for the Birds,” AAA World

Category 130: Health and Wellness Travel – Print Publication

  • Gold: Bruce Wallin, “Out in the Scottish Highlands with the Extraordinary Adventure Club,” Robb Report
  • Silver: Matt Gross, “Endless Simmer,” Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bronze: Chris Wright, “Cold Comfort,” American Way
  • Honorable Mention:
    • George Stone, “California: Search for silence,” National Geographic Traveler

Category 140: Lifestyle, Personality and Profiles – Online Publication

  • Gold: Dominique Lamberton, “Bernie Krause’s Great Animal Orchestra,” Air Canada enRoute
  • Silver: Charu Suri, “A Powerful New Sculptural Initiative Aims to Redefine the Way Women Are Portrayed,” Architectural Digest
  • Bronze: Eben Diskin, “You don’t know real New York pizza until you’ve met its fiercest protector,” Matador Network
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Mark Ellwood, “Travel Doesn’t Need to Destroy Your Clothes. Just Use These Two Tricks,” Bloomberg Pursuits
    • Jayme Moye, “A 3,530-Mile Human-Powered Ascent of Denali,” Men’s Journal

Category 141: Luxury & Resort Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Charu Suri, “A Design Lover’s Guide to New Zealand,” Architectural Digest
  • Silver: Margie Goldsmith, “Toucan Hill, Mustique: Fit For A Sultan And Sultana,” Forbes
  • Bronze: Josephine Parr, “O:live Boutique Hotel, an Oasis in San Juan,” Everett Potter’s Travel Report
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Matthew Meltzer, “There’s a glamping resort in Patagonia, and it just made your dream trip even dreamier,” Matador Network

Category 142: Sports, Recreation and Adventure – Online Publication

  • Gold: Jennifer Bain, “How to catch a baseball game in Cuba? Be relentless,” The Daily Beast
  • Silver: Paige McClanahan, “Flying Start,” Hemispheres
  • Bronze: Rose Palmer, “Athletics and Tradition Play Together at the World Eskimo -Indian Olympics,” Quiltripping
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Brandon Presser, “The Wrong Way to Visit Iceland,” Bloomberg Pursuits

Category 143: Cruises – Online Publication

  • Gold: Janice Wald Henderson, “These New Expedition Cruises Take Travelers to the World’s Most Remote Corners,” Condé Nast Traveler
  • Silver: Mark Orwoll, “Experiencing the Andaman Sea in a Tall Ship Under Full Sail,” Map Happy
  • Bronze: Matthew Meltzer, “We went on the Bon Jovi cruise, and it turns out theme cruises might be the perfect vacation,” Matador Network
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Heather Greenwood Davis, “Black Cruises: What To Know About African American Cultural Cruises,” Cruise Critic
    • Irene S. Levine, “Pampered Luxury: What Is It Like To Take A Barge Cruise?” More Time to Travel

Category 144: Historical Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Heide Brandes, “Native American Nations Struggle to Protect Wild Rice,” SIERRA
  • Silver: Angelo Zinna, “Indulge your Soviet curiosity in Stalin’s secret printing house in Tbilisi, Georgia,” Matador Network
  • Bronze: Rachel Brown, “Step inside Cold War nuclear sites,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Heide Brandes, “The Making of a Dark Sky Preserve,” Roadtrippers
    • Karen Burshtein, “The Canadian Towns That Icelanders Visit for a Taste of Their Past,” Atlas Obscura

Category 145: 60+ Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Irene S. Levine, “Skip-Gen Travel Trends: The 8 Best Grandparent-Grandchild Getaways,” The Points Guy
  • Silver: Kristin Henning, “20 Reasons We Keep On Traveling,” Travel Past 50
  • Bronze: Tom Bartel, “Some Thoughts on Traveling Past 60,” Travel Past 50

Category 146: Family Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Leslie Oh, “What It’s Like to Break Bread in the Desert,” Saveur
  • Silver: Jennifer & Dennis Harrison, “Trekking with the Women of Ladakh,” ROAM
  • Bronze: Eric Stoen, “Florence with Kids – What to Do and Where to Stay in Our Favorite City,” Travel Babbo
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Sylvia Longmire, “8 Reasons Why Great Wolf Lodge is the Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Family Vacation,” Spin the Globe
    • Shelly Rivoli, “Even with three kids in tow, there’s no place like Rome,” Los Angeles Times

Category 147: Culinary Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Sandy Bornstein, “A Taste of Israeli Cuisine in Frankfurt,” Real Food Traveler
  • Silver: Jen Ruiz, “The most diverse city in the world also has its most exciting food market,” Matador Network
  • Bronze: Jen Ruiz, “The best tequila bar in America is in Disney World,” Matador Network
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Amanda Gabriele, “How to take the ultimate coffee trip through Panama,” Matador Network
    • Nancy Matsumoto, “Canada’s Best New Restaurants,” Air Canada enRoute

Category 148: Cultural Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Margie Goldsmith, “Iceland: Visit the Land of Fire and Ice Now,” Forbes
  • Silver: Sandy Bornstein, “Exposing the Jewish History of a Medieval German Town,” Canadian Jewish News
  • Bronze: Heide Brandes, “Belize’s Thriving Afro-Caribbean Culture,” BBC
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Melissa Adams, “Myanmar Through an Ethical Lens,” The Expeditioner
    • Sarah Staples, “How Germany Became the Country of Cars,” BBC

Category 149: Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Heide Brandes, “The Making of a Dark Sky Preserve,” Roadtrippers
  • Silver: Mia Taylor, “The Uphill Battle to End Elephant Rides Throughout Asia,” TravelPulse
  • Bronze: Jayme Moye, “Inside the Fire Lab,” The Filson Journal
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Jennifer Bain, “If you want to see a 100-snake orgy, book a ticket to Manitoba,” The Daily Beast
    • Mia Taylor, “Travel Company Works to Save Lost Group of Chimpanzees in Africa,” TravelPulse

Category 150: Health and Wellness Travel – Online Publication

  • Gold: Joshua Laskin, “The Tech Generation Goes to Wilderness Therapy,” Outside
  • Silver: Nickolaus Hines, “What it’s really like to go on a mental wellness retreat,” Matador Network
  • Bronze: Martin Rose, “Explore Charleston by Bicycle,” Wandering Rose Travels

Category 160: Travel Video

  • Gold: Juliana Broste, “Adventures in Italy, the Emilia Romagna Region,” TravelingJules YouTube Channel
  • Silver: Jonny Dixon, “One Day, Two Ways video – London, UK,” American Way
  • Bronze: Alice Ford, “Winter in Norway,” Alice Ford YouTube Channel
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Jonny Dixon, “One Day, Two Ways video – Charlotte, NC,” American Way

Category 161: Travel Documentary

  • Gold: Ellen Carpenter, “Three Perfect Days Arizona,” Hemispheres
  • Silver: Mike Shubic, “Road Trip Romania,” Mike’s Road Trip

Category 162: Travel Web Series

  • Gold: Ellen Carpenter & Jonny Dixon, “3 Perfect Days Newark,” Hemispheres
  • Silver: Max St John, “Top Sustainable Destinations in the World,” Drink Tea & Travel
  • Bronze: Helen Hatzis, “Trip Jaunt Canada Web Series,” Trip Jaunt
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Juliana Broste, “Colo-Road Trips,” TravelingJules YouTube Channel

Category 163: Travel Podcast

  • Gold: Scott Gurian, “Medicine Man,” Far From Home
  • Silver: Liz Beatty, “From the Summer of Love to Nelson, British Columbia,” North Americana
  • Bronze: Jeremy Bassetti, “Pico Iyer on Writing, Japan, and His New Book ‘Autumn Light’,” ALL OVER THE PLACE

Category 170: Cover Photo, Illustration – Print

  • Gold: Adrienne Pitts, “3 Perfect Days Iceland,” Hemispheres
  • Silver: Justin Lewis, “Best Trips: Where to go in 2019,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Bronze: Kadir Nelson, “The Kids Issue,” The National
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Matt Conant, “Santa Fe Flavor,” Celebrated Living
    • Markus Greber, “Wild Beautiful Places,” National Geographic Traveler
    • Mateo Londoño Quijano, “Maluma en la intimidad,” Nexos

Category 171: Landscape, Nature, Architecture – Print

  • Gold: Cory Richards, “Into the Okavango,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: David Noyes, “Mara River Crossing,” Elite + Magazine
  • Bronze: Barb Sligl, “Skiing Snowghost Alley,” Just For Canadian Dentists
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Anne Farrar “Land of Light,” National Geographic Traveler
    • Michael George “Land of the Falling Leaf,” Hemispheres
    • Barb Sligl “The Tallest Tree,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 172: Portrait, People – Print

  • Gold: Jennifer Cawley, “Laird Hamilton Portrait,” American Way
  • Silver: David Noyes, “Against the Yellow Wall,” Elite + Magazine
  • Bronze: Hanoch Piven, “David Attenborough,” Hemispheres
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Mateo Londoño Quijano, “Maluma,” Nexos
    • Ryan Redcorn, “Prairie Home, Truman Pipestem,” National Geographic Traveler

Category 174: Photo Essay – Print

  • Gold: Corey Arnold, “Big Fish Tale,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Marco Arguello, “The Musicologists,” Air Canada enRoute
  • Bronze: Douglas Peebles, “Hawaii, The Moods of the Islands,” Mutual Publishing
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Matt Conant, “Southwestern Exposure,” Celebrated Living
    • Erika Larsen, “Sacred Harvest Mexico City,” National Geographic Traveler
    • Korena Sinnett, “In the Clouds,” Virtuoso Life

Category 175: Arts & Cultural – Print

  • Gold: Krista Rossow, “Morocco,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: David Noyes, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Elite + Magazine
  • Bronze: Janet Gyenes, “The Gaucho Way,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 180: Featured Photo, Illustration – Online

  • Gold: Wendy Gunderson, “The Heart of Anguilla,” My Irie Time
  • Silver: Therese Iknoian, “Bird over the harbor in Essaouira, Morocco,” HI Travel Tales
  • Bronze: Tam Warner, “Celebrate International Whale Shark Day and Learn How You Can Make a Difference,” Travels with Tam
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Michael Hodgson, “Night colors and light at Niagara Falls,” HI Travel Tales
    • Rose Palmer, “On the Frontline of Conservation,” Quiltripping

Category 181: Landscape, Nature, Architecture – Online

  • Gold: Lina Stock, “Midnight Sun on Ice,” Divergent Travelers
  • Silver: Debbra Brouillette, “Cover photo – the destinations issue,” Food, Wine, & Travel Magazine
  • Bronze: Jeremy Jones, “Young Mountain Gorilla in Uganda,” Living the Dream
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Sandra Foyt, “Charlotte Amalie Sunrise,” Getaway Mavens
    • Heather Trimm, “The Odd Couple,” Trimm Travels

Category 182: Portrait, People – Online

  • Gold: Therese Iknoian, “Look into My Crystal Ball!” HI Travel Tales
  • Silver: Lina Stock, “Time Honored Tradition,” Divergent Travelers
  • Bronze: Jenn Smith, “Gaucho, a Patagonian cowboy,” Nuvo
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Tam Warner, “Over 50 Travel Groups can have Outstanding Experiences on an Antarctica Expedition!” Travels with Tam

Category 183: Sports, Recreation, and Adventure – Online

  • Gold: Lina Stock, “Into the Desert,” Divergent Travelers
  • Silver: Rose Palmer, “You’re Pulling My Ear,” Quiltripping

Category 184: Photo Essay – Online

  • Gold: Justin Mott, “See gorgeous pictures of Vietnam—from above and below,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Rose Palmer, “25 Sahara Desert Photos to Inspire Your Next Visit,” Quiltripping
  • Bronze: Tam Warner, “Fabulous Photo Friday: The Cool Critters under the Sea!” Travels with Tam
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Jennifer Emerling, “Seeking silence on a California road trip,” National Geographic Traveler
    • Pat Wetzel, “Festival of the Cranes,” CancerRoadTrip

Category 190: Travel Book or Guide

  • Gold: Mike Shubic, Lines, Signs & Forks – Diary of a Nomadic Road Tripper, MRT Publishing
  • Silver: M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Nuclear New Mexico: A Historical, Natural, and Virtual Tour, Texas A&M University Press
  • Bronze: Carrie Miller, 100 Dives of a Lifetime, National Geographic
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Jason Cochran, Here Lies America, Well Hall Books
    • Scott Gaille, Strange Tales of World Travel, Travelers’ Tales
    • Tim Leffel, The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 26 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune (5th Edition), Al Centro Media
    • Steve Rosenberg, Dive and Travel Cozumel, Rosenberg eBooks

Category 191: Trade Travel Article

  • Gold: Heather Greenwood Davis, “Why it matters: Inclusion,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Angie Orth, “Influencers Are The Worst … Or Are They?” Angie Away
  • Bronze: Natasha Daly, “Why it matters: Wildlife Tourism,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Skye Mayring, “10 Tech Tools to Boost Your Business,” TravelAge West
    • Mindy Poder, “What to Know About the Rising Popularity of Women-Only Travel,” TravelAge West

Category 192: Travel Tips & Advice

  • Gold: Kathleen Mangan, “The Best of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way,” National Geographic Traveler
  • Silver: Alexis Stratton, “#TravelingWhileTrans: How to stay safe while seeing the world,” Matador Network
  • Bronze: Nikki Ekstein, “Travel Hacks A to Z,” Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Sandy Bornstein, “What You Need to Know About National Park Deaths,” Far & Wide
    • Richard Grant, “How to Visit LA Without a Car,” Real Food Traveler
    • Stacy Tillilie, “When Lightning Strikes,” AAA World

Category 200: Visitors’ Guide (Printed or Digital)/Website

  • Gold: “Arkansas Travel Guide,” Arkansas Tourism
  • Silver: “Visit Detroit Magazine,” Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bronze: “Explore the Northshore,” St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission & Groom Lake Media
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • “2019 Official Visitors Guide,” Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
    •  “Uncover the Finger Lakes,” Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Category 201: Destination Video

  • Gold: “City in Motion,” Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Silver: “Buffalo 101,” Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Bronze: “Branson Bucket List 2019,” Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • “The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel,” Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
    • “Stewardship in the San Juan Islands,” San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau