Awards

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Lowell Thomas Award

2015: Gold, “Best travel book” for America’s Great Hiking Trails.

Foreword Magazine/IndieFab Book of the Year

2014: Gold, “Book of the Year” in Adventure  and Recreation for America’s Great Hiking Trails.

 sarw awards

Society of American Travel Writers, Eastern Chapter

2015: Gold: Best Book, for America’s Great Hiking Trails

2014: Gold, Cruise Article, “Winter Critter Cruising on Long Island Sound”

2014: Silver, Photography Essay, “Cruising the Greek Islands: A Study Beyond Blue And White”

2014: Silver, Website, Buckettripper.com

2013: Gold, Website, Buckettripper.com

2013: Gold, Blog Writing, Three stories for Buckettripper.com

Awards

North American Travel Journalists Competition

2013: Gold, Online History, “Paying Respects  at Struthof Concentration Camp in Alsace France”

2013: Gold, Online  Cruises, “Sailing Maine’s Penobscot Bay on a Timberwind Music Cruise”

2013: Silver,  Online Intergenerational/Family, “Winter Critter Cruising on Long Island Sound”

2013: Bronze, Travel Journalism Website, for Buckettripper.com

2013: Finalist, Online Environmental, “Learning About Bird-banding and Migration in Gulf Shores Alabama”

2013: Finalist, Photography Essay, “Cruising the Greek Islands: A Study Beyond Blue And White”

2012: Silver, Online Environmental. “Watching a Tri-Continental Bird Migration in Israel’s Hula Valley”

2012: Bronze  Online Environmental, “Mahout for A Day”

2012: Bronze, Online Sports and Recreation, “Diving with Bull Sharks in Pacific Harbour, Fiji”

2012: Finalist, Journalism Website, for Buckettripper.com

2012: Finalist, Online History: “Exploring the Ruined City of Petra in Jordan”

Banff Mountain Books Competition

1998: Finalist, Advanced Backpacking

Edpress, Distinguished Achievement Award

2005: Finalist, Scouting Magazine, Outdoor Smarts Column

2004: Finalist, Scouting Magazine, Outdoor Smarts Column

1983: Co-winner,  Accent on Music, Interview with James Galway

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