Travel Classics Writers Sweep
2017 NATJA Awards for
Excellence in Travel Journalism

with 8 Gold and 41 Overall Winners
National Geographic Traveler and Private Clubs among the big magazine winners. Elaine Glusac gets the hat trick for gold, silver, and bronze.
Grand Prize Winner: National Geographic Traveler

Destination Travel - Newspaper
Finalist: Michael Luongo, "The Off Screen Experience to Detroit The Movie," New York Post

Destination Travel, Online Publication
Gold: Dave G. Houser, "Getaway to the Galaxies," Coast to Coast

Illustrated Story - Print Publication
Silver: Barbara Sligl, "Into the North and Out of the Northwest Passage," Just for Canadian Dentists
Finalist: Margie Goldsmith, "A Very Frequent Traveler Looks Back," Business Jet Traveler

Travel Series - Print Publication
Elaine Glusac, "3 Tempting New Ways to Explore the World," Private Clubs
George Stone, Judith Fein, "Obsessions Series," National Geographic Traveler

Lifestyle - Print
Bronze: Don George, "Feel the Burn," National Geographic Traveler
Margie Goldsmith, "A Very Frequent Traveler Looks Back," Business Jet Traveler
Becca Hensley,"Cinderella in Vienna," Shubh Yatra
Barbara Sligl, "Viva Cuba!," Just for Canadian Doctors

Luxury & Resort Travel - Print Publication
Gold: Amy Cassell, "Small Wonders," Virtuoso Life

Personality and Profiles - Print
Robin Cherry, "Douro Valley Dynamos," Private Clubs
Elaine Glusac, "Ted Turner is on a Mission to Save Everything," The National

Historical Travel - Print Publication
Gold: Lisa Abend, "Malta in Motion," National Geographic Traveler

50+ Travel - Print Publication
Gold: Margie Goldsmith, "A Very Frequent Traveler Looks Back," Business Jet Traveler
Silver: Norie Quintos, "Banff Retreat," National Geographic Traveler
Finalist: Don George, "Feel the Burn," National Geographic Traveler

Culinary Travel - Print Publication
Gold: Elaine Glusac, "Mexican Crush," Rhapsody
Bronze: Kathleen Mangan, "Scotland's Spirited Past," AAA Traveler Worldwise
Finalist: Gigi Ragland, "Summertime Switzerland Adventures-Take a Tour of the Alps' Finest Cheesemaking Regions," Cheese Connoisseur Magazine

Cultural, Educational, Self-Improvement Travel - Print Publication
Bronze: Norie Quintos, "Banff Retreat," National Geographic Traveler
Elaine Glusac, "The Woodland Cure," American Way
Michael Luongo, "Detroit Museums Examine 1967 Riots," The New York Times

Eco, Environmental or Special Purpose Travel - Print Publication
Gold: Lina Zeldovich, "Reinventing the Toilet: A Lavatorial Revolution Bubbles Up in Madagascar," Mosaic

Lifestyle - Online Publication
Silver: Michael Luongo, "Traveling While Muslim Complicates Air Travel," The New York Times

Historical Travel - Online Publication
Gold: Kathleen Mangan, "Secrets of the Soda Bread Masters," BBC.com/travel

Intergenerational and Family Travel - Online Publication
Finalist: Candyce Stapen, "10 Great Family Ski Resorts with Learn-to-Ski and Snowboard Programs," Frommers.com

Cultural, Educational, Self-Improvement Travel - Online Publication
Bronze: Elaine Glusac, "College Countdown," Virtuoso Life

Photography: Overall Excellence - Print Publication
Gold: Lola Akerstrom, "In Pictures: Greenland," National Geographic Traveler

Photography: Landscape, Seascape - Print or Online
Silver: Barbara Sligl, "Valley of the Phantoms," Just for Canadian Dentists
Finalist: Barbara Sligl, "Standing at Edge of Ilulissat Icefjord," Just for Canadian Dentists

Photography: Portrait, People - Print Publication
Finalist: Barbara Sligl, "Cubana in Havana," Just for Canadian Doctors

Travel Guide or Book
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, Due North
Randy Johnson, "Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway," Falcon Guides

Travel Roundups
Silver: Adam Pitluk, "A Definitive Guide to the Best Macarons in Paris," Town & Country
Bronze: National Geographic Traveler Staff, "Best of the World 2017," National Geographic Traveler

Travel Magazine
Silver: "Best 24 Hours Issue," National Geographic Traveler
Bronze: "Summer 2017 Issue," Private Clubs

Amy Cassel
Lisa Abend
Margie Goldsmith
Lina Zeldovich
Elaine Glusac
Kathleen Mangan
Lola Akerstrom

Keith Bellows Award
for Excellence in Travel Journalism

"The inaugural Keith Bellows Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism, sponsored by Visit Raleigh, was presented at the closing night event of the 2017 NATJA Conference to Keith's longtime friend, colleague, and NATJA member Andrew McCarthy, whose own work as a travel journalist embodies Keith's vision and passion for travel." Read more.

Andrew McCarthy

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