2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

103 Travel Coverage in General Magazines ( Travel Coverage in General Magazines) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Midwest Living
    Entry Title: Midwest Living
    Entry Credit: Kylee Krizmanic, Hannah Agran, Julia Sayers Gokhale, Gary Thompson
    Judge Comment: This magazine places an emphasis on travel and delights with surprising content choices from cideries to Native American culture to kitschy holiday light displays. The department starts with editor’s picks that are perfect appetizers to whet a traveler’s palate, and there’s plenty of meaty content for readers to sink their teeth into. From the words to the images, it’s friendly and appealing in the most Midwest nice kind of way.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Yankee
    Entry Title: Yankee magazine
    Entry Credit: staff
    Judge Comment: The Weekend Away travel staple brings to life small corners of New England with bright yet authoritative writing and a consistently pleasing package that brims with all the 411 readers would need on where to stay, play and eat. Other coverage from day trips to features celebrating the coast share the same commitment to providing valuable information while adding fun factors along the way.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Outside
    Entry Title: Outside
    Entry Credit: Christopher Keyes
    Judge Comment: The travel coverage in this magazine is pitch perfect for Outside readers with an eye toward their active lifestyles. Wellness trips aren’t merely focused on spas and goat yoga (though those are included) but cattle drives, mountain biking, running and surfing. Organized with unusual categories, the service-centric content is chunked and accessible. “The Ten Most Beautiful Treks in the World” boasted stunning photography and the writing carried an appropriately aspirational tone.