2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

123 Guidebook ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Dawn Barclay
    Entry Title: Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse
    Entry Credit: Dawn M. Barclay
    Judge Comment: This book fills a significant gap in travel guidebook literature. Awareness of autism, along with numerous other previously unrecognized childhood conditions, has outpaced well-researched assistance in book form by authors who have developed both expertise and empathy. Based on this book, Dawn Barclay has stepped up in ways that lessen the gap considerably.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Barbara Kennedy
    Entry Title: An Explorer's Guide to America's Revolutionary War
    Entry Credit: Robert Dunkerly, Barbara Noe Kennedy, Kay Hankins
    Judge Comment: As the U.S. approaches its 250th birthday, “An Explorer’s Guide to America’s Revolutionary War” offers a marvelous journey to historic sites of that period. The book is organized first by region, then by state. Dates of importance, maps showing geographical placement, narratives by city, biographical sketches and more for each site are easy to digest. The Blue and Gray Education Society has done itself proud.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: National Geographic Books
    Entry Title: 100 Trails, 5,000 Ideas
    Entry Credit: Joe Yogerst
    Judge Comment: The National Geographic Society could have produced a massive, perhaps unwieldy guide given hundreds of thousands of hiking trails in North America alone. Instead, Joe Yogerst concentrates on a much smaller number, which gives “100 Trails, 5,000 Ideas” an ideal scope. The book, perfect for armchair travelers, raw beginners and the most experienced hikers, divides the curated trails into regions — West Coast, Rocky Mountains/Southwest, Midwest, South, Northeast, Canada and Global. The illuminating details – where to spot wildlife, places to picnic and camp, when to travel where, historical facts and eye-popping photos – make this volume in the Society’s 5,000 series a standout.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Andrew Collins
    Entry Title: Ultimate Road Trips USA & Canada
    Entry Credit: Andrew Collins
    Judge Comment: Roadways crisscross North America, needless to say. Andrew Collins in the book “Ultimate Road Trips: USA & Canada” decided to focus on 32 driving routes, some of them well-known, others much less so. The geographical spread is vast, the descriptions of each route both detailed and enticing. Although nobody can drive across water, even Hawaii gets its due, after travelers manage to reach those islands.