2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Lies Veldeman
    Entry Title: Non Stop Destination
    Entry Credit: Lies Veldeman, Ash Ryan
    Judge Comment: Excellent writing is the hallmark of this blog. The reader is taken on a variety of journeys to interesting, unusual destinations. The blog on the Ardennes skillfully weaves the writer’s childhood memories into the travel landscape of today. The writer even makes a snowy park in Manitoba seem like a fascinating destination. Lots of great advice, links and tips are given.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rose Palmer
    Entry Title: Quiltripping.com
    Entry Credit: Rose Palmer
    Judge Comment: This is a topical, unexpected travel blog that’s easy to consume, whether reading about a barge trip through the Loire Valley in France or an adventure excursion in Laos on the Mekong River. The blog is about discovery, education and honest reflections. Smart word choices and sentence construction make for addictive reading that’s enjoyable and rewarding.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Christopher Mitchell
    Entry Title: travelingmitch
    Entry Credit: Christopher Mitchell
    Judge Comment: This thoughtful blog is packed with great advice. The writer’s work is actionable and factual, whether passionately arguing the eye-opening value of spontaneous travel or giving a fact-based, how-to on a trip to Petra in Jordan. There is little hype here. The opinions on this blog are sound, honest and offer great insight.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Cory Woodard
    Entry Title: Curb Free with Cory Lee
    Entry Credit: Cory Lee
    Judge Comment: For anyone concerned about traveling with a disability, this blog is for you. The preparation for any trip must be thorough and detailed. In one example, the writer takes readers on a helicopter ride in Hawaii and gives step-by-step instructions on how to maneuver all the accessibility challenges. Tips about how to get through an airport and booking the right hotel make this blog enlightening and practical.