By Joe Ray
I won the Society of American Travel Writers’ “Grand Award” – The Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year.
“At least you did something,” quipped my Republican-leaning father referring to a certain recent Nobel Peace Prize winner.
I took it as a compliment.
In any case, it’s fantastic news and a huge honor. There is an incredible list of winners that reads like a Who’s Who of travel writing – including several for the Boston Globe’s Travel section. There’s also a video of the awards that includes a photo of me in a cheche and another where I’m slurping an oyster with my buddy Ethan - start at around 17:40.
Here are links to the stories in my entry – most with a serious food bent – broken down by where they were published.
BOSTON GLOBE - TRAVEL
Heart of The Hills - Valparaiso
Sampling the Motherland – Sicily
Desert Rules – The Algerian Sahara
CENTURION & PLATIUM MAGAZINES – Asia & Australia Editions
The Road goes Ever On – Patagonia’s Route 40
The Centurion Menu – Santi Santamaria & Carme Ruscalleda
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION - TRAVEL
Finally, my ‘simulcasted’ blogging trio rounded out my entry.
Eating The Motherland - My Food Writing & Photography blog
The Boston Globe’s Travel Blog, Globe-trotting
…and, of course, right here with Francois Simon on Simon Says!
More to come! Stay tuned…
Photo courtesy Joel Scheitler in Luxembourg.