Our luxury travel blog, Sand In My Suitcase, won 1st Place for “Best Travel Blog” in the 2017 SATW (Canadian chapter) awards and the Silver NATJA award for the “Best Independent Travel Blog” in 2015.

We’ve also won Silver, Bronze and Finalist travel writing awards for our published magazine and newspaper travel articles, and Janice has won a Gold along with several other travel writing awards.

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2017 SATW (Society of American Travel Writers, Canadian chapter) Annual Awards

~ 1st Place for “Best Travel Blog”

2015 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Silver for “Best Independent Travel Blog

Travel writing awards – Janice and George

2015 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Silver in the Destination Travel (International) category for “San Miguel de Allende,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles 

San Miguel de Allende (and 2 hotels) - CATL, Fall 2014-page-001

See also “Why Travel to San Miguel de Allende? It’s a Fairytale Colonial City (Part 1)” and “San Miguel de Allende: A Fairytale Colonial City (Part 2)” on our blog.

~ Finalist in the Special Focus Travel Articles (Print) Resorts category for “The Temple Whisperer,” (PDF) published in Taste of Life magazine

The Temple Whisperer (Taste of Life, 2015)

See also “The Temple Whisperer: Turning Love For Indonesian Art into Hotel Tugu Lombok,” on our blog.

Here’s the list of 2015 NATJA award winners.

2015 TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) Annual Awards

~ 1st Place in the Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature category for “A Fine Phinisi: Cruising Indonesia on the Alila Purnama,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

A Fine Phinisi, Alila Purnama

See also “The Alila Purnama in Indonesia: Sailing, diving and, oh my, Komodo dragons!” on our blog.

~ 2nd Place in the Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature category for “A River Safari on the Zambezi Queen,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

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See also “African River Safari on the Elegant Zambezi Queen” on our blog.

Here’s the list of 2015 TMAC award winners.

2014 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Finalist in the Cruise (Travel Articles – Print) category for “A River Safari on the Zambezi Queen,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Here’s the list of list of 2014 NATJA award winners.

2013 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Silver in the Destination Travel, International Magazine category for “Turkish Delight,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

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See also “Turkish Delight (Part 1)” and “Turkish Delight (Part 2)” on our blog.

~ Bronze in the Sport & Recreation (Travel Articles – Print) category for “Canoeing With Crocs on the Zambezi an Authentic Bush Experience,” (online version) published in the Vancouver Sun newspaper

Here’s the list of 2013 NATJA award winners.

Travel writing awards – Janice

2014 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Finalist in the Cruise (Travel Articles – Print) category for “Hawaii Un-Cruising,” (online version) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles (click image to see a PDF of the print article)

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See also “Discover Hidden Hawaii on an Un-Cruise” on our blog.

2011 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ Bronze in the Sport & Recreation (Travel Articles – Print) category for “Playing With Elephants,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

2010 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards

~ 1st Place (Gold) in the Cruise (Travel Articles – Print) category for “The Nile River: Cruising Cleopatra Style,” (PDF) published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) 2005 Travel Media Award: Business Travel & Technology

~1st place for “Fore! Lawyers and Golf: Perfectly Linked,” published in National

Kaua’i Visitors Bureau Travel Journalism Awards 2000

~ 2nd place in the newspaper feature category for “Leaning into the Wind on Kaua’i,” published in the North Shore News

TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) Award of Excellence in Travel Journalism 1999

~ 2nd place in the “Best International Travel Story” category for “Losing Yourself in the Florida Keys,” published in Canadian Traveller

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  1. Love the new look of your blog – always keen to see what’s around the corner,
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