Thank You NATJA for Recognizing Quiltripping with 8 Awards

Once again this year,the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has recognized my work on this website in their annual awards competition.  Last year, in 2017, my new website received a bronze and three Finalist recognitions (you can read the list of winners here). This year, the 2018 competition recognized my work in eight different categories, rewarding both my writing and photography. I am honored to be in the company of winning journalists, writers and photographers from publications such as National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, and  the Washington Post, as well as many seasoned travel bloggers.

The links to this year’s winning submissions are listed below.

Honorable Mention – Historical Travel – Online Publication

The Hiroshima Peace Park – A Continuing Classroom For Peace

Honorable Mention – Illustrated Story – Online Publication

Camping Like a Vaderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing it at Camp Sagamore

Silver – Featured Photo, Illustration, Online

Hunting for Gold in Colorado – Aspen Gold

Bronze – Portrait, People, Online

PhotoPOSTcard: A Study in Contrasts

Bronze  Architecture, Online

PhotoPOSTcard: Reflecting on a Perfect Morning in Istanbul

Bronze – Nature, Online

PhotoPOSTcard: Can You Count to One Million?

Honorable Mention – Photo Essay, Online

Photo Essay: Washington D.C. in Black and White

Honorable Mention – Arts and Culture, Online

PhotoPOSTcard: The Dogs of Istanbul


Thank you NATJA for validating the quality of my work and for the continuing support. Thank you also to all those of you that keep coming back to read my stories and look at my photos.


Thank You NATJA – I am feeling Very “Olympic” Today

I was thrilled to learn today that NATJA  – the North American Travel Journalists Association – recognized four of the stories and photos from this website in their annual award competition.

With a field of over 1000 entries, and gold medalists such as National Geographic Traveler as well as some of the best respected travel bloggers in the industry, I am humbled that some of my stories and photos were included in this group of winners.  I am especially inspired by these four wins since my site was only 5 months old when I submitted my entries.

Thank you NATJA for the recognition and the implied encouragement that comes with these wins to keep on traveling and writing and photographing about my experiences.

Here are my winning entries:

Bronze – Luxury and Resort Travel Online Publication category

Luxury Without Murder on the Orient Express


Finalist – Destination Travel, Online Publication category

On the Trail of Dale Chihuly – A Day in Tacoma, Washington


Finalist – Photography: Overall Excellence, Online Publication category

Photo Essay – The Louvre as Art


Finalist – Photography:  Facility or Architectural-Print or Online Category

PhotoPOSTcard: A Peaceful Perspective on the Eiffel Tower


Thank you NATJA and thank you to all of you that keep coming back to read about my experiences. And Congratulations to all the other winners.

Rose Palmer