Two More NATJA Awards for Rose Palmer

Once again, for the fourth year in a row NATJA has recognized my work with awards for both writing and photography.

The 2020 NATJA competition was especially competitive since there was no longer a distinction between print and online categories. So this year, I was going head to head with writers and photographers from long established publications like the Washington Post, the New York Times and Conde Nest Traveler, which makes these awards all that much more meaningful to me.

Here are the links to this year’s winning entries:

Silver – Luxury and Resort Travel

Boomer Adventure on a Burgundy Canal Barge Cruise

Silver – Photography – Portrait, People

Doing it for the Gram


Thank you NATJA for once again recognizing my work and thank you to everyone that continues to follow and read my blog. Here’s hoping to renewing all our travel adventures again this year.


My Holiday Article for Travel World International Magazine

My recent article on keeping up one of our holiday traditions at Longwood Gardens.

In my recent article for Travel World International Magazine I share how our family will be able to continue one family tradition this year at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania: Continuing a Family Tradition at Longwood Gardens

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Quiltripping Gets NATJA Awards Third Year in a Row

Thank you once again to the North America Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for recognizing my stories and photos with awards of excellence in the 2019 competition.

This year I received four awards: two Silvers in photography categories, a Bronze in a writing category and an Honorable Mention in a photo category. I am thrilled to be among winners from National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Travel + Leisure along with many established bloggers.

The links to this years winning entries are listed below.

Silver – Photo Essay – Online

I am particularly proud of this award as the first place gold medal winner was National Geographic Traveler. Can’t complain about coming in second to them.

25 Sahara Desert Photos to Inspire Your Next Visit

Silver – Sports, Recreation and Adventure Photo – Online

You’re Pulling My Ear

Bronze – Sports, Recreation and Adventure Story – Online Publication

Athletics and Tradition Play Together at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Honorable Mention – Featured Photo, Illustration – Online

On the Frontline of Conservation – Changing the “OR” to “AND”


Thank you NATJA for once again rewarding my work and thank you to everyone who continues to come back to my site to read my content.


Spring in the Brandywine Valley – My Travel World International Magazine Article

How to experience spring in the Brandywine Valley gardens.

I absolutely love spring in the Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. At this time of year I don’t need to travel because I am surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Starting in March and continuing nonstop through May, the gardens that were formerly part of DuPont family estates glow in a riot of vibrant colors as a succession of blooms brighten the landscape and my spirits with them.

You can read my article about spring in the historic Brandywine Valley in the most recent issue of Travel World International magazine.

You can see more spring garden photos in my post Tip Toe through the Tulips-A Colorful Collection of Spring Garden Photos at Longwood Gardens.

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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. 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 Vanderbilt – 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