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.

2017 NATJA awards

Last Updated on 03/27/21 by Rose Palmer

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