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Gold for Cruise Travel

November 21, 2020 4:24am

SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition (2020/2021) 

“Explore Greenland aboard an expedition cruise,” GettingOnTravel.com

Nov. 21, 2020

Silver for Travel/Guide Book

November 2, 2020 4:21am

30th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards Competition  

111 Places in Calgary That You Must Not Miss

Published November 2020 by Emons Verlag (Germany)

Honourable Mention for Best Family/Partner Feature

October 15, 2020 5:25am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Whatever floats your Le Boat,” Canadian Traveller

October 15, 2020

Bronze for Best Sports, Recreation and Adventure Feature

June 20, 2020 5:28am

29th North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards

“This baby seal safari is the reason you have to go to Canada next winter,” Daily Beast

(June 20, 2020)

First place for Best Cultural/Historical Feature

March 3, 2020 5:27am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“The incarcerated artists who carve to support their families,” Atlas Obscura

March 3, 2020

Gold for Best Canadian Travel Story

March 3, 2020 5:22am

5th Annual SATW Canadian Chapter Awards (2020) 

“The incarcerated Inuit artists who carve to support their families,” Atlas Obscura

March 3, 2020

Second Place for Best Outdoors, Wildlife or Environmental Feature

January 29, 2020 5:24am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“How to hike to the iconic Hollywood sign,” Canada.com (Postmedia)

January 29, 2020

Honourable Mention for Best Outdoors, Wildlife, Environmental or Responsible Feature

December 11, 2019 5:35am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“How to rescue pufflings with Newfoundland’s Puffin Patrol,” Canada.com/Postmedia

(Dec. 11, 2019)

Second Place for Best Spirit of Canada Feature

November 11, 2019 5:33am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Journey through the Inuit homeland” Canadian Traveller

(Nov. 11, 2019)

Honourable Mention for Best Adventure, Sport or Recreation Feature

October 20, 2019 5:33am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Aurora hunters on the flight of a lifetime,” Canadian Traveller

(Oct. 20, 2019)

Honourable Mention for Best Illustrated Feature

October 10, 2019 5:35am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“A visit to Grise Fiord, Canada’s most northerly community,” Canada.com/Postmedia

(Oct. 10, 2019)

Honourable Mention for Best Food/Drink Feature

September 11, 2019 5:34am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Who needs lobsters when donairs are the official food of Halifax?” Canada.com/Postmedia

(Sept. 11, 2019)

Bronze for Destination Travel (Newspaper)

July 2, 2019 5:36am

2019 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards Competition

“From the Troubles to teen angst,” Globe & Mail

(July 2, 2019)

Honourable Mention for Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel (Online)

June 22, 2019 5:36am

2019 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards Competition

“If you want to see a 100-snake orgy, book a ticket to Manitoba,” Daily Beast

(June 22, 2019)

First Place for Best Outdoors, Wildlife, Environmental or Responsible Feature

June 22, 2019 5:31am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“If you want to see a 100-snake orgy, book a ticket to Manitoba,” Daily Beast

(June 22, 2019)

Gold for Sports, Recreation and Adventure (Online)

January 5, 2019 5:37am

2019 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards Competition

“How to catch a baseball game in Cuba? Be relentless,” Daily Beast

(Jan. 5, 2019)

First Place for Best Adventure, Sport or Recreation Feature

January 4, 2019 5:32am

2020 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“How to catch a baseball game in Cuba? Be relentless,” Daily Beast

(Jan. 4, 2019)

Second for Best Cultural/Historical Feature

December 2, 2018 5:41am

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Newfoundland hospitality on steroids,” Saltscapes

(December 2018/January 2019)

Finalist for U.S.A.

September 15, 2018 5:38am

2019 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence

“Come to Dildo for the selfies, but stay for the good, clean fun,” Daily Beast

(Sept. 15, 2018)

Second for Best Adventure, Sport and Recreation Feature

July 6, 2018 5:39am

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Sasquatch hunting goes mainstream in small Canadian town,” Daily Beast

(July 6, 2018)

Honourable Mention

June 9, 2018 5:43am

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Beyond the inn,” Globe and Mail
(June 9, 2018)
Destination Travel — Newspaper

Gold for Family Travel (Print Publication)

January 4, 2018 5:42am

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Cuba’s cowboy vibe,” Toronto Star
(Jan. 4, 2018)

First for Best Family/Partner Feature

January 1, 2018 5:39am

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Cuba’s cowboy vibe,” Toronto Star

(Jan. 1, 2018)

Finalist for Canada

December 20, 2017 5:48am

2018 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence

“Mummer’s the word,” Toronto Star
(Dec. 20, 2017)

Second for Best Spirit of Canada Feature

December 20, 2017 5:40am

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Mummer’s the word,” Toronto Star

(Dec. 20, 2017)

Honourable Mention for Family Travel Feature

November 14, 2017 5:48am

2018 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Spend a day prowling with the puffin patrol,” Toronto Star
(Nov. 14, 2017)

Honourable Mention for Family Travel Feature

November 14, 2017 4:25am

2018 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Spend a day prowling with the puffin patrol,” Toronto Star
(Nov. 14, 2017)

Honourable Mention

October 21, 2017 5:45am

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Where the wild things are,” Toronto Star
(Oct. 21, 2017)
Illustrated Story — Print Publication

Third for Best Outdoors, Wildlife or Environmental or Responsible Tourism Feature

October 10, 2017 5:41am

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“How to swim with salmon,” Toronto Star

(Oct. 10, 2017)

Honourable Mention

September 16, 2017 5:44am

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Ivvavik dreams,” Toronto Star
(Sept. 16, 2017)
Illustrated Story — Print Publication

Honourable mention for Best Canadian Story

September 13, 2017 5:47am

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

“An Arctic camping experience in the Yukon with Parks Canada,” Toronto Star
(Sept. 13, 2017)

Honourable Mention

July 6, 2017 5:45am

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Sasquatch hunting goes mainstream in small Canadian town,”
thedailybeast.com
(July 6, 2018)
Sports, Recreation and Adventure — Online Publication

Second for Best Canadian Story

June 29, 2017 5:47am

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

“In pursuit of narwhals and adventure in Nunavut,” Toronto Star
(June 29, 2017)

Third for Best People Photo

June 6, 2017 5:46am

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

“British Columbia embraces aboriginal experiences in tourism,” Toronto Star
(June 6, 2017)

Silver for Intergenerational and Family Travel (Print Publication)

January 4, 2017 5:21am

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Canada’s walking safari,” Toronto Star
(Jan. 4, 2017)

Gold for Travel Series (Print Publication)

January 2, 2017 5:20am

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

Canada 150 series, Toronto Star
(Various Dates, 2017)

Silver for Destination Travel (Newspaper)

September 24, 2016 5:23am

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

“Wyoming dinosaur dig is a real Jurassic adventure,” Toronto Star
(Sept. 24, 2016)

IACP Cookbook Awards Finalist in Compilations Category (2014)

January 1, 2014 5:26am

Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse & Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario

Best Regional/Cultural Cookbook

January 1, 2014 5:24am

Taste Canada, 2014

Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse & Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (Canada’s Best Food Literature Book, 2013)

January 1, 2013 5:26am

Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse & Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario

Best Newspaper Food Column Writing (Association of Food Journalists, multiple years)

January 1, 2011 5:29am

My Saucy Lady columns in the Toronto Star won first place in this North American competition in 2011, as well as third place in 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Canada’s Northern Lights Awards (Canadian Tourism Commission, 2003)

January 2, 2003 5:32am

“Breakfast at the Hoito … and other Finnish rituals” in the Toronto Star won third place in the newspaper category of this North American competition.

Award of Excellence in Food Page Design, 175,000 and Over Circulation (Society for News Design, multiple years)

January 2, 2001 5:30am

As Toronto Star food editor, I was part of a team that won six awards between 2001 and 2008 for our food section covers.