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

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)

Bronze for Destination Travel (Newspaper)

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

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

(July 2, 2019)

Gold for Sports, Recreation and Adventure (Online)

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)

Finalist for U.S.A.

2019 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence

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

(Sept. 15, 2018)

First for Best Family/Partner Feature

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Cuba’s cowboy vibe,” Toronto Star

(Jan. 1, 2018)

Second for Best Adventure, Sport and Recreation Feature

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

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

(July 6, 2018)

Second for Best Spirit of Canada Feature

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Mummer’s the word,” Toronto Star

(Dec. 20, 2017)

Second for Best Cultural/Historical Feature

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“Newfoundland hospitality on steroids,” Saltscapes

(December 2018/January 2019)

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

2019 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

“How to swim with salmon,” Toronto Star

(Oct. 10, 2017)

Gold for Family Travel (Print Publication)

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Honourable Mention

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Honourable Mention

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Honourable Mention

2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Honourable Mention

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

Third for Best People Photo

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

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

Second for Best Canadian Story

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

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

Honourable mention for Best Canadian Story

2018 SATW Canadian Chapter Awards

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

Finalist for Canada

2018 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence

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

Honourable Mention for Family Travel Feature

2018 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards

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

Gold for Travel Series (Print Publication)

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Silver for Intergenerational and Family Travel (Print Publication)

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Silver for Destination Travel (Newspaper)

2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Travel Media Awards Competition

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

Best Regional/Cultural Cookbook

Taste Canada, 2014

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

IACP Cookbook Awards Finalist in Compilations Category (2014)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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