SATW 2002 Awards announced

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room,” can often be heard from award winning photographer and writer Alison Wright. Ali got her due respect this week from the Society of American Travel Writers. Yesterday they had their award ceremonies in Hawaii and Ali won SATW’s Gold Award for Photographer of the Year. She also won a Gold award in writing for her story “If I Can Only Breathe,” which was published in Outside. One of the Wild Writing Women, Ali is a continuous inspiration for traveling and living to the fullest. Check out her web site to see her books and a sampling of her photography.

Additional kudos goes to Michael Yessis and Jim Benning of They won a Silver award for Internet Publication/Web site. Mike also took home a Bronze award for his story, “Traveling in Watercolor.” World Hum is host to my favorite weblog, and they’re damn nice guys too. Congrats fellas!




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