First Place, Six Years in a Row

The North American Travel Journalists Association has just announced the results of their annual competition, and once again, I have won a Gold Medal in the 50+ Travel and Travelers category.

2016 NATJA Awards Gold Winner Seal

The article, “Glutes on Fire on the Kumano Kodo Trail,” won a Gold for internet articles and a Bronze for print.

In addition, the following articles were finalists in the competition:

Cruising Through Time at the Bottom of the World (50+ Travel, print)

Tips for Travelers (50 + Travel, print)

Never Too Old for Adventure (also titled, “A Perfect Storm in the Sea of Cortez”) (50 + Travel, print and internet)

Alaska — Land of Bears, Eagles and Leaping Whales (50 + Travel, internet)

At the moment, I’m resting on my laurels (well, to be more accurate, on my butt) as I recuperate from my total knee replacement surgery a little over two months ago. I’m experiencing little pain and am actually pretty active. I’m walking and climbing and descending stairs almost normally, and I’m back in the gym several days a week. My biggest challenge is being able to bend my knee far enough back to hike steep trails and get in and out of a kayak. I’m not quite there yet, but I am making slow but steady progress.

By late Spring the Adventure Geezer — who is now more “geezer” than “adventure” — should be back.

One thought on “First Place, Six Years in a Row

  1. Hi Ron, I’m a big fan of your adventure writing! I’ve published many adventure tales as well…polar bears, orca killer whales, whale sharks…..
    Now I am writing a play about how nature helps us heal through devastation,
    tragedy and confusion. I would love to interview you. Let me know if possible.
    Yours in Adventure, Sharon Spence Lieb/Travel Journalist/Photographer/
    Artist/Playwright

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