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.
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.