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2017 Gold, North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Private Island Joy at Turtle Island Resort in Fiji

2016, Gold, North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Handmade in Oaxaca

2016 Gold, NATJA Awards for review of Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda Hotel, Costa Rica

2016, Silver, NATJA Awards for Adventures Along the Lares Route of Peru

2015, Silver Award: NATJA Awards for The Other Side of the Yucatan

2015, Finalist: Solas Best Travel Writing Awards for “The Other Side of the Yucatan”

2015, Gold Award: NATJA Awards for Best Online Travel Magazine (Perceptive Travel)

2015, Gold Award: NATJA Awards for Meet the New Digital Nomads

2015, Silver Award: NATJA Awards for Panoramic Pacific Views From Pelican Eyes in San Juan del Sur

2014, Silver Award: Solas Best Travel Writing Awards for Biking Through Castle Country in Rural Portugal

2014, Silver, NATJA Awards for Biking Through Castle Country in Rural Portugal

2014, Silver, NATJA Awards for Best Online Travel Magazine

2014, Silver, NATJA Awards for No One’s Too Sexy for Miami

2014, Bronze, NATJA Awards for this Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel Review

2013, Gold, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Awards for Best Travel Blog

2013, Gold, North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for From Red to Green in Bulgaria

2013, Gold: North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Southeast Asia on a Shoestring: 20 Years (and a Child) Later

2013, Silver: NATJA Awards for Best Travel Blog

2013, Bronze: North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Perceptive Travel, Best Travel Journalism Website

2013, Silver: NATJA Awards for Bouncing Back from Terror in Budapest

 2012, Gold, Solas Best Travel Writing Awards for Side Saddle Girls at a Mexican Rodeo

2012, Gold, Solas Best Travel Writing Awards for Surreal for Real.

2012, Gold, NATJA Awards for “Best Travel Blog”

2012, Gold, NATJA Awards for Side Saddle Girls at a Mexican Rodeo

2012, Silver, NATJA Awards for Best Travel Journalism Website

2012, Silver, NATJA Awards for Touring Chile’s Wine Districts Near Santiago

2012, Bronze, NATJA Awards for The Dreams of Man in Stone and Concrete

2012, Most Popular Travel Bloggers, poll at Elliott.org consumer advocacy site

2011, Gold, NATJA Awards for Man Vs. Man: Saving the Galapagos

2011, Silver, NATJA Awards for Best Independent Blog for the Cheapest Destinations Blog

2011, Silver, NATJA Awards for Untouched by Time in the Galapagos

2011, Silver, NATJA Awards for Two Wheels, Two Drinks: Biking Through America’s Heartland

2010, Silver, Solas Best Travel Writing Awards in the Destination category for “Unbalanced in the Sinking City”

2010, Bronze, Solas Best Travel Writing Awards in the Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers category for “The Collision”

2010, Second Prize Transitions Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Contest for “The Collision.”

2010, Gold, NATJA Awards for “Unbalanced in the Sinking City”

2008, Guidebook of the Year, Planeta.com Book of the Year Awards for Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America

2004-2008, Best of the Web: Forbes Travel Blogs for his Cheapest Destinations Blog

2007, Gold, NATJA Awards for “A Spa Built for Two.”

2007, Bronze, Solas Best Travel Writing Awards for “Shake and Bake on the Equator”.

2006, Grand Prize: North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards in the Journalist/Photographer category for Meat and Malbec at Midnight