I woke up to some great news this morning: my New York Times feature “7 Days, 1500 Miles in Namibia” was awarded a Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Lowell Thomas Award, earning the Gold in the category of Foreign Travel at a ceremony held in China. I’m honored that the judges enjoyed my road trip as much as I did:
 
“What sets this apart is both its structure and its wit. Each numbered lesson is a chunk of wisdom as these women trek through Namibia in a 4-by-4. Readers are pulled into the vignettes and can feel as if they are part of the adventure. Helpful information, such as get tire insurance and book your vehicle early, is woven into the story and included in detailed lists at the end.”
 
You can read all about the rest of the winners here.
 
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