It’s not quite the Oscars but for travel writers winning a NATJA (North American Travel Journalist Association) award is big. Focusing on travel writing, photography and travel promotion submitted by travel journalists, travel magazines, public relations agencies and destination marketing organizations from the around, obviously, the North American countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States, the NATJA Awards honors the “best of the best”.

leffel_monkey200This year we were thrilled to learn that our own Tim Leffel, editor of Perceptive Travel magazine and guiding light for the Perceptive Travel blog, won a First Prize Award in the category of Travel Writing on the Internet.

His winning entry – Unbalanced in the Sinking City – a story published in the April ’09 edition of Perceptive Travel magazine. Check it out and see for yourself why it is awarding winning travel writing.

This isn’t the first time Tim has picked up NATJA for his travel writing and I’m sure it won’t be his last.

Tim, by the way, is in the process of writing a book on travel writing, hopefully sharing many of his tips on how not only how to create great travel writing but also how to get it published. I, for one, can’t wait to get a copy to read.

alison-eating-150x150And while Tim is busy winning awards, fellow Perceptive Travel blogger Alison Stein Wellner has been busy polishing up an excerpt of her The Heat Seeker story (originally published on World Hum) for Traveler’s Tales Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 anthology due out this month.

 

Congrats Tim and Allison.

Can you hear me clapping and cheering all the way from New Zealand?

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