This year Travel Notes & Beyond participated in the 2015 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Annual Awards and won the Silver Prize in the Travel Series category, for the article “Jungfraujoch, the Mountain that Took my Breath Away…Literally!” My blog was also a finalist in the Photography: Landscape, Seascape category for “The Weekly Postcard: Banff National, Read More

Premio Dardos Award.  If you’ve never heard about this one don’t feel bad. I haven’t either, but I educated myself. So let me enlighten you too. Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish and is an award given “in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.” Wow! I must, Read More

       If you have never heard about The Versatile Blogger Award  you are not alone. I didn’t know about it either until I received the nomination. Several weeks ago I have also been nominated for The Liebster Award, so receiving another nomination from my fellow bloggers was very unexpected. I’m honored and happy for it and I, Read More

    It’s always an honor to receive an award, especially as a blog writer. It motivates you  to continue. Let’s face it, we all have our doubts from time to time, our little demon who whispers softly in our ear: “nobody cares about your writing, why bother?” So I want to say a big, Read More