Two Stories Win Travel Writing Awards

Two stories that I wrote for my “Everyday Heroes” column in The Saturday Evening Post were winners in the 2020 North American Travel Journalists Association awards. My profile of Warren Stortroen, titled “An Environmental Megastar at Age 86,” won gold in the 60+ travel category. Since his retirement from the insurance biz, Warren has volunteered around the world over 100 times with Earthwatch, a scientific research organization, and he even has his own fan club called the Warrenites. 

My piece on Tammy Neblock-Beirne, MD, took honorable mention in the profile category. Tammy has volunteered her surgical skills in countries such as India, Guatemala, and Uganda, and she is one of the founders of One Global Village, which runs a school at a clinic in the tiny village of Dagabo, Mali.

I’ll be featuring Tammy in the 650,000 Hours podcast, which will debut this summer. To sign up for my monthly 650,000 Hours newsletter, which covers travel, living your best life, and giving back, go here.

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