30th Annual NATJA Award Winners

The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) recently turned 30 years old. The mission of the organization is “to provide educational and networking opportunities to help members succeed in the evolving multi-platform journalism environment and travel industry with an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.” NATJA has handed out travel awards for the past…

View from the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France - 2022 NATJA Honorable Mention Award for Cultural Photography

The Future of Travel in 2022

By Molly Barnes at Digital Nomad Life   As the stages and waves of the global pandemic proceed into the third year, travel continues to adjust to the changes. New variants and changing global hotspots are causing travel lockdowns across the world. And with no current end in sight, travelers will have to maintain the…

palm trees on the beach at sunset at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Travel Conferences Around the World

We’ve attended many travel conferences over the years, from Athens, Greece to Billings, Montana. Due to the pandemic, the past year has seen many travel conferences either get cancelled or reinvent themselves by temporarily going virtual. There are many travel conferences, expos and markets around the world for travelers and the travel industry. Some conferences…

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Does Solo Travel in Marriage Make You a Bad Spouse?

Bell and I met as solo travelers, in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002. We had both just finished college and I was traveling from the USA and she was visiting from Australia. Fast forward to 2005, and we got married in a small ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. We’ll be celebrating our 16 year…

selfie of Alex at the Asakusa Temple, with Tokyo Tower in the background

Travel Matters: TBEX Survivors Podcast Episode

Our world changed dramatically last month. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, I was traveling around the continent and witnessed lockdowns in three countries: Italy, France and the Netherlands. Prior to walking out the door Bell, who works in medical research, said “I’m worried I won’t see you for months.” My response,…

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