Irene S. Levine wins first-place SATW award!

Published on: July 4, 2014 | Last Updated on June 22, 2018
Society of American Travel Writers

Coinciding with the 2014 World Cup, I learned that I have won the 2014 Eastern Chapter SATW Award for the “Best Online Consumer-Oriented Article,” in an annual competition sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

My winning article, African Safari: The Ultimate Boomer Vacation was published by PBS Next Avenue, and was based on a trip to Kenya and Tanzania hosted by Micato Safaris. This bucket list trip dispelled many of the myths I had held prior to experiencing the riches of East Africa.

Soon after I began full-time travel writing, my goal was to qualify to become a member of this prestigious organization—so winning the award was especially thrilling! The small (but nice) monetary award associated with the SATW Award pales compared to receiving this recognition from my peers.

Congratulations to my SATW colleagues who were recognized in other print and photography categories!

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    Jean | Holy Smithereens
    July 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Congratulations Irene! Very deserving. I read the article and its really informative 🙂

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    Emilie Harting
    July 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Irene, I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!

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    Donna Hull
    July 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Congratulations, Irene, well deserved.

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    Marilyn Jones
    July 5, 2014 at 2:59 am


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    Irene S. Levine
    July 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Thanks so much, ladies!

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    July 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats Irene!!!

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    July 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

    So exciting – and so well deserved. Congratulations to you!

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    Sue Campbell
    July 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations, Irene! A well-earned honor for a wonderful writer. Glad you’re sharing your talents with Next Avenue.

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    Laura E. Kelly
    July 9, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Just read about the award in your enewsletter. Your travel writing and MTTT website with all its photos are THE BEST–so glad your hard work is being recognized. Congrats!!

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    Laura Byrne Paquet
    July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Congratulations, Irene! That’s great news!

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    Faye Heffele
    July 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations, Irene! You do terrific work!

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      Irene S. Levine
      July 13, 2014 at 10:01 am

      I’m so fortunate to meet people like you during my travels, Faye!

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    Marilyn Jones
    September 10, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful honor and one you certainly deserve!!

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