More Time To Travel accrues two more accolades…

Published on: February 10, 2017 | Last Updated on February 10, 2017

Apropos of Oscar and Grammy season…

In a world filled with inspiring “travel content,” it’s always exciting when your work is noticed and acknowledged by colleagues. Travel writing is a collaboration among the travel industry; marketing professionals; journalists, writers and bloggers; and readers.

1) More Time To Travel was named one of the Top 14 Women Travel Blogs for 2016 by

iVisa kindly wrote: “Though Irene has a taste for a little luxury, she knows how to travel in style without breaking the bank, which is why the More Time to Travel blog is a must-read for all aspiring baby boom travelers…Irene serves as a delightful reminder that there’s never an excuse to stop traveling. Travel broadens the mind no matter what your age or how wise you are, and we’re confident that promises to be an enthralling read throughout 2017.”

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2) My article published in the Chicago Tribune, Lisbon’s Can’t-Miss Bakery was selected as a Finalist in the category of Culinary Travel.

This selection was particularly exciting because I absolutely fell in love with the bakery’s signature product, Pasteis de Belem, and the wonderful owner, Miguel Clarinha, a fifth-generation family member who was willing to share his story with me and my readers.








What is NATJA? NATJA is the second largest travel media association in North America, whose mission is to foster high quality journalism.

Now back to writing…

  • Reply
    February 10, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations on both accolades! So very well deserved! Best wishes always

  • Reply
    Mark Spivak
    February 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations Irene! You turn out consistently great content, and it’s nice to see it being appreciated.

    • Reply
      Irene S. Levine
      February 15, 2017 at 9:02 am

      That’s an especially nice compliment from someone whose writing I think is tops. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Cathy Sweeney
    February 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations, Irene. Well-deserved accolades. I totally loved your Lisbon bakery article. I’m a big fan of Pasteis de Belem.

    • Reply
      Irene S. Levine
      February 15, 2017 at 9:02 am

      It would be dangerous for us to return to that bakery together, Catherine:-)

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