As you know, I’ve had a lot of good news to share about the new Travels with Baby book and blog this year. This, however, tops it all.
Last week, I’d been adventuring solo around Huntsville, Alabama one morning, earning myself a seat at the Liars’ Table at a traditional southern diner, exploring downtown, and walking miles within a cemetery with more stories to tell than your neighbor over the fence. I got back to the hotel just in time to freshen up, change clothes, and hurry down to the next session at the annual NATJA conference. But there was a life-changing message awaiting me.
“Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler” has received the Bronze 2014 Lowell Thomas Award in Guidebooks.
I wept like a baby. I was late to the session. And yes, I forgot to change my clothes.
Considering that the other winners in the category were published by Frommer Media and The National Geographic Society, and the honorable mention was given to a Fodor’s title, this win for a guide put forth by “Travels with Baby Books” is especially validating. Viva la indie press!
I can’t thank the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Foundation enough for recognizing my book and giving it this tremendous honor. I keep pinching myself and checking the winner’s list to be sure.
Thanks so much to all of you who continue to support this site, this blog, and the Travels with Baby guidebooks. I’m sending my highest high 5 out to all y’all–which I just learned is the plural of “y’all” in Alabama talk. 😉
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks
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