Far-Flung Travels Wins 8 Awards for Travel Writing and Photography

Far-Flung Travels has won eight awards in the 2014 Society of American Travel Writers’ Central States Writing and Photography Contest, including Best Travel Blog or Website for the second year in a row.

“I love my job, so I am grateful when my work resonates with others,” says Laura Watilo Blake, the CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) behind the winning stories and photos.

A complete list of winners will be posted on the SATW website very soon. In the meantime, take at Far-Flung Travels’ winning entries below.

2014 SATW Central States

2014 SATW Central States Writing/Photography Contest


Photography awards included the following:

1ST PLACE, Places/Scenery Featuring International Destination
“Venice Through the Window”

2ND PLACE, Action/Motion
“Lift Off”

3RD PLACE, Places/Scenery Featuring U.S./Canadian Destination
“Remedios in New Mexico”

HONORABLE MENTION, People
“Tonging on the Gulf Coast”

writing awards

Writing award included the following:

1ST PLACE, Best Travel Website or Blog
farflungtravels.com

2ND PLACE, Best Magazine Article Featuring U.S./Canada
“Under Siege”
Lake Erie Living

2ND PLACE, Best Travel How-To/Consumer Reporting Article
“How to Buy a Lighthouse”
Lake Erie Living
Read the story here.

3RD PLACE, Best Self-Illustrated Travel Article
“Water Warrior”
Lake Erie Living
Read the story here.

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