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Laura Watilo Blake Chief Exploring Officer

Laura Watilo Blake
Chief Exploring Officer


Laura Watilo Blake is an award-winning travel writer and photojournalist whose work has appeared in local, regional, national and international publications, such as National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times and V!VA Travel Guides. She has reported from more than 80 countries over the last decade including China, Tibet, Honduras, Iceland, New Zealand and Lichtenstein.

2013 Best Travel Website or Blog, Society of American Travel Writers’ Central States Writing and Photography Contest

2011 Photographer of the Year, Society of American Travel Writers’ Central States Writing and Photography Contest

Other awards included:
“Rental Sweet Rental” for Lake Erie Living
First Place Writing / Best Travel How-To or Consumer Reporting Article

“Peanut Lady”
First Place Photography / People Category

“Gila Camp”
First Place Photography / Places & Scenery Category

“Hooping it Up”
Second Place Photography / Action Category

Listen to Laura on “Rudy Maxa’s World with Christopher Elliott

The Intentional Traveler with Michael McCarthy

Listen to Laura on WRGN’s show “The Intentional Traveler” with host Michael McCarthy:

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