September 18, 2021

Ocean Cruise Guides receives travel writing award

Cruise writer Anne Vipond along with William Kelly received an SATW award in the travel guidebook category.


Vancouver writers Anne Vipond and William Kelly have won an award at the prestigious 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for their guidebook Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, published by Ocean Cruise Guides. This year’s winners were announced last month in Las Vegas during the annual convention of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Vipond and Kelly won an Honorable Mention in the guidebook category for their cruising guide to the British Columbia coast.

This illustrious competition, open to North American journalists, is sponsored by the SATW Foundation to recognize outstanding work in travel journalism. This year’s competition drew 1,400 entries and was judged independently by faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

“To receive this award in the presence of some of the world’s best travel writers and publishers was a great honour,” stated Anne Vipond, who attended the SATW Awards ceremony to receive her prize. Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage covers boating destinations along B.C.’s south and central coasts, from Victoria to Bella Bella.

Corporate donations, including a major contribution from Carnival Corporation, sustain the Lowell Thomas awards, which are named for the acclaimed author, broadcast journalist and world explorer whose five decades of journalistic pursuits remain an inspiration to today’s travel writers.

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