I was pleased yesterday to learn that a story I'd submitted to the 13th annual Solas Awards for Travel Writing won a Bronze award in the "Elder" division (Elder? Really? Did they have to call it that?).
Anyway, these awards are prestigious and provide daunting competition, so I am honored by the recognition.
"Saysha: What Happened?" is a true story of one of my travel escapades in Guatemala, written in the style known today as "creative non-fiction." I invite you to enjoy reading it as much I did writing it. (Pull down "More" in the menu bar above for a link to the story.)
Quotes For A Good Life On The Road
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”
-- Albert Einstein
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Who Am I?
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow, solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 20 countries on four continents. Currently I'm in sunny Merida, Mexico, waiting out developments in the coronavirus crisis before moving on. Meanwhile, learn more about me and my travels at Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and in a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie, about our memorable meeting in Malaysia, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
Also online ...
GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY
Still the most authentic, lively and colorful local cultural festival I've seen on the road.
I found this Alternative Arts and Music Festival in the Amazon highlands of Peru. What a find!
Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
(Read it here)