Belize Takes the Bronze!


My co-author, Chicki Mallan, and I just took third place in the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) 21st Annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for best guidebook.

I assumed the job of researching and writing Moon Handbooks Belize on this latest edition and would like to both congratulate Chicki and thank her for all her work on the first five editions. There are also a whole slew of folks at Avalon Travel Publishing who helped make this happen. Gracias.

Here’s what the judges said: “The conversational writing takes this guidebook beyond just a comprehensive, detailed listing of what to do and where to go. The authors blend history, environment and ‘need to know’ information in an entertaining way. The guide handles all budgets. The itineraries and sectional maps at the beginning introduce the country and allow readers to get a quick overview before diving into the details.”

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