FInalists 2024


UK & Europe

Jane Dunford for ‘A Yellowstone for Europe’: Romania’s ambition for a vast new wilderness reserve‘ published in The Guardian
Mark Stratton for ‘Europe’s rival of Yellowstone National Park home to bears and dracula ‘ published in The Telegraph
Martin Symington for ‘A bit of France that fell in the sea and was picked up by Britain‘ published in The Mail on Sunday
Sarah Gillespie for ‘Czech it out: leave Prague and Bohemia behind to discover a Moravian rhapsody ‘ published in The Guardian
Simon Parker for ‘The new 100-mile hiking route set to bring thousands to the Shetlands ‘ published in The Times

Africa & the Indian Ocean

Phoebe Smith for ‘Dive like an Egyptian: How one Red Sea resort is cleaning up its act – and the ocean‘ published in The Independent
Sarah Marshall for ‘Namibia’s most remote camp – a thrilling base for a safari‘ published in The Sunday Times
Simon Parker for ‘Why this is North Africa’s ultimate adventure weekend‘ published in The Times
Steph Dyson for ‘Change is in the air‘ published in South China Morning Post
Sue Watt for ‘Elephants are a dream for safari lovers – but a nightmare for local farmers‘ published in The Daily Telegraph
Sue Watt for ‘See the smaller things on a slow safari‘ published in The Daily Telegraph
Tamara Hinson for ‘Plastic waste in the Maldives gets a second life: a luxury holiday resort turns beach clean-up trash into useful treasure‘ published in South China Morning Post

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

Chris Haslam for ‘India’s Tigers are back at last‘ published in The Times
Claire Boobyyer for ‘What it’s like to travel the first rail route through Laos‘ published in The New Zealand Herald
Lauren Jarvis for ‘How the Hi-Tech Drones of Uluru Are Helping An Ancient Story Take Flight‘ published in The Telegraph
Phoebe Smith for ‘Hate packing for a holiday? Why not rent your travel wardrobe instead‘ published in The Telegraph
Sarah Siese for ‘Never hurry the Murray‘ published in The Mail on Sunday

Americas & The Caribbean

Chris Haslam for ‘Is this the Caribbean’s overlooked alternative to Costa Rica?‘ published in The Times
Claire Boobyyer for ‘Guatemala: The cheaper alternative to Costa Rica with Maya culture, volcanoes and jungle adventure‘ published in The i
Kate Wickers for ‘Pura Vida in Costa Rica‘ published in The Scotsman
Phoebe Smith for ‘I went in search of the ‘unicorn of the sea’ – here’s what I found‘ published in The Telegraph
Zoey Goto for ‘The otherworldly US states where cows outnumber humans‘ published in The Times


UK & Europe

Adrian Phillips for ‘Land of Stories‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Emma Gibbs for ‘Rewilding the Wilderness‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Emma Thomson for ‘An Arctic Rail Odyssey‘ published in Wanderlust Magazine
Kate Wickers for ‘Sweetness of Idleness‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Richard Collett for ‘Ancient Fishing: Saving Our Oceans‘ published in Coast Magazine
Richard Franks for ‘Greener Heartlands‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Summer Rylander for ‘Explore UNESCO-Protected Germany‘ published in Wanderlust Magazine

Africa & the Indian Ocean

Emma Gregg for ‘Kenya: Indigenous culture‘ published in Wanderlust Magazine
Lauren Jarvis for ‘At One with Nature‘ published in Breathe Magazine
Sarah Marshall for ‘Winds of Change‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Sarah Marshall for ‘Spirits of the sacred forest‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Sue Watt for ‘Zanzibar: The spirit of Stone Town‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Sue Watt for ‘Uganda: The rise and impact of gorilla tourism‘ published in Travel Africa Magazine

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

Emma Thomson for ‘In the Footprints of the Ancestors‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
James Draven for ‘Tigers Burning Bright‘ published in Wanderlust Magazine
Karen Edwards for ‘A Land Less Ordinary‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Kate Crockett for ‘Once the heart of Tokyo neighbourhoods, sento bathhouses are being redefined for a new generation‘ published in Conde Nast Traveller
Richard Franks for ‘Beach clean-ups, biking and art bars on a slow tour of Thailand’s Koh Mak island‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Sarah Gillespie for ‘The Beautiful Island‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Tamara Hinson for ‘Tiger Kinds‘ published in Vera Magazine

Latin America & The Caribbean

Imogen Lepere for ‘A Tale of Three Communities‘ published in JRNY Magazine
Kate Wickers for ‘The Wild Side‘ published in The Virtuoso Magazine
Nigel Tisdall for ‘Bonding with the Blue‘ published in Netjets Magazine
Sarah Gillespie for ‘Back to basics‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Shafik Meghji for ‘Transforming attitudes to pumas in Patagonia‘ published in Geographical
Shivya Nath for ‘The Planet on an island‘ published in Lonely Planet Magazine
Steph Dyson for ‘The New Superstars‘ published in JRNY Magazine

North America

Karen Gardiner for ‘Plains Speaking‘ published in National Geographic Traveller
Lauren Jarvis for ‘Rewilding the Blue‘ published in Breathe Magazine
Lynn Houghton for ‘Citizen Science: Studying Wolves‘ published in Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine
Lynn Houghton for ‘Hope Springs‘ published in BBC Wildlife Magazine
Zoey Goto for ‘Flavours of the Great Plains‘ published in Food by National Geographic Traveller


United Kingdom

Emma Gibbs for ‘Why you should choose Inverness for a laid-back, low-impact summer city break published in The Independent
Kassondra Cloos for Moving from Colorado to London was a shock. Hiking the coast kept me grounded published in Backpacker
Lauren Jarvis for ‘How Scotland Plans to Rewild its Seas published in National Geographic
Mark Stratton for Dartmoor Camping is legal again and I was there the same night published in Times Online
Norman Miller for ‘A new life for London’s lost rivers published in BBC Travel
Richard Collett for ‘How can England reclaim its moors?‘ published in BBC Travel


Christoffer Åhlén for As mining threatens Sámi land, these Indigenous artists are fighting to protect their home published in
Meera Dattani for ‘What a slow trip to northern Spain really looks like‘ published in Wanderlust online
Norman Miller for ‘Essen: Germany’s ‘ugly duckling’ city success published in BBC Travel
Phoebe Smith for ‘Rewilding Portugal – The Valley that waited 400 years for the cows to come home published in The Guardian Online
Richard Collett for Kukes: The first city ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize published in BBC Travel
Sian Meades-Williams for Lerici: Italy’s under-the-radar alternative to the Cinque Terre published in The Independent
Tracey Croke for ‘A way of life: How Slovenia got so green‘ published in

Africa & The Indian Ocean

Bella Falk for How bees became a former poacher’s saving grace in Kenya published in
Jamie Fullerton for How to join South Africa’s Boxing Grannies: The club punching against abuse published in
Juliet Kinsman for ‘How to travel better: what is solastalgia published in Conde Nast Traveller
Kate Wickers for Eating In Essaouira: A Slow Food Lover’s Dream Destination published in The Ethicalist
Lauren Jarvis for New Marine Protected Area in the Maldives would offer hope for the reef manta ray published in National Geographic
Lily Girma for Beyond safaris: Why it’s time for tourism to end the Disneyfication of Africa published in
Summer Rylander for Zambian Lodges Are Creating Connections and Giving Back to Communities published in Voyagers Voice

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

Arundhati Nath for Too good to be wasted: Meet the Indian chef who’s turning food scraps into gourmet bitespublished in
Emma Thomson for Al-Balad: Regenerating the Past published in Wanderlust online
Lorna Parkes for Tourism is our only option’: the community banking on birding in north India‘ published in Guardian online
Phoebe Smith for Could this Japanese town be a blueprint for how we should all be living?‘ published in
Sarah Gillespie for Sacred Grains published in JRNY Magazine
Sarah Reid for Lady Elliot Island: A paradise island where you make a pledge published in BBC Travel

Americas & The Caribbean

Helen Iatrou for How sailing is teaching these young Antiguan women to fly high published in
Imogen Lepere for ‘The Enchanted Valley’ published in Looms
Kate Wickers for An Amazing Off Grid Adventure Awaits at Calanoa Amazonas’ published in The Ethicalist
Megan Eaves-Egenes for The Color of Yearning published in The Narrative Arc
Shafik Meghji for A road trip to the edge of the Earth’ published in BBC Travel
Steph Dyson for The future of the Indigenous Wayuu in Colombia is hanging by a thread. Could tourism be a safety net? published in



Emma Gregg for ‘Is reintroducing species always a good idea? published in National Geographic Traveller
JoAnna Haugen for Want to really ‘travel like a local’? Read this first published in
Joliene Adams for ‘Can travel help save the world’s most threatened languages? published in
Juliet Kinsman for Beach Break to the Baltic: How climate change will transform your summer holiday‘ published in The Standard
Meera Dattani for Why do we take a holiday from our good, green habits when we travel? published in The Standard
Meera Dattani for Overtourism on the continent: Europe’s problems and solutions published in Roadbook
Phoebe Smith for 10 ways to travel sustainably on a budget published in The Standard
Shafik Meghji for ‘First Nation experiences: a first-class way to support nature‘ published in The Standard
Shivya Nath for ‘How a hummingbird helped flip my focus towards climate action published in



Bella Falk for blog’ Passport & Pixels
Elisa Spampinato for Voluntourism: Contributing Beyond Community Washing published on Yugen Earthside
Michelle Attard for Scuba Diving in Komodo | Indonesia published on Coconut Odyssey
Richard Collett for stories of Travel off the beaten track published on Travel Tramp
Shivya Nath for ‘Slow, Soulful, Sustainable Travel’ published on The Shooting Star



Ash Bhardwaj for New Zealand is a Special Place on BBC: From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Heidi Fuller-Love for ‘Special report from Samarkand in Uzbekistan’ on BBC: From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Juliet Kinsman for Sustainable Travel six-part series on The Standard
Mark Stratton for Kava culture in Fiji on BBC: From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Nathan James Thomas for The Travel Writing Podcast for Intrepid Times
Phoebe Smith for A Travel Podcast for Wander Woman
Portia Jones for How travel can be a force for good in Morocco on Travel Goals Podcast



Alex Outhwaite for Tobago Heritage Festival published on Wanderlust
Paul Gardiner for The Green Desert published on YouTube channel
Shivya Nath for A German city that’s not on your radar but should be published on Instagram
Simon Parker forFrom Marrakech to Mount Toubkal: A Moroccan Adventure Weekend published on The Times Travel



Bella Falk for Turn a new leaf published in Selling Travel
Claire Dodd
for How to visit Haida Gwaii in TTG Media
JoAnna Haugen
for Inventive Incentive Programs Nudge Travelers Over Knowledge Action-Gap in Sustainable Brands
Lauren Jarvis
for Wild & Free in Selling Travel
Tamara Hinson
for Get up close to mantas at marine-focused resort in the Maldives published in Travel Weekly



Elisa Spampinato
Emma Gregg
Juliet Kinsman
Karen Edwards
Lauren Jarvis
Phoebe Smith
Sarah Reid
Sue Watt
Tamara Hinson

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