This story of my musical journey to Beale Street, Memphis, home of the blues, has won travel writing awards/honours from three different organizations (NATJA, TMAC, SFJ).
IPW Travel Writing Awards, 2018, finalist.
Honourable mention, TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) travel writing awards, received 2018.
Bronze award, luxury and resorts category, NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association), received 2018.
Honourable mention, TMAC photography/travel writing awards, people photos category, received 2018.
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