Healthy Aging Magazine Active Travel Article Receives Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism

Valencia active travel article North American Travel Journalists Association Announces Winners

Best of the Best in Travel Journalism Chosen

New York, NY 1/21/2019 … An active travel article featuring Valencia, Spain in Healthy Aging® Magazine, targeting the active 45-year-old-plus audience, has been honored by a silver award in the 2018 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. The article, written by Carolyn Worthington and David Chauner, claimed the second place award in the online publication category for 60+ travel for an article that featured active travel to Spain: “Valencia Region: The Orchard of Spain is Ripe for Active Travelers.”

The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced the winners of the annual NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition last week in California. Winners were selected from categories comprised of publications, travel journalists and photographers, and top destination marketing associations.

The competition, now in its 27th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel media.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award and to be included in such a stellar group of travel professionals,” says Carolyn Worthington, publisher of Healthy Aging®. “The 60+ traveler is becoming more vibrant every day as growing numbers of active adults seek enriching and interesting travel experiences and are not content to just go from meal to meal on vacation.”

The honored article features the region of Valencia, Spain with the active adult, specifically Gen-Xers and baby boomers, in mind.

“When people think of Valencia, they think of the city of Valencia, Spain,” Worthington said. “The approach of the article was to share insider tips on what to do in the region beyond the obvious. We included cooking classes, wine tastings, and, most unique of all, how to using a major cycling stage race such as La Vuelta d’Espana, as a focal point for a vacation.” To see the article, click here: Valencia Region for Active Travelers

Other publications winning awards included The New York Times, Toronto Star, Air Canada En Route and AAA magazines. National Geographic Traveler was selected as the top travel magazine for a second year in a row.

The awards will be presented at the inaugural NATJA Awards Dinner on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles. “The winners are a microcosm of the talent and journalistic excellence that encapsulates our industry leading members,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO, NATJA.

One first place (Gold) winner is chosen in each of the categories along with 2nd (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze) and Honorable Mentions. Works from September 2017 through August 2018 were eligible for an award or honor.

Other winners in the online publication 60+ category included articles published in Nomad Magazine and the Huffington Post.

Founded in 1991, NATJA is a travel journalism industry leader that fosters high quality journalism.

About Healthy Aging®

Healthy Aging® is a national multi-media lifestyle platform designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for active men and women over age 45, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The underlying theme is that it is never too late to achieve a better quality of life.

The focus is on passion for life rather than the perils and diseases of adulthood. Healthy Aging® is all about what you can do next, how to redefine yourself at any stage and is not about the classic image of “retirement.” For more information on active travel, go to the Healthy Aging website.

Healthy Aging®, for the third year, is one of the official media partners of the New York Times Travel Show, held every January in New York City.

Carolyn Worthington has written articles on healthy lifestyles for over 20 years. Her background also includes producer of public television documentaries and news features, professional photographer, and writer covering travel, food, lifestyle, health topics.

David Chauner is a freelance journalist who frequently contributes to Healthy Aging® Magazine. His feature articles have appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and many other publications.

Barbara Chapman, creative director for Healthy Aging® Magazine, designed the winning article.


Public Relations for Healthy Aging® Magazine
Janet Bartucci
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