The Silver Award Goes to Healthy Aging® Magazine Article

north American travel journalists award“Best of the Best” in travel media awards announced by the North American Travel Journalists Association

The travel article Discovering Romanesque Art in the Pyrenees featured in Healthy Aging® Magazine has been honored by a silver award in the 29th annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Travel Media Awards Competition.

The article, written by Carolyn Worthington, claimed the second-place award in the online publication category for “60+ Travel.” The competition honors the “best of the best” in travel media.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging and tragic years within memory,” Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA, said. “Necessarily, the travel and tourism industries were substantially shut down, and while we are cheered by early signs of recovery, we are all aware losses and challenges will continue to mount for some time.”

“Yet, despite this landscape of loss, NATJA members and others not yet part of our NATJA family made needed adjustments and produced a remarkable body of work,” Hernandez said. “We are well satisfied–though not surprised–to see that the range and quality of submissions have increased. The bar for this year’s awards is the highest we have seen over the last twenty-nine years of the NATJA Award’s existence.”

One first place (Gold) winner is chosen in each of the categories along with 2nd (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), and Honorable Mentions. To qualify for an award or honor, work had to be published from September 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020.

Romanesque art article Catalonia award

(Clockwise from top left) Healthy Aging Magazine cover designed by Barbara Chapman, Carolyn Worthington in Catalonia, the first page of the award-winning article, Carolyn Worthington on tour

“We are proud and honored to receive this award and to be included in such a stellar group of travel professionals,” said Carolyn Worthington, publisher of Healthy Aging® said. “It is our hope, along with everyone in the world, that travel can once again be part of our lives very soon. The 60+ travelers will continue to look for enriching and interesting travel experiences. They are not content to go from meal to meal on vacation. Once travel is feasible, the pent-up desire to travel will explode, and we will be covering it.”

The prize-winning article features how choosing art and culture as a travel theme can be exciting, rewarding, and unique. Worthington details her awe-inspiring adventure through the Pyrenees in Spain to discover Romanesque art. She shares her travel discoveries of art, culture, religious history, and European history in Spain’s picturesque Catalonia region.

Included are the regionally unique chef-owned restaurants, artisan food makers, local wineries, and craft beer makers. Resources for active hiking, kayaking, or canoeing along the way will appeal to the active traveler.

About Healthy Aging®

Healthy Aging® is a national multi-media lifestyle platform designed to broaden awareness of aging’s positive aspects and 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 the 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.

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

Barbara Chapman, creative director for Healthy Aging® Magazine, designed the print version of Romanesque Art.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Subscribe to Healthy Aging® Magazine

The Premier Lifestyle Magazine for All Ages

Receive four digital issues delivered to your inbox. Just $24.95