Burma story wins a Lowell Thomas, the most prestigious award in travel writing

Burma 10.12 318Burma 10.12 423Last fall, Private Clubs magazine DSC01744asked me to go to Burma (aka Myanmar) to report a story on the rise of tourism there. This week that story won a Lowell Thomas award for travel writing from the Society of American Travel Burma 10.12 345Writers. It’s a fascinating place, and many sources — including a family of Burmese refugees living in Chicago — helped me understand its complexity and its grace. Click HERE to link to the story on line.

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