The Fodor’s team received some wonderful news this morning. Fodor’s Compass American Guides Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (9781400019359, $19.95) won the Lowell Thomas silver medal for best travel guidebook published in 2009-2010! Fodor’s was among 1,161 entries in the 2010 SATW Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition. Winners were announced this morning in Leipzig, Germany, during the annual convention of the Society of American Travel Writers.
The judges had this to say of Fodor’s Compass Yellowstone:
This guidebook is simply breathtaking. It is filled with the most amazing color photography that puts the traveler right in the middle of Yellowstone with a front-row seat to the beauty and challenges that await. Even the chapter on the area’s history includes beautiful old photos that show how earlier tourists enjoyed their vacations. But this book is not just about the photography — it is full of helpful and up-to-date details about sites to see, tours to take and places to eat and stay. It is well organized and covers activities that would appeal to the physically hearty and those less active. This book both looks great and features valuable information — what a winning guidebook should do.