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Join Sandy as she congratulates Michael Luongo, Travel Writer, Teacher and Grand Prize winner this year of North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) travel writing awards. And that’s not all. Michael also won four other awards;
1 – Grand Prize – Travel Journalism – Michael Luongo
2 – Destination Travel, Domestic Newspaper – Greater than 250,000  Gold: Michael Luongo, “Blue-eyed Ruler, Empty Ruins Color Syria’s Old, Sexist Cities,” Bloomberg News
3 – Travel Series – Newspaper
Gold: Michael Luongo, “Iraq – Travel Series – Bloomberg Babylon & Baghdad,” Bloomberg News
4 – Historical or Hobby Travel
Gold: Michael Luongo, “Babylon Ruins Translate Into Tourist Dollars for Hopeful Iraqis,” Bloomberg News
5 – Cultural, Educational, Self-Improvement Travel
Silver: Michael Luongo, “My Baghdad Beckons with Bazaars, Cafes, Hopeful People,” Bloomberg News
     
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