Prestigious Honor from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

San Francisco, CA…November 10, 2011 For the second year running, AFAR has been honored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation—this time with four awards.

In addition to taking home the Silver in the Travel Magazine category, AFAR received a Gold and a Silver for Photo Illustration of Travel, as well as a Bronze in Environmental Tourism for a story by Gregory Dicum, “Peru’s Lovely Bones”, which ran in the July/August 2010 issue. Several AFAR contributors, including Andrew McCarthy, Don George, Andy Isaacson, Edward Readicker-Henderson, and Wayne Curtis were awarded in a variety of categories.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by the SATW for the second year in a row,” says AFAR Editor in Chief Julia Cosgrove. “It is testament to the relevancy of experiential travel, and it’s a terrific honor to be in such esteemed company.”

A complete list of awards can be found here.

AFAR Media is the multi-platform brand that inspires and guides travelers to experience destinations as deeply as the local residents do. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an office in New York City, the company launched in August 2009. Its platforms include the award-winning AFAR magazine;, recently named a Top 10 Site That Makes Travel Easier; the non-profit foundation Learning AFAR; and the immersive travel series AFAR Experiences.

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