Category: What’s New

Mike Shubic and Mike’s Road Trip Awards

Travel Awards has been consistently published since early 2010. Over the past decade plus, Mike Shubic and his blog, books and videos have received many industry awards. Here is a list of some of the most recent. 2020 Gold for Lines, Signs and Forks - Diary of a Nomadic Road Tripper...

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Won two big awards from NATJA in 2020

NATJA Gold Certificate for Mike Shubic for best Travel Book 2019

I have been a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association for four years now, the past three I have won multiple awards, including two Golds. I am very excited to announced that this year (2020 for the 2019 competition) I won a Silver award for best travel documentary,...

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Back to Germany, 2nd time this year

ROM_Humboldt Forum Berlin - view from Hotel de Rome

News Update: Earlier this year I spent three weeks road tripping around Germany, exploring many areas I had never been to before. As a matter of fact, it seems I've spent a fair amount of time in Germany these past few years, recently I published this article: 10 Incredible Places...

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Mike’s Road Trip wins two 2019 SATW awards

2019 SATW Silver award for best website

I'm honored to announced that has won two SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) awards. One was for the Best Website category and the other was for Best Non-Traditional piece on Bali:  What the SATW judges said: The Website category looks at compilations of work on standalone sites. The...

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An epic series of European road trips this summer

Central Europe Road Trip road

This summer I will be spending well over two months in Europe road tripping around Germany, Romania and Italy. I'm so excited because while I have been to Germany and Italy multiple times, I will be visiting regions I've never been to before. And, this will be my first time...

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Lines, Signs & Forks now on sale


It has been a long time coming, but I am so proud to announce that that my novel "Lines, Signs & Forks - Diary of a Nomadic Road Tripper" is now on sale at Lines, Signs & Forks is based on the first five years of my road tripping,...

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Now a member of ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association)

SATW membership screenshot for Mike Shubic

As a professional travel blogger going on nine years now, I make a concerted effort to attend several travel conferences per year—while also being involved within the travel community as a member of the many associations out there. I am a member in good standing with all the large travel...

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Last trip of the year…Los Cabos for Travelocity Gnomads Summit

Travelocity Roaming Gnome driving a truck in Los Cabos. Photo by: Mike Shubic of

In mid-December I will be heading to Los, Cabos Mexico for the annual Travelocity Gnomads Summit. This is an opportunity for the entire team to get together and discuss plans for the upcoming year. It is also a chance for all of us to catch up with one another, while...

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Early November I’ll be in Sedona, Arizona

View from Cozy Cactus in Sedona

Earlier this year I won the North American Travel Journalist Award (NATJA) for best travel video. My prize was a stay at a luxury inn in Sedona, Arizona called El Portal. It's not very often that I get an opportunity to travel without having to work, so I invited my...

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Last minute trip to Quintana Roo, Mexico

Tulum in Cancun Mexico by

As part of the Travelocity Gnomads team, we often participate in promotional trips, whereby a destination will host us in exchange for content and coverage for a promotional fee.  The Gnomads on the trip, along with Travelocity, will create content and leverage our collective social outlets to promote the area....

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Colima, Mexico travel conference in September

ATMex conference in Colima Mexico

I try and attend several travel conferences per year. There are several I have been to many times, but later this month I will be in Colima, Mexico for ATMEX, a confrence with travel writer, bloggers and influencers paired up with destinations and tour operators. This is not only my...

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