NATJA Gold winner for best travel video

Super excited to announce that I was awarded the Gold for Travel Video catagory by NATJA (North American Travel Journalist Association) in their 2017 content competition. This is a huge honor as NATJA is a very prestigious travel association, not to mention some stiff competition for the various awards.

2017 NATJA gold award for the Travel Video catagory goes to Mike Shubic of

Have a look at the winning video and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018


PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Mike Shubic of won GOLD in the 2017 NATJA Awards Competition in the Best Travel Video category. This awards competition, now in its 26th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel journalism, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.  

2017 NATJA Award Seal - Gold for best travel video - awarded to Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.comSubmissions for the awards competition continue to grow and reflect major publications, renowned travel journalists, and influential bloggers. Entries reflected an array of excellent journalistic and creative work. “As the awards entries continue to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for our judges to pick the winners from such a talented pool of submissions. We thank our judges, who represent academia, publications, photographers, and PR professionals, for their significant time commitment in making this year’s selections,” stated NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez.

NATJA is the second largest travel media association in North America, whose mission is to foster high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (

For more information about NATJA or a complete list of 2017 award winners and finalists, visit


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Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.