Here is everything (mostly) you wanted to know about Mark Orwoll, travel writer and author.
Mark Orwoll is a veteran journalist and author. He started his career as a newspaperman in California, then moved to New York, where he was a magazine writer and editor. He was on the staff of Travel + Leisure magazine for 30 years as International Editor, Managing Editor, and other roles. He is also the author of two books, John Wayne Speaks (St. Martin’s Griffin) and e-Travel (Sams/Macmillan). Mark is primarily a travel writer, and has visited more than 70 countries. Since leaving T+L, he has been on assignment for Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Town & Country, Departures, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Travel Channel, AARP, Frommer’s Travel, Hemispheres (United Airlines), and many other outlets.
Mark Orwoll has received numerous awards over the course of his four-decade journalism career. Highlights include:
2021 – Society of American Travel Writers (East): “Brief Encounters in the Andes,” Porthole Cruise and Travel
2021 – North American Travel Journalists Assn.: “Hunting for Landmines in Cambodia: If you See A Bomb, Don’t Touch It,” Matador Network
2020 – Society of American Travel Writers (East): “On A Myanmar River Cruise, A Rare Chance to Interact With Burmese Monks,” Condé Nast Traveler
2020 – North American Travel Journalists Assn.: “Experiencing the Andaman Sea on A Tall Ship Under Full Sail,” Map Happy
2016 – Teaching Excellence Award, M.A. in Publishing Program, New York University
2011 – Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Best in Series Category for “Smart Traveler,” Travel + Leisure
2003 – Telly Award and Aegis Award for Excellence, co-producer, “Travel + Leisure: The Next Destination,” television documentary produced for NBC News Productions
1999 – Advisor, White House Travel Initiative, “American Pathways 2000″
1995 – Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
1986 – International Order of Old Bastards
More accolades on request.
A Lament for the End of Europe’s Night Trains (Town & Country) Hunting for Landmines in Cambodia: If You See A Bomb, Don’t Touch It (Matador Network) Sharks and Stingrays Are Waiting at This Private Island Belize Resort (Travel + Leisure) 7 Days on the Mekong: How the Saddest River in Asia Made Me Smile …