Mark Orwoll, writer

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About Mark Orwoll

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 80 countries. Since leaving T+L, he has been on assignment for Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Town & Country, East-West News Service, Departures, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Travel Channel, AARP, Frommer’s Travel, Hemispheres (United Airlines), and many other outlets.

Accolades and Awards

Mark Orwoll has received numerous awards over the course of his four-decade journalism career. Highlights include:

2022 – North American Travel Journalists Assn.: “Forward, With Onward,” Porthole Cruise & Travel

2021 – Society of American Travel Writers (East): “Brief Encounters in the Andes,” Porthole Cruise & 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.

Published Articles (a sampling)


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