Lee Foster’s travel article on Palm Springs won a prize in the 2014 Western Chapter Writing Awards sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers.
Lee’s article won a Silver Award. The article is titled “California’s Palm Springs Desert Area” and can be seen at
The judge wrote, “This piece reads like a chapter from a guidebook—the kind you want to keep with you while traveling because it leads you by the hand. It’s a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the Palm Springs area with depth and rich in details. The writing is succinct and unpretentious. Within a few pages, it packs useful commentary about the area’s history, geology, geography, attractions, architecture, lodging, restaurants plus side excursions. It seems to have all the info a reader needs for a satisfying visit.”
The awards were announced at the annual meeting of the Western Chapter, this year at Mammoth Lakes, CA.
SATW is a leading professional group of North American travel journalists and travel public relations members, with about 1,200 members.