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Yvonne Gordon is an award-winning features and travel writer who writes for newspapers, magazines and websites around the globe, and for publishers like Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and DK Travel. Her travel writing regularly appears in publications on both side of the Atlantic, including The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, AFAR.com, National Geographic and BBC Travel, and her awards for travel writing and travel photography include Irish Travel Writer of the Year. She has a first-class honours MA in journalism, is an experienced copy editor and content writer and teaches travel writing workshops.

Her travel writing has been published in:

AARP (USA)
AFAR.com (USA)
Fodor’s Travel (USA)
FoodRepublic.com (USA)
Insider.com (USA)
Los Angeles Times (USA)
Men’s Journal (USA)
National Geographic Travel (USA)
Outside (USA)
RedBull.com (USA)
The Boston Globe (USA)
The San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
ShermansTravel.com (USA)
Shondaland.com (USA)
The Washington Post (USA)
Yahoo Travel (USA)

Hemispheres Magazine (United Airlines inflight magazine)
Alaska Beyond Magazine (Alaska Airlines inflight magazine)
Cara magazine (Aer Lingus inflight magazine)

American Way (American Airlines inflight magazine)
Discovery (Cathay Pacific inflight magazine)
Virtuoso Magazine (Luxury travel advisors magazine, USA)
ASTA Network Magazine (American Society of Travel Agents magazine)
Postcards Magazine (Travel Leaders travel agents network magazine, USA)

Lonely Planet
Frommer’s
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

BBC Travel
The Guardian (UK)
The Sunday Times (UK)
The Telegraph (UK)
The Independent (UK)
Metro (UK)
London Evening Standard (UK)

Daily Express (UK)
Daily Mail (UK)
Greentraveller.co.uk (UK)
TimeOut.com (UK)
The London Economic (UK)
Wanderlust (UK)

The Irish Independent
The Irish Times
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Business Post
The Irish Mail on Sunday
The Irish Examiner
The Irish Daily Star
Metro

The National (UAE)
BNE Brisbane Airport Magazine (Australia)
Ensemble Vacations Magazine (Canada)
Private Islands Magazine (Canada)

 

She is Ireland Local Expert for AFAR.com and Dublin Expert for By The Way, the travel section of The Washington Post, and author at www.holidaysonthewater.com

Awards: 

  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2019, Adventure
  • Best Irish Travel Writer (print), Runner-up, Travel Media Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted, AITO Travel Writer of the Year (UK), 2018
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2017, Northern Ireland
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2016, Overall
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2016, Ireland / Home Holiday
  • Winner, Newspaper Category, Malta Tourism Authority Press Awards, 2015
  • Winner, Travel Photo Of The Year, Travel Media Awards 2016
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2015, Ireland
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Writer of The Year Awards 2012, City Break
  • Travel4Press’s Journalist of the Month, July 2011, www.travel4press.co.uk
  • Shortlisted, Best Article About A Dutch City, Taste The Dutch Lifestyle Travel Writers Awards, 2011

Yvonne Gordon with MTA award, taken 9 June 2016, please credit Catherine McCusker

2015 Award (2)

Education

MASTER OF ARTS, JOURNALISM
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin
First Class Honours MA

BACHELOR OF ARTS
University College Dublin
BA Honours Spanish, English

TELEVISION AND VIDEO PRODUCTION, NCVA Level II
College of Performing Arts, Celbridge, Co Kildare
Distinction

FILM AND VIDEO EDITING, NCVA Level II
College of Performing Arts, Celbridge, Co Kildare
Distinction

YACHTMASTER COASTAL
Theory Certificate, Irish Sailing Association

DOCUMENTARY FILM – AN INTRODUCTION
University College Dublin

JAEC CERTIFICATE IN ADVERTISING
College of Commerce Rathmines, Dublin 6
Graduated with a Distinction

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