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Yvonne Gordon is an award-winning features and travel writer who has written more than 150 travel features for newspapers, magazines and websites around the globe. She has also contributed to seven travel books. She has travelled in 40 countries on five continents, has won three national and one international award for travel writing and photography and has a first-class honours master’s degree.

Her work has been published in:

The Irish Times
The Irish Independent

The Sunday Times
The Irish Mail on Sunday
The Guardian (UK)
The Independent (UK)
Greentraveller.co.uk (UK)
The Boston Globe (USA)
The San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
The Sunday Business Post
Metro
The National (UAE)
AFAR.com (USA)
ShermansTravel.com (USA)
Los Angeles Times (USA)
Yahoo Travel (USA)
FoodRepublic.com (USA)
The Washington Post (USA)
CARA magazine

  • Ireland Expert for AFAR.com
  • Business travel columnist, The Smart Traveller, for Decision Magazine
  • Former contributing Editor, Private Islands magazine (USA/CANADA)

Contributor to travel guides including:

  • Co-author, DK Eyewitness Travel – Back Roads Ireland
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (Ireland guide, Dublin guide, Top-Ten Dublin)
  • Explorer Publishing (Dublin Guide and Dublin Mini-Guide)
  • Premier Travel Guides (West of Ireland guide)

Author of sailing/boating holidays website www.holidaysonthewater.com

Awards: 

  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2016 (overall)
  • Winner, Travel Extra Travel Journalist Of The Year 2016 (Home Holiday)
  • First place, 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, Home Holiday
  • 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 in the ‘Best Article About A Dutch City’ category in the Taste The Dutch Lifestyle Travel Writers Awards in London, 2011 for: Down In The New Amsterdam (published in The Irish Mail On Sunday, 2010) and Old Masters At The Art Of A Good Life (Published in The Irish Times, 2010)

 

 

 

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

2015 Award (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS
University College Dublin
BA Honours Spanish, English

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

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

DOCUMENTARY FILM – AN INTRODUCTION
University College Dublin

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College of Commerce Rathmines, Dublin 6
Graduated with a Distinction
Winner of John F Young Award for results

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