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  Michael DeFreitas, travel writer and photographer  
 

Over The Years:

For almost 25 years Michael has circled the globe documenting his travel experiences with both words and photos. Although he specializes in adventure travel in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Michael has written and illustrated hundreds of travel stories covering more than 70 destinations. His award-winning work has appeared in many of the world's top magazines.

Recent book projects:

Contributing editor - Alaska By Cruise Ship, Caribbean By Cruise Ship, Hawaii By Cruise Ship, Mediterranean By Cruise Ship, Panama By Cruise Ship, Northern Europe By Cruise Ship (Ocean Cruise Guides 2012/2013)
Dozens of my images used in each book.

Hundreds of published feature articles and photos in:

North American Publications;
AAA Encompass, AAA Northern Travler, Altitudes, Americas, Audi, CAA, Canadian Traveller, Caribbean Travel & Life, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Diver, Ensemble Vacations, Global Traveler, Globe & Mail, Highways, Interval World, Islands, Latitudes, L.A. Times, Men's Journal, National Geographic Traveler, New York Post, Nights Publications, Outside, RV Lifestyles, Scuba Diving, Sport Diver and Travel+Escape

International Magazines;
Asia Tatler, Condé Nast (Russia), Etihad Inflight (UAE), Forbes (Germany), Geographical (UK), Golden Falcon (Bahrain), Malaysia Tatler, Mabuhay (Philippines), National Geographic Traveler (China), Sawasdee (HK), Singapore Tatler, Traveller (UK), World Of Cruising (UK)

Website contributions:

www.CaribSeek.com, www.GoNomad.com, www.southerncruising.com.

Awards:

2015 One SATW Bill Muster Silver photography award
2014 Seven NATJA Gold/Silver writing/photography awards
2014 Two Caribbean Tourism Organization writing/photography awards
2013 Six NATJA Gold/Silver writing/photography awards
2013 Three Caribbean Tourism Organization writing/photography awards
2012 Two SATW Bill Muster photography awards
2012 Six NATJA writing/photography awards
2012 Three TMAC writing/photography awards
2011 Three NATJA writing/photography awards
2010 Three NATJA writing/photography awards
2010 SATW Bill Muster Silver Portfolio award
2009 Seven NATJA writing/photography awards
2008 SATW Bill Muster Silver Portfolio photography award
2007 Caribbean Tourism Organization's Photographer of the Year
2007 SATW Bill Muster Gold Photography award
2007 TMAC Fairmont Hotels Journalistic Excellence in Responsible Tourism Reporting
2006 Caribbean Tourism Organization's Bill Baxter Canadian Travel Writer of the Year

Stock photos:

Over 60,000 travel images from all over the world including underwater images.

Memberships:

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Travel Journalists Guild (TJG)
North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)