From the Editor

By Don Nichols

Solid Gold

The Private Clubs team ended 2014 on a high note that has catapulted us into the new year feeling quite chipper. In the fall, we got word the publication had nabbed the gold medal for Best Travel Coverage in General Magazines in the 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, prestigious national awards the Society of American Travel Writers presents annually. We were in good company, with two highly regarded national publications also taking home medals in our category: Departures, published for American Express' premium card holders, won the silver; Outside, the bronze.

In their comments about Private Clubs, the judges noted "the overall editorial philosophy and presentation appear to be strongly focused to really meet the needs of the target audience with class and substance."

We hope you give a thumbs-up to that assessment. My talented team and I do our best to deliver stories you and all our loyal readers will find relevant, entertaining, and informative.


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