Congratulations to Joshua Berman, who is an occasional contributor here, for winning -- with Chicki Mallan -- the Bronze Award in the Travel Guidebook category for Moon Handbooks Belize. The award is from the Society of American Travel Writers, in the annual Lowell Thomas awards for best travel writing.
From the SATW site:
Bronze: Chicki Mallan and Joshua Berman, “Moon Handbooks Belize,” Avalon Travel Publishing
The conversational writing takes this guidebook beyond just a comprehensive, detailed listing of what to do and where to go. The authors blend history, environment and “need to know” information in an entertaining way. The guide handles all budgets. The itineraries and sectional maps at the beginning introduce the country and allow readers to get a quick overview before diving into the details.